Editors' Picks: Wedding Save the Dates

We've searched through hundreds of save the date cards to bring you our favorite ways to tell your guests about your big day!

Mark Your Calendar

Your guests will know your plans with this save the date calendar from Wedding Paper Divas. We love the fun combination of blue and orange.

Editor's Tip: Include the phrase "formal invitation to follow" or "invitation and details to follow"- guests will know more information is on the way.

Wedding Paper Divas; Poppy Calendar Save the Date Cards; www.weddingpaperdivas.com; 100 for $130.

Elegant Leaves

For an elegant and classic look, announce your big day with this vintage-inspired save the date from Bella Figura. The beautiful two-color design is sure to impress your guests.

Modern Press; Copper Leaves; www.modern-letterpress.com; 100 for $1,000.

'With These Rings'

The creative z-fold design and simple layout make this save the date a stand-out. Often, brides choose a save the date that introduces guests to the wedding theme/colors. If you're undecided, an all-purpose option will do the trick.

Invitation Consultants; With These Rings; www.invitationconsultants.com; 100 cards for $73.26.

A Thousand Words

We love the whimsy and romance captured in this photo save the date. The picture tells all your guests the important details- you're in love, you're getting married, and you want them to be there.

Brown Sugar Designs; Susan and Pete Save the Date; www.bsdstudio.com; Price available upon request.

Starry Eyed

Silver accents bring sparkle to this save the date. We love the shimmery ribbon and crystal charm that crown the invitation. The bride and groom's names are written in a casual, elegant font.

I Do Bliss; Silver Wish; www.idobliss.com; 100 cards for $500.

All Tied Up

Tiffany-box blue invitations get a dose of elegant black in this design from Checkerboard. Even the envelope has a black lining. We love how the ribbon neatly ties up the folded invitation.

Editor's Tip: Why a save the date? To share the excitement of your wedding, of course! But the heads-up about your date allows people to clear their schedules and if, necessary make, travel arrangements.

Checkerboard, Ltd.; Marina; www.checkernet.com; 100 for $298.00 (black envelope liner extra).

Extra! Extra!

Make the headlines with this save the date. The newspaper is customized to tell about your upcoming wedding- definitely a "stop the presses" event. Other content includes crossword puzzles with trivia questions about the couple, horoscopes and ads for recommended hotels.

Ceci New York; Pam and Bryce Newspaper-inspired Save the Dates; www.cecinewyork.com; 100 for $1100.

Out of the Box

A metal tin sweetly wrapped in eyelet and ribbon holds an accordion-style save the date. The design will be a keepsake for your guests. And the yellow and green color combination is perfect for a spring or summer wedding.

The Lettered Olive; Sallie Gray Save the Date; www.theletteredolive.com; Custom price.

Stuck on You

This calendar magnet slips neatly into a card holder. More information is printed on the card. Wedding etiquette experts have mixed opinions on Web-based invitations. On the pro side, a Web site provides guests with information on hotel accommodations, maps, and directions.

Invitation Consultants; Magnetic Reminder in White; www.invitationconsultants.com 100 for $213.46.

Fit for a Destination Wedding

Tell your guests to pack their bags for your wedding with this adorable luggage tag save the date from Checkerboard Ltd.

Checkerboard Ltd.; Luggage Tag; www.checkernet.com; 100 for $229.

Simply Elegant

For a formal and elegant save the date, check out the French Vintage card from Wedding Paper Divas. We love the contrasting colors and the whimsical design of this beautiful announcement.

Wedding Paper Divas; French Vintage; www.weddingpaperdivas.com; 100 for $130.

Stick to It

At first glance, this save the date appears to be an ordinary card. But the circle at the top is a sticker for your guests to mark the date on their calendars.

Editor's Tip: Keep track of who receives save the dates- they will expect an invitation. Haven't finalized your guest list? Only send save the dates to people you know won¿t get cut- like family and close friends. That way, if you have to pare down your list before invites are sent, no one will feel slighted.

Invitation Consultants; Pink Frost; www.invitationconsultants.com; 100 for $76.95.

Picture Perfect

If your guests haven't met your significant other, this is the perfect save the date. It features your photo along with a calendar of your wedding month highlighting your big day.

Invitation Consultants; Love Wrapped Coral; www.invitationconsultants.com; 100 for $174.06.

Highlight Your Date

We love the simple and modern design of this letterpress invite by Bella Figura. Customize the colors to fit your color scheme.

Bella Figura; Simplicity; www.bellafigura.com; 100 for $435.

Seasons of Change

If you are planning a fall wedding, set the stage with this leaf silhouette save the date. The design revolves around all things fall- from the leaf shape to the rich pumpkin-orange color.

