Getting engaged and planning a wedding can be extremely exciting and stressful all at the same time. While envisioning the future with your special someone will obviously make you weak in the knees, there’s a lot to do in the months and weeks leading up to your big day, and there will probably be moments where it all feels overwhelming and exhausting. Even if you opt for a small ceremony or plan a destination wedding, there’s still a long list of things you need to do, and even the most organized and level-headed bride may find herself feeling…frazzled.
But don’t fret! There are wedding planners and organizers you can buy to help you identify all of the things you need to accomplish to pull off your dream wedding, and Pinterest is full of all kinds of inspiration from wedding dresses, to hairstyles, to bouquets, to save the date wedding invitation ideas.
Which leads me to the point of this post…
When I think back to my own wedding, I remember feeling really torn about our wedding invitations. We decided early on we wanted to have an intimate affair with only our closest family members, and while I didn’t necessarily feel the need to order gold-embossed save the dates for guests, the sentimental part of me wanted a keepsake to look back on.
Unfortunately, my husband and I were married before Pinterest even existed, and there were no online ordering sites where you could design and order save the date wedding invitation ideas from the comfort of your own home, so I only had 2 options: spend a small fortune on 16 invitations, or make my own.
I decided to go the DIY route, and while our wedding invitations served their purpose, I wish I’d had access to this collection of save the date wedding invitation ideas as I know it would’ve saved me a lot of time and worry!
9 DIY Save the Date Wedding Invitation Ideas
If you’re looking for budget-friendly wedding invitation ideas that are creative and unique, but want to ensure they don’t look like cheap homemade crafts you made with your sister’s kids (LOL!), this collection of simple yet classy ideas will inspire you. Design, print, and send in a nice envelop to your guests, or create your own printable version and send it via email.
9 Classy & Elegant Save the Date Wedding Invitation Ideas
This collection of simple yet beautiful cards will definitely inspire you! Choosing the right color scheme is key if you prefer something classy, and it’s amazing how a little fancy calligraphy (or an equally elegant font) coupled with your engagement photos can create a wedding invitation so unique to you and yours.
9 Unique & Creative Save the Date Wedding Invitation Ideas
If you’re looking for fun ways to show your personality as a couple and aren’t fond of the more traditional engagement announcements available, this collection of simple ideas will get your creative juices flowing.
9 Funny Save the Date Wedding Invitation Ideas
These unique and creative wedding invitations are an awesome way to mark the date with your guests. Some are fun while others are downright hilarious, and while these ideas aren’t for everyone, I think they’re a great way to announce to the world that you’re about to tie the knot! From postcards, to photo booths, to movie posters, these are a great way to mark your engagement.
9 Destination Save the Date Wedding Invitation Ideas
Whether you’re planning a small wedding on a beach in Mexico, or you’re exchanging vows on a mountain in Italy, you’ll want something unique to send to your guests with all the information they need to plan ahead and make the necessary arrangements to ensure they can join you on your special day. There are so many great ways you can do this, and these ideas will certainly inspire you!
I hope you find your perfect wedding invitation in this collection of save the date wedding invitation ideas, and if I can impart one piece of wisdom to you before your special day, it’s this: don’t sweat the details. As much as you would like everything to go 100% according to plan on the day of your wedding, the reality is that it won’t. No matter how organized you are, something will inevitably go wrong, but I promise you won’t care. Your wedding day will be special even if the flowers don’t turn out exactly like you envisioned, your hair is frizzy, your mascara runs, or your flower girl bursts into tears in the middle of the ceremony. This is a day about you and your special someone, so don’t allow something trivial to get in the way of taking it all in and getting lost in the meaning behind the day – to say your ‘I Dos’ and start a life with the person you can’t live without.