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Minimalist Save the Date

Looking for a modern, beautiful invitation suite? We highly recommend starting with an always-popular minimalist save the date. This style is a perennial favorite for a reason: It focuses on the key information about your upcoming celebration in a clean, sophisticated way. And once you've decided on your go-to minimalist save the date design, you can move on to create coordinating contemporary invitations, wedding websites, and more.

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Customize the Best Minimalist Save the Date Designs With the Experts at Bliss & Bone

Contemporary wedding inspiration is all about keeping things modern, simple and sleek. If you align with this popular theme, minimalist Save the Date ideas are perfect for you and your partner. 

In this guide, we will outline the best minimalist Save the Date template options and share everything you need to know about these invitations. From there, you should feel well-prepared and excited about starting the customization process.

What Is a Minimalist Save the Date?

A minimalist Save the Date focuses on the important details and text of your invitation. At the end of the day, all your guests need to know is the venue name or the city where you are getting married and the date. Save the Dates are sent six to eight months prior to your wedding date, and they are followed by minimalist wedding invitations. If you are planning a destination or multi-day wedding, you should detail that in your Save the Date.

Around the time you make your minimalist Save the Dates, you will also want to create and personalize your own wedding website template.

Examples of Minimalist Save the Date Template Ideas

You can explore a variety of minimalist Save the Date template styles online. These are available in digital or printed formats, so you can decide on the absolute best option for you. Below, see the types of minimalist Save the Dates couples love:

  • Classic minimalist Save the Date: Classic weddings are often full of timeless elements that can coordinate well with minimalist Save the Dates. These types of events feature white florals with lots of greenery, formal attire and even a white tent (among other ideas). A classic minimalist Save the Date will follow suit, with a white card and script lettering showing only the essential details about the upcoming event. And while printed stationery is more common, you could also prepare classic minimalist Save the Dates that guests can access virtually.
  • Modern minimalist Save the Date cards: Most of the time, the words “modern” and “minimalist” go together like peanut butter and jelly. These are all about prioritizing chic and elegant designs, and not worrying about smaller text with little to no designs. The Liam minimalist Save the Dates are a perfect example of this, as they showcase more modern colors with a clear and bold serif font. Another modern minimalist Save the Date design is the Harlow template, which has the date written in all-caps for the main headline.
  • Black and white minimalist Save the Date cards: A classic option in this category is a black and white Save the Date, which is the ideal pair for a black tie event. One example of this is the Mackenzie minimalist Save the Date, which is set with a marble background. Another beautiful option is the Chasse minimalist Save the Date template, which has a black card and white text.
  • Colorful minimalist Save the Date cards: For the ultimate modern minimalist Save the Date, check out the Shira template. The punchy blue hue of the card brings a modern edge, and the classic font and text-only format is all about minimalism.
  • Minimalist Save the Date cards with three-dimensional objects: A simple object like a small rock is an interesting element and you can add it to any Bliss & Bone online invitation. For instance, the Aubrey minimalist Save the Date shows a transparent invitation resting on a round dish. With only the couple’s first initial, wedding date and location, it is the definition of “less is more.” 
  • Botanical minimalist Save the Dates: Sometimes, people assume that minimalism means skimping on details. That is far from the truth, however, and you can find botanical elements in the best minimalist Save the Date for you and your partner. For instance, the Aiden Save the Date template has a soft look of botanical leaves in the background. It is incredibly subtle, but clearly shows an emphasis on greenery that guests can expect to see at your venue.  
  • Tropical minimalist Save the Dates: As you set your watch to island time, minimalism is a welcome theme for any tropical wedding. There are some minimalist Save the Date templates that feature bold green colors and tropical leaves, like the Imogen design. Meanwhile, others have the impact of a tropical fête without the color story. If this style interests you, consider the Beckett minimalist Save the Date.
  • Fruit-forward minimalist Save the Date: Whether you are getting married at a fruit farm or planning a spring or summer event, finding minimalist Save the Dates that match your vibe is easy. Take, for example, the Emmy template. With only a few details in the text, there is a clear focus on the unique background, which shows an array of pear halves.  
  • Floral minimalist Save the Dates: Similar to other themes within the minimalist Save the Date category, there are ways to explore floral elements in your design as well. The Chasse minimalist Save the Dates show three stemmed flowers resting atop a black and white card. It serves as a romantic, elegant adaptation of the classic minimalist Save the Date. You can also always take an existing template that focuses on minimalism, and then add in a floral accent to elevate the entire design.
  • Seasonal minimalist Save the Date: One of our favorite sources of inspiration for your minimalist Save the Date? The time of year that you are getting married. Whether you’re getting married in the spring, summer, winter or fall, you can coordinate your minimalist Save the Dates to have cohesion with the season. You can either select an accent color that speaks to the time of year (say, bright pinks and oranges for summer or deep blues and greens for winter) or incorporate three-dimensional objects that reflect the season. 
  • Letterpress minimalist Save the Date: If you are creating printed minimalist Save the Dates, you’ll likely consider letterpress styles. This is an antique printing technique that has been used for centuries for weddings and other special events. It’s a luxury treatment that is more expensive than most other minimalist Save the Date styles, so you should make sure your budget can accommodate such a method.