Editor's Tip: Remember the rule of 4-6: your save the dates should be sent out 4-6 months before the big day and your invitations should be sent out 4-6 weeks before the wedding.

Invitation Consultants; Fall Leaf Falling; www.invitationconsultants.com; 100 for $101.61.

Lovely Letterpress

For an elegant and classic look, announce your big day with this vintage-inspired save the date from Bella Figura. The beautiful two-color design is sure to impress your guests.

Bella Figura; Pemberly; www.bellafigura.com; 100 for $580.

Love in Bloom

We love pink and brown, and green adds an extra twist of fun. The color combination paints every inch of this save the date. The vine silhouettes add a modern and pretty touch.

Now & Forever; Green and Pink; www.now-and-forever.com; 100 for $98.90.

Put Your Stamp on It

An alternative to the stationary save the date is a stamp save the date. The stamp can be used on DIY cards for a finished look. We love the monogram in the center.

Stationary Style; Custom Stamp by Three Designing Women; www.stationarystyle.com; 1 stamp for $40, interchangeable colored inks available for $12 each.

Smile for the Camera

A photo of you and your fiance is a great addition to a save the date. Plan ahead to coordinate the colors in your photo with your cardstock .

Checkerboard, Ltd.; Imagery; www.checkernet.com; 100 for $169.

Elegance and Grace

A black and white design is highlighted with a hint of color. Pick your favorite from a rainbow of 17 shades.

Papeterie; Rococo Save the Date; www.papeteriestore.com; 100 for $325.

Paisley Perfection

This playful save the date features a bright band of paisley along the top, highlighting the wedding date. To customize for your color scheme check out the Wedding Paper Diva's Web site. This design also has a matching invitations, response, reception, and thank-you cards available.

Wedding Paper Divas; Modern Paisley; www.weddingpaperdivas.com; 100 for $130.

Vintage Inspired

We love the classic feel of this one-color save the date from Bella Figura. This is the perfect way to set the tone for a country casual wedding.

Bella Figura; Promenade; www.bellafigura.com; 100 for $435.

One-of-a-Kind Announcement

Let your guests know about your wedding day with this classic save the date from Hello Lucky. This card has the perfect vintage flair for the modern bride.

Hello Lucky; Sweetheart; www.hellolucky.com; 100 for $630.

Western Vibe

Send your guest back to the Wild West with this classic save the date by Hello Lucky. The black ink on the ecru paper gives it a classic and elegant look.

Hello Lucky; Wildwood; www.hellolucky.com; 100 for $565.

Poppy Perfection

We love the girly flair of this simple save the date. The yellow and brown tones would be pretty for an outdoor summer wedding.

Hello Lucky; Rustic Poppy; www.hellolucky.com; 100 for $565.

Photo Finish

Send your guests a picture keepsake save the date. The cards come to you with applied photo tape. You simply peel off the lining and attach a favorite picture of the two of you. The self-assembly makes it easy to use a variety of photographs, instead of just one.

Checkerboard, Ltd.; Nantucket; www.checkernet.com; 100 for $249.

In Black and White

A black pocket folio with a damask background holds a white save the date card. We love the elegant ribbon on the folio, and the envelope lining.

Stationary Style; Cherish by SanLori; www.stationarystyle.com; 100 for $422.

Jet Set

Perfect for a destination wedding, this save the date is folded into the shape of a classic paper airplane. The metallic paper dresses up this out-of-the-ordinary announcement.

Checkerboard Ltd.; Jet Set; www.checkernet.com; 100 for $229.

Pocket Full of Green

Slide your save the date into this grassy green pocket for a polished and unique save the date. The pretty pocket is completed with a iridescent ribbon. Other color choices for the ribbons are available.

I Do Bliss; Zen Pocket; www.idobliss.com; 100 for $600.

Unique Announcement

Get creative with your save the date by sending this playing-card inspired announcement. This out-of-the-ordinary announcement is perfect for a Las Vegas wedding.

Checkerboard Ltd.; Monte Carlo; www.checkernet.com; 100 for $189.

A Storybook Romance

A book-style save the date gives the opportunity for guests to flip through all your details and information. We love the grommet-bound design and the combo of brown and aqua.

The Lettered Olive; Lauren Save the Date; www.theletteredolive.com; Custom pricing.

A Modern Touch

This modern save the date from Wedding Paper Divas features warm color tones perfect for the announcement of a fall wedding.

Wedding Paper Divas; String of Beads; www.weddingpaperdivas.com; 100 for $130.

Falling in Love

We love the intricate design of the maple leaves on this save the date. The minimalist design is elegant and sophisticated.

Papeterie; Maple Leaves Save the Date; www.papeteriestore.com; 100 for $325.

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