Weddings are lavish affairs, aren’t they? That means you have a lot to plan and organize so that everything goes without a glitch. With engagement periods ranging from 6 months to 18 months or even two years, you sure have plenty of time to plan for the wedding of your dreams.
Does that mean you take it slow? Of course not! You finalize the wedding planner and get started on the numerous arrangements and details. One such detail is the Save the Date ideas pre-invitation. With more people choosing themed and destination weddings that last for more than a day, it has become important to send pre-invitations to alert guests.
Save the Date, in simple terms, is a small yet innovative invitation that tells the guests about the upcoming nuptials. These are sent before the actual wedding invitation to allow guests to plan their schedules to attend the special occasion.
You should ideally send your Save the Date invitation around 6-8 months before the wedding. This will give guests ample time to check their budget, book tickets (unless you are paying for them), and make other arrangements.
These invitations are usually small in size with basic information such as the name of the couple, the wedding date, and tentative location. You can also add your pictures or any other useful details like the link to your wedding website. Make them quirky, sweet, trendy, stylish, funny, or funky. As long as they align with the theme of the wedding, you can pick any style.
We’ve listed ten memorable Save the Date ideas for you to consider for your wedding. Take a look at them below. Use them as it is, or tweak them based on your taste.
Save the Date Ideas
- Personalized Coasters
Who doesn’t use coasters? Every home has a bunch of them lying around on tables, counters, and desks, right? Coasters are a great way to not just inform the guests about the wedding but also to keeping them reminding of it. Each time they look at the coaster, they’ll think of your fondly. Go for plastic, wood, fibre, or metal coasters. Add your pictures or just the name and date.
Do you have friends and family who love to read books? Are you a book lover? If yes, Save the Date bookmarks would be the right choice for you. Whether you get them printed in bulk or customize using handmade paper and handwritten script, bookmarks are a cute way to remind your guests about the wedding. We don’t have to tell you that booklovers carry their bookmarks with them, do we?
- Vinyl-Based Cards
Do we have retro fans reading the blog? We’ve got something for you as well. Vinyl-shaped Save the Date cards are such a different way to tell your guests about the wedding. Right from the cover to the card, everything appears like a vinyl. The only exception is that it doesn’t play music.
- Calendar Cards
These are cute little cards with tags so that they can be hung at a convenient place or even used as bookmarks. Instead of mentioning only the date of the wedding, you share the entire month’s calendar and highlight the date. If you have guests who mark calendars to plan their schedules, they’ll love this one.
Personalised keyrings are an all-time hit idea for Save the Date invitations. Why? Well, we can never have too many keychains, can we? People will use it to loop their keys and carry it with them. That means, every time they use the keys, they will think of you and your wedding. You can go for wood-engraved models, plastic dolls (of bride and groom), or even a monument from the wedding location.
- Confetti Poppers
We absolutely love this save the date idea. What’s a wedding without the mess of scattered confetti? Why not start it in advance by sending Save the Date invitations in the form of confetti poppers. All you need to do is put a personalized sticker on the poppers to remind them of your wedding and the date.
- Destination Cards
Are you planning a destination wedding? This is a cool way to tell them about the destination and pique their interest. Make it cheerful, colourful, and happy with a drawing, picture, or a handwritten message. Include trivia about the place at the end. Show them the destination even before they visit the place.
- Personalized Matchboxes
Do you want a classy yet quirky way of sending Save the Date invitations? What do you think of personalized matchboxes? These are a bit old school, so if you are planning a traditional wedding, these might fit right in. It doesn’t matter if the guests don’t use them, they will cherish the matchboxes just the same.
- PO Telegrams
When was the last time you sent a telegram? What do you think about sending a bunch of them? You don’t have to make them telegrams though technically. Design the cards similar to telegrams and post them away. How wonderful would it be to send and receive one, right? We adore classic themes with modern twists.
- Fridge Magnets
Map magnets are useful when you are getting married away from your location. Whether it is a destination wedding in another country or whether you picked an isolated and secluded venue nestled in the countryside, you will want your guests to know where exactly the wedding will take place. By customizing magnets to show the region’s map, you can be sure that the guests will have a better idea of the surroundings. Who doesn’t like magnets? They are so useful, aren’t they?
Fridge magnets are one of the best save the date ideas as they will stay visible. You can customise them with pictures of you as a couple or something personal. Or even combine with the telegraph idea above.
Creativity has no boundaries, and you can find countless ways to send memorable Save the Date invitations so that people will remember and look forward to attending the wedding. Just make sure to send these only to those you will definitely be inviting. The last thing you want is to hurt someone by sending a pre-invitation but not following it up with the formal wedding invitation. Have a happy wedding.