Save-the-Date and Save Money With Free Printable Wedding Invites

Let us help you prepare for your big day with engagement announcements and free printable shower and wedding invites. 

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It’s the season for all things weddings and engagements. If you are in the planning phase for your big day, you know there are plenty of decisions to be made. Let us help make it a little easier with engagement announcements ideas, and free printable wedding and shower invitations. 

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Save-the-Date 

Let all your loved ones know you're getting hitched with fun save-the-dates. Add little bags of confetti to kick off the party right away.

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Save-the-Date Ideas

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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.

Wedding Shower Invites 

Celebrate the couple with a wedding shower complete with free, yes free, stylish wedding shower invites

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Getting married often means new homes and needing lots of goodies to fill that home. Throw a stock-the-garage party and give the couple everything they'll need for their new home! 

Stock-the-Garage Party

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Great Outdoors — Even in the City

Garage- and garden-themed parties are best enjoyed outdoors. For our shower we decided on a rooftop venue. We set up several small stations around the party area based on purpose; this creates better flow and avoids crowding around one large table. Download and print a Stock-the-Garage banner.

Beer Tasting

Create a craft-beer tasting station with at least four different types of brews. To make it more fun, pour each type of beer in small glasses without the names on them. Provide guests with tasting cards to note their observations. Then let them guess which beer is which from the selection provided. Download the printable beer-tasting cards.

Beer Station

The table cover is a plain drop cloth painted with a neon-green stenciled border. Spray-paint craft paper with chalkboard finish and use as a runner. Place beer bottles in buckets filled with ice to keep them chilled. Instead of leaving the buckets in their original boring metal finish, we painted them in neon-green and white stripes. Tools help hold tasting cards, napkins and other lightweight items on the tables.

Drop Cloth Turned Tablecloth

Create a wow factor by transforming ordinary canvas drop cloths into attractive table covers. Canvas drop cloths are heavier and more durable than regular fabric, which makes them ideal for outdoors. Painted tin buckets play up the neon and become stylish storage containers.

Nature and Neon

Create a healthy balance of masculine and feminine touches by picking an overall earthy color scheme with pops of neon green. Playg softer elements such as potted herbs and succulents with hard elements such as hand tools, which guests can bring as gifts for the couple.

Decor As Gifts

To ensure continuity of the overall theme and to keep costs down, incorporate tools and garage supplies as part of the decor, which after the party will help stock the couple's garage.

Social and Lip-Smacking

Serve finger foods to encourage guests to mingle while noshing. Our menu included lobster tacos and avocado chimichurri dip in tortilla cups.

Tasty Triangles

We also served goat cheese, tomato and bacon on puff pastries, a perfect accompaniment to the beer tasting.

Greenery

No matter the size of their home, plants are always a welcome addition, from gardens to window boxes to the entire yard. Skip cut flowers as centerpieces and opt for potted plants and herbs in chalkboard planters.

Name That Herb

Test how well the couple and their guests know different types of plants. Place several herbs in numbered small canvas bags on a table. Have guests write on notecards their guesses as to the herb's identity. The one with the most correct guesses gets to take home a prize — maybe an herb plant.

Favors

No one leaves empty-handed: Guests receive a small plastic planter filled with a mini tool kit as a thank you party favor.

House-Shaped Planters

A little texture is added to the setting with succulents placed inside planters made from reclaimed wood.

Guacamole With a Twist

Avocado dip in easy-to-grab tortilla cups topped with a little cheese makes a tasty offering.

Garden Grub

In keeping with the garden vibe, burlap seed sacks are used to hold utensils on each place setting.

Invitations for the Big Day 

Weddings are pricey, pricey. Save a little money with these free printable wedding invites suitable for any season. 

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Printable Invites

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