i made these save the dates for my upcoming wedding in berkeley, ca in august. i created the design with illustrator and then laser cut them on 1/16th inch plywood. i hand painted some with watercolors and left some unpainted to emphasize the material itself. i have additional photos i can send, as well as the actual save the dates if you would like to have one. mailing them was tricky because they are somewhat fragile so we sandwiched the between sage-y green museum board and chip board and tied them all together with a ribbon. as far as we’ve heard they all made it to everyone safe and sound!
[image from Tricia]
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]
Our wedding’s theme is kind of vintage apothecary since we are both in medicine/science and are getting married at the MB (a glorified antiques warehouse, really). Our STDs consisted of a postcard with a magnet attached to the back. The magnet was designed to look like a champagne/apothecary label by a good friend of ours. We printed everything through Vistaprint (which may or may not have been a good thing). I designed the labels myself and printed them up at Kinko’s on sticker paper I bought during my last trip to NYC (Paper Presentation).
[images from Anna]
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]
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]