I just received an order for Steampunk Save the Dates and I had to research the meaning of steampunk. According to Wikipedia Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. It is very vintage, beautiful, and fun decor for a wedding. Here are some other ideas for steampunk petal fans save the dates, wedding invitations, thank you notes, note cards, art prints and accessories. You could also use these invitations for a birthday party or other special event.