These are a few of the many examples of minimalist Save the Dates. From classic designs to a bold modern minimalist Save the Date, there are near-countless options for couples who want to achieve this aesthetic.

Wording Ideas for Your Minimalist Save the Date

As the name suggests, a minimalist Save the Date should be just that: minimalistic. With that, you don’t want to have too many objects or text that can distract guests from the core purpose of your minimalist Save the Date: to share where and when your event is happening. These are the basics that should be included in your Save the Dates:

  • The guests of honor: Your wedding invitation wording should start with the name of the hosts, but your minimalist Save the Dates can keep it fairly simple and straightforward. You do, of course, need to include your and your partner’s first names. If you know your guests will know exactly who you are based on first names only, that’s all you need to write. However, if you could be confused for another engaged couple, you may want to add your last names. 
  • Where you’re getting married: This section of your minimalist Save the Date can be as simple or detailed as you want. For instance, it’s most common to only share the city and state where you plan to say, “I do.” That being said, couples can also share the exact name of the venue, as well as the city and state. 
  • When you’re getting married: Even though we call it a “Save the Date,” it’s possible that you want guests to mark their calendars for more than just one date. If you are hosting a wedding weekend or week, you should mention that in your minimalist Save the Date.
  • Your wedding website URL: Now’s the time to share the details about your wedding website, too. This will introduce your guests to the virtual spot where they can go to learn even more about your celebration.
  • Details about what’s to come: You can add a short line about how a formal invitation is coming. One example is, “Formal invitation to follow.” 

And here are a few ideas to inspire your minimalist Save the Date wording:

Minimalist Save the Date Example #1: 

Save the Date for Emery & Monroe’s Wedding.

8 June 2024

Somerset, California 

emeryandmonroe.com

This example of a minimalist Save the Date is plain and simple about the request. It asks guests to save the date, and then shares the city, state, and URL for the wedding website. At Bliss & Bone, you can create a wedding website and then purchase a domain from a third-party site to customize the URL like this one. 

Minimalist Save the Date Example #2:

A|V

October 17, 2024

New York, New York

Formal Invitation to Follow

Perhaps the most minimalist Save the Date imaginable, it only features the couple’s first initials. This is a slightly risky move, but if you create a wedding website, you can make it more detailed there. As an alternative, you can also add your full names before the date on the minimalist Save the Date. 

Minimalist Save the Date Example #3: 

h

Elias & William

Save the Date

October 1, 2024

New Orleans

Formal invitation to follow

Are you planning on sharing the same last name in the future? If so, you and your partner can make your new last initial prominent on your minimalist Save the Dates. In this example, you can see how the lower-case “h” is highlighted at the top of the stationery. From there, the couple included their first names, date, city and a line about the formal invitation that’s coming to guests soon. It also shows that when you are getting married in a major city, like New Orleans, you do not necessarily need to feature the state. 

With these tips and examples in mind, you should feel more confident about building your minimalist Save the Dates. Because there is an emphasis on minimalism, you also don’t need to stress too much about the text. Just make sure you have the essentials in there—names, date and location—and you’ll be ready to go.

How Much Do Minimalist Save the Dates Cost?

Your wedding budget is crucial to determining what you can and can’t afford for your celebration. At the beginning of your planning process, we highly recommend having a conversation with your partner (plus anyone else who’s offered to help pay for your wedding) to discuss all things related to finances. From how much you plan to spend on the vendor to expected costs for each of your vendors, all of this should be hammered out as soon as possible. This will help you avoid potential stress and disagreement over your wedding decisions moving forward. 

Part of your budgeting discussion will include how much you plan to spend on your minimalist Save the Dates. If printed stationery is a top priority, it’s important to know that these will cost significantly more than their digital counterparts. Digital Save the Dates are typically about $1 each, while printed versions can cost several hundreds of dollars. It all depends on the number of invitations you need, the type of paper you use and the printing technique. Digital printing is one of the most cost-effective options, whereas engraving is the most expensive kind of printing style for stationery. 

