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14 alternative wedding invitations & stationery ideas for your funny, geeky, and chic wedding

When it comes to communicating the wedding details to your guests, there's nothing more fun than offbeat and alternative wedding invitations and stationery. From funny signage to nerdy save-the-dates to Halloween-themed place cards, we NEVER tire of the creativity of offbeat couples. They just keep on bringing the fun. We hit up some of our favorite vendors to see what their couples were commissioning and creating themselves in the wedding stationery segment of their to-do list. Here's what they had saved up for us…

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This stop-motion save-the-date tells a long distance love story (with dynamite!)

Justine and Josh crafted one of the most creative save-the-date videos we've ever seen. It's like stop-motion animation meets live action comedy meets sheer adorable charisma. I'm pretty sure anyone would cancel all of their plans to accept this particular invitation.

Plus, a whole lot of us know the pain that a long distance relationship can bring. This pair took 90+ hours (each!) to craft this epic stop-motion save-the-date FROM OPPOSITE COASTS!

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How to make antiqued paper for your historical or fantasy wedding

We're getting married next month and having a pirate-themed wedding. Any bits of paper we needed (whether invitations, signs, or treasure-hunt clues) I decided to make look old and pirate-y.

This technique would also be great for medieval, historical, steampunk, fantasy, or Victorian themes. Some of you may have done something like this at school, but this is such a simple yet effective bit of DIY I just had to share it!

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Video games and guitars: How to DIY a save the date video

My husband and I saved about $200-300 because we learned how to DIY a save the date video. We thought it would be a waste if people got a paper save the date because most of those go in the garbage (Remember to Recycle). Who wants a koozie with our wedding date on it, anyway (I don't even want one for myself)? Ultimately, we wanted a video! Here's how we did it…