How We Created 100 Rustic Save the Dates for £7

Rustic save the date inspiration

Weddings are notoriously expensive so I am always searching for ways to keep costs down for ours.

As we have a long engagement (we don’t get married until September 2017), we had to send Save the Dates to keep people in the loop yet both wanted to keep it cheap so that we could save our money for the proper full invitations.

So it was time to get creative. After looking for examples of country, kraft style rustic save the dates to fit our wedding theme, we ordered some A5 Kraft card from Amazon for £7 and downloaded a bunch of free fonts from The ones we ended up using were:

free fonts save the dates


I then saved down cute images from Google, like illustrations of lovebirds and flowers, as well as arrows, borders and other designs, to create the rustic, country effect.

Armed with all of these, I went round to my brother’s house after work one evening to create a design. Gaz works in media/film so not only has a big MAC but is also well used to working on Photoshop and Adobe After Effects – bonus for me! (N.B. If you don’t have this software already, you can normally download a free trial).

Free save the date templates

We spent a couple of hours trialling different fonts, spaces and images until we were left with this:

Kraft save the date

They printed pretty cheaply as we only used black ink and no colour and to save the costs on postage we handed them out when meeting up with friends and family.

I am SO happy with them and so proud of how they turned out! (Thanks again for your help Gaz!)

Has anyone else ever made their own invitations or Save the Dates? What resources did you use?


    • Steph
      July 2, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      Thank you so much Lauren! x