The best save the date ideas should leave your future wedding guests speechless.

All of your wedding details — from engagement to honeymoon — should be unique, exceptional and memorable. Why not start with unforgettable, knock-your-socks-off save the dates? Take it up a notch and pair them with save the date gifts!

Here are six save the date ideas that go way beyond announcing the day you’re getting hitched. Select your favorite and set the tone for a wedding your friends and relatives won’t want to miss!

Unforgettable save the date ideas

1. Custom LEGO® Caricatures

lego people wedding

Go ahead and expose your inner child! Lego® caricatures that look just like you and your mate are made by Two Three Bricks using digital image manipulation and Photoshop. Their customers use them for all types of events including weddings.

“Many of our customers use them as a save the date card, a great representation of the cool, fun, geeky couple they are!” said Harris & Stephanie, the creators behind LEGO® Caricatures.

2. Painted Engagement Photography

painted engagement photo

Turn your engagement photo into a save the date masterpiece by artist Carly Long of White Poppy Studio! Long will paint the photo of your choice and help you use the artwork to design your standout save the dates. She can even create a larger piece to display at your wedding.

“With painted photography, I take your favorite captured moments and bring them to life with a new, treasured art,” Long said.

3. Secret 3D Decoder

Unique save the date card

You’ll get your guests’ attention in a hurry with spy-like Secret 3D Decoder save the dates! Guests must use the included decoder glasses to find out when and where your wedding will take place.

“Secret Decoder save the dates are for fun couples who want to give their guests a very unique experience and memorable way to remember their big day,” said Ivory Coats of Peachy Weddings LLC.

4. Vinyl Record Magnets

vinyl record save the date magnet

Love Me Do Designs didn’t skip a beat when they designed Vinyl Record Save The Date Magnets. These handmade cards with magnets can easily be stuck to a refrigerator so they don’t get lost. And what a great way to show your love of music!

5. Old Photo Postcard

old school save the date photos

You might get a few “Ahhs” or even some “Yikes” with Old Photo Postcards by Unique Invites. Dig through your old school pictures to create this blast-from-the-past save the date postcard. Your childhood friends will be amused (and laugh hysterically).

6. Koozie® in a Card

Save the date can coolers

Why wait for the wedding? Send your guests a custom wedding koozie® with or without a save the date card! Simply order personalized koozies® (also known as can coolers) printed with save the date details such as your engagement photo, names and wedding date. If you include a save the date card, slip it inside the koozie and slide them both into the envelope.

Nothing wrong with traditional

pencil us in save the date template

Need something just as creative but a little more conservative? Try our free printable save the dates! You’ll find quick and easy-to-follow directions for our beautiful “Pencil Us In” cards. It’s a perfect save the date solution for budget-conscious couples.

For more inspiration, browse Totally Promotional’s Save the Date Ideas on Pinterest!


Shelley Grieshop is a former newspaper journalist who earned more than a dozen Associated Press awards for her in-depth research and writing skills. In May 2016, she joined Totally Promotional as a creative writer. She currently writes company blogs about branding, marketing, logos, wedding planning and much more. One of her life goals is to teach people when to use hyphens and apostrophes.

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