If your friends and family haven’t already seen the ring on your finger and you’re already months in the wedding planning stage, it’s time to bring them into the loop. Sending out save the date cards is a good way to announce when your big day will be and inform your guests that they will be a part of it. You can easily post a digital announcement on Facebook, but, honestly, that method doesn’t carry any charm or thought. Instead, you might want to consider buying printable ones that aren’t event that expensive. Some of the best ones can be found at the following stores:
1. Allie Hasson
Allie Hasson specializes in customizing invitations and designing décor items. She is based in Chicago but can have her products shipped anywhere around the world. She is very passionate about creating one-of-a-kind pieces and encourages her clients to contact her for any new ideas they may have. Her online shop features some of her previous work, which you can order as is or have modified to better suit your style.
2. Ann’s Bridal Bargains
Ann’s Bridal Bargains’ mission is to prove that your wedding stationery does not have to make a big dent in your budget. They have a wide selection of invitations, save the dates, thank you notes, and even ceremony and reception décor. You have over 25 designs to choose from for your rustic save the date cards. Their paper options include standard matte, heavy matte, elite texture, elegant shimmer, and premium magnetic.
3. Huge Wedding Savings
Huge Wedding Savings has been in the wedding industry since 1998 and continues to be one of Canada’s leading online stores. They carry a variety of items including décor, gifts, favors, accessories, and stationery which can all be personalized.
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4. Invitations by David’s Bridal
Invitations by David’s Bridal has an invitation style quiz on their site that you can take to find that perfect style for your wedding. They have over 200 save the date card designs available, with 54 falling under their rustic-style category.
5. Laughing Owl Press
The Laughing Owl Press is owned by Joe and Andrea Lanich, who lead the sales and design operations, respectively. Their site has a design studio that will allow you to fully customize your stationery, which you can then submit to their print studio for letterpress printing. They also have a variety of ready-to-order invitations, save the dates, announcements, and greeting cards.
Michaels originally started with 16 stored in Texas back in 1984 but now has stores across the US and Canada. Their online store carries a variety of products such as baking crafts, holiday & seasonal items, home décor, jewelry, paper crafts, and wedding essentials. They have several invitations and stationery kits available that come in simple designs to fit any kind of wedding.
Mixbook provides its clients with an amazing design tool that allows them to fully customize cards, books, calendars, and wall canvases. Their online editor is available for free and will not limit you with fixed design templates. You can start with a blank card or choose from over 250 of their existing formats.
8. Optimal Print
Optimal Print allows its clients to easily personalize their chosen invitations using a smartphone or computer. They carry a massive collection of designs catered for any kind of wedding or event style such as rustic, classic, Indian, vintage, contemporary, and creative. Their head office is in Norway but they have several print houses around the world, including Canada.
9. Precious Invitations
Precious Invitations offers high-quality wedding stationery, designed exclusively for them by talented artists. They have a long list of ready-to-order designs such as watercolor, Victorian, rustic chic, lace, vintage, botanical, and chalkboard, among many others. You can order a free sample kit, which includes two random designs with coordinating insert cards, a few paper color swatches, and available ink color swatches, through their site. If you want to see a sample of a specific design, you can order one for $10.
10. Print Canada Store
Print Canada Store is one of Canada’s biggest and well-known event stores that offer gift, design, personalization, and printing services. They carry a diverse selection of magnetic, printable, and linen save the dates, suited for any event style or theme. Their other products include personalized items for baby showers, baptisms, and corporate events.
11. Shine Wedding Invitations
Shine Wedding Invitations is dedicated to designing and manufacturing high-quality wedding invitations and stationery that are simple, clean, and timeless. They keep up to date with the latest trends but do not necessarily incorporate every fad into their designs. Their collection of more than 75 printable save the date cards work well with any wedding theme or style.
12. The Wedding Shoppe
The Wedding Shoppe is an online store that carries a wide variety of wedding ideas and products such as décor, accessories, gifts, favors, and stationery. The family-owned business has been in the industry since 2008 and has become one of Canada’s most reliable wedding vendors that provide high-quality items and excellent customer service. They currently over 65 designs under their save the dates section which range from floral, seasonal, vintage, rustic, classic, and whimsical themes, to name a few.
13. Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding Paper Divas is the go-to store to find items you can use to add your own personal touch to your big day. They have invitations, table cards, menus, and gift ideas that work well for any wedding or special event. Their designs can be easily personalized to include photos or extra details on their site. Whether you’re planning to have a vintage, modern, classic, whimsical, or rustic style wedding, you will surely fall in love with at least one of their 600+ save the date card designs.