Save the Date: Emily + Neil



It’s actually quite appropriate that this submission is late in getting to you, because we were a little late in getting on board with making our save the dates for our wedding in May. As a result of our lack of planning (or environmental responsibility, or budget-concious stance, as I sometimes choose to describe it), we decided to email them out using Emma ( which is the email marketing company I work for. We were able to link the image itself to a signup form on our wedding website and gather mailing addresses for all of our guests. Since it was emailed, we wanted to create a printer-friendly save the date just in case our guests still needed to stick something on their fridge as a reminder. This gave us a chance to insert a little humor into the printable version (see PDF with instructions).

My dear husband Neil designed the save the date with plenty (too much, he might say) direction from me. My inspiration was the Keep Calm and Carry On posters from WWII ( Neil and I both wear plastic frame glasses, and we’re kind of known for them in our circle of friends, so we wanted to use them in our design scheme.

[image from Emily]

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Save the Date: Jenny + Jeff

We’re getting married at Aspen Hall in Bend, OR.  The place is surrounded by a huge Aspen grove so we thought the perfect save-the-date should include a hint about our wedding location.  We carved the tree in that grove so it could conceivably be there for decades!  We’re planning to go back on the wedding day and take some bride/groom shots with the tree and our carving.

[image from Fig Studio]

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Save the Date: Andi + Eric

My fiance and I have gotten lots of compliments on our save the date (which we designed in Photoshop, and had a graphic designer friend “fix up”.

[image from Andi]

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Save the Date: Rebecca + Anthony

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]

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Save the Date: Randi + Nate

My fiance Nate is a musican and growing up as a child of the ’80s, I absolutely loved mix tapes. I thought this would be the perfect way to get everyone excited for our wedding (and to realize that we’re aiming for fun, not total formality.) My friend Skott Johnson of InkHabit design ( put these together for us based on my idea and he designed our invitations as well. He’s a talented graffiti artist, so I wanted him to use his own handwriting for the label and the back side of the cards. We also made minor changes to the actual front of the tape: We changed the red box at the bottom to say NYC/09 and decided to write “continuous signal” rather than the “Normal Bias…” it said. I attached the original photo of the tape to show you the changes we made.

We got these printed online at VistaPrint ( for a steal! They were $47.78 total with shipping and tax for 250 postcards. People absolutely loved them and everyone says they’re still hanging on the refrigerator because they’re so cute.
[image from Randi]

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