As a graphic designer, I know the importance on getting well designed paper products for your wedding. But when you are deciding what to do for your save the dates, sometimes the packaging can really elevate the design to the next level. So, in celebration of wedding month over at the Antique Plaza blog, I designed this cute save the date card. You can print and package it, using a variety of unique objects you may already have at home or can find at a local thrift or antique shop (like ours!)
I “dressed” my Save the Date in two ways
1. Lace and vintage jewelry
Using an antique doily, some twine and a vintage clip-on earring, I made my own “envelope” of sorts. It took no time at all, and really gives your soon to be guests a feel for your big day as they unwrap their save the date.
You can use any kind of jewelry or bauble to fasten into the twine bow, I especially liked the whimsy of these polka dot earrings.
1. Natural/ Plaid
For this look I went more natural and masculine. I printed the save the date on some recycled paper I found at Kelly paper and made a band of orange plaid fabric. I secured it with plain white string and a wooden button from the Plaza.
This look is simple but portrays a unified look. It could easily be done with a variety of fabric in complementing patterns/colors and any type of button.
If you like this save the date, I have included it as a download here. To change the names, date and place, you will need Adobe Illustrator or a free alternative like Inkscape (download here.) All fonts are from Lost Type (download here). If you have any problems, please drop me a line at me(at)katrandall.com. And no, nothing is happening on October 6th in regards to Nick and I :) we will be celebrating our 5th anniversary in July though. Eeps!!
Enjoy! and please check out the rest of wedding month on the plaza blog!