I did these on Illustrator and printed and cut them myself. I also used gray A9 envelopes from papersource (where I got that neat embosser) which I lined with a photo of us from our engagement session with Punam Bean ( see here http://www.punambean.com/blog/?p=279). I was going to do custom stamps
but did not like the price so I was excited that the ‘love’ series stamp from the USPS worked well on the gray envelope. My last addition were the moo stickers which sealed the envelope in lieu of licking the glue – we did not want people to use a letter opener so you could see our lovely lining.
[images from Courtney]
Let me begin by saying that I LOVE your blog. I got engaged in February, and Brooklyn Bride inspired me to start my own blog. You have so many great vendor recommendations for folks in New York, and I was having trouble finding unique vendors where I live in San Diego, so I started blogging about it.
Anyway, my fiance and I just got our save-the-dates ordered from a fantastic designer in Seattle, Tere Mendez at Inkfancy. I know I’m a little biased, but I think they are amazing. Jeff & I have been together for 8 years, and we are trying to design a wedding that is elegant but still fun and with the atmosphere of a real, fun party. I think our save-the-dates totally communicate all of that!
[image from Candice]
When my husband and I first got in engaged, it was right around thanksgiving and we ended up planning a November wedding. I wanted to make a save the date that was useful and unique. I took inspiration from a calendar I picked up at Hatch Show Print when in Nashville a few years before- they used their test prints and extra prints as the backing to their desk calendars. We sent them out with our Christmas cards that year so people could use the calendar the following year and start to use it right away. Our wedding date is circled on the calendar as well.
[image from Kristen]
Saw on Twitter that you are looking for save the date submissions – just thought I would send over our own save the date. We printed this on our Gocco. We were getting married in Seattle and most of our friends and family were going to have to travel to get there…
[image from Anna of Sub-Studio]
Yay for Save the Date week! I thought we’d kickstart it with a bang….I’m pretty obsessed with these amazing Save the Date and invitation from Katie! Those custom made tubes are so beyond cool!
Ben and I met at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and dated for about 7 years before we got married. He was a design major, and I was a photographer. Ben was in charge of making a lot of the event posters while we were at school and when we would talk about getting married, we often said, wouldn’t it be cool if we did a show poster? So, fast forward a few years, Ben proposed after a Mark Kozelek show, and we began our 4 months of planning (engaged in June, married in October). When I thought about our stationery (I am a designer at Chellé Paperie) I thought about all the things that made us who we are, and I thought about pushing the envelope in print, since it is rare that I have clients who let me do such crazy things. I knew I wanted to do a mailing tube, and a book. Ben knew he wanted to do a poster – those work well together, so we set to work. In designing the suite, we made a list of important things in our lives, and we made them into silohuettes to create a graphic pattern that wrapped the guest addressed mailing tube, and lined the end pages of our invitation book (http://chellepaperie.com/custom/wedding/clear-eyes-full-hearts/) We joked about sending an invite that says we like to party – but then we decided wait, we do like to party, and we’d like to party with you. It was kind of awesome, and it still makes me smile! We did a custom map for my hometown, we wrote silly copy, and we fought over typefaces. We’re both designers and though it was a little frustrating at the time, I think we challenged each other and ultimately ended up with a perfect design that reflects our personalities, the tone of the event, and the light-hearted feel of our wedding. We did the whole wedding for under $5000 in a matter of 4 months. It was awesome, and I would do it again every year if I could. My favorite thing about the wedding (aside from marrying the man of my dreams of course) was that we got to create an experience, for ourselves and for our guests, that was different from any other wedding that any of us had been to. We wanted it to be as much of a celebration of all the guests, as it was about our marriage, and it really turned out that way. It was perfect, and full of love.
[images from Katie]