Bliss & Bone’s digital minimalist Save the Dates start at $1.20 each for up to nine recipients, and then goes up to $0.90 each for 10 or more recipients and $0.70 each for 300 or more recipients. Printed Save the Dates, however, start at $235 for 25 A6 (4.5 x 6.25 inches) one-ply cards and go up depending on the number of invites and the printing style you decide on. More luxury options like letterpress and metallic foil will hike up your stationery costs, starting at $445 and $572.50, respectively.

Choosing Between Digital and Printed Minimalist Save the Dates

Your minimalist Save the Dates can be prepared online or in a printed format. If you are still in between these two popular options, it is important to recognize that there is not a “right” way to go here. There are so many benefits to both, and couples usually gravitate to one or the other based on specific interests and preferences. Digital options are sent out to guests’ emails, while printed ones are delivered to your guests’ mailboxes. For both methods, however, you only need to send out one invitation per household. So, if you are inviting a couple or a family, those people only need one addressed to both or all of them. 

Here are the main “pros” for printed minimalist Save the Date styles:

  • They can be displayed on the fridge. Everyone will need a friendly reminder about your upcoming nuptials, and a printed minimalist Save the Date does just that. Guests can put it on their fridge or post it to a shared calendar, and they will continually see it whenever they walk by. Later on, it can also serve as a wedding keepsake that you and your guests will love holding onto.
  • They come with a more traditional delivery method. If you want to go the traditional route with your wedding planning, printed stationery is the classic style. Some couples and their families simply prefer to follow what past generations have done, which is why you might consider printed minimalist Save the Dates.

And these are the reasons why couples decide on digital minimalist Save the Dates:

  • They are eco-friendly and cost-effective. Because each digital minimalist Save the Date will show up in guests’ email inboxes, it does not require any paper. With that said, you will save money on your stationery, since you won’t need to order the cards, envelopes or stamps. And because you are not using paper, you are also reducing your carbon footprint. Weddings can come with a lot of paper products, but choosing digital stationery items is one way to help the environment. 
  • They connect directly to your wedding website. Your minimalist Save the Date is the first form of communication your guests will receive about your wedding day. To create a streamlined process, a digital Save the Date can help you direct your guests to your wedding website, which will contain even more details about the big day. 

By taking these benefits into account, you and your partner can make a more educated decision about how to send out your Save the Dates. These considerations are all valid, and it is important to prioritize what will work best for you, your partner and your invited guests.

How to Connect Your Minimalist Save the Date to Your Wedding Website

If you create a digital minimalist Save the Date at Bliss & Bone, you have the opportunity to link out to your wedding website URL. As you are building your Save the Date, you want to focus on the choices in the “PAGE” section. 

In this section, you can decide to collect RSVPs or addresses, or feature a “Button” or “Links” and link to your website or wedding registry. It is less common to collect RSVPs at this stage, which is typically done when you prepare wedding invitations. Addresses are helpful to collect if you intend to send out printed wedding invitations later on. 

Once you have added in the necessary details about your wedding website, guests will have access to it when they receive your minimalist Save the Date. Talk about it with your partner and decide whether or not you want to add in these important details before sending out your minimalist Save the Dates. 

And what should couples do if they are preparing to send out printed Save the Dates? You can work with your stationer to add the URL to your card. It goes against formal etiquette rules to share where you are registered, but you can create a workaround when you connect your registry to your wedding website. 

Though this is a more modern concept, wedding websites are now considered essential among wedding couples. They create a space where couples can provide updates about their wedding events, share photos from their engagement session, offer suggestions for activities and lodging and more. Later on in this guide, we’ll go over how you can match this digital extension to the rest of your wedding stationery.

Determining When to Send Out Your Minimalist Save the Dates

Your wedding planning timeline is dependent upon the type of wedding you are hosting. The general rule is to send out your minimalist Save the Dates about six to nine months before you head down the aisle. However, there are some exceptions to this. If you are hosting a destination wedding, for example, you should let your guests know as soon as possible (as far as a year out!). You want to be considerate and give your friends and relatives enough time to plan out their travel, take time off of work and make any 

other necessary arrangements. By contrast, a local wedding with guests that all live nearby can come with a shorter notice.   

As you figure out the best timing for the Save the Date delivery, remember that particular styles will require more time to create. So, let’s say you want to send out printed stationery to your guests. You will need to factor in the weeks your stationer will need to design your Save the Dates, confirm your approval of the final product, process your order and ship it to you. If you are working with a more sped-up timeline, you might want to shift and order digital Save the Dates, which can get designed and delivered on the same day. 

If you have hired a planner, this expert can also help you build out the best strategy for every aspect of your wedding. Otherwise, you can talk with family and friends for their advice on mapping everything out and go from there. 

