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Save the Date from Australian Designers

Save the date cards are an important part of your stationery suite for any event. Everyone is so busy in today’s world that more and more notice is required for people to be able to attend. Save the dates are designed to be sent out weeks or months prior to your main invitations so everyone can get the event in their calendar. They’re also the very first piece of communication people get about an event, so it’s your opportunity to make an impression! 

We are an Australian company, and we love being part of weddings and events across the globe and here at home. Our designers are hard at work creating save the date cards Australia wide, and we ship our save the dates Australia wide, making us the perfect choice for Australians. Even better? When you buy your stationery from Paperlust you are supporting independent designers and the Aussie creative industry. We think that’s pretty great! 

We offer save the dates for all sorts of events, including wedding save the dates, corporate save the dates, baby shower save the dates, birthday save the dates, engagement save the dates and all sorts of other save the date cards. 

Our save the dates come in all the print types you love: real foil, letterpress, raised foil, metallic ink, white ink, digital print, print on wood and combination print. You will also find a range of colour palettes and styles. Whether you’re planning a super casual event or a formal affair, we’ve got cards to fit your vibe. 

Once you’ve picked your save the dates, we can help you find all the other stationery you need for your big day. That includes the invitations -  whether that means wedding invitations, birthday invitations, baby shower invitations or something else - as well as other cards like RSVP cards, information cards, menus and thank you cards. This lets you carry your theme and styling across your event from start to finish.

Looking for something uniquely Australian? You’ve come to the right place. We have a range of save the date invitations Australia themed for your next event. Maybe you’re hosting an Australia day barbecue or simply want some native botanical charm for your wedding day. 

All our save the dates are fully customisable, and our online design tool lets you play around with different colours and fonts, move design elements and input your own text. Once you’ve got it how you want, a member of the Paperlust design team will look it over and make final tweaks to ensure everything is perfectly aligned and looking fabulous. All you have to do is approve it, and you’ll have your save the date invitations australia wide or internationally in no time. 


Choosing save the date cards Australia

There are a lot of things you need to take into consideration when choosing the design of your save the date cards. These include:

  • What is your event? A wedding save the date will most likely look different to a corporate save the date or a baby shower save the date. 

  • What is your budget? Know your budget before shopping so that you can make decisions about print type. Letterpress and foil will set you back a lot more than a digital print card, so you should factor in the cost when choosing these design elements. 

  • What is the style of your event? A formal event will usually call for a different sort of save the date to a casual event. 

  • Does your event have a theme? If you’re having an Autumn-themed wedding or a carnival-themed birthday party, you might choose to reflect this theme in the design you choose. 

  • What colour palette are you using for your event? If you’re using a particular colour pallette (say, neutrals, or pink and grey), it’s always a good idea to set that tone from the very beginning with your save the dates. That can mean a bold statement with coloured paper or coloured foil, or a subtle design choice that includes some of your key colours. 


Wording save the dates Australia

What you write on your save the dates is almost as important as the design you choose. Save the date wording is usually kept super simple, communicating the bare minimum that your guests need to know to schedule in the date. 

Your save the dates should let people know:

  • Who is being invited - this can be as simple as making sure the names are correct on the envelope. You just need to specify ‘Alex’, or ‘Jones family’, or ‘Alex, Kara and kids’ so people know who needs to be available on the date. 

  • What the event is - Whether you say ‘Jenna & Jamie’s wedding’, ‘Lucas Emporium Grand Opening’ or something simple like ‘J+N’ (assuming people know about the wedding coming up

  • The date of the event - This is the most important bit! Give people the date so they can set it aside and make sure to attend. 

  • The city of the event - If people will be travelling, or there’s any confusion over where the event will be held, specify the city. You don’t need to have a venue yet, just the city. 

  • ‘Formal invitation to follow’ - Say this or similar so guests know they will be getting more information soon. 

Pick your dream design, get the wording right, and your guests will be able to save the date in style.