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18 brilliantly quirky save-the-date ideas for your wedding

18 brilliantly quirky save-the-date ideas for your wedding

Written by Katie Byrne

Invite your wedding guests in style with this fabulous ideas


#1 Feeling lucky?

Send your guests-to-be scratchcards to hint at the fun that lies ahead...

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#2 This adorable DIY idea is perfect for brides on a budget who want to do something a little different.

So cute, no? Tutorial available via

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IDEA! Strapped for cash? Consider using Instagram or Snapchat to create a short, sharp to-the-point invite for your guests - filters optional.


#3 Pair of music lovers?

Incorporate your passion for festivals into your stationery (click here to see how one real-life couple incorporated it into their wedding reception, too).

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#4 Get the date pencilled in

If the last time you used a pencil was in secondary school, this technically counts as #retro - making it instantly cooler.

unusual wedding save-the-dateFrom £1.50 each; available via eBay.


#5 Make your invite magnet-ising

The best thing about a fridge magnet save-the-date? Your guests will see it. Every. Single. Day. 

unusual wedding save the dateFrom £42.17 for 20; available to buy via Etsy.


#6 The life sentence

Um, lol - we love this tongue-in-cheek idea!

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IDEA! Browse online and find a service that will allow you to turn your favourite movie poster into a sleek, chic save the date for your wedding plans. Alternatively, hand the task over to a Photoshop-savvy friend. (It can be their wedding gift to you...!)


#7 Luggage tags are perfect for a vintage-inspired wedding

They're just so adorable!

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#8 Oh, crumbs

This is a cute idea: whip up a batch of cookies (have a test-run first) and then invest in a personalised stamp that covers your names and wedding date.

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IDEA! Create a private Facebook group, add the members of your guest-list to it and announce your wedding date with a gorgeous pic of the two of you. 


#9 #CrushHour

Perfect for couples whose relationships began during their daily commute...

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IDEA! Print cute stickers for your guests to add to their calendars. 


#10 Up and away

This is a wonderful idea: write your save-the-date info on a balloon and post to your guests. (However - make it clear that they need to blow up the balloon, otherwise they might just chuck it out!)

unusual wedding save the dateTutorial available via


#11 Lantern love

This is a brilliantly unusual idea - and perfect for inviting key members of your wedding party to the celebration. (Champagne optional, naturally.)

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#12 Let the love grow!

You've heard of seed packet wedding favours - but how about seed save-the-dates? Ask your guests to get planting and report back with what they've grown by the time your wedding day comes round.

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#13 Put on a show

If you're a culture-loving couple, why not send guests your very own ticket-style save-the-dates?

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#14 And finally! Send your guests a message in a bottle...

No - literally. We love this imaginative save-the-date idea!

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