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15 Cute and Quirky Save-the-Date Cards

  |  By Laura Downs

A save-the-date card should reflect your personality and style while spreading the message about your big day. Designed just for the two of you, it's also a way to get inspired. From black tie affairs to rustic occasions, there's a card out there for everyone. Whether it has an artistic flair, a cute cartoon, or a trendy design, pick a card as fun as you are with these cool and quirky creations.


Floral patterns

Photo courtesy of Smitten on Paper

These floral patterns are elegant but look bold when paired with classic calligraphy. With "Save the Date" spelled out in over-the-top lettering, this note is impossible to miss.


Lovely vines

Photo courtesy of Invitation Crush

The number of the date, entwined in whimsical vines and flowers, is the focus of this classy card. It spells out the special day in an easy-to-see way yet evokes timeless elegance your guests will love. An excellent way to keep it simple, this is a charming card that's easy to design on your own.


A nod to television

Photo courtesy of Wedding Chicks

Showcase your love for this old era with a Mad Men–inspired save-the-date. If you're going the retro route, seek out era-appropriate colours, fonts, and images to create a more authentic card. This one brings the swinging sixties to life, and we can't get enough of the cuteness.



Photo courtesy of Spencer Studio

Black and white silhouettes are one neat way to capture your good sides. Sleek yet simple, vintage yet contemporary, this stunning option combines the best of both worlds. We can see this card framed, and that's exactly what we're aiming for.



Photo courtesy of Wedding Paper Divas

Spread the news in a way no one else can. If you have a thing for numbers and figures, this is a true-to-you way to get the word out. Infographic fanatics will love this graphic-inspired design that tells a love story and wedding location through a fancy flow chart. Whether your guests have known you for months or decades, it's both charming and truly touching.


Custom calligraphy

Photo courtesy of Swiss Cottage Designs

This artistic card uses watercolour painting as the liner underneath cutout words and calligraphy. The DIY aspect gives it a more personal touch than standard store-bought creations, and the carefully painted message couldn't feel any truer to you.


Fresh and funky

Photo courtesy of Bella Figura

Grey and yellow are the perfect colours for a fresh and funky wedding. This "Rustic Jolene" design makes the marigold and taupe designs pop. Go bold with your own spunky colours, and prepare for positive reactions from guests. Whether you love violet and moss or fuchsia and navy, show your true colours through your save-the-date card.


Blended patterns

Photo courtesy of Wedding Paper Divas

There's no reason why your save-the-date can't be a work of art. Bring out your inner Pollock and Picasso with blended patterns on a white canvas. This card gives a traditional message a contemporary twist, and we're loving the blend of design styles. Whichever your favourite art style, don't hesitate to go all-out with colours, patterns, and textures.


Vacation vibes

Photo courtesy of Hello Lucky

If your vibe is more relaxed and easygoing, a beach or destination wedding may be your ideal setting. Channel some vacation vibes with ocean waves and a beaming sun. We can tell this couple is laid-back just by glancing at their save-the-date card, so why should yours be any different? This one reflects the couple's personality and occasion in a down-to-earth way, and it couldn't be a better match.



Photo courtesy of Rifle Paper Co

The Rifle Paper Co. is known for their nostalgic hand-painted illustrations and cartoons. Try quirky and fun customized cartoons with an illustrated background. It's a unique expression of your love that you'll both treasure forever and your guests will too.


Book themed

Photo courtesy of Ello There on Etsy

Bring out your love of books with a library-themed save-the-date. Literary enthusiasts will go wild over this cute card, which spells out the details and date in a clear, easy-to-read font.


Papercut artwork

Photo courtesy of Made by Julene

This designer creates customizable paper cut artwork that can be attached to paper stock or folded up for your guests to unravel. It's a fun way to remember the date and share it with others; your guests will love spreading the word when it unravels like this!


Painted garden

Photo courtesy of Wedding Paper Divas

This "painted garden" design combines watercolour and whimsical black outlines. It's elegant, timeless, and artistic all at once, blending an assortment of styles effortlessly.


Home sweet home

Photo courtesy of Hello Lucky

Your home together also represents a big part of your personality, so show your love with a "home sweet home" motif. It's a visual representation of two houses combined into one, so prepare for overwhelming "awwwws."


Get vintage

Photo courtesy of Minted

Circle the date in red with brightly coloured leaves that replicate a vintage look. It gives that sweet, simple touch to your message that every guest can relate to.

This article was originally published on Feb 07, 2012

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