Magnolia Press is one of my favorite designers and is the top designer for Save the Dates at Wedding Paper Divas. That’s why I just had to feature her designs again. You can tell from her designs why her cards are so popular. Below are two of my new favorites from her Save the Date postcard collection.
I like Save the Dates that incorporate calendars. It seem so à propos given that you are asking people to save the date in their calendars to come to your wedding. It’s cute in that you get to circle the day of the week in that month’s calendar and you can pick a single photo to include in the rustic looking card. This Save the Date postcard is simply perfect.
This is a beautiful teal colored Save the Date postcard. It gives you the option to include three photographs and has a simple handwriting font. There’s a nice subtle design of the flowing script that trails at the top of and at the bottom of the photos.
Picturebook was founded in 2001 by Liz Malherek & Kelly Verbrick. Their designs are focused on providing connections to people. Their flair is for the simple and yet contemporary. Like Apple they view minimalist design as the key to allow a design to best communicate the intentions of the sender. After all, your personal message to your friends and family in your Save the Date postcard is what is key.
I was told that this postcard is actually the 2nd most popular Save the Date in the entire Wedding Paper Divas collection! It is great in that it lets you pick up to 5 pictures to include so you get a ton of chances to show off your new engagement pictures. It’s got a bright color tone with the date of your wedding shown in colorful vivid colors. Just make sure to choose some bright and vivid photos and perhaps mix it up with some black and white photos too.
This Save the Date postcard is supposedly the fourth most popular card. It is easy to see why it is so popular. It has a simple contemporary design with the Almond colored cursive style script of your wedding nuptials date. I like the text that says Megan and Michael are “tying the knot”. It’s so darling! The only downside is it is just a single photo. But sometimes when you have that one perfect photo of you and your fiancé that is all you need.
Jenny Romanski is the founder of Hello Little One. Her designs are modern and unique and we have featured our picks for Jenny’s best Save the Date Cards and best Save the Date magnets in the past.
The Save the Date postcard on the left is called Be There and has some great vibrant colors that really stand out from other postcards. It is simple and yet modern as all of her designs are. I know the sample does not include a location but I think you can edit and add that if needed.
The card on the right is called Book It and focuses more on the actual date of your wedding nuptials. I love aqua blue as a color and this one works well with the white border and black stripe. Sometimes the simplest of postcards are the best choice for your wedding Save the Dates. And remember darker colored postcards will stand up better in the mailing process since there is no envelope to protect the card. Jenny’s designs are available exclusively from Wedding Paper Divas as they have announced an exclusive partnership.
Save the Date Postcards are a great alternative to magnets or traditional cards. One benefit of the Save the Dates postcards is that they often are less expensive. Vendors typically provide a set price for cards and envelopes. So postcards are usually less expensive than traditional Save the Date card and envelopes because you don’t have to pay for envelopes. Also, postage costs are lower. According to the US postal service website, postcards cost $0.28 to mail vs. $0.44 for a standard letter. So that is a savings of $0.16 per card. That may not seem like a lot of money but if you have a lot of guests it can really add up. For example, for a 100 person wedding that is an increased cost of $16. But for a 300 person wedding that could be $48 in extra cost. Save the postage so that you can instead spend on something nice for yourself.
Postcards often come in similar designs to Save the Date cards. Wedding Paper Divas has some of the best Save the Date postcards.
Another benefit is that Save the Date postcards can save you time as you don’t have to take the effort to place each card in an envelope and seal it. Trust me that my husband and I spent an entire 2 evenings stuffing envelopes and licking and closing the envelopes. My tongue can still taste all the glue from the envelopes!
Please be aware that one downside of choosing a Save the Date postcard is that postcards have less privacy than letters that can be sealed in envelopes. So if you are concerned about the mail man seeing your wedding details you may want to consider Save the Date cards instead.
MagnetStreet Weddings has a great selection of Save the Date postcards. For example, check out the following beautiful postcard designs:
You can also buy Save the Date postcards from Zazzle. Here is an example of the front and back of one of the Zazzle offerings: