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A Guide to Save The Dates


Save the dates add an extra touch of style and coordination to your wedding. Find out why and when you should send your save the dates with this complete guide.

When To Send Save The Dates


Timing is key! Generally, save the dates should be sent no earlier than 8 months and no later than 4 months out from your wedding. Learn the specifics and more in this article.

What to Do After Sending Save the Dates—Guest Questions, Travel Plans, and More


Once you send your save the dates, what’s next? Learn everything you need to know in this save the date etiquette guide.

All about modern & contemporary save the dates

Weddings may be traditional affairs but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your big day into the 21st century with modern designs and a contemporary aesthetic. If you’re now looking for save the dates to match, Zola has hundreds of beautiful, customizable options.

Our website is equipped with the best tools to help couples plan their big day. Users can look through our large selection of modern save the date designs and choose their favorite, or customize their own.

Frequently asked questions

How do I plan a modern wedding with save the dates to match?

Our world has embraced modernity, but weddings rarely stray from tradition. If you’re interested in breaking the mold and planning a new-age nuptial, Zola has you covered.

Below are some stylish tips for planning a modern wedding with equally contemporary save the dates:

Greenery – With the influx of plants as home decor, it’s no surprise that 2021 is the year of green weddings. Modern couples are swapping traditional floral bouquets for striking greenery in their centerpieces. The best part? Your save the date can match this on-trend aesthetic and wedding style with Zola’s modern botanical designs.

Simplicity – Minimalist weddings are in, and they start with minimalist wedding stationery. Modern designs are moving toward a simpler look, and weddings are no different. Utilize negative space, clean lines, and monochromatic palettes as you tie your modern wedding date invitation design into your overall celebration.

How do I create modern save the dates that fit my style?

Modern invites may be clean, crisp, and simple, but that doesn’t mean they should be impersonal. When designing your save the dates, Zola has plenty of customizable options to create the perfect mix of modern and mine that encapsulates your marriage-to-be:

Custom Photo – Why not show off those dazzling engagement photos on your save the date card? Zola couples can choose from dozens of modern save the dates that incorporate custom photographs.

Typography – Zola’s modern save the date designs offer a broad spectrum of interesting fonts that go beyond the usual cursive and calligraphy. From easy-going script to bold print, these options will bring any design up to date. You can also experiment with ink color!

Color – Many of today’s couples are embracing change with bold, bright, and unexpected hues into their date design. With Zola’s beautiful selection of modern designs, you’ll have no trouble matching your wedding day color palette to your save the dates. Templates come in a wide variety of tones, including vivid teal, deep orange, and baby pink.

Update Your Style With Zola’s Modern Designs

Sending out the perfect save the dates has never been easier with Zola. With hundreds of beautiful designs, personalized options, and modern flair to match, you’ll be wishing you could send them to more people.

As you embrace modern styles this season, don’t forget to embrace modern technology, too, with Zola’s comprehensive collection of wedding vendors, expert advice and styling tips, and free wedding websites to match your contemporary wedding invitations — and your contemporary life.

Save the dates of all shapes & sizes

From traditional square save the dates to fancy arches, Zola has a variety of card shapes to choose from.

Square save the datesRounded save the datesScalloped save the datesArch save the datesTicket save the datesDiamond save the dates

Mix and match options

With so many features and finishes available, choosing save the dates can seem daunting. Narrow your search by combining your favorite design options.

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