Creative New Save-the-Date Ideas

As more and more couples plan destination weddings, weekend weddings, or celebrations that require some of their guests to travel (and plan ahead), save-the-dates have become an essential part of the planning process — as well as a fantastic way to express your creativity. You can go vintage, modern, or boho, incorporate bold colors and fonts, or keep your save-the-dates simple and understated. I love when brides and grooms insert their unique sense of style and personalities into a save-the-date with humor, fun, and romance, like these super-cool ideas from Pear Tree Greetings.

The “Get to Know Him & Her” is an accordion style five-panel save-the-date that unfolds to show photos and wedding details. In back, there’s one large photo and separate panels about “Him” and “Her.” This particular card describes how the couple first met and what they thought of one another. Sweet!

him and her save the date pear tree greetings

For couples planning a destination wedding, this “Around the World Spinner” is ideal. Four different photos of the two of you appear in the cut-out circle in front as guests spin the side wheel. In back, your wedding location, date, and website are listed.

love map save the date pear tree greetings

And for a truly unique save-the-date, there’s the “Snapshots in Time,” featuring four of your favorite photos hanging from a satin ribbon. The details are printed on each photo, and in back, one of the photos can feature a personal tidbit (how you met, your first date, the proposal) followed by the date, your website, and “Formal invitation to follow.”

snapshots in time save the date pear tree greetings

For these and more fabulous ideas, visit Pear Tree Greetings and have fun designing a save-the-date that you and your guests are sure to love.

—Diane Forden

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