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Photo: Ink Me This

Easy DIY Technique

Creating DIY save the dates can be much easier than you might think. If you are a DIY newbie, stick to a simple technique: stamping. Purchase a personalized stamp, find blank stationery that you like, and let the ink fly!

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Simple & Rustic

Speaking of stamps, you can also use them to personalize other materials, such as these woodcut coasters. Send them out in padded envelopes for your rustic wedding save the date.

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Photo: Mandilynn Photography

Engagement Session Save the Date

Many couples use their engagement session to provide the perfect snap for their save the date. Include a DIY prop and have your photographer feature it. We love this idea of circling the location on the map, too!

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DIY pine cone firestarters with tags

Calendar Stickers

Speaking of your engagement session, you can also use those pretty photos to create tiny stickers. Your guests can affix them to their calendars to anticipate all the fun times ahead!

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Assembly Line DIY

Another simple DIY technique is to design something that can be easily created via assembly line. Even for the most inexperienced crafters, gathering supplies and using basic cut and paste skills (both computer and IRL) is a cinch! This example requires a basic layout that you print and cut notches for the frame of the magnet. Then, just slip the magnet (produced via affordable and quick printing services) into the notches and mat the whole thing onto another piece of card stock.

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Photo: Anniemade

Mini Banner & Confetti

Your wedding is going to be the party of the year. Get your guests excited with a joyful save the date! This mini banner and confetti-filled vellum envelope can all be created with the help of your computer, an oversized punch, and colorful baker's twine.

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Origami Nostalgia

Remember folding paper into origami creations in junior high (to conceal those all-important and very secretive notes)? Find some paper in your palette and make fabulous hearts for your DIY save the dates.

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Photo: Buzzfeed

Back to School

Who doesn't love a schoolhouse or library-themed wedding? Particularly if you two have been sweethearts since the beginning, this can be such a sweet way to announce your impending nuptials. Fill the library card with all of your most important dates!

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Photo: Happiness Is

Whimsical Fun

Okay, this one is truly for the DIY experts and graphic design whiz kids. But we find these paper doll save the dates simply amazing. Personalized with illustrations of the bride and groom's faces, this save the date also included two sheets of potential outfits.

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Photo: Michie May

Charming Ephemera

Especially clever for vintage and retro weddings is this DIY idea of gathering random ephemera and filling them in boxes for your save the date. They can be impeccably themed or completely random.