Wedding Save-the-Date and Engagement Announcement Ideas

Start your journey to "I do" with adorable save-the-date and engagement announcements to get everyone excited for the big day.
By: Something Turquoise

Pop the Bubbly

This is a truly bubbly way to ask your favorite people to save your wedding date. Everyone loves champagne and sending this little treat is the perfect way to begin the celebration of your upcoming nuptials. You’ll need deep pockets to send this special “pop the bubbly” box to every single guest; so you might want to keep it to your immediate family, closest friends and the bridal party. Download the darling tag then wrap it around the bubbly with a paper straw in your wedding colors. Then add the bottle, your save-the-date announcement and some paper stuffing to a 9” x 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" gift box.

Tying a Knot

Send out a photo of you “tying the knot!" Depending on your wedding style, you could use a nautical rope like this one, a beautiful ribbon in your wedding colors, a piece of lace or fabric — maybe even a pretty scarf.

Wood Burned

Calling all rustic brides and grooms! If your wedding is going to consist of a beautiful barn, burlap, wild flowers, mason jars, lace and possibly cowboy boots then you are going to fall in love with this wooden save-the-date idea. We used birch-wood coasters (available online, but ours are from Michaels) and a simple wood-burning tool with the “flow point” tip to burn the design into the wood. Once you practice and perfect your design, these coasters will take you less than a couple of minutes each. The wood-burning tool is easy to use, it feels like you are writing on the wood with a marker. Send these to your guests in padded envelopes with a little crinkle shred or in small gift boxes.

Instagram Magnet

The save-the-date craze started with the magnet and so we decided to breathe new, digital life into this classic trend. First, frame signs with your save-the-date information, put on cute outfits and have a friend take a photo of you and your fiancé. Upload to Instagram; create a secret account if you don’t want anyone seeing the pic beforehand. Order the thin photo magnets through Sticky 9. They usually take about a week. Create a card to send to all your guests with the rest of the information that’s not covered in the signs. We glittered mini-wooden clothespins and glued them onto the cards to attach each magnet.

"I Said YES"

Can we all say “aaawwweee”, how sweet is this pic? All you need is some sidewalk chalk to make this special announcement — ohh and maybe the perfect street!

Our Love is Growing

We are obsessed with this awesome printable (that’s right, printable) and plantable seed paper from Botanical PaperWorks. Print your save-the-date invitation right onto this seed paper using your home printer. Then your guests can plant it and watch the wildflowers (or herbs) grow by the time you say “I do!”. If you are planning a garden wedding or are a green-thumbed bride or groom, then this save-the-date idea is sure to make your heart bloom with excitement. They even have plantable envelopes.

Prepare to Toss Confetti

Prepare to toss confetti because we are getting married! This is the perfect save-the-date idea for the sparkly DIY bride. Glitter paper, cardstock, confetti and mini-glassine envelopes are all you need to get started. We printed the save-the-date information on white cardstock and attached it to the glitter paper with scrapbooking adhesive. Then we filled our glassine envelopes with confetti and sealed them with a giant piece of confetti using the same scrapbooking adhesive. Add a few pieces of confetti all over the card with glue and you’re done.

Giant Engagement Ring Balloon

Purchase a large engagement ring balloon, embellish with a few tassels and take a pic. Everyone will love it!

Going To The Chapel

“We’re going to the chapel and we’re gonna get ma-aa-aa-rr-ii-e-d!” For those of you who are planning to say your vows in a church; take super cute photo of the two of you out in front.

We Are Tying the Knot

If you are planning a nautical or seaside event this darling save-the-date will surely float your boat. To start, save and edit the template — there are two parts. You will also need A9-sized envelopes and flat notecards, cardstock in your choice of color, inkjet vellum and twine. Print and cut the "we are tying the knot design" onto cardstock and cut as directed. Save and edit the cards and print onto inkjet-friendly vellum — this way the knot designs can be seen. Attach all cards using a hole punch and nautical knot tied with twine.

Planning Ideas

When you get engaged, everyone asks you all kinds of questions: Do you have a date? What are your colors? What’s your theme? Am I invited? (lol). Take a fun pic of your wedding "style board". This can also double as awesome inspiration to share with your bridesmaids and wedding planner.