Modern Save-the-Dates for a Contemporary Celebration
Save-the-dates clue your guests in on the basics of your wedding before your invitations go out—consider them to be courtesy warnings, allowing out-of-town attendees enough time to plan for time off and travel. The basics include more than just practical details, like the date and location, though. These preliminary paper goods can also be used to get everybody excited about your event's theme. Much like the rest of your stationery suite, the important cards should coincide with your big-day's planned vibe. There's plenty of inspiration out there for traditional save-the-dates, but what if you're opting for a contemporary celebration? We searched the web for the best modern save-the-date ideas to help you out.
"Modern" can mean a whole range of things. If you think less is more, you're in luck: "Minimalist" is often considered synonymous with modern. That's why we've included plenty of simple save-the-dates in this roundup. Modern also typically means trendy. In turn, we've spotlighted a number of cool cards that align with current fads. More broadly, modern stationery is anything that doesn't look classic (think: formal white rectangles with black, cursive text). Here, you'll find lots of color, unique fonts, and other unexpected details, from illustrations to engagement photos.
The first modern save-the-date idea on our list is represented by these Oh Yay! paper goods: consider cards in creative shapes. This colorblocked stationery came in the form of stylish triangles. As you'll soon see, sharp lines, vibrant shades, and geometric patterns are all very fresh.
This couple's Paperie + Pen save-the-dates showcased artwork subtly: the letters were designed to feature a colorful brushstroke pattern.
Sometimes all you need is a little bit of text on a cool backdrop. At least, according to these My Creative Space save-the-dates.
Talk about a creative idea! Yonder Design wrapped dyed fabric around boards for these sturdy (and stunning) save-the-dates.
These rock n' roll De Winton Paper Co. paper goods were inspired by Queen's song "God Save the Queen."
A prismatic pattern defined these unique Storyset save-the-dates.
This couple also chose illustrated save-the-dates. The Cheree Berry Paper stationery was beautifully bohemian.
These save-the-dates had a unique muse: the wedding venue's doors! They were created by Tie That Binds to open just like them.
Floral save-the-dates can look contemporary, too. We like how these ones (from Flourish by Colleen Winton) featured painted blooms.
Blind embossing made these Swiss Cottage Designs save-the-dates so memorable.
These calligraphed cards were contemporary thanks to their basic color scheme with plenty of white space.
Embrace your quirks with modern save-the-dates to match, like these Mr. and Mrs. Party Pants ones. Pick your own creative design that really captures your personality as a couple.
White lettering atop a dreamy purple-blue background looked especially contemporary in this moody Tie That Binds design.
The desert-inspired illustrations made this Guerilla Suit stationery visually interesting. Meanwhile, the big letters made it modern.
What's more modern than a city skyline? These classy save-the-dates, by Rock Paper Scissors, embraced one in their design.
We love the unique look of this clean font on an interesting wood-inspired base. The designer of these nod-to-nature cards? Wedding Paper Divas.
This nautical stationery was formal and mostly-bare—two traits that keep it in modern territory.