Posted October 13, 2011 | 15 Comments
So, you’ve finally reached the moment when your wedding date is set and you’re ready to shout it from the rooftops. (It’s a great feeling, isn’t it?) Since your relatives likely live more than a few blocks away, you may need the assistance of something a little, well… louder. Today, we’re helping you select the perfect save the date fit for such an occasion – and, these aren’t just your run-of-the-mill save the dates. Each of these handmade save the date ideas is designed to POP with personality. So, instead of getting shuffled onto the coffee table or falling behind the fridge (never to be seen again), YOURS will stand out amongst the others and make a great first impression. Read on to discover eight unique save the date ideas both brides AND grooms can appreciate. Enjoy!
Save the Date #1: The Decoder
This save the date pretty much requires no introduction because the cleverness speaks for itself.
A save the date decoder? Too cool. Guests will love the retro 3D glasses and secret, spy-like message. This clever save the date was spotted + photographed via Kellan Studios and handmade by one of their couples, Ming and Dan. Nicely done, you two!
Save the Date #2: The Hot Sauce
This is a new one: tell guests to save the date with hot sauce, barbecue sauce, marinade or a dip! Guests love yummy flavored goodies and this favor won’t go to waste. This hot sauce save the date is packaged up + ready to go by Da Sweetz Potz. The Save the Date has never been spicier!
Save the Date #3: The Fingerprint
Nothing puts a personal touch on a Save the Date quite like a fingerprint. We spotted this adorable fingerprint save the date card via Drippy Ink.
Save the Date #4: The Proposal Story
The story of your proposal is worth sharing, so we love when Save the Dates incorporate the proposal into the announcement. Take a cue from two of our favorites beginning with this card by Savor The Date:
We are loving this newspaper save the date idea by KoTwo which gives guests the ‘Top Story’ to describe the events as they unfolded:
Save the Date #5: The Comic Book
To make a memorable first impression, consider a comic book style save the date by Team Welser. The hilarious covers feature titles such as, “Tales of Matrimony: Plunge into the Unknown” with your own custom comic book styled lookalike. We love.
Save the Date #6: The Lego
When real bride + groom Linda and Roland planned their wedding, they hoped to craft a save the date their guests would remember. However, we think they sailed right on past memorable and into the open waters of “never forget”. No one will forget these cleverly crafted lego save the date magnets, equipped with the bride’s bouquet of flowers and the groom dressed in a tux. Great job, you two!
Save the Date #7: The Banner
Give guests the fun of a banner with the sentiment of a photo display, courtesy of the folks at Anthologie Press:
Save the Date #8: The Pencil
People may ‘sync’ more than they ‘pencil it in’ anymore, but your guests will still love to kick it old school with this sharp save the date pencil idea by Melangerie.