9 Unique Save-the-Date Ideas

Tired of boring save-the-date magnets? Maybe your best friend used a photo postcard for hers, but you're looking for something a little more creative. You can have a classic wedding but still have some fun with your save-the-dates. Check out all the latest trends.
by Amanda Black
  1. Comic Book Save-the-Date

    photo by Courtesy CeciNewYork.com / The Knot

    Tell guests the abridged version of your relationship, complete with your meet-cute and misunderstandings (this couple met on a cross-country bus trip). Or just share a spoofy take on your proposal story.

    Personalize it: Figure out which story you want to tell. Maybe it's how he proposed or how you two met -- or both. Work with your stationer or graphic designer to sketch an unforgettable story.

    Courtesy of Ceci New York

  2. Magazine-Style Save-the-Date

    photo by Courtesy CeciNewYork.com / The Knot

    Show off your writing skills -- and your wedding location -- in a magazine feature save-the-date. This couple loved the idea of having everything they love about their wedding city highlighted in a New York magazine-inspired save-the-date.

    Personalize it: Make a list of your favorite spots in your wedding city or town -- this couple listed suggestions for activities and where to eat. Include your proposal story and work with a designer (or DIY it) to create a themed save-the-date.

    Courtesy of Ceci New York

  3. Cookie Box Save-the-Date

    photo by Courtesy Passing-notes.com / The Knot

    Pastry chefs Ruthie and Eric shared a bit of their passion with friends and family through their date tartlet cookie save-the-dates.

    Personalize it: Bake your own batch of date cookies or linzer heart cookies to symbolize your love -- or just go with your favorite recipe. Add a message inside the box letting guests know your wedding date, along with a little note about your treats.

  4. Board Game Save-the-Date

    photo by Courtesy CeciNewYork.com / The Knot

    Taking a cue from The Game of Life, this couple worked with their designer to come up with a board game, complete with bride and groom playing pieces and all their wedding weekend stops (the ceremony, reception and so on).

    Personalize it: You can coordinate the colors with your wedding palette or just have fun creating the different spots on the board. Make the finish line your wedding date and include officiant, bride and groom playing pieces.

    Courtesy of Ceci New York

  5. Vinyl Save-the-Date

    photo by Courtesy SimpleSongDesign.com / The Knot

    This couple sourced vintage records and put their save-the-date labels directly on the vinyls.

    Personalize it: Find vinyls of your favorite bands and mention on your save-the-date that the recipient can actually play the record. Here’s an idea: Try to find albums you’ll play at your wedding.

  6. Passport Holder Save-the-Date

    photo by Courtesy Tiny Pine Press / The Knot

    For their destination wedding in Italy, this couple sent out save-the-dates in a chic suede passport holder.

    Personalize it: Choose your passport holder according to your wedding colors and tuck a classic save-the-date card into it -- guests will get the hint they’re headed on a trip.

  7. Word Wheel Calendar Save-the-Date

    photo by Courtesy Minted / The Knot

    Get to the point with a fun, colorful calendar save-the-date. This one points to each aspect of your day, from the season down to the actual wedding date.

    Personalize it: Work with your stationer to customize the color, design and details. You can even include where you met or where he proposed.

    Courtesy of Minted.com

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