Sending out your save-the-dates is exciting because it’s your first chance to give your guests some official info on your wedding! This is also your chance to have a little fun showing off your decided wedding colors and/or theme. Since your wedding is months away and, at this point, you’re not neck deep in finalizing your wedding plans … this is the perfect time for a little DIY action! DIY projects are my FAVORITE! Scissors, ink, glue, paper, ribbon … Bring on the crafting supplies! Here are ten ideas I’ve come across for fun DIY save-the-dates.
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1. Save the Date Hankies – I stumbled on these sweet little Hankie save the dates which would be a perfect way to inform your guests of a vintage themed wedding!
2. Spinning Wheel - Check out this interactive save the date! Your guests can spin the wheel to find out the details of your upcoming marriage!
3. Magnets - Save the date magnets are perfect everyday reminders of your upcoming event. Your guests will get excited about attending your wedding every time they grab something from the fridge!
4. Number Ribbon - I love the idea of including a little pocket on your Save the Date to hold a ribbon that has numbers attached! Guests can pull the end of the ribbon out of the pocket to reveal your wedding date.
5. Calendars – Create mini desk calendars as your Save the Dates – something that your guests can actually use everyday leading up to your wedding!
6. Photoshop -Design your own Save the Dates using Photoshop. This is a great (very detailed) tutorial on how to create these Spanish themed cards.
7.Boarding Pass - These boarding pass Save the Dates are a perfect fit for a destination wedding. What better way to inform guests that they’re invited to join you on a trip to celebrate your marriage?
8. Message in a Bottle – While these may cost a little extra to send out to your guests … it would be a lovely surprise to get this in the mail as an announcement of your wedding date!
9. Pencil it in - Here is another package, simple and sweet, to share your wedding date with your family and friends. Print your date on pencils and/or buttons and pop them in the mail!
10. Video – If you have the equipment, why not shoot a short little video to use as your Save the Date. Not only is this a cute idea, but it will save you money on postage because you can email it out to your guest list!