“Save-the-Date” is one of the happiest announcements you and your partner will ever give. Although there is nothing wrong with traditional wedding invitations and save-the-dates, take some time together to consider how to best share this special news with your friends and loved ones. With some imagination, you and your future spouse can offer an unforgettable and creative spin to this timeless announcement.
“Pencil Us In”
Instead of receiving a customary note or invitation, surprise your loved ones with a tiny, customized calendar or mini planner. Be sure to circle the date! Attach a cute pencil or unique pen as a special touch. Announce your wedding date across the front and include a picture or unique design matching your wedding theme. Your guests will no doubt be a little confused until they catch a glimpse of the full meaning behind this creative wedding announcement.
“Guess Who ‘Popped’ the Question”
For weddings with a more casual and playful aesthetic, challenge yourself to embrace the fun and excitement of this joy-filled day with a mischievous wedding invitation. Fill a tiny box with plain popcorn and hide a slip of paper inside with a playful slogan such as “Guess who popped the question.” Include your wedding announcement and venue information as well. Wrap securely and send by mail to each guest. For local guests, sneak the box into their mailbox or leave it on their doorstep. Share a laugh with your guests on your wedding day and continue this theme with popcorn baggie guest favors. Your loved ones will never forget the day a personal box of popcorn arrived on their doorstep!
“Pieces of a Puzzle”
Everyone loves a mysterious riddle or puzzle. Challenge your guests to unravel your mysterious announcement by creating a personalized puzzle. Using a DIY puzzle kit or personalized puzzle service, create your unique wedding announcement. Send each puzzle to your guests and wait for them to fit the pieces together. To make the delivery even more mysterious, don’t include your return address on the package. It won’t be long before you receive excited phone calls and texts as each guests solves the mystery puzzle.
Give your announcements an intimate design that celebrates the love you and your partner share. Use your thumbprints to create a loving heart design or similar motif on each invitation. Although simple, this personal touch shows how deeply you care for each other as well as each guest you’re inviting. Talk with your future spouse and take some time to plan your invitation design. These invitations will be as unique as each of your own fingerprints.
“I Met My Match”
For a feisty wedding announcement that will leave your guests laughing, step outside the mold of traditional wedding formality and transform a match box into the perfect “Save the Date” announcement. Use miniature match boxes and personalize them with bows, ribbon, or other cute accessories. Attach a personalized tag or card with your mischievous slogan and wedding announcement. This match box doubles as a fun wedding favor your loved ones can treasure through the years to come. Fun, “gag” announcements set an exciting precedent for the celebration to come. Both you and your guests will enjoy these funny and personal touches.
Sharing your “Save-the-Date” can feel somewhat daunting for couples. This priceless announcement is something you can only give once. Sit down and talk about the message you wish to share with your loved ones. As you send out each wedding announcement, you’re sharing far more than just a date and venue address. These unique invitations broadcast your love and excitement to each guest. Be sure to save one for yourself as a timeless wedding memento for your wedding scrapbook and future anniversaries.