15 Save-the-Dates We're Swooning Over
Get ideas for your wedding with these creative save-the-dates that the editors at InStyle are swooning over.
Along with yellow gold and matte platinum, rose gold will continue to have a moment in weddings this year. Onling paper purveyor Wedding Paper Divas (weddingpaperdivas.com) now offers metallic foil designs like this one, which takes the typical photo save-the-date up a notch with strokes of rose gold.
Safari in Style
Planning an African getaway wedding? Send your guests a special package emblazoned with a letterpress lion like this boxed save-the-date from Regas Studio (regasstudio.com). We love the natural, exotic fibers!
If you're looking to break the mold, consider a unique shape--skip square and rectangle for die-cut shapes like this one from Red Bliss Designs (redbliss.com), which also shows off the hot trend of rose gold foil-stamping.
Inflate the Date
A fun and interactive way to encourage your guests to save the date, Not on the High Street's (notonthehighstreet.com) ballon take is sure to wow your guests--and pass along a not-so-subtle cue to expect a big party! The balloons, which are personalized with your event details, are available in a variety of colors and secured with sweet, stripey twine.
White-on-white embossing, where words are pressed into the paper with a monotone effect, instantly sends the message to guests that your wedding will be sleek and stylish--just like you are. (eastsix.com)
Eye-catching watercolor hues are everywhere! We love this artistic save-the-date by East Six Designs (eastsix.com).
Three dimensional textures are super-hot in weddings and offer a touch of glam to even the most simple paper moment. Red Bliss Design (redbliss.com) specializes in laser-cut metallic details that can follow through all of your paper, from save-the-date to the menu and escort cards.
A vintage postcard sats, "Save the date--we're getting married somewhere super cool!" We love the bright, bold colors and fonts of eras gone by--there's just something a bit Mad Men-esque about this design from Etsy's Serendipity Beyond Design (etsy.com).
Carve the Date
Make your mark and an earthy statement with this elegant, laser-engraved save-the-date card, made of cherry wood veneer. Perfect for a fall Aspen wedding or Napa nuptials. (etsy.com)
Save the Weekend
Destination weddings deserve extra special treatment--we love this save-the-date from Two Paper Dolls (twopaperdolls.com), which uses the local spin-and-state symbol to convey the relaxed vibe of this getaway weekend.
Destination "getting married!" We love Regas Studio's (regasstudio.com) playful timeline approach to the save-the-date, which details the chronology of the couple's courtship.
Get inspired by the location of your wedding--from the local streets to your favorite landmarks. For this Philly-based wedding, Two Paper Dolls (twopaperdolls.com) incorporated the city map into the lining of the envelope and sleek bridge drawing to evoke the spirit of the city.
Predict the Date
For a luxe on-the-farm wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Ceci New York (cecinewyork.com) brought the whimsy of the Farmer's Almanac theme to a personalized save-the-date set. Of course, blue skies are predicted.
A photo says a thousand words--so put those gorgeoys engagement shots to work with this lovely letterpress save-the-date from Smock Paper (smockpaper.com) that features a two-page postcard with fastened hinge and elaborate envelope liner.
Black and White Done Right
Black and white with cool typography can make a bold statement--and your date can even double as your ongoing motif! We love the stacked numbers and sans serif fonts of this Bella Figura (bellafigura.com) letterpress card. Clean, sleek, and to the point.