13 Unique Save-the-Dates
You've finally chosen a wedding date! Now it's time to give guests a heads-up! Although save-the-dates share some of the same information as the official wedding invite, this is your chance to be as informal and personal as you'd like. Here, get inspired by some creative save-the-dates from real weddings.
"We took a diamond pattern and split it to make Vs for our last name, Vanlandingham," says Katherine. "And that created a look for us, repeated throughout our wedding." The motif first appeared on their save-the-date cards, which were printed on a diamond shape and created by Antiquaria.
Ski Lift-Ticket Save-the-Dates
As a reference to their art museum venue, Gina and Craig sent their guests mini canvases painted with the basic details of the wedding. It was paired with a little easel and a petite paintbrush with a paper flag wrapped around it with further information.
Pantone Chip Save-the-Dates
Liz and Jeff's save-the-dates were made of Pantone color chips that Liz got from a hardware store and customized using a machine that cuts images out of paper. Each card was individually cut with the couple's names, the wedding date, and location of the big day.
The father of the bride, a former folk artist in Krakow, Poland, picked up his brush and painted a design on glass that incorporated photos the bride and groom took of each other, floral illustrations, and a crest. The final piece (which now hangs in the couple's bedroom) was scanned and printed on card stock, with the wedding information typeset in both English and Polish on the back.
Gabriela and Tyson designed their save-the-dates themselves and letterpressed them with sunny yellow ink on vintage machines at The Arm Letterpress. The wording was in both English and Portuguese, since the bride is Brazilian. A photo sticker of the couple sealed the kraft paper envelopes.