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★ Creative Save-The-Date Card Ideas For Weddings | Free Templates & DIY Craft Tutorials ★
How To Announce Your Wedding Date In Style
So you've got engaged and set the date...congratulations! Next step is announcing the wedding date to your nearest and dearest with save-the-date cards or videos, and on this page you are bound to find the best ideas for that announcement.
Making your own save-the-date cards will save money and will allow you to add a more personal touch to them and perhaps make a unique design to remember! Below you will find plenty of inventive and creative tutorials and DIYs, as well as free templates to print out.
To save even more money (or if you want to get really fun or romantic), a video save-the-date is a fantastic idea for creating a memorable message that will last forever.
I hope you find what you are looking for here :)
Stop Motion Save-The-Date
Crafty 'Save The Date' Ideas
- Custom Linocuts
Make your own personal stamp for this simple idea.
- Minimalist Chevrons
Simple, modern and stylish, and I like the photo idea.
- Photobooth Strip
Really cute and creative idea.
- CD Cover
I love the songs on the back and the envelope.
- Vintage Handkerchief
Stamp your save-the-date details on a handkerchief.
- Scratch-Off Fun
Interactive idea to reveal the wedding date.
- Wooden Blocks
Brilliant technique idea you can use to display the wedding date.
- Mini Canvas & Easel
Save-the-date momentoes in the style of miniature artwork.
- Confetti Bags
Cute save-the-date favor with glitz and sparkle.
Top Products & Tools For Making Impressive Cards
There are many ways to add a luxurious and unique touch to your save-the-date cards, and the following craft tools would allow you to add linoleum prints and embossed designs:
This neat kit contains the materials you need to make your own stamps in designs of your choosing.
This kit contains everything you need to make your cards tactile and luxurious.
Light Painting Message
Creative DIY Save-The-Dates
- 35mm Film Canister
Such a fun idea which makes use of old media.
- Watercolor Patterns
Even people who have never painted before can do this DIY.
- Giant Tags
Rubber stamp a large tag and attach pretty yarn.
- Fold-Out Cards
Fun idea for a clever card.
- Modern Bunting
This classy and detailed card is one of my favourites.
- DIY Magnets
Clever way to give your guests a momento of your wedding too.
- 10 Imaginative Ideas
Hankies, garlands and a message-in-the-bottle.
- Airmail Embroidery
Beautiful calendar idea based on airmail patterns and colors.
- Rustic Wood Slices
Gorgeous woodland themed cards with real birch log slices.
Nostalgic Photo Cards
DIY Idea Using LEGO
Free STD Printables & Downloads
- Martha Stewart Wedding Ideas
Including coded designs, matchboxes and spinner toys.
- Fun Freebies
Browse through for awesome ideas including paper planes, Mad Men & calendars.
- Library Card Theme
Free library card templates for book lovers.
- Air Mail Printable
Download both the card and a classic red and blue envelope pattern.
- Beautiful Watercolor Design
Classy and sophisticated leaf pattern.
More Homemade Save-The-Date Ideas
- Framed Windows
Fun save-the-dates with a clear acetate window and sequins.
- Fringed Hearts
Romantic hearts made with tissue paper frills.
- Feather Scroll
Roll your save-the-date into a scroll and wrap with yarn and a feather.
- Embroidered Postcards
Lovely vintage postcards with added stitches.
- Google Map Envelopes
A great idea for showing the wedding location.
- Using Microsoft Word
You don't need fancy software to make electronic save-the-dates.
- Hanging Ornaments
Stamped softies to use as ornaments.
- Newspaper Headline
Funny photographic idea created mainly on the PC.
- Twine + Kraft Paper
Bakers twine makes everything look cuter!
Fun Ideas & Inspiration
- Papercut Cards
Do simple papercuts yourself or get them professionally laser cut for beautiful cards.
- Literally Tie-The-Knot
Clever concept and easy to replicate.
- Watercolor & Calligraphy
Time consuming but a lovely finished product.
- Printed Coasters
Fun personalized project using lino printing.
- State Linocut Block Print
Pay homage to your home state or country with a custom lino print.
Origami Paper Balloons
These clever origami balloon shapes are sent flat, then the recipient blows into them to open them up like in this photo so that they can look through the hole in the side to see the wedding date written opposite (inside the balloon). Fun!
Photo and save-the-dates by My Bohemian Summer. If you'd like to know how you can order some, or ask the maker any questions, check out their facebook page or contact them directly at: summer AT mybohemiansummer DOT com
Amazing Save-The-Date Videos
In the modern world you can cut costs by filming and e-mailing a cool video save-the-date instead of a card - like these awesome examples: