Save the dates with a difference

Save the date cards

Once you’ve gotten engaged, chosen the date, and booked the venue, the next step in planning a wedding is sending out the save the date cards. Although you may have excitedly told all your loved ones your plans already, @BrideMag explains the charm of sending out invitations, “In the fast paced lives we live, Save the Date cards act as both an exciting reminder and simple token of courtesy for your guests.”

If you wish to stamp your personality on your wedding stationery, a unique and quirky save the date card is a must. Here are some of our favourite designs to help get your creative juices flowing.


When most people receive a save the date card, they stick it on the fridge, or on a pin board for safe keeping. You can make your save the dates even easier to store by having them printed on thin, flexible magnets. Pretty much any design can be printed onto magnets, allowing you to include photos, graphics, illustrations, and text in your design.


A tactile alternative to paper or card, thinly sliced wood is a great choice for country weddings, or ceremonies with a rustic theme. The information is carefully carved into the wood, giving you a stylish finish and a save the date card that’s guaranteed to stand out from the crowd.


A personalised illustration is a great way to tell your friends you’re getting hitched. It’s pretty easy to find illustrators online that will create a simple and stylish design just for you. All you have to do after that is get the image printed and pop it in the post. Take full advantage of the opportunities a personalised illustration offers by including plenty of unique details in the image. Have a look online to find an illustrator in your area, whose style you like and who takes on small commissions.

Comic book

Fun and eye-catching, a comic book design could be perfect for your save the date cards. Use the design to tell the story of how you met your partner, or the tale of your engagement. Not only does this style of save the date card look great, it also creates a fantastic memento for you and your loved ones to enjoy after the wedding has been and gone.


Why not give your guests something useful as well as practical by turning your save the date card into a bookmark? Not only is this an original way to present the information, it might also make it easier for your guests to keep the details safe will their invitations arrive.

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