What to Do After Designing Your Minimalist Save the Date

There are plenty of steps involved before and during the design process for your minimalist Save the Dates—but it doesn’t end there. After your minimalist Save the Date is sent out to each guest, there are several stationery-related steps you need to take from there. Here are our recommendations for staying on track through the end of your wedding planning timeline

  • Design and send out formal wedding invitations: The wedding invitation includes more details about your event, including the exact timing, venue name and address (or venues, if you are relocating for the reception), RSVP details and the recommended attire. These are typically sent out to your guests anywhere between six and eight weeks prior to the wedding day. You should also include a deadline for your guests and ask them to reply by about two to three weeks before your celebration. If you send out printed invites, it’s common to provide a RSVP card and pre-addressed and pre-stamped envelope with your stationery. For digital invites, you can connect it to an online RSVP form. 
  • Collect your guests’ RSVPs: By the time you reach the two-week countdown to your wedding, you should have received all of the responses for your guests. If you haven’t heard from some people, you and your partner should do some outreach and double-check with any stragglers. This is a sometimes taxing process, but it will give you more clarity about the final numbers for your wedding. 
  • Confirm your final guest count with relevant vendors: After you have confirmed your final guest count, make sure to contact all of the vendors who need to know. These vendors are your wedding planner (if you hired one), the venue coordinator, catering team and anyone else who has asked. This way, they can get started on ensuring that the correct number of chairs and meals are prepared for your guests. 
  • Set up your wedding seating chart: Once everyone has been notified, you can work with a stationer to create a seating chart display. The seating chart is arguably one of the most challenging parts of your planning process, since you need to decide who will sit where at the reception. You have three main choices for this: You can assign guests to a specific table and let them sit wherever they’d like, give them specific seating assignments or you can give guests free rein and allow them to sit anywhere (this is more common for buffet-style wedding receptions). 
  • Design a seating chart display: After you have made your decision, you will likely want to design a special seating chart that will be displayed at the cocktail hour. You can design a simple seating chart with table numbers of names, followed by each guest assigned to the table—or you can get more creative. We have seen maps, shots prepared for each guest and more. 

There is so much to look forward to on your wedding day, and the proper organization and preparations will allow you to enjoy it to the fullest. By taking these necessary steps into account, you and your partner can then get excited to celebrate and dance the night away.

Matching Your Minimalist Save the Dates to the Rest of Your Stationery Suite

Your minimalist Save the Date is only one part of your entire wedding stationery set. There are several components that are involved, many of which can be prepared in an online-only format. Even more, Bliss & Bone offers curated collections that offer similar designs for every piece of your stationery. From your minimalist Save the Date to the menus displayed at your reception, there are a lot of must-have items to keep in mind.

To give you an idea of what to expect as you build out your stationery suite, these are the essentials:

  • Wedding website: Your wedding website is your information hub for all things related to your wedding. Think of it as a digital extension of your minimalist Save the Dates and invitations. You can use it to share photos of you and your partner, recommend activities for your guests visiting the area, create an RSVP platform and more.
  • Wedding invitations: About six to eight weeks before your big day, you want to send out your wedding invites. Your minimalist Save the Dates were a primer for this major piece of stationery, which is prepared in a printed or digital format. 
  • Rehearsal dinner invitations: While these do not necessarily need to match your minimalist Save the Date or invite, it does not hurt to connect every aspect of your suite. This will seamlessly connect everything involved in your celebration.
  • Wedding menus: Your wedding menus are presented to every guest at their seat at the reception. These can serve as a subtle physical nod to your design of choice. And if you are making all digital invitations and stationery, this is one printed style that you do not want to miss out on.
  • Wedding logo or monogram: To coordinate everything even more perfectly, consider ordering a custom logo or monogram. A dedicated designer will get to work on your project, taking note of all of your priorities and preferences. It is common to include your and your partner’s first names or initials, wedding date and any other relevant information. Plus, you can even bring in a drawing or object to really make your minimalist Save the Date, invites and more stand out.

Your minimalist Save the Date cards are only the beginning when it comes to building out your stationery. Thinking about all of your plans for your upcoming celebration will allow you to properly plan everything out. And with Bliss & Bone’s curated collections, you can take the guesswork out of designing a full set.

How to Start Planning Your Minimalist Save the Dates 

After you have selected the modern minimalist Save the Date that perfectly fits your wedding mood board, it is time to start customizing. With the Bliss & Bone invitation builder, you can easily navigate the process with clear steps and instructions. For advice and assistance, feel free to contact us online or drop us a line at hello@blissandbone.com. We look forward to helping you create the best possible minimalist Save the Date.