10 Botanical Save the Dates for an Outdoor Wedding

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Planning an outdoor wedding? There’s nothing more beautiful than getting married in the great outdoors — amongst lush greenery, foliage, florals — can you say gorgeous? Once you’ve nailed down the perfect outdoor wedding venue, it’s time to tackle the wedding invitations. With so many beautiful options out there, it can be difficult to find the perfect Save the Date to let your nearest and dearest know when and where you’ll be tying the knot! Thankfully, Minted has a ton of botanical Save the Dates (and matching wedding stationery) that will fit your outdoor wedding perfectly. 

But first, let’s get into some basics!

How Early is Too Early to Send Save the Dates?

Honestly, the earlier the better! Whether you’re getting married in 6 months or 16 months, you can send out your Save the Dates as soon as you’re ready, even if it means getting them out more than a year in advance. This will give guests time to pencil in your wedding date. And if you’re having a destination wedding, plenty of time to book travel.

What Should Be Included on Save the Dates?

You’ll want to include your full names, wedding date, and city/state or country. You should also seriously consider creating a wedding website as well, which will feature your wedding details (such as your registry and event addresses) and can be updated along the way. You should put your wedding website url on your save the date, either on the front or back along with a password if using one. Minted offers great free websites that match all their wedding invites, so you can keep the same botanical theme throughout.

You can also collect guests’ addresses with matching digital address collection cards and store them in your Minted address book to use on your wedding invites and even holiday cards. Plus, you’ll get free return addressing.

Should I Put a Photo on My Save the Date?

This is COMPLETELY up to you! If you have engagement photos ready to use for your Save the Date, great! Otherwise you can pick out a photo-less design, such as the ones below.

When shopping the different designs from talented designers on Minted (with photos or without), you can customize your text, colors and fonts. You’ll then get a free design proof so you can make sure everything looks perfect! Once the preview process is done, choose your shipping method and you could receive your invites in as soon as three business days with rush shipping.

How Much do Paper Save the Dates Cost?

Typically you can expect to pay between $1-$2.50 per Save the Date, plus postage. Letterpress and printing press methods with accents such as gold foil with cost more. Postcard-style Save the Dates will be the least expensive, and will also help you save on postage, since currently they require $0.44 in postage vs. $0.60 for a standard-sized envelope.

The Best Botanical Save the Dates

When it comes to design and paper quality, Minted really shines. We love their collection of botanical Save the Dates and invites from professional designers, and the fact that you can choose from a wide selection of color themes and specific fonts. So, go ahead and add your favorite ones below to your shopping cart!

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Floral Arch by Hannah Williams

When you first think of outdoor weddings, chances are you think of florals. A staple at almost every wedding these days, there’s something so special about flowers being outdoors, in their natural habitat. If you’re planning to exchange your vows beneath a floral arch, we love this Save the Date option aptly named Floral Arch.

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Farm + Field by Paper Sun Studio

Perfect for a farm or barn wedding, these colorful and illustrated botanical Save the Dates feature rolling hills, florals and a beautiful red barn. You can customize the colors of the illustration to best fit your theme — with softer, pink-ish “rose”, or bright and vibrant “barn” as standout options. It’s a beautiful, non-traditional design and we’re here for it!

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Bouquet Arch by Phrosne Ras

Put your gorgeous engagement photos to good use and feature them front and center within the Bouquet Arch design by Phrosne Ras, exclusively available at Minted. A detailed foil floral arch frames your favorite photo for a truly unique look. Plus, you can choose from eight different foil colors to perfect the vibe.

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Sepia by Itsy Belle Studio

Another beautiful option to showcase your favorite photos and still have a botanical, plant-based theme is with the sepia Save the Date by Itsy Belle Studio. The design uses a sepia filter over the photo for an earthy feel, and is surrounded by flowers on the top and bottom. For a more personalized vibe, you can also select the color scheme for the florals and background.

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Gilded Palm by Melinda Denison

If you’re more of a minimalist, these gorgeous yet simple botanical save the dates have a beautiful foiled palm leaf in the bottom right corner — and you can choose from eight foil colors within four color themes. It has a simple typeface with just the most important details, and is an elegant Save the Date option for an outdoor wedding.

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Burnished by Nicoletta Savod

If you love the above palm design but are planning for a wedding with less palm vibes and more falling leaves, then Burnished by Nicoletta Savod is the perfect Save the Date for you. It perfectly sets the tone for a fall wedding amongst foliage and crisp air, and you can of course customize the color palette to your preference, too!

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petal toss by Angela Marzuki

Double down on the elegant greenery botanical theme with this bold design by Angela Marzuki. With a sweeping floral and leafy background, the artwork does most of the talking here, with space designated for all your wedding details, of course. This design is available in 5 sizes including the popular magnet option, so your guests can proudly display this beautiful reminder on their fridge!

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Royal by Elly

This design perfectly combines so many of our favorite things: timeless elegance, outdoorsy vibes with beautiful trees and mountains, and foil. It’s a truly regal invitation that is perfect for outdoor weddings that won’t be skimping on extravagance. Personalize the design with five color themes,  eight foil colors, five paper options and three silhouette shapes. 

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Floral Folklore by Lauren Jinhee

These botanical Save the Dates makes us smile. It’s whimsical, fun, light and perfect for fall outdoor weddings. An assortment of illustrated leaves and flowers frame your favorite engagement or couples photo complete with your initials at the bottom. You can select from six color themes, five sizes (including magnet!) size silhouette shapes AND either a flat or folded. With so many options to personalize, you’re certain to design the perfect Save the Date.

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Magnolia Postcard by Kaydi Bishop

Let the art do all the talking with this unique Save the Date design by Kaydi Bishop. Outlined in your choice of colored foil, this beautiful magnolia flower with lush green leaves steals the show, and is perfectly paired with your Save the Date information on the bottom left, and couples initials top right.


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