If you want to make an unforgettable and unique save the date idea, there are plenty of options to explore that include fun knickknacks or keepsakes for your guests to save.
What are save the date cards
Save the date cards are a type of pre-invitation that are sent out to inform guests of the date and location of a wedding or even a save the date baby shower.
They are usually sent out 6-8 months before the wedding, although they may be sent out earlier for destination weddings or weddings during busy times of year.
Save the date cards serve as a way for guests to mark their calendars and make any necessary arrangements to attend the wedding.
Save the date cards typically include the following information:
- The names of the couple
- The date of the wedding
- The location of the wedding (city and state, or country if it’s a destination wedding)
- The phrase “save the date”
Save the date cards can be printed or electronic.
Printed save the dates are typically mailed to guests, while electronic save the dates can be sent via email, posted on a wedding website, or shared on social media.
It’s a good idea to send save the date cards to all of your invited guests, including those who you don’t expect will be able to attend.
This way, everyone has the opportunity to save the date and make any necessary arrangements in advance.
Creative Save The Date Ideas
There are so many ways to express your excitement for your event through save-the-date knickknacks such as cute coasters or magnets.
Check out below for some inspiration on fun keepsakes that your guests will cherish for years to come!
Polaroid save the date
Polaroid save the dates can offer you a stylish save the date be a perfect unique save the date photo ideas.
Sending your guests a polaroid of the happy couple featuring the information on the memo section of the polaroid would be something to keep forever.
The sharp lines and space around the photo allow for a real classy save the date.
Wooden save the date magnets
As stated earlier, save the dates are sent out in plenty of time before your wedding.
Wooden magnets combine a classy, yet rustic save the dates with the durability needed to ensure that your guests can keep it safe for a long, long time.
Save the date flyer
Flyers aren’t just reserved for the latest sale down at the mall, they can make a cost-effective way of creating save the dates.
Save the date magnets
Turning your save the date into a magnet means that your guests could be looking at your stylish save the date every time they open the fridge.
Letterpress save the dates
Letterpress save the date cards are the perfect option for a sleek and yet dramatic and modern look.
A letterpress presses ink into a thick card, resulting in deep and rich impressions.
It can give your save the date an excellent handmade quality that your guests will love to receive and feel.
Movie tickets can make a real quirky and cool save the date.
Choose a save the date font that resembles the old cinema signs.
This could be particularly useful if your first date was at the cinema, and you remember the film.
Book cover or bookmark save the date
If there is a book, which is particularly meaningful to both of you, why not use the book cover as a theme for your save the date?
Or even better, create a bookmark for your save the date card which can be used by your book lover guests!
Another addition to the book cover is you might consider adding some meaningful book lover quotes to your save the date for a cute addition and potential theme for your wedding.
Save the date coasters
Sending out save the dates becomes extra fun when you are able to customize stylish save the date coasters for your guests.
You can guarantee this fun memento will be used for years to come by your guests!
Something small like this would be perfect for out of towners or destination weddings.
For example, this would be a perfect keepsake for lake tahoe save the dates!
Save the date koozies
Not only are coasters a fun way to get the word out about your event, but koozies are always a fan favorite!
Who knows, maybe in 5 years you’ll see one of your friends whipping out your save the date koozie at the lake!
Photo booth save the date
A photo strip picture sleeve of the happy couple would be a great save the date item for your guests.
Photo strips can offer you the opportunity to be a bit more laid back and silly, you could even use props if you want to make your guests laugh or create stylish and classy pictures.
How do I make my own save the date pictures?
How do you design save the dates on Canva with save the date clipart?
Whether you go for the classic engagement photo save the date, funny save the dates, themed photoshoots, or want to be more unique and send a save the date keepsake item for your guests, you can’t go wrong with any option.
However, the most important thing is to not rush the process.
Choose a theme and style that matches you, your partner, your relationship, or the specific event.
I hope you enjoyed the article and if you have any other fun or unique save the date ideas, please do share them in the comments.
Until next time…