You’ve said yes, you’ve got the ring, and you couldn’t be happier!
Then it dawns on you: you’ve got to get this wedding show on the road. The first order of business after setting a date and deciding on your guest list is choosing save-the-date cards to let everyone know when the big day is happening.
So you Google “save-the-date cards,” and they all seem a little boring. So then you Google “unique save-the-date cards” and are overwhelmed by all of the creative choices out there!
This is the best kind of problem to have, but it can be frustrating when you have so many choices and don’t know which way to go!
Unique Save the Date Ideas
Hopefully, your Googling skills brought you here, because we’ve been searching high and low for the best of the best so that you don’t have to. Check out the cream of the crop when it comes to unique save-the-date ideas.
1. Tying the Knot
These are so charming!
They get the point across in the best, most minimal way. He asked, *unfold* she said yes, *unfold* and now they’re tying the knot!
The twine attached to the inside of the card tightens as you open it wider, y’all! Call us easy to impress, but come on. You have to admit, that’s neat.
2. Save-the-Date Wine Cork With Wooden Box
If you’re having a wine-themed wedding, these save-the-date corks are a rustic yet elegant way to let your wedding guest know when your big day is happening! They can be ordered as-is or with a magnet and are customizable to your preferences.
3. The Lovers Tarot Save-the-Date Card
These save-the-dates are so gorgeously unusual! They’re hand-illustrated on high-quality brown kraft paper and come with white envelopes. The background colors and fonts are customizable to match your wedding theme, but don’t worry if you haven’t figured that out yet. The black font on kraft brown is a perfect option regardless of where you land with your color scheme.
4. Balloon Save-the-Date
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Inflate and save the date! We love these cute balloon save-the-dates. They really are a unique way to let your wedding guest know all the deets for your big day with a touch of whimsy.
5. NightGlow Scratch Card
These save-the date scratch-off cards are magical! Your guests will scratch off the foil inside the hanging jars to reveal your wedding day details.
You can choose gold, silver, holographic silver, purple, green, or blue foil, and the shop offers plenty of other customizations to make them completely unique.
6. Pencil Us In Save-the-Date Tags
Cute little tags tied up with a bow will alert your guests that their presence is requested when you tie the knot. Your save-the-date deets and a calendar are printed on the tags and each one comes with a little pencil to keep track of the days until the wedding date!
Choose white, kraft, or ivory paper and the font you’d like printed on the tags. Magnets can be added to the back of the tag if you wish, for a small fee.
7. State Engraved Save-the-Date Magnet
If you’d like to send your guests something for a little more long-term usage, these cool engraved magnets are a creative option.
Baltic Birch wood is laser cut in your state’s outline, and a magnet is attached to the back.
Laser engraving gives your guests all the deets. And your save-the-date message can be customized to your preferences too. All they have to do is put it up on the fridge and get ready to RSVP!
8. Library Card Save-the-Dates
Printed on 100% recycled paper with paper bag envelopes, these library card save-the-dates are not only cute, they’re also eco-friendly.
If you’re a book lover or you’re getting married in a library, these are perfect!
We’re all about the idea of getting married in a place of learning. In fact, we wrote a whole article a little while back about why getting married on a college campus is a pretty cool idea.
9. Printable Superhero Comic Book Save-the-Date Cards
We think these cool save-the-dates capture all of the crazy excitement that inevitably surrounds a forthcoming wedding perfectly!
Brilliantly colored, whimsical, and fun, these PDF digital templates will delight your guests. The file includes both your save-the-date and formal invitations.
10. Baseball Fans Save-the-Date Ticket
Baseball-themed weddings aren’t uncommon. Plenty of couples have found themselves falling in love over peanuts and Cracker Jacks! If you guys are that couple, a save-the-date ticket is an excellent choice to let everyone know you’re tying the knot and when the special day will be.
These tickets can be customized in all kinds of ways to make them just perfect just for you – choose your icon, colors, and size, then send them out and wait for the compliments!
11. Save-the-Date Shell Magnets
Another clever save-the-date magnet, we really liked these for a beach-themed wedding. We also like that your wedding guest can remove the sticker after the wedding’s over and continue to use the magnet. Not that they wouldn’t love to display the details of your nuptials on the fridge forever, but honestly, it’s kind of a moot point after it’s all said and done, right?
The magnets are made from super durable epoxy resin with real little starfish and shells placed inside. Because they’re all handmade with real shells, no two magnets will be alike.
12. Playing Card Save-the-Dates
Your guests will be thoroughly impressed when they receive this cool save-the-date card printed on actual Bicycle Playing Card stock! Definitely unique and perfect if you’re having a whimsical game or casino-themed wedding.
They’re entirely personalized to fit your tastes, and they’re packaged in a deck of 52 cards in the bonafide Bicycle Playing Card box.
13. Save-the-Date Bottle Openers
Credit card bottle openers are always useful and your guests will definitely appreciate this save- the-date multitasker. Made from durable coated stainless steel, these save-the-date bottle openers offer a winning combination of sturdy and simple.
Personalize with your choice color, text, and design. You can also add a magnet to the back for even more convenience.
14. Luggage Tag Save the Date
Perfect for the destination wedding of your dreams, these luggage tag save the date cards are sure to bring a huge smile to your guests’ faces! The airport destination tag is a super recognizable image that people immediately associate with their favorite trips and getaways. There is no better way to get your guests feeling good about your big day – they’ll be just as excited as you are!
15. Photo Card Save the Date
We just adore these photo postcards from Minted – I mean, we could go on forever! First of all, we know you spent a pretty penny on those engagement photos, so this the perfect way to show them off and get your money’s worth. If you really want to have some fun with this, pick a goofy outtake so you and your partner’s goofy relationship can really shine through!
The postcard format is also such a great idea, as it is not only a unique and compact way to display all of your wedding day details, with a standard shipping rate of only 35 cents it is super cost effective!
16. Vintage Save the Date Postcard
These vintage inspired, postcard style save-the-dates are perfect for the fun-loving couple who love to show-off their sense of humour! Whether you’re having a destination wedding or are just looking to shake up the traditionally flower filled, overly romantic save-the-dates of weddings past, this pick could be the perfect pick for you. We especially love the purposefully aged coloring of the paper as it’s the perfect touch to an already outstanding piece!
Saving the Date May Be Trickier Right Now, But Everything Will be Alright
COVID has made choosing a wedding date and sticking to it nearly impossible for couples over the last year. (Can you believe it’s been a year?)
But take heart. When the time is right, as long as there are wedding venues ready to re-open, airlines prepared to fly, and people are still falling in love, the show will go on. You can’t quarantine the institution of marriage forever.
When it’s safe for our friends and family to gather, be ready to send out save-the- date cards as the tip of the wedding planning iceberg. After that, it’s on like Donkey Kong. Good luck, and have fun!
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