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Top 14 Save the Date Ideas

6th April 2018 |By | Be the first to comment

Announcing your wedding date to your friends and family can be a very enjoyable experience, and we can prove it with these 14 fun, creative, and unique save the date ideas from traditional save the date cards to DIY messages in a bottle.

Find more creative ways to announce your engagement here!

1) Wooden Display

Wooden display save the dates are very versatile—there are so many designs, shapes, and sizes available. You aren’t limited to just wood either, as you could opt for something like a laser-cut acrylic display instead.

Laser Cut Wood Wedding Save the Date by Studio EQ Design Barn Wedding Stationery Alternatives | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Laser Cut Wood Save the Date by Studio EQ Design

2) Magnets

These sweet love heart shaped magnets are very pretty save the date card alternatives, easily kept as a keepsake after the wedding.

Save The Date Wooden Heart Magnets | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Save The Date Wooden Magnets

3) Handkerchiefs

Consider a pretty, personalised handkerchief, perhaps delivered with a small notecard.

Play Bill White and Navy Save The Date Personalised Handkerchief | Confetti.co.uk Black and Gold Parisian Save The Date Personalised Handkerchief | Confetti.co.uk Elegant Type Save The Date Personalised Handkerchief | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Play BillParisian, and Elegant Type Save The Date Personalised Handkerchiefs

4) Cards

Save the date cards are the more modern route for many couples, as not only are they relatively fast and simple to arrange but they also come in so many styles.

Classic Script Save The Date Card | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Classic Script Save The Date Card

Rustic Dandelion Wish Tie the Knot Save the Date Card by SweetSights on Etsy and Tying the Knot Save the Date Card with Tree and Love Birds by MyPlatinumPlanner on Etsy | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Dandelion Wish Tie the Knot Save the Date Card by SweetSights on Etsy | Love Birds Tying the Knot Save the Date Card by MyPlatinumPlanner on Etsy

Kraft Save The Date Scratch Cards - Vintage Black and Brown with Cursive Script | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Kraft Save The Date Scratch Cards

(See some beautiful save the date cards inspiration here.)

5) Balloons

Whether used in a photo to send out on social media or as part of an engagement photo shoot, balloons are a simple, stylish, and striking way to announce your wedding date. Other options include sending a balloon and card to each of your guests that they have to blow up to see the message, or filling the balloon with a message and/or confetti that the receiver has to pop to see what’s inside in a kind of “pop to reveal the hidden message” (just like you might do when asking “Will you be my bridesmaid?”!)

Save the Date Balloons - Fall Mountain Engagement - Colorado - by Rachel Havel | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Fall Mountain Engagement, Colorado, by Rachel Havel Photography

6) Treats

Give your guests a taste of your wedding to come with a sweet save the date such as a chocolate treat, fortune cookie, a luxury box of treats like the below macarons, and even personalised teabags.

Love is Sweet - Gold and Rose Gold Chocolate Heart Wedding Favour by LittleIndieStudio on Etsy | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: “Love is Sweet” Chocolate Heart Wedding Favour by LittleIndieStudio on Etsy

Macaron Box Wedding Save the Date Idea and Personalised Save the Date Tea Bags from Vintage Tea Party Picnic Engagement Session Photograph by Christy Nicole Photography | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Vintage Tea Party Engagement Session by Christy Nicole Photography | Ladurée Inspired Macaron Box Save the Date Idea

7) Bookmark

Not too far removed from a save the date card, a save the date bookmark is a small, versatile stationery idea that can give your guests a lovely glimpse into your wedding theme.

Pink and Navy Blue Save the Date Bookmark by ThePaperVioletShoppe on Etsy and Fall Wedding Autumn Wedding Save the Date by envymarketing on Etsy | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Save the Date Bookmark by ThePaperVioletShoppe on Etsy | Autumn Wedding Save the Date by envymarketing on Etsy

8) Message in a Bottle

Message in a bottle save the dates are so, so pretty. You could fill it with a rolled up note giving details of your wedding date, or (especially for a beach wedding or wedding abroad) include some sand as a bit of a teaser for what the big day will offer. Other ideas include filling your bottle with hot chocolate and marshmallows or tea leaves.

