The ring has been picked, the question has been popped, and the answer has been exclaimed: YES! Congratulations on your engagement! Now it’s time to make sure your nearest and dearest know about your upcoming wedding â€“ assuming you have a venue and a date, of course. Small details people. You need a Save the Date of course! Here are a few unique and memorable Save the Date ideas to help get the inspiration flowing.Â â€“Nichole of Coral Pheasant
Often there is aÂ push to get Save the Dates out as soon as posÂsiÂble and it can be overÂwhelmÂing to make aÂ quick deciÂsion. AÂ tried and true option is to use aÂ favorite photoâ€‰â€“â€‰and thatâ€™s great! Your friends and famÂily will cerÂtainly know whose wedÂding is comÂing up. But if thereâ€™s time to put aÂ litÂtle more thought into your Save the Date, the result can be unique and memÂoÂrable. ConÂsider favorite memÂoÂries and past times. Maybe you met in colÂlege or the two of you love samÂpling wines. Or if you have aÂ solid sense of the celÂeÂbraÂtion you are planÂning, take inspiÂraÂtion from that. Below are aÂ colÂlecÂtion of Save the Date ideas that break the mold and truly set the stage for aÂ wedÂding not to be missed!
Itâ€™s always aÂ treat when aÂ couÂple has enlisted the help of aÂ seaÂsoned event planÂner. BrenÂdan and Ryan hired Diana at Jubilee Events to design and coorÂdiÂnate their upcomÂing wedÂding. Diana learned that Ryan, who works in fashÂion in NYC, was havÂing aÂ cusÂtom navy blue Tom Ford tuxedo made. AÂ light Âbulb went off and they had the idea to creÂate aÂ Save the Date inspired by the tux. When they shared the conÂcept with me, IÂ thought it would be aÂ fun guest expeÂriÂence to be able to interÂact with the design. Here, the tuxedo is laser cut out of navy blue stock and the â€œshirt and bow tieâ€ insert slides out to reveal the details of theirÂ day.
Sarah and Mike might just be the funÂniÂest clients Iâ€™ve had the pleaÂsure of workÂing with. Sarahâ€™s vision for her wedÂding was aÂ gorÂgeous affair inspired by HolÂlyÂwood Regency details with lots of shimÂmerÂing gold. And hip-hop. The two of them love their music and cerÂtainly didnâ€™t take themÂselves too seriÂously. Their Save the Dates feaÂtured aÂ strong typoÂgraphic design with Regency details and slightly inapÂproÂpriÂate language.
When your wedÂding is inspired by aÂ vinÂtage carÂniÂval, what betÂter than to â€œannounceâ€ it with an illusÂtrated pull tab Save the Date?! The cusÂtom illusÂtraÂtion by MyrÂtle and Lloyd incorÂpoÂrates the wedÂding colÂors and aÂ small slit in the megaÂphone allows for aÂ tab that, when pulled, reveals â€œSave the Date!â€ The enveÂlope was flipped upside down so that the cirÂcus tent above their return address fit sweetly onto theÂ flap.
The first three examÂples of Save the Dates were clearly derived from the coupleâ€™s indiÂvidÂual wedÂding designsâ€‰â€“â€‰but thatâ€™s not always the case. Itâ€™s perÂfectly fine for your Save the Dates to be unique and sepÂaÂrate from your actual wedÂding. Megan and Mike wanted to use their engageÂment phoÂtos and Iâ€‰â€“â€‰always lovÂing the chance to engage the guestâ€‰â€“â€‰creÂated aÂ fold out card that showed sevÂeral of them. The enveÂlope was sewn in half to creÂate two pockÂets. The photo card slipped into one side while the other pocket held aÂ small card with their wedÂding website.
When your wedding is on one of the most festive nights of the year, you werk it. New Year’s Eve, gold foil, festive language, fireworks. You get it. AmIright?!
Kacie and Chris met and fell in love while stuÂdents at QuinÂnipÂiac UniÂverÂsity. AÂ cusÂtom penÂnant in the universityâ€™s colÂors serves as their Save the Date. The penÂnant was rolled and mailed to guests in aÂ mailÂing tube with aÂ coorÂdiÂnatÂing label and postage stamp.
This casual clamÂbake lobÂster fest wedÂding was announced with step-by-step instrucÂtions on how to chow down. Their upcomÂing nupÂtials are cerÂtainly claws for celÂeÂbraÂtion! (See what IÂ did there?!)
A new take on aÂ magÂnet Save the Date. The announceÂment was printed on double-thick stock and the magÂnet was mounted within aÂ printed frame.
JorÂdan and Mikeâ€™s rusÂtic vinÂtage wedÂding will be held at the brideâ€™s famÂily home in SepÂtemÂber. Their triÂfold Save the Date unfolds to reveal the details and aÂ litÂtle glasÂsine enveÂlope filled with coorÂdiÂnatÂing conÂfetti and aÂ card with their wedÂding webÂsite. AÂ vinÂtage floÂral patÂtern in their event colÂors appears on the reverse (thatâ€™s the floÂral patÂtern seen in the backÂground) and hints at the event design dreamed up by Diana of Jubilee Events.
When Britt described her ideal wedÂding as a â€œbig fun boozy partyâ€ IÂ knew we would have some fun with her Save the Dates. For these oenophileâ€™s (aka wine lovers!), wine rings and splatÂters announce their wedÂding at Jonathan Edwards Winery.
Photo Credits: Coral Pheasant