10 Times a Poster Save-the-Date Really Set the Tone for a Wedding
Save-the-dates are one of the very first fun design elements you get to select for your wedding. Choosing the style of your save-the-date should help you to define and set the tone for your overall celebration, so whether you're considering a traditional or bohemian, formal or non-formal, destination or local event, that vision can be expertly communicated through the design of your save-the-date.
A great way to have your save-the-date really stand out is to play around with sizing and proportion. Enter: The poster save the date, a bold way to make a statement that says, "This is gonna be a good one!" We love this unique twist on the traditional save-the-date card for so many reasons. First and foremost, after receiving tons of traditional cards, your guests will love these bigger pre-invitations. Plus, you know they won't get lost in the shuffle! But their larger size also gives you extra room to get creative. Movie-style posters or newspaper-inspired prints are fun ways to remind your friends and family about your upcoming "I do's." Ready to consider something a little unexpected for your wedding save-the-date? Click through to see 10 poster ideas we love.
Graphic Yellow-and-White Save-the-Date Poster
There's something undeniably eye-catching about this punchy yellow typeface. We love how the couple kept it simple, letting the bright hue of the lettering really speak for itself.
Handwritten Note Save-the-Date Poster
This cool Los Angeles couple—she's the founder of Nastygal and the #girlboss empire, he's a musician—kicked off their wedding day announcement with a small black and white photo of the two of them in a vintage car and a handwritten notice of the date. The poster was folded into a regular sized envelope, but the look was far from standard just like their chic bohemian LA wedding.
Destination-Inspired Save-the-Date Poster
This Dubrovnik poster save-the-date is exactly the kind of memento guests can hold onto for years to come, remembering that destination wedding they went to in Croatia. With a vintage effect, this poster looks more like an announcement for a concert than a wedding, and that's half the appeal since it was created and printed at music poster design house Hatch Show Print.
City-Inspired Save-the-Date Poster
Michael and Aaron prepped guests for the festivities of their Philadelphia wedding with this poster that outlined local jargon and a mini city guide. Such a creative way to set great expectations for what turned out to be a whimsical and unforgettable Philly wedding!
Infographic Save-the-Date Poster
This poster infographicoutlined the couple's numeric milestones and really set the tone for a jubilant occasion. Since the pair was planning their wedding at a studio in Los Angeles, it came as no surprise that the celebration included an epic dance party.
Botanical Save-the-Date Poster
This keepsake save-the-date poster incorporated the couple's wedding color and theme (greenery rather than flowers), hinting at what was to come at their intimate Point Reyes wedding. Their wedding design featured lots of eucalyptus and greens, varying textures layered over silvery blue hues.
Newspaper-Inspired Save-the-Date Poster
The vintage newspaper-style announcement is so charming. While this bride and groom chose to send these adorable posters out the morning of the wedding, the same concept could easily be applied to designing a save-the-date for a vintage, old-world style wedding.
A Formal Save-the-Date Poster
This letterpressed save-the-date feel more formal than some other examples, a great option if you're looking to set a more traditional tone for your day. This coulpe hosted a museum wedding in San Francisco and tapped Chen Design to create grand save-the-dates inspired by the Legion of Honor where the couple hosted their black-tie affair.
Concert Announcement-Inspired Save-the-Date Poster
These two music aficionados were thrilled to announce their wedding with a mix-tape save-the-date. The couple recorded music onto vinyl records and mailed each one out to their guests. As an additional touch, they also had these concert-like posters created to commemorate the big day.
Illustrated Save-the-Date Poster
Laura and Justin announced their wedding in the redwood forest with an illustrated poster save-the-date created by Jenny Pennywood. The top of one tree read, "Please join us for a weekend in Cali to celebrate the love under the redwoods," while the trunk showed a little carved heart with the pair's initials.