People use save the dates for all kinds of important life events – but usually, these personal little cards are reserved for weddings. Because such life events only come around once in a lifetime, you want them to be perfect. This starts with making sure that the save the date cards are unique for you, your guests and your event. To that end, we have put together a great list of unique save the dates to make sure your events are the best they can be – starting with the invitations.
1. Social Media Sticker Cards
We all love to post pictures on social media. This is especially true of happy couples. So, why not use some of your favorite pictures from your likely large stash of social media photos and turn them into unique save the dates? Instagram has a great way to make actual stickers out of any photo you post on their site. Directions on how to do that can be found here.
2. Photos With Sidewalk Chalk
This one is a great blast from simpler times. Everyone remembers drawing on the pavement with sidewalk chalk as a kid, right? Why not turn it into a grown-up version of one of the most unique save the dates anyone could think of. Draw cutesy outlines on the pavement, maybe with a scribbled bridal veil, and lie down and snap an amazing photo with your lovely mate. Mail these out to your guests, and they’ll be saving your date.
3. Little Bag With Details Of The Wedding
This is a really creative one. You can send your guests little pouches that have anything you feel is relevant to the wedding date inside, be it seating arrangements, instructions on appropriate attire, or even just little thank you notes. These bags are adorable, and they would make perfect unique save the dates that your guests will cherish and remember.
4. Mock Library Return Cards
This one is perfect for all those bookworms out there. Remember those little cards that the school librarian would put in the paper pockets in the back of the library books you checked out as a kid? Some libraries still use them. Well, you can use them for unique save the dates as well! Just stamp the dates of major events in the relationship on the cards, with the wedding date at the end.
5. Notes In Bottles
This one is about as quaint as it gets. Get tiny, old-fashioned glass bottles and put your save the date messages in them, and seal them with cork. You can even make the notes specific to each guest. That way, people know that you put thought into them, and it makes everyone feel incredibly special. This is an incredibly personal way to make sure your wedding guests know you are thinking of them, and want them there for your big day.
The Bottom Line
Your wedding day is perhaps the most important day of your life. It takes a lot of planning, and you had to do a lot of work to get here. You had to go through many relationships, and even learn how to stop thinking about exes after bad break-ups. Maybe before meeting your life mate, you had to move to a new town and learn to make friends and start a new life. Perhaps when you met your honey, you had to learn how to live together well first. But now, your big day is here, and you want it to be everything you ever dreamed of and then some.
Weddings are fun, but the run-up to them can also be stressful. The first thing you want to do is make sure that you register with a gift registry in plenty of time, and send out some unique save the dates to get your guests as excited about your big day as you are. Then, to make sure you enjoy and remember every moment of your wedding, make sure the day goes as smoothly as possible.
And do not forget to have fun. You can find a handy list of great and fun activities to do that very morning right here on OurStart.
We want your wedding to be just as special as you are, and the best way to do that is to start at the very beginning – with some unique save the dates. Happy Wedding Day!