Make like these couples and pick save-the-dates your guests simply won't be able to resist!
#1 The video
We're gonna start big: making videos in place of paper save-the-dates or wedding invites is now a thing. In fact, there are even companies that offer their services for filming and editing! This isn't just the two of you on camera, telling your guests the details of your celebration - instead, these are pint-sized Hollywood-worthy epics. Watch one such creation below. (Hats off to you, Ben and Mindy.)
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: 9 Mr and Mrs style ideas
#2 The amusing photo
Keeping guests chuckling into their post since time began (well, almost), the funny-photo-save-the-date is a goodie. Think costumes, props, the works - and the sillier and more unlikely, the better. Image source.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: 12 mistakes it's easy for the bride to make
#3 The cutesy photo
Think adorable: big smiles, cosy jumpers and clever props. Here, the couple have gone for the classic writing-on-the-soles-of-our-shoes approach, but you can also apply this to any of the following - coffee cups, iced biscuits/cakes and T-shirts. Or anything else with a customisable surface area large enough to fit your 'we're getting hitched!' message on to. Image source.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: 21 thoughts every wedding guest has
#4 The be-there-or-be-square
For cool-cat couples who have a delightfully laid-back attitude towards their wedding day, this to-the-point idea is perfect. Image source.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: 7 ways a bridesmaid can help the bride
#5 The no-pen-necessary
Give guests literally no reason not to reply by including not only a stamped addressed envelope, but also a pen or pencil for them to fill in any required info on your save-the-date. Cute! Image source.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: 13 ways to transform an outdoors wedding venue
#6 The big-day hint
If you've already decided on a key detail or theme of your wedding day, why not drop a not-so-subtle clue to your guests? Image source.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: The 10 stages of being a bride
#7 The no-escape reminder
Fridge magnet save-the-dates are genius: every time your potential guests go to get a snack, or make a cup of tea, they'll have no choice but to acknowledge your wedding. (Unless they're heartless and chuck them in the bin, of course.) It's probably the closest you can get to shouting 'LET US KNOW IF YOU'RE ABLE TO MAKE IT OR NOT!' every time they go to get the milk. Image source.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: 10 ways to sign-post your wedding day