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DIY: Save the Date Bookmarks

December 31st, 2008 by     

Honeysuckle Dude and I are both English teachers, so our wedding planning naturally took a turn for the literary. Our save-the-dates would not be simply magnets or cards. We sent our guests save the date bookmarks! I don’t think sending Save the Dates improved the attendance of out of town guests for our wedding, but they did give a preview for the day. We incorporated the colors and design on other DIY elements.


I picked up the basic supplies from Michaels and Target: plain bookmarks and scrapbooking paper in our wedding colors (totalling less than $12). Then, I designed business cards on Vistaprint (same company Lily Bud used). The template made customizing the business card easy peasy. I changed all the contact info to our wording:

Save the Page
and save the date!
October 11, 2008

Honeysuckle & Honeysuckle Dude
are getting married
Raleigh, NC

Wedsite URL
Formal Invitation to Come


I love how the bookmarks turned out. Here’s how they arrived. Love the green envelopes and dark chocolate card stock (thanks Honeysuckle Mom!).

10 Responses to “DIY: Save the Date Bookmarks”

  1. Henry Says:

    These bookmarks are charming. Who wouldn’t want to receive this? I’ve received some pretty plain save-the-date cards, which if I leave lying around usually end up in the trash. But this is one that I’d definitely want to keep. Great idea!

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  2. Poppy Blossom Says:

    I love love love these bookmarks! As an already married Blossom, I think they would make a great invite for a non-wedding related event too!

  3. ck Says:

    Those are RIDICULOUSLY cute!!!!!

  4. Plumeria Bud Says:

    They are so adorable! I love this idea!

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  5. Jenn Says:

    I hope it’s okay that I steal this idea! Very clever and Vistaprint is an amazing resource. Thanks!

  6. Tulip Bud Says:

    That is so cute!

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  8. BabyBlue Says:

    Thanks a million for posting this! I totally yoinked this idea. We used several different scrapbook paper designs and ribbon colors to make them each unique. It was a lot of fun and we’re super proud of them.

    We’re letting a pro handle the proper invitations but she’s working in the same scrapbook papers we used for the save the dates so they will coordinate.

  9. Sara Says:

    Well good idea that we can learn something

  10. Paula Says:

    looks so pretty !

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