You probably spent a whole lot of time picking out the perfect wedding photographer and choosing the perfect outfit for your engagement photos. Why not use the new photos on your photo save the dates? As much fun as it is to share those new photos on Instagram, adding them to your save the date cards will probably put them on your friends’ and family’s coveted fridges!
But how will you ever choose?
Your wedding photographer has likely sent you more photos than you know what to do with. If you whittle down your photos to your top 5, you can then play around with different photo save the date templates and see which one you like the best.
Remember, whatever photo and card template you choose, make sure to keep it in theme with the rest of your wedding. If you’re going for a beach themed wedding using winter themed save the date cards will not make any sense. At the end of the day, however, you do you. You don’t have to follow any strict rules, if you see a design that you absolutely love. Use it.
Photo Save the Dates
We’ve picked our favorite photo save the dates from the bewitching Postable collection for you to browse. Just click on the green link below each card to test out your own photos to see how they fit.
1. Stacked Script Save the Date Card
As with most of these templates, simplicity is key. It’s your photo’s turn to shine so the rest of the text has been laid out accordingly to bring the attention to the photo. The scripted font on this custom save the date is really pretty and adds just enough pizzaz without over-doing it.
2. Love is Sweet Save the Date
As simple as it gets. This design is one of Postable’s top sellers and for good reason. We love the way the Save the Date calligraphy allows the rest of the space to be used up by your very own photo.
Pro tip: Add your wedding website to the back of the card where your guests can get more information for the big day.
3. Simple Typography Save the Date
Use this custom save the date to frame the two of you in the center. A modern twist on the photo save the dates with a simple script typography.
4. Full Circle Save the Date Card
Get creative with your engagement photo and use this unique design! The default image shown on this template gives you a great idea of the type of photo that will work best here.
5. Modern Sans Save the Date Design
A modern approach. If you want to keep things simple and just focus on the two of you — this design will be perfect. Use a photo with the subject on the right hand side to avoid overlapping on the main text.
6. Charming Save the Date
This simple design highlights the couples’ names in a bold font — front and center. This would be a great design to choose if you’d like to use a black and white engagement photo.
7. Brushy Save the Date Template
One of Postable’s newest Save the Date designs — this card features a lovely brush font in the center. Perfect for a more casual and fun wedding feel. Play around with your photo positioning with this one and maybe try a photo that highlights symmetry like the one in the image shown here.
8. Sweetheart Wedding Save the Date Card
This adorable design makes is it super easy to choose a photo that fits. Plus, how cute is the little heart accent at the top. <3
9. Save Our Date Script Template
One of the newest additions to the Postable collection, this classy design is already becoming a favorite. The gold scripted ‘Save the Date’ is used as a great accent while still leaving plenty of room for the rest of the photo.
10. Minimal Script Save the Date Design
Sometimes less is more. As is the case with this lovely design. The ‘Save the Date’ font is thinner than the other designs and has a less decorative feel to it. Keep the focus on the photo with this great minimalist save the date design.
10. Happy Day Save the Date Design
Looking for something with a bit more character? This bubbly design definitely has more of a cheerful factor. The main font is bold and bubbly all at once. This card works great with those engagement photos taken from afar — leaving plenty of space for details.
11. Classic Save the Date Design
This custom save the date comes with a photo filter built right in. The overlay that goes on top of the photo you upload gives it a vintage feel and brings the text out to pop a bit more.
12. Atlantic Save the Date Card
This save the date allows you to add a bit more text, but remember you can also use the back of the cards as well. Your save the dates should be simple and only give the bare minimum info.
The wedding invites will be filled with more information.
Awesome engagement photos make for awesome save the dates!
If you’re still in the process of getting ready to take your engagement photos, we thought we’d give you some helpful tips!
We asked Joann Rhodes from Rhode Studios, a wedding photography & video team from Orlando, some questions to help make the best of your engagement photo session. Great engagement photos make great save the dates.
Great tips for your engagement photo session.
Q: What do you recommend couples wear for the engagement shoots?
A: Bring 2 outfits! Casual and dressy. Something that reflects your personality and is comfortable. Think of the look and feel you would like to project.
Q: Is there anything you need to know before going to an engagement shoot?
A: If you would like to include your pet, have someone with you to care for the pet in between photos. If you would like to do a “themed” shoot, bring appropriate props. In FL it’s hot! So bring towels for sweating and makeup to reapply.
Q: Is there anything you’d recommend for couples to avoid doing during their photo shoot?
A: Please do not bring an entourage! To many opinions! Try to have just a few photos ideas. You’ll want your photographer to use their skills to get you out of the box ideas.
Q: What are the tips you usually give your couples to prepare them?
A: If you are going to your hair and makeup trial, pad your time. In our experience the appointments run long and the bride wants to change her hair. If it’s going to be hot out, don’t wear dark clothes. Also the location you choose could have an activity so check the location out and have a backup plan.
There ya have it! Use these tips to make the most of your engagement photos and create the perfect save the dates for your wedding.