Share Your Celebration With Our Free Save the Dates, Invitations, & RSVPs

First comes love, then comes the romantic engagement… then the chaos of picking a date and informing all your friends and family!

Yes, the process of planning a wedding is a complicated one, especially if you’re anticipating a formal, more traditional affair. The etiquette surrounding your save the dates, invitations, and RSVPs is enough to make eloping sound like a grand idea. But before you buy that ticket for Vegas, we’re here to help.

Save the Dates: Save the dates are sent out first to ensure that your guests remain free on the date in question and mark their calendars. If your wedding falls on a holiday or you’re planning a destination wedding, it’s best to send save the dates out about a year in advance to allow time for friends and family to save money, buy tickets, and get time off from work. If your nuptials are taking place locally, four to six months in advance is a safe timeframe to allow for planning.

Invitations: Once save the dates have been sent, invitations are to follow, securing a few more of the details. Similarly to the save the dates, allow extra time if you’re planning a destination wedding — usually two to three months in advance. If you’re getting married close to home, six to eight weeks before the wedding is customary.

RSVP: Finally, RSVP cards allow the bride and groom to know exactly how many people they should plan for. To ensure you get an accurate headcount, ask that guests return their RSVP cards two to three weeks prior to the wedding date. This will give you enough time to arrange with your caterer and plan your seating chart. If you still haven’t heard from some guests by the deadline, give them a friendly phone call and ask that they return the RSVP card by mail as soon as possible so you have all of their information on hand.

It’s certainly a process, but by far the most wonderful aspect of your wedding invites are the beautiful feelings you can evoke with your choice of stationary. Each piece is like a little gift to your wedding guests, giving them a hint at the celebrations to come. Whether your wedding is taking place on the beach or in a countryside barn, the font, design, and color scheme all play a key role in conveying your wedding day style. It’s easily overwhelming, so we’ve made this process just a little bit easier with three free downloadable cards, handcrafted by our Graphic Design team — with their help, each step of the process is covered. Simply click on the download link provided below, choose your paper stock, print them out, and either type or hand-letter your wedding information into the provided spaces:



Save the Date




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6 years ago

Gorgeous job – I want to throw something just to use these!

Warm Regards,

6 years ago

I love these! Am I doing something wrong? I was only able to download the RSVP, the others aren’t working for me.

6 years ago

This is inspiring me to get married!

6 years ago

Wow, FP, you have such lovely wedding posts! While I’m not even close to thinking about marriage I love reading them because they’re so beautiful and interesting!

6 years ago

These are so lovely, but i can only seem to download the RSVP. The others don’t give the option to download once open :(

estha fiesta
6 years ago

Does anyone know how I can download the thank yous, escort cards, and ribbon pieces that are shown on this site? (

Love all of it!

5 years ago

Hey! I just wanted to say thank you for the invitations. I tweaked it a bit for the style of the bachelorette and thing they turned out pretty darn spiffy =] Thanks again!

5 years ago
Reply to  Mandy

Thank you so much for sharing, Mandy! Your invites look beautiful!

5 years ago

Hi, this is such a lovely set! I’m also only able to download the RSVP card, is there another link so I could download the Invite and Save the Date cards please? Thank you very much!!

Lisa Bonocore
5 years ago

How can I download the “Invitation” it only pulls up a jpeg. Help! I love these and they would be perfect for my Spring 2017 wedding!