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6 Websites to Help You Make Beautiful Save the Dates

April 3, 2017 by The Marquardt Ranch

Whether you’re trying to save a few bucks or you are simply a DIY bride because you love to personalize and have your hand on all aspects of your wedding, creating your own Save the Date cards is an excellent choice. Your cards will be fully personalized and unique, just like you, and will probably cost significantly less than purchasing them elsewhere. But where should you start? No worries. We’ve compiled a list of several sites that will walk you through the steps to creating the personal and affordable Save the Date cards of your dreams. Now take a look and get inspired!

Wedding Paper Divas

This site has a number of options for personalized photo cards in a variety of styles. One of the particularly interesting options offered by this site is the ability to have samples of different paper colors sent to you, so you can feel the textures and see the colors in real lighting.

Minted 

Minted is another custom invitation site, much like most of the others in this list. One thing that makes them stand out is the lovely font overlay options they have available on many of their card styles. They also have some lovely watercolor options.

Paperless Post

Among this site’s more unique offerings are architectural and foil-stamped frames. You can also upload your own design and give it a foil frame if none of the extensive options quite fit what you had in mind.

Evite

Evite is similar to the other sites listed in that it allows you to customize an invitation with your own information and images, but these invitations are entirely online. It’s like the classy version of a Facebook event invitation—you get all the pros (ease of tracking responses, reduced paper costs and usage) and none of the cons (an occasion as momentous as a wedding calls for something with a bit more decorum than a simple Facebook invitation). Plus, the site will allow you to add a donation link to the charity of your choice directly to the invitation!

Shutterfly

Perhaps most commonly known for its photo books, Shutterfly is a fantastic option for stationary and invitations as well. Plus, they almost always have a special going on, and there’s a good chance you can find a solid deal if you watch the sales for a little while before placing your order. They also offer some lovely collage options if you can’t decide on just one photo.

Canva

This site offers some of the most detailed customization of all the options presented, but also has the biggest learning curve. You can upload one or more images of your own, and there is an extensive list of fonts, borders, and other design elements that you can use to craft the perfect card design. You can also create custom dimensions.

Whichever site or avenue you use to create the perfect Save the Dates, remember that these will be your guests’ first impression of your wedding theme and style–so choose carefully! Your Save the Dates should be a beautiful foreshadow of your special day.

Happy planning!

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