Three Easy and Creative Ways to DIY Your Save-the-Dates

Invites & Stationery
DIY save-the-date ideas

Photo: Yasu + Junko

Want to make your own wedding save-the-date cards but don't have a degree in graphic design? You can download templates or buy printable cards from sites like A Printable Press, E. M. Papers, and Printable Paperie. Or you can try one of these genius—and easy!—ideas.

Think Digital

Printstagram helps you take your favorite pics from Instagram and turn them into hipster-approved mementos—many of which are totally translatable to the wedding world. (We love the idea of putting together a tiny save-the-date photo album or cards that look like Polaroids.) You can even order photo stickers—perfect for personalizing envelopes or plain stationery.

Tinybook, $10 for three, and mini prints, $12 for 48, Printstagram

Get Crafty

Get custom by working with a stationer to create a save-the-date rubber stamp. (Save money by tweaking an existing design.) Then buy paper, ink, and envelopes in the color palette you want, and get stamping!

Save-the-date stamp, $98, MaeMae Paperie

Go Natural

For this ultra-budget-friendly idea, all you need is some large leaves, a gold marker, great penmanship, and good, sturdy envelopes (so your works of art don't get crushed in the mail). It's an especially great option if you're getting married in a woodsy spot like a botanical garden, park, or mountain lodge. (Tip: Don't live near a lot of trees? Instead of foraging in your yard, you can order pressed leaves on Etsy.)

—Yolanda Crous

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