Save the Date stamps are a great way to personalise your wedding stationery and can leave you with impressive looking cards that won't break the bank. And with endless supply of stamps to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice when you are looking for save the date ideas - don't miss our top picks at the end of this article.
If you are looking to do some wedding DIY then a personalised save the date stamp is a good starting point and is (almost!) fool proof. If you are thinking of using a save the date stamp then follow these simple steps to ensure you create a save the date with a professional and polished finish.
Simple Steps for a Professional Finish
- Practice, practice, practice
If you have spent your money on high quality card or paper then make sure you have a practice with your rubber stamp on some scrap paper before you even think of letting the ink touch your precious card! This will help you get a feel for the pressure you need when stamping into the ink and onto the paper.
It’s easy to get swept up in picking a gorgeous stamp, but the colour of the ink is just as important a decision. Classic black will be a failsafe option but if you want to add a pop of colour then a vibrant shade could look great – just make sure it will show up clearly on your chosen paper, particularly if you have brown matte paper.
- Consider your paper or card
Speaking of paper – the card or paper you choose will have an impact on how well your stamp shows up – go for a good quality gsm and avoid anything with a silk or satin finish that could cause your ink to slide. If you have your heart set on satin finish then it’s not impossible but be extra careful when stamping the card or paper and leave lots of time for the ink to dry.
If you have chosen a beautiful or intricate Save the Date rubber stamp, then let the detail do the talking. It’s easy to keep adding more ribbon, more beads and more detailing, but take a step back and put the glue gun down!
If all this talk of DIY save the dates has got you in a creative mood then take a look at some of our favourite save the date stamps right here:
Save the Date Calendar Stamp
This save the date calendar stamp from Paper Lux Stationery at Etsy is super cute. Your chosen wedding date will be highlighted with a love heart and you can also personalise with your names and the location of your wedding – giving your guests just a hint of what they need to know.
Get Creative with Save the Date Number Stamps
These number stamps from Wedding in a Teacup can be used to add your wedding date to any save the date cards, just make sure you have a steady hand!
Create Save the Date Labels
This simple save the date stamp from Not on the High Street is the perfect shape to create a save the date label. It’s a simple and cost effective way to create some stylish and memorable save the dates.
Choose a Classic Save the Date Stamp
If you want to keep your save the dates looking simple and classic then this rectangular stamp with a simple boarder will be perfect for you. Stamp onto A5 size card and then tie with a ribbon for a pretty finish.
Go Rustic with a Mason Jar Stamp
If you are planning a rustic or vintage style wedding day with lots of bunting and mason jars filled with flowers then this mason jar save the date stamp will be the perfect way to hint to your wedding guests about your wedding theme.
Be Romantic with a Heart Save the Date Stamp
Step away from traditional black and try a heart stamp with vibrant red ink. We love this simple style from Woodland and Tale at Etsy that you can personalise with your names and wedding date.
Pick a Stamp with a Pretty Font
We love the pretty and swirly font on this stamp from Paper Sushi at Etsy that can be personalised with your name, wedding date and wedding location and is perfect for a glamorous style wedding day.
Choose a Stamp for Your Envelopes
This circular save the date stamp could be perfect for stamping your save the date envelopes to offer something extra special to your stationery.
Find a Small Stamp for a Finishing Touch
This square save the date stamp from Wedding in a Teacup is a little smaller than most wedding stamps so you can use it as a pretty finishing touch to your stationery rather than being a focal point of your cards – we think it makes a really cure addition to this save the date tag!
Have a Seaside Save the Date
If you are planning a wedding by the sea with a seaside wedding venue then a beach theme save the date will be the perfect way to kick-start your wedding style. This anchor stamp is simple and effective and – you can even address the back of the card like a postcard and you won’t be paying extra for envelopes.
If you are still feeling stumped for save the date ideas then why not browse our article looking at cute save the date magnets or browse 43 different save the date ideas.