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10 Totally Unique Save-the-Date Ideas

These unique ideas prove that your save-the-dates don't have to be magnets or engagement photos.
The Knot
by The Knot
Updated Apr 24, 2020
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It's likely you have a fridge stacked with other couples' gorgeous engagement photos gilded with wedding details across them. And while there's absolutely nothing wrong with a classic save-the-date (we love a good fridge magnet), you definitely don't have to follow suit if "traditional" isn't your thing. So in case you're looking for more unique inspiration to give a heads up to your guests, check out our favorite out-of-the-box save-the-date ideas, below. 

A Calendar

Create a calendar of your marriage month with your exact date highlighted. Complete the save-the-date with the details of your nuptials at the bottom. 

A Vintage Postcard (and Dashboard Hula Girl)

If you're having a destination wedding, a vintage postcard of your location will be the perfect save-the-date to get your guests excited for the event. 

A 3D Print

Want a save-the-date your guests have likely never seen before? Try a 3-D print—and don't forget to send along the 3-D glasses so your guests can properly view your wedding details. 

A Custom Illustration

You can design or illustrate your own save-the-dates if you have the skills, or you can simply commission an artist to sketch a fun portrait of you and your spouse in a style that suits you. 

A Comic Book

A comic-book-themed design is a whimsical way to do your save-the-dates (for bonus points, add a custom monogram to be your very own "bat signal"). 

A Travel-Themed Luggage Tag

For faraway and exotic destination weddings, a travel-themed luggage tag is the perfect save-the-date idea for your guests. 

A Watercolor Painting

Commission a cool watercolor painting that reflects the style and theme of your wedding to get your guests excited for the event and to gift them a lovely piece of art.

A Funny Trifold Card

Pick a hilarious picture of you and your spouse-to-be to surprise your guests when they open up a trifold card.

A Laser-Cut Design

For creative couples, a hand-designed, laser-cut sign is an ultra-unique save-the-date idea your guests will love. 

A Miniature Airplane

If you're having a destination wedding or just love to travel, a miniature airplane will be an out-of-the-box save-the-date idea everyone will love. 

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