Let your family and friends know just how much their presence means to you by sending them a personalized online save-the-date.
This date only comes around once in a blue moon and it deserves some special design treatment. You’re entering a new stage and you want to celebrate the special event with the most special people in your life.
Save the date for your special day with Canva — we have thousands of high quality graphics, images, and professionally crafted templates to help you design only the most beautiful, most memorable online save the date announcement to forward to friends, family, and other loved ones with whom you would like to share this important event. After all, this day is all about you and your partner, and celebrating your love!
Letting your loved ones know of your once in a lifetime event calls for effort in gargantuan proportions — utmost care and attention must be lovingly placed into every single detail, and with Canva, you have a free range of movement in designing this special announcement for your special day: You can opt to use your own lovey-dovey photographs for your Save the Date to make it more personable, and it’s 100% free! Or, you can also use any of Canva’s 1 million high quality images, graphics, and illustrations, some of which are free, and the premium images at a measly $1 each.
Whether you want a detailed photo collage of you and your partner, a simple floral announcement with simple print, or a unique idea that would be otherwise difficult for anybody but you do execute, you won’t need to worry about spending for a professional designer; Canva’s stunning Save the Date templates are tastefully crafted by our team of skilled designers, leaving you with an equally awesome design that only you can alter and customize to your personal taste, adding your preferred images, texts, graphics and effects. After all, it only makes sense that you get everything leading to your special day as perfect as you want it!
Running late for your gown fitting but you still haven’t finalized your design? Or, god forbid, the date your guests will be saving have suddenly changed? Worry not! Canva lets you save your design for future use. (And if you don’t know what to design, check out our wedding save the date ideas and wedding invitations idea pages.)
Not to mention, you wouldn’t need to start from scratch if you ever need to create a different batch of Save the Dates for a different set of loved ones! Every time you make a design on Canva, it will be saved to your homepage, which you can then access again anytime you want. You can even access and edit your designs on the go thanks to our free iOS and Android apps. Then, just drag and drop new images, texts, and effects for an alternative version of your design, or a brand new design altogether. Easy, right?
Do you want to upload your save-the-date on your blog; or publish it to you online network via social media? All that is possible with Canva’s nifty “Share” button!
After designing your heart out, simply select the Share button and choose whether to send out your save the date cards via email or post it straight to your social media—or be doubly sure and do both! That’s it! You have now let your contacts know about your special day.
Most online save the dates are a single-page announcement that can be shared through e-mail, your website, Facebook, Instagram and other online channels. You can design your save the date to look like a poster or a card, and arrange images and text to create the theme you want.
To share your online save the date, upload it to your website or blog, share with friends and family on social media or spread the word through e-mail. Some design tools let you share directly from the platform, so you can hit “send” as soon as you finish your masterpiece.
Typical online save the date sizes are 5.5 x 4 inches, 4 x 6 inches and 4.6 x 7.2 inches. Save the dates usually include less information than proper invitations, but you might want to use the 4.6 x 7 inch size if you choose to add a FAQ section or other details.