Matt and I currently live in different states. He stayed down in Savannah, GA to open a digitial signage company while I moved back to CT to do design & innovations for a marketing agency. When designing our save the dates, we really wanted them to be unique and speak to our situation: madly in love, separated by distance, jumping all the hurdles and knocking down all the obstacles until we reach our goal of our wedding date! Hence, the maze. Matt in one corner surrounded by all things southern, me in the other with all the NYC/CT cues. I scattered things about us throughout the maze like the airplanes we spend so much time on going back and forth visiting each other, our favorite pattern (houndstooth) and even our pet blue lobster, Buster.
[image from Bridjit]
Hi there! I just saw your post requesting STDs for another save the date week and wanted to send in the one my fiance and I designed for ours. I came up with the design, and my fiance Anthony hand drew everything including the text, then used Illustrator to tweak and color.
[image from Rebecca]
Here are some save-the-dates I designed for a darling NYC bride! I just loved her idea of incorporating antique keys. We are printing these digitally, but we’ll be gocco-ing her invites & RSVP cards. I’m in Raleigh, NC, where we’ve just had a 90-degree day- Jen’s colors are a refreshingly cool retreat for me!
[STD by Paper-Jo]
What we love about our save the date postcard is that it’s not necessarily obvious to everyone what it is, but everyone we sent it to loved it regardless. Matt and I met in Baltimore (I’m from NY, he’s from FL, and we met in grad school) so we wanted to somehow incorporate into our wedding the city where we met and spent two years together and with which we fell in love (and in which we fell in love!). The characters on the front are stylized versions of two Baltimore food and drink icons, Mr. Boh (the face of National Bohemian beer) and the Utz Girl (the face of Utz chips). The two were prominently featured in a billboard in Baltimore in which he was proposing to her, and it was so well-loved by everyone in Baltimore that it stayed up for nearly two years. Matt and I decided we wanted to use that billboard as our save the date, and my dear friend Amy, who is a graphic designer, reinterpreted the billboard into what you see here; we got them printed through VistaPrint for next to nothing. On the back, we included the two characters in their original forms from the billboard and also a link to our website, on which we explained to our friends and family who are not familiar with Baltimore – which is most of them – who those characters are and why we used them on our save the dates. I love when save the dates are fun and unrelated to the actual wedding invitation, so I had to go that route with ours!
[image from Roopa]
Neil and I collaborated on the look of our Save the Dates (with Neil doing the heavy lifting in Photoshop), pulling inspiration from vintage postcards. We had our postcards printed by overnightprints.com. They did a wonderful job, and the offset printing (which we were told elsewhere would be hundreds of dollars) was under $40 for 100! We also saved on postage by keeping the card size to 4×6. Neil and I had so much fun working together on this, it makes our Save the Dates even more special to me.
[image from Krista]