Your Save the Dates are the first way to let your guests know about your wedding. It’s something they’ll likely hang on their fridge (at least until the invitations arrive) and maybe keep forever. If you’re planning a wedding theme, this is the first thing that should include the theme. Also, keeping a Save the Date for your wedding scrapbook is a must! Check out my previous post on the order of planning a wedding. Make sure to print out my wedding planning timeline (below) so you know when to send Save the Dates. Here’s how to make your Save the Dates stand out to get your guests (and you) excited for the wedding!
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Photo Save the Dates
This is a great time to get professional photos done of you and your partner. It’s also a great opportunity to build a relationship with a photographer, and if you like them enough, hire them for the wedding! Evermine has so many options to design your own Save the Dates and add your own photo!
Save the Date Video
Not only is this a super cute idea, this will save you so much money! Make a video incorporating photos of the two of you, and maybe some music to go along with it. Email this to your guests so they can keep it and not forget the date. This is also very environmentally friendly! If you want, you could also burn the video onto CDs that can be given out.
Save the Date Drink Coasters
Okay, I almost wish I had done this for my Save the Dates! Evermine has super cool designs and you can also use your own photo if you want. Everyone needs coasters!
Save the Date Luggage Tags
This would be especially fitting if you’re planning a destination wedding! Check out these DIY destination wedding luggage tags from Something Turquoise for your Save the Dates!
Acrylic Save the Dates
A friend of mine did this with her wedding invitations, but why not do it for Save the Dates as well! They’re sturdier than traditional Save the Dates and would make a great keepsake for you and your guests. Check out Cards and Pockets to order acrylic Save the Dates.
Save the Date Magnets
Make sure your Save the Dates get hung up so they won’t forget! Lots of sellers on Etsy make these, so you’ll be sure to find something to your taste.
Edible Save the Dates
Not on the High Street sells DIY edible Save the Dates! You have the information printed onto a stamp, and bake your own cookies to use the stamp in.
Library Card Save the Dates
If you and your partner love reading, send your guests these library card Save the Dates found on Etsy. I love that your love story is included in this design!
Save the Date Pencils
A cute way to say “Pencil us in!” Have your date printed on a pencil that they can use to mark their calendars for your wedding. Again, there are lots of people selling on Etsy who make these!
Save the Date Corks
This is cute if you’re a wine cork collector! Put your info on a cork and send it to your guests!
Check out my Pinterest for even more unique Save the Date ideas! If you’ve already sent out your Save the Dates, what did you do for yours? I’ve put a picture of our Save the Dates on my instagram. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Wedding Planning Woman newsletter to get updates on new posts and anything else I might find! How are you making your Save the Dates stand out? Let us know in the comments!
Love these ideas! I am having my big wedding in July and need to get save the dates out asap and will be using one of these ideas!
Yay I hope you love them!
Such great ideas. No one did anything like this back in 1992 and I got married, it would’ve been so much fun.💗
You can do anything for a Save the Date these days!
I love the ideas and making them environmentally friendly. Excited to share this to my friend who is planning for their wedding!
Great I hope you do!
Oh, I love all these ideas. I would never have thought of half of them. I think my favourite idea may be the magnets. Great for fridges!
Yes and you can keep it forever!
These are lovely ideas, thanks!
Thanks for reading!
Love the video & coaster ideas! I’ve never seen that done. My fiancé & I are doing magnets with a picture of us. We wanted something that people can keep and won’t end up in the trash.
Yes if you’re going to pay all that money you want it to be appreciated and kept! Like I said in the post – I wish I had done the coasters!
Wow..such creative ideas!
You can do anything these days!
These are some really creative ideas! I LOVE the look of acrylic stationery. So modern and sophisticated.
Yes and durable!
LOVE LOVE LOVE these ideas. Awesome and unique. My faves are the coasters, edibles and corks. Great post.
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Wow, there are so many creative ideas here! So useful.