4 Clever and Fun Save-the-Date Ideas

Written By Alla Levin
August 25, 2020

4 Clever and Fun Save-the-Date Ideas

Last month, your sweetheart proposed to you and you very enthusiastically said, “yes!”

Since your engagement, you and your fiancé have selected a date to get married, booked a venue, and are now deciding what type of cake and catering you want on your big day.

In between appointments with local vendors to sample delicious cakes and entrées, it’s definitely time to send out save-the-date announcements.

This will give everyone you will be inviting to your wedding an official heads up of the when and where of your nuptials.

While you’ve probably received plenty of generic postcard-style save-the-dates in the mail over the years, you may want your announcement to be more creative and fun.

For example, the following four unique ideas are definitely thinking outside the traditional save-the-date box:

1. A Personalized Kitchen Towel

If you’re known for your great cooking skills, or you merely want to give your friends and family a save-the-date keepsake that won’t end up in the recycle bin, you can’t go wrong with a personalized kitchen towel.

Canvastry has a “design your own towel” feature that you can order in bulk.

You can either customize a kitchen towel with the who/what/when/where of your upcoming wedding, or you can up the kitchen-related ante a bit and create a “recipe” for your big day with you and your sweetie as the “ingredients” and the other information as the cooking directions.

2. Let Your Pet Make the Announcement

Instead of a traditional save-the-date card that features a photo of the two of you and your wedding details, why not let your beloved pet be the star of the announcement?

For example, Minted.com features a variety of save-the-date cards and styles that can be customized with photos and text of your choosing.

Upload a photo of your smiling dog and have him announce that his people are getting married, or do the same with a great shot of your cat or parakeet.

3. Send a Tasty Announcement

Another clever option for a save-the-date announcement is a delicious cookie. You can either order them from a local bakery or make your own from a tried-and-true recipe that you like.

To help the cookie arrive in one piece, go with a sturdier variety like sugar or shortbread and use a large heart-shaped cookie cutter to create the cookies.

Once they’re baked and cooled, spread royal icing on them, and once it’s hardened, use royal icing to pipe out “save-the-date,” along with your names and some basic wedding information.

Wrap each cookie and tuck it into a small bubble-wrap envelope and your friends will get your great news in a tasty way.

4. Inflate for the Date


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Another unique save-the-date idea involves some lung power on your guests’ part.

Create and order personalized latex balloons at a retailer like Party City, with your wedding date information, and then tuck each balloon inside a card with a note that says “inflate for the date.”

Once your guests blow up the balloon, they can learn when and where you’ll be tying the knot.

Fun Save-the-Date Ideas: Enjoy the Announcing and Congratulations!

You and your fiancé are a fun-loving couple, so your save-the-date announcements should be much more than a ho-hum postcard.

By letting your fur or feathered baby get in on the announcement to enjoying an afternoon together baking and decorating cookies and other ideas, you can share your incredible news in a more personal and clever way

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