Wedding bells are in your future. Congrats! Your first big challenge is creating a clever save-the-date wording to print on favors.

Save-the-date favors should be an essential part of your wedding plans. Future brides and grooms often hand out save-the-date gifts to relatives and friends at engagement parties. They inform guests about your wedding date before invitations are sent. Save-the-dates also are a sweet keepsake to commemorate your big news!

Aside from telling your guests that you’re tying the knot, save-the-dates give you an opportunity to showcase your personality. You can skip the traditional wording and add a little creativity to get everyone excited for your special day!

The sayings on custom Koozies® and can coolers or coasters can be serious, witty or fun. Our Totally Wedding crew knows that not everyone is a writer or poet. That’s why we’re here to help you with save-the-date wording.

Unique save-the-date wording for gifts and favors

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Start by browsing all of our low-cost wedding favors to find the gifts you want us to customize. They will become uniquely yours when printed with your names, wedding date, personalized saying and/or artwork.

After you choose the product you want at Totally Wedding Koozies, you can select one of our fantastic designs to customize with your personal information. We have many beautiful options!

If you prefer something truly unique, simply select the “Submit Your Own Artwork” option. This allows you to add your names, wedding date, special design and/or one of these cute, save-the date sayings:

  • Breaking news! We’re getting hitched!
  • Come for the vows, stay for the cake!
  • Finally he put a ring on it!
  • The party is on!
  • Free cake and beer!
  • Things just got real.
  • If you don’t mind bad dance moves …
  • Booze, dancing shoes and “I dos”
  • You in or what?
  • Hey, party people!
  • Join us for our Happily Ever After
  • We’re Engaged!
  • Get out your fancy clothes!
  • Pencil us in!
  • Help us tie the knot!
  • Shit just got real!
  • Free beer and a wedding!
  • Yep, it’s true. Join us!
  • Save Our Date
  • Let the adventure begin
  • Can’t say “I do” without a BBQ
  • It’s a Marry Good Year
  • Save It!
  • She said yes!
  • Don’t Miss This One!
  • Mark Your Calendars!
  • It’s going to be a great day!
  • Pack your bags! (perfect for a destination wedding)
  • It’s finally happening!
  • It’s a Date
  • The countdown has begun!

Best-loved favors for your save-the-date wording

various customizable wedding favors with save-the-date sayings

It’s easy to wow your engagement party guests when you surprise them with gorgeous favors and gifts. Here are everybody’s favorites:

A few design tips for customizing these products:

  • Choose favor colors and imprint colors that contrast well. Your graphic account manager can help you with this if needed.
  • Don’t be too wordy or choose large designs for small favors such as pens.
  • Use the same artwork or design on everything you customize to keep the flow consistent throughout your celebration.

Save-the-date FAQs

save-the-date cup and koozie personalized

Got questions about the save-the-date process? Here are a few FAQs to help you navigate the dos and don’ts:

When should you give out save-the-date favors?

Give your loved ones save-the-date gifts during your engagement party or whatever event you choose to announce your wedding day. We recommend doing this within several months after getting engaged.

Whose name goes first on save-the-dates?

The brides’ name typically appears first in the save-the-date design.

What should be included in a save-the date?

Your first or full names must appear on your save-the-dates with your photo. You also need to include the wedding date and location. The city/state is sufficient, unless it’s a destination wedding. In that case, more detailed information should be added. Let everyone know a formal invitation will follow.

Do you put a wedding website on your save-the-dates?

It’s OK to add your wedding website to your save-the-dates. It can give your guests an insight into your relationship and keep them updated on your wedding plans.

What shouldn’t be included in your save-the-dates?

You don’t have to include the exact location of your venue, an RSVP or wedding registry with your save-the-dates.

Create memorable save-the-dates!

Your save-the-date gifts are your first chance to show off your personalities as a couple. Adding creative wording to your favors is an easy and fun way to achieve this.

Use one of our savvy, save-the-date wordings to get the job done. Make your favors and gifts a unique reflection of who you are. Your loved ones will appreciate the save-the-date reminders and eagerly await your special day!

share the love with wedding guest favors

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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