Ampersand Save the Dates

There's something pure and simple about save the dates featuring ampersands and first names. They announce the celebration of two people's wedding day who no longer navigate through life alone, but together. The engaged couple will forever forward be referenced together as a pair.

In the 1800s, the ampersand symbol ( & ) was actually the 27th letter of the alphabet. It was shorthand for "and" and still represents that today. Though the symbol has been removed from the alphabet, today it is still widely used—there's even a national ampersand day (September 8th). It's most common use is to refer to two people and even more specifically, a partnership.

Because of that, ampersand save the dates highlight the central theme of marriage: unity. Couples are generally referenced by friends, family and culture with an "and" (often abbreviated with an ampersand symbol) signifying their unity: Johnny & June, Sonny & Cher, Kanye & Kim. From now on, you're doing this thing called life—together.

Soon to be "Mr. and Mrs." save the dates can be either formal or informal, depending upon the nature of the card. But "&" is often used with two first names making ampersand save the dates the perfect way to simply and stylishly announce your engagement.