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Wedding Ideas: 11 Free Printable Save The Dates You Can Make At Home

Wedding season is almost upon us, and we're here to help you step down the aisle in style. You've already set the date, and now it's time to let everyone know. Give your guests plenty of time to plan ahead with these printable save the dates. From vintage-inspired postcards to colorful printouts perfect for spring, these short and sweet cards are great for letting friends and family know to mark their calendars.

Ready to get started? We've rounded up 11 charming save the dates that you can download and customize to include your wedding details (most include text boxes you can fill in before hitting print). The best part? They're free! Just flip through our slideshow below and click on the links to get the free downloads.

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  • Let's start off with a free printable that allows you to customize the look and feel of your invitation. This "save the date" invitation allows you to change the font color. For this awesome freebie, head over to <a href="http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/save-the-dates/free-printable-save-the-date-from-urban-scarlet/" target="_blank">Wedding Chicks' website</a>. Photo by <a href="http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/save-the-dates/free-printable-save-the-date-from-urban-scarlet/" target="_blank">Wedding Chicks</a>

  • Treat your big day for the major event that it is by inviting your friends with these adorable ticket stubs. Pick up this printable at <a href="http://www.lovevsdesign.com/printables/all/ticket-invitation" target="_blank">Love vs. Design's website</a>". Photo by <a href="http://www.lovevsdesign.com/printables/all/ticket-invitation" target="_blank">Love vs. Design</a>

  • Are you a fan of vintage-esque designs? If these illustrated "save the date" invitations float your boat, head on over to <a href="http://www.weddingchicks.com/2010/08/12/free-vintage-bike-wedding-invitaitons/" target="_blank">Wedding Chicks' website</a> for the free printable. Photo by <a href="http://www.weddingchicks.com/2010/08/12/free-vintage-bike-wedding-invitaitons/" target="_blank">Wedding Chicks</a>

  • The water color stripes across these save the dates give off a beachy vibe that's perfect for a summer wedding. Just fill in your details and hit "print." Get the download <a href="http://www.thelovelydept.com/2012/04/free-printable-watercolor-wedding-save-the-date/" target="_hplink">here</a>. Photo by Rachelle Dunn of <a href="http://www.thelovelydept.com/2012/04/free-printable-watercolor-wedding-save-the-date/" target="_hplink">The Lovely Dept.</a>

  • Let everyone know when to save the date with <a href="http://misscutiepiegoes80s.blogspot.com/2012/01/free-printable-wedding-graphics-save.html" target="_hplink">these adorable printables</a>. Try mounting them on colored card stock or adding a pretty ribbon for a customized look that's all your own. Photo by Linda of <a href="http://misscutiepiegoes80s.blogspot.com/2012/01/free-printable-wedding-graphics-save.html" target="_hplink">Miss Cutie Pie</a>

  • Stamped with the Eiffel Tower, these Parisian printables look like they were sent straight from the City of Romance. Get the customizable download <a href="http://www.theprettyblog.com/2011/07/15146/" target="_hplink">here</a>. Photo by Nancy of <a href="http://www.creatus.co.za/" target="_hplink">Creatus Design</a> for <a href="http://www.theprettyblog.com/2011/07/15146/" target="_hplink">The Pretty Blog</a>

  • Add your own photo to these elegant calendar cards for a save the date that feels extra personal. Print them out <a href="http://www.weddingchicks.com/2011/03/15/new-fancy-save-the-date-templates/" target="_hplink">here</a>. Photo by Amy Squires of <a href="http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/photo-cards/vintage-postcard-save-the-date/" target="_hplink">The Wedding Chicks</a>

  • Bright bunting makes these printable save the dates look cheerful and festive -- just what you want your wedding to be. And, you can choose your own color scheme. Pick from green, purple, blue or pastel. Get the free download <a href="http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/save-the-dates/custom-bunting-save-the-date/" target="_hplink">here</a>. Photo by Amy Squires of <a href="http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/photo-cards/vintage-postcard-save-the-date/" target="_hplink">The Wedding Chicks</a>

  • No one will believe you printed these out at home for free! Simple and elegant, these stunning save the dates are perfect for any couple. We especially love the antique lace detail. Get the download <a href="http://www.ellinee.com/fabulous-freebies/" target="_hplink">here</a>. Photo by Lauren Skansgaard of <a href="http://www.ellinee.com/lace-save-the-date-card-printable/" target="_hplink">Ellinee</a>

  • What better way to let friends and family know about your big day than with these charming mason jar printables? The fun design feels playful and unique. Get the free print-out <a href="http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/save-the-dates/mason-jar-save-the-sate/" target="_hplink">here.</a> Photo by Amy Squires of <a href="http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/photo-cards/vintage-postcard-save-the-date/" target="_hplink">The Wedding Chicks</a>

  • These pastel printables remind us of a garden in bloom. Perfect for a spring wedding! Get the download <a href="http://www.ellinee.com/freebie-friday-paris-in-bloom-save-the-date-cards/" target="_hplink">here</a>. Photo by Lia Griffith of <a href="http://www.ellinee.com/freebie-friday-paris-in-bloom-save-the-date-cards/" target="_hplink">Ellinee</a>

  • For a save the date that feels more personal, we love these vintage-looking postcards. Just upload your photo, add text and hit print. It's that simple. Get the download <a href="http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/photo-cards/vintage-postcard-save-the-date/" target="_hplink">here</a>. Photo by Amy Squires of <a href="http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/photo-cards/vintage-postcard-save-the-date/" target="_hplink">The Wedding Chicks</a>

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