Save the Date: Roopa + Matt

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]

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Save the Date: Krista + Neil

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]

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Save the Date + invites: Katie + Ben

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.

here are the details for the DIYer
Tubes, ordered from Uline
guest addressed and custom printed wrapper on newsprint – afixed with acid free double-sided tape
9×14 poster printed on some awesome German textured grey paper I had a stash of
we designed everything ourselves, and we printed them at the paperie (http://chellepaperie.com)

[images from Katie]

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Save the date: Mary + Chris

Mary sent me her lovely save the date and I just had to share…heres what she had to say…

I just wanted to share our Save the Date with you.  We loved it and have received a lot of positive feedback from our friends and family.  It was folded into thirds and the addresses were printed directed on the back.  It opens up to look like a concert poster, which was the look we were going for.  I wanted to send it in case you do a showcase again of all different STD’s.  I LOVED looking at all the different ideas and drew inspiration from what I found on your site.
Our long time graphic-designer friend, Jillian Coron, designed and printed them for us for FREE!  She also is the designer for an amazing line of tee-shirts that “promote
a message of love and unity rooted from the female experience”.  They make amazing and affordable bridesmaids gifts! http://shopdelicioustees.com/
This seems like as good a time as any to start collecting for another Save the Date week…I had so much fun the first time around, it will be great to see what new ones you guys come up with, so send them over!  The cooler, the better!  Later today I have a very special save the date…so check back at 1pm!
[image from Mary]
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