Whether you have gotten a million STDs (no no not those, save the dates) or just one. You always want a cool and creative one. The more memorable, the better!
Check out these unique save the dates…
John Reburn at Appalachia Press designed all of Melany and Drew’s stationery, starting with a unique save-the-date jar. It was a play off the quintessential Southern condiment—Duke’s mayonnaise.
As a reference to their art museum venue, Gina and Craig sent their guests mini canvases painted with the basic details of the wedding. It was paired with a little easel and a petite paintbrush with a paper flag wrapped around it with further information.
SKI LIFT-TICKET SAVE-THE-DATES
Stationer Kayln Denno of Lilah Paper designed Stacey and Eric’s lift-ticket-inspired save-the-dates, nodding to the couple’s own mountaintop engagement.
Sophia Amoruso’s save-the-dates took the form of black-and-white posters, stamped with gold foil that showed the NastyGal founder and her fiancé in a ’67 Mercedes SR. The photograph of the pair was taken by Samm Blake.
For Kim and Tom’s save-the-dates, Tess Emily Rodriguez drew the couple based on a photo, adding a hibiscus hair ornament and pineapple tie to fit the tropical theme of the wedding.
“We took a diamond pattern and split it to make Vs for our last name, Vanlandingham,” says Katherine. “And that created a look for us, repeated throughout our wedding.” The motif first appeared on their save-the-date cards, which were printed on a diamond shape and created by Antiquaria.
PANTONE CHIP SAVE-THE-DATES
Liz and Jeff’s save-the-dates were made of Pantone color chips that Liz got from a hardware store and customized using a machine that cuts images out of paper. Each card was individually cut with the couple’s names, the wedding date, and location of the big day.
The father of the bride, a former folk artist in Krakow, Poland, picked up his brush and painted a design on glass that incorporated photos the bride and groom took of each other, floral illustrations, and a crest. The final piece (which now hangs in the couple’s bedroom) was scanned and printed on card stock, with the wedding information typeset in both English and Polish on the back.
Lizzy and Bucky combined watercolor and copper-foiled calligraphy on their save-the-date cards, made by A Day in May.
MaeMae & Co. created Ashley and Ryan’s save-the-dates, which drew inspiration from the bride’s hexagon engagement ring.
Gabriela and Tyson designed their save-the-dates themselves and letterpressed them with sunny yellow ink on vintage machines at The Arm Letterpress. The wording was in both English and Portuguese, since the bride is Brazilian. A photo sticker of the couple sealed the kraft paper envelopes.
After spotting album-inspired save-the-dates in an issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, Erica and Rob decided to customize and send similar ones made by Ello There.
Vanessa, a graphic designer, created the letterpressed sate-the-dates for her own wedding. The suite incorporated laser-cut wood pieces, rustic twine, and other Maine-inspired accents.