Small Glass Bottle With Cork Stopper and Charms Wedding Favour and Message In a Bottle Creative Save the Date Idea by aLITTLEsmallTALK on Etsy | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Small Glass Bottle with Cork Stopper with Oasis Blue Twine and Key – Clover, Clock, and Wine Barrel Charms | Message In a Bottle Save the Date Idea by aLITTLEsmallTALK on Etsy

Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows Favour - Youthberry White Tea with Wild Orange Blossom Herbal Tea | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Small Glass Bottle with Cork Stopper with White Ribbon and Open Format Small Favour Tag from our Garden Party stationery collection (also featuring Youthberry White Tea with Wild Orange Blossom Herbal Tea).

9) Film Canister

Another creative take on the message in a bottle is this lovely cinema-style film canister.

DIY Film Canister Save the Date Idea from Oh So Lovely | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: DIY Film Canister Save the Date Idea from Oh So Lovely

10) Plantable/Seeded Paper

For those conscious of the environment and those aiming for an eco friendly wedding, plantable/seeded paper is a brilliant option that allows the receiver to grow anything from herbs to wildflowers when the paper is planted.

Meg and Ryan's Plant Marker and Plantable Save the Dates from Oh So Beautiful Paper | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Meg and Bryan’s Plant Marker/Plantable Save the Dates from Oh So Beautiful

Plantable Seeded Paper Save The Date Invitation from Zed & Bee Wedding Stationery Collection | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Plantable Seeded Paper Save The Date Invitation from Zed & Bee

11) Origami

If you enjoy getting hands on, fold-out save the date fans or origami paper planes (or even playground style “cootie catchers” that you may know as a “paper fortune teller”, “chatterbox”, “salt cellar”, “whirlybird”, or “paku-paku”) are brilliant options that look amazing.

Personalised Vintage Airmail Wedding Save the Date Paper Airplanes by HipHipHoorayStudio and Buenos Aires Folding Hand Fan Save the Date from Ceci New York | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Buenos Aires Folding Hand Fan Save the Date from Ceci New York | Personalised Vintage Airmail Wedding Save the Date Paper Airplanes by HipHipHoorayStudio

12) Confetti

Consider a confetti push-pop with a personalised sleeve or label reading “Save the Date”, or a confetti-filled balloon that you’ve written “Save the Date” on. These are really fun ideas, and some people might even decide to put their message inside the push pop or balloon…but with the latter you should just be aware that your guests probably won’t appreciate a shower of confetti all over their living room that they then have to clean up.

Metallic Gold and Silver Confetti Push Pop - Save the Date Confetti Push Pop | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above:  Rose Gold, “Modern Floral” Personalised Jewellery Box, Metallic Silver and Gold Confetti Push-Pop, Personalised Candy Wrapper, and a Metallic Gold Straw.

13) Art

Let your love of comics shine with a personalised comic save the date that you could even draw yourself. Or get artistic some other way, such as a simple chalk drawing or an elaborate piece of graffiti art that you can take a photo with.

Comic Book Save the Date Digital Superhero Style Wedding by AwkwardAffections on Etsy and Superhero Real Wedding Buttonholes | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Comic Book Save the Date by AwkwardAffections on Etsy | Katie and Ian’s Superhero Themed Real Wedding

Creative Save the Date Chalk Art Photography by Kerstin Weidinger | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Save the Date Chalk Art Photography by Kerstin Weidinger Photography

14) Photos

With that in mind, you can get very creative with save the date photos. Just some options include a message written in the sand, long-exposure photography with sparklers, and even scrabble pieces. Plus you can add some cute-factor too by incorporating your pet.

Cute Dog Save the Date Headband - Ran & Moran by Jen Sladkov - and Sparklers Long Exposure Photo Save the Date by Dan Kenemore | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Ran & Moran by Jen Sladkov | Long Exposure Photo Save the Date by Dan Kenemore

Save the Date Scrabble Pieces | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Save the Date Scrabble Pieces via Oh One Fine Day

For more information on save the dates, check out our article on When to Send Your Save The Date & Wedding Invitations.

Furthermore, now that you know your wedding date, have you asked your best friend to be your bridesmaid yet? Be inspired by these bridesmaid proposal ideas.

Leanne Smith
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Leanne is one of Confetti's content writers. She enjoys being a highly creative person with a life-long passion for art and creative writing, and she has a determined dream of becoming a published author.

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