Folks get pretty creative when it comes to their invitations and save-the-date notices. Earlier this year, a Redditor’s picture of his save-the-date went viral. Because they are having their wedding at a library — and if you read further down the thread, you’ll get more details about their wedding, including the fact that they’re having a gelato stand instead of a cake — their save-the-date was designed as a check-out card for a library book, with the relationship milestones and their approximate dates included. The final date and milestone on the check-out card is, of course, their wedding on June 22 of this year.
It got me thinking — what other themes could you do when it comes to your save-the-date? The great part is that all the ideas I’ve found can either be bought for pretty cheap off of Etsy (here’s a library checkout card you can simply buy, or a bookmark in keeping with the books/library theme), or do yourself with some creativity and Photoshop, like this guy did.
If you love movies or the theater a ticket is a natural way to style your save-the-date.
I fully expect one couple I know to go with a baseball theme once they decide to tie the knot. They’ve got a cute story — she’s a rabid Yankees fan, he was a Yankees beat reporter and they met over Twitter.
I remember a couple of years ago, a friend attended a wedding in which the invitation created as a passport. So, travel-themed save the date? Yes, please!
If any of these ideas appeal to you, but you’d like to do it yourself, then I recommend you mosey on down to your local Paper Source store. (No, they did not pay me for the mention or link.) They’ve got all manner of types of paper and envelopes you might need.