Unique Save-the-Date Ideas

Are you tired of traditional save-the-date cards?  Looking for a unique way to let your guests know an invitation awaits? Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

 Enhance Your Theme

Your save-the-date is the first glimpse into the theme of your wedding.  Set the tone by selecting an option that represents your style! If you are getting married at a vineyard, perhaps engraved wedding corks are the way to go.

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Or, if your style leans on the side of rustic, think of an option that will match your décor.

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Announce your wedding date with video instead!  Videos are a fun, personalized way to save some cash and material goods.  Be sure you include all the vital details and add a sweet, romantic touch too.  Here is a useful resource to help you get started: Animoto.com.


Tote Bags

Everyone can use an extra tote bag!  Plus, your guests can use them to carry personal items to all your wedding festivities.

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Magnetic save-the-dates are very popular option that never go out of style.  Plus, they are quite functional. Every time your guest posts their grocery list to the fridge, they will have a friendly reminder of your special day! How romantic.

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Save-the-dates are the first step in letting your guests know what’s to come.  This small detail is especially helpful for your out of town guests.  So, while you are planning and creating, make it personal and have fun!

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Date

Choosing the perfect wedding date is essential to planning your wedding. Your wedding date helps coordinate themes, venue locations, and of course your pictures! Obviously the perfect wedding date is different for everyone depending on their own preferences and lives, but follow our helpful tips in determining the perfect wedding date for you!

Consider the Weather

Do you prefer a sunshine-filled day for your wedding or are you hoping for a bit of snow? Some brides prefer spring or fall time for coordinating colors within their themes. Typically, warmer months are more popular for hosting weddings but if you don’t mind the possibility of a slight chill go for a spring or fall wedding date! Keep in mind that the weather can also affect your out-of-town guests.

Think About Your Theme

If you are planning a nautical theme wedding it may be more relatable to the summer months, or even a Winter Wonderland themed wedding obviously wouldn’t go over too well in summer. Or even if you are planning to use more pastel, bright, or warm tones in your color palette – they may be easier to find during the spring and summer months.

Which Day of the Week

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? Saturdays allow people from out of town to come in Friday night and take off Sunday morning. Sundays seem to be very formal and allow people to enjoy themselves at your wedding while still not having to take much time away from their busy schedules. However, Fridays, which are somewhat less common for wedding dates, tend to really work well for destination weddings or weddings with a lot of out-of-town guests. This is because people come in from out of town for the Friday wedding and usually end up staying the whole weekend since they are already in this new location.


The costs of a wedding vary from couple to couple, and do play a significant role in the entire wedding planning process. If you have a small budget for your wedding it is probably best to use an off-season date to save on venue costs. Keep in mind how close your wedding date is to a holiday as well, as guests flying in may have to pay a premium for flying during peak holiday season.

These are just some factors to keep in mind when choosing the perfect wedding date. But everyone has a different idea of what they believe to be the “perfect” wedding date. So regardless of the date you choose, you will find a way to make your wedding completely your own!