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40+ Unique Save the Date Ideas (Using Photos)

It has been far too long since I posted about wedding ideas, but I am gladly returning to the subject today with one of my favorite wedding components: the save the date. The save the date is the first correspondence that you have with your wedding guests. Its purpose is more important than simply alerting guests of your chosen wedding day and location. It sets the tone for your wedding and lets guests know what to expect. They will find out how formal or casual the wedding will be; get a feel of how much of tradition will be incorporated into the wedding and more. To create the best save the date cards for your wedding, you will need a clever ideas using a photo and/or card.I will be discussing save the date photo ideas this week and save the date card ideas next week. If these two elements are unique, then your guests will get excited for what is in store for your wedding.

The first possibility of the save the date is the photo. Although photos of the happy bride and groom-to-be are always nice, they are very common and are basically tantamount to an engagement photo. The save the date photo is specifically meant to save the date. Creativity is needed to convey that message. Try incorporating the date of the wedding into the photo in a clever way. This can be done in countless ways. It is difficult to think of creative save the date ideas, so here is some inspiration to jog your creativity.

A photo idea becoming trendier by the day is the use of a banner. Most photos entail the couple smiling at the camera while holding a banner. To be different by arranging the banner in different ways. This may mean hanging the banner in the background or wrapping it around the two of you in a hug. If you do not want an obviously staged photo, try to incorporate the prop in casually.

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photo @ Capers Catering Blog

You can also work in dates and phrases using a sign rather than a banner. Banners have limited space, which is why they are used mostly to display the date. However, signs allow for some more space for creativity. For a sweet or sassy photo, try having each person hold a sign that relates to the other. Use some witty banter makes a fun photo. Make up your own conversation to add in your personality.

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photo @ Wilmington Weddings Blog

A low key and natural option is using nature as your canvas. This is most commonly done with sand, but it can be done using other surfaces as well. Writing in the snow is a perfect way to set the scene for a winter wedding. Writing your initials or wedding date in grass is an uncommon fitting announcement for a spring wedding. If it fits your personality, sprawl your message onto the landscape in cursive, block letters or otherwise.

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photo @ Luster Studios

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photo @ Bkln Bride

One of the funnest save the date photo ideas is using shoes. It allows you to uniquely shows off your wedding date while still using common photo poses. The bride and groom to-be are able to pose naturally for a traditional photo while adding an interesting detail. It is also very casual, cheap and easy to do. After all, what girl does not like showcasing her shoes?

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photo @ Belle The Magazine

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If you are having a more natural or bohemian wedding, then a shoeless announcement may fit your save the date photo best.

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One of the most colorful and cheapest of the save the date ideas involves chalk. Chalk is a fun component reminiscent of childhood fun. Due to that, it makes for a sweet and whimsical photo that can be used for many weddings. Chalk also leaves plenty of room for creativity when designing your photo.

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photo @ Belle the Magazine

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photo @ Luster Studios

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photo @ Zank You

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photo @ Belle the Magazine

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photo @ Squid and Beard

Another unique way to spell out your save the date (literally) is through using Scrabble squares. You can make it colorful and classic by using the game board. Or, you can use the game letters in other ways.

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photo @ One Fine Day

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If you want to include more of your personalities in your photo, incorporate a hobby or something else that you both love. That could be music, movies, sports, pets, or something else that you both share. Alternatively, you can work in a theme wedding if you are have one.

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photo @ My Music By Design

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photo @ Ashley L Blevins

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photo @ My Primitive Boutique

Another creative way to get your save the date across is by using an original medium. Try to think of something that you have not seen done yet, and go for it. I realize that this sounds daunting and maybe impossible, so here are some less common ideas to help spark your imagination.

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photo @ Ashley’s Bride Guide

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photo @ The Studio Photography Blog

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photo @ One Fine Day

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photo @ Rachel Schultz

Hopefully, these save the date ideas will provide inspiration to get your creativity jogging for your own announcement.

Also check out our  save the date card ideaswinter save the date ideas and marriage proposal ideas!

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