Once your wedding date is finalized, the next step is to spread the word. The best way to get your guests to mark their calendars is by sending out save the dates. And while they tend to be less formal than a wedding invitation, keep in mind that your save the date will be the first communication your guests receive about your special day. Find a design that will set the tone for what’s to come (and properly represent your style as a couple!) Below, we have a variety of nontraditional save the dates perfect for modern couples.

Polaroid Save the Date

The best thing about a polaroid save the date? The most special part of the design (your personalized photo!) is framed front and center.

Polaroid Frame by Signature Greenvelope

Save the Date Map

Just follow the dotted line! For the couple who loves adventure, why not help your guests get on the right track with a map-inspired save the date?

Happy Trails by A Fresh Bunch

Die-Cut Save the Date

Classic doesn’t have to mean boring, especially when it comes to intricate, die-cut designs. If you’re looking for something that can be both elegant and nontraditional, a die-cut design just might be the perfect choice.

French Bloom by Luly Yang

Calendar Save-the-Date

Just circle the date—it’s as simple as that! Both fun and functional, we love the idea of incorporating a calendar into your savee the date design (and your guests will too!)

Mark the Calendar by Shiny Penny Studio

Acrylic Save the Date

Ideal for couples who love an added touch of modern creativity, non-paper mediums like iridescent acrylic are becoming more and more popular.

Modern Geo by WonderWed

Paint Splatter Save the Date

A minimalist design can stand out with striking beauty, like the paint-splatter effect on this modern save the date.

Scandi Splatter by WonderWed

Hometown Save the Date

This save the date style is perfect for couples who want to see their hometown (or venue location!) come to life. Whether “home” is best described through rolling countryside hills or a sleek city skyline, opting for a hand-drawn save the date that depicts your hometown’s charm is nothing short of special.

New York, New York by Signature Greenvelope

Save the Date with Bold Typography

For the couple who loves to make a statement, consider a save the date design with bold typography. Lively, playful, and so fun, why not kick off your special day with a strong visual statement?

Typography Love by Claudia Owen

First Date to Wedding Date

From the first date to the wedding date, this design is perfect for couples hoping to highlight where their story first began.

First Date by Shiny Penny Studio

Film Strip Save the Date

Hollywood Glam by Signature Greenvelope

Lights, camera, action! This thematic save the date design is perfect for couples who love a touch of Hollywood glam.

Photo Trio Save the Date

If you ask us, any opportunity to feature multiple engagement photos is a beautiful thing. Complete with bold typography, this save the date design is perfect for modern couples who love a touch of personalization.

Modern Trio by M. Taylor Design Co.

Full-Photo Save the Date

There’s no room for confusion in this full-photo save the date. Playful and fun, this design gets right to the point: the date is real.

Date is Real by Shiny Penny Studio