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Mail a Viewmaster

Go old-school with a custom save the date Viewmaster featuring your engagement photos.

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Film a Stop-Motion Video

With some blood, sweat, and tears, you can create a crafty stop-motion film that will have your guests grinning from ear to ear.

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Tattoo It On

Imprint your wedding day — temporarily, at least — on the bodies of loved ones with these save the date temporary tattoos.

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Pencil It In

Have your guests "pencil in" your wedding day by providing the writing untensil right there on the save the date card.

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Get Arty

Make your own miniature canvas and easel save the date with these easy directions — guaranteed to elicit "awws" from your guests.

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Share Your Magnetism

I usually end up putting the save the date cards I receive on my fridge, so why not make it easy for your guests and just put the date right on the magnet? I love this woodland-themed save the date magnet.

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Throw In the Towel

A save the date tea towel is extra sweet tied with bow and tucked in a canister.

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Diagnosis Your Love

Add a cheeky medical touch to your save the date with X-ray cards marked confidential. Love the line: "looks like a case of true love."

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Take It to a New Dimension

Give your guests something to ooh and aah over with 3D glasses that decode your save the date message!

Photo by Kellan Studios via Ruffled
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Blow It Up

Send out printed balloons that show guests the info once they're blown up.

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Send a Box of Treasures

A tiny box of knickknacks makes the cutest save the date possible.

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Flip-Book It

Create a tiny flip book for a crafty save the date "video" that can be watched without any technology.

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Mix and Match It

Combine two clever ideas into one with matchbook magnets. They look like matchbooks, but inside they have tear-away magnets.

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Stage a Photo

Take a photo with your future mate and include the text of the date that needs saving. Then turn your photo into an inexpensive DIY card. Here are more ways to save the date with your engagement photos.

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Send a Scratch-and-Play

A fun idea for a destination wedding would be this scratch-off save the date, which asks guests to guess the location before revealing it under the scratch-off section.

Designed by Swiss Cottage Designs via Oh So Beautiful Paper

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Hand Out a Hankie

These pretty save the date handkerchiefs are miniature works of art. Bonus: guests will have something to dry their eyes with during the ceremony.

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Let a Paper Airplane Soar

Make a DIY paper airplane from a map of the wedding location for a save the date that really flies above the rest.

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Bookmark It

If you and your betrothed are bookworms, then send a save the date bookmark that lets guests save their place while they make note of your wedding.

Source: Ruffled
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Put It on the Calendar

Create a customized calendar with your wedding date marked with a heart, like this printable save the date calendar, and mail it to guests.

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Pin It On

Your friends and family won't forget about your big day if it's pinned on them with a cute little button.

Designed by The Indigo Bunting via Oh So Beautiful Paper

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Cut Out Paper Dolls

Make personalized paper dolls for your guests to dress. This retro paper doll save the date is DIY delightful.

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Build Your Own Teepee

Your guests will be able to channel their crafty side with a save the date that doubles as a build-your-own teepee project.

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It's in the Bag

Fill these customized save the date calendar bags with goodies that represent you and your beloved. Your guests will keep your date in mind any time they reuse the bag!

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Give a Lift

For a Winter wedding, take a cue from your setting and send ski-pass save the dates that'll have your guests doing a double take.

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Send a Video

This bride and her fiancé created a short video and then sent out the most adorable DVD and packaging as a save the date. Talk about memorable.

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Postmark a Polaroid

If you're looking for a simple and retro save the date, then send out a Polaroid of the two of you.

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Say It on Coasters

Adorable letterpress coasters can be used to save the date and protect tabletops from water marks!

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Stick It On

Use this simple DIY tutorial to make your own Instagram sticker save the date cards.

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Sow Your Seeds

Send out test tubes filled with wildflower seeds for a science-meets-nature save the date.

Source: Mint
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Mail a Personalized Postcard

Dress up a vintage postcard with embroidery for a true labor of love.

Source: Green Wedding Shoes

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Get Comical

We love this comic-book-inspired pop-art save the date. It's perfect for a couple with a geeky side.

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Film a Trailer

Film buffs can put their schooling to use by creating a video to email out to friends. If you're feeling extra ambitious, then take a cue from Jeff and Erin, and "preview" your event with a faux movie trailer.

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Print a Poster

Another option guests can hang up, a concert-style poster announcing your special event is a particularly rockin' way to go, especially if one of you is artsy enough to pull it off.

Source: Flickr user Dvanhorn

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Post-It On

Order customized Post-its that guests can stick on their fridge, wall, or corkboard.

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