Planning Wedding Tips and Resources

10 “Save the Date” Ideas

A “Save the Date” is more than simply a way of alerting guests about your upcoming wedding!  It gets them excited about your wedding and showcases your personalities.  If you have just got engaged, have chosen your date, and are looking for some inspiration to make a memorable announcement, look no further! Here are 10 unique and creative ideas your family and friends will love!

1. Let your shoes tell the story!  Photo by Jen Rodriguez

2. This DIY “Save the Date” will save you money and looks great!  Find the tutorial at

3. Looking for something quirky and fun?  How about a comic book strip like this one from 3eggsdesign?  Caricatures, a fun panel layout, and clever wording like “You save the date. We’ll save the world” will create an epic statement your friends and family are sure to remember!

4. Keeping with the comic theme, check out this “Save the Date” Magnet!

5. Who doesn’t love movie parodies?  Choose a movie you both love and create a movie poster style trailer.

6. Bride on a budget?  This DIY “Save the Date” photo is fun and great for your wallet! Photo and Idea by Justin Pocta

7. Have a fur baby?  Make your dog an adorable collar, and have him help you announce your wedding date! Photo by

8. For our bookworm friends: grab your guests attention with an announcement modeled on your favorite book cover! Photo by

9. Here’s a cute and practical way to ask your guests to “Pencil In” your wedding date on to their schedule! Photo by Smashing the glass

10. Last, but certainly not least, have your guests laughing and definitely marking their calendars with this clever attention-grabbing card from MerakiDesignInc!

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Creative Planning Wedding Tips and Resources

Our secret to a unique sand ceremony

Unity ceremonies involving sand, candles, cord braiding and other traditions are all symbolic of the same thing: bringing two families together in an inseparable way. The usual ideas get tired out, and couples like to come up with their own way of showcasing this union in a tangible way.  

A brilliant and simple way to do this is by swapping out your traditional sand ceremony container with an hourglass. While traditional containers for sand ceremonies make beautiful shelf décor, the hourglass concept is a gorgeous and useful keepsake. This is the first symbol of your union. Picking two complementary colors will make the event even more magical and having this unique spin on an age-old tradition will keep your wedding one to remember!

What You Need:
  • Empty hourglass available HERE
  • Sand -two different colors, amount depends on hourglass size
  • Glasses
  • Funnel (optional)


  1. The hourglass should come with instructions as to how much sand it needs to work properly. Divide that amount in half. Put that much sand of one color in one glass. The same amount of sand of the other color should be placed in the second glass. If you are not planning to use the hourglass to measure time, the amount of sand doesn’t matter. Use as much as you would like.
  2. Keep the empty hourglass on a table close to the where you and the officiant will be standing but out of the way so that it isn’t in danger of being knocked over and isn’t awkwardly hanging out in pictures.
  3. When it is time for the hourglass ceremony, you will each grab your glass, and on the officiant’s cue, pour the sand in together.
  4. Close the hourglass, and display it in your new home!