15 Creative Save-the-Date Ideas

The first thing to note about save-the-dates is that they do not have to be cards! Less formal than wedding invitations, save-the-dates can be magnets, photographs, gift boxes with surprises inside – anything that communicates your unique style as a couple.

Whatever your style, your save-the-dates should be fun and memorable. Here are 15 creative save-the-date ideas to get you started:

Instagram save-the-date idea with calendar.

Instagram Save the Date

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Infograph save-the-date idea

Infographic Save the Date

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Vintage photo save-the-date idea

Post Card Save the Date

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Lucky lottery save-the-date idea

Lottery Save the Date

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Informative photo save-the-date idea

Informative Save the Date

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Song request save-the-date idea

Song Request Save the Date

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Cool coaster save-the-date idea

Coaster Save the Date

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Puppy love save-the-date idea

Puppy Save the Date

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Yummy save-the-date idea

Yummy Save the Date

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Viewmaster save-the-date idea

Viewmaster Save the Date

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Handkerchief save-the-date ideas

Handkerchief Save the Date 2

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Botanical watercolor save-the-date idea

Botanical Save the Date

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Event ticket save-the-date idea

Ticket Stub Save the Date

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Destination save-the-date idea

Destination Save the Date

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Perfectly in-step save-the-date idea

Shoes Save the Date

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When to send save-the-date cards

Ideally, you will want to send your guests save-the-date cards two to four months before your wedding. If you will be inviting international guests, work toward sending your save-the-dates six months in advance. This will allow them to secure airfare at a reduced rate.

Save-the-dates are the perfect way to add a little fun and personality – especially if you’re having a more formal wedding with traditional invitations.