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Friday, July 25, 2014

Wedding Programs

Yep, Save the Date Originals does programs too- upon request.  This post is about a fairly simple program, a 5x7 inch folded card.  I'm not sure that I can call it vintage, but it has some vintage-esque design elements.  This program was designed for a couple getting married in an old movie theater.  Their save the dates were of course ticket themed!  Colors are simple;  white, black, grey, and some red.

wedding program movie theater

Monday, July 21, 2014

Math save the date

Here at Save the Date Originals, I can't resist letting people request edits; It's fun to see all of the variations people come up with.

Here is a math save the date magnet design that has been around for a few years:

It's cute, it has the important info, it has an equation.  If, for example, two math teachers are getting married, this would be an option.

One couple recently switched things up to include calculus!  I thought that was fun, so this blog post is just to share.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Save the Date Faux Pas

Wedding save the dates have been around for a while now, and couples can definitely find articles about best practices and common mistakes.  (Like these articles here).

But I still see people showing up to my website / articles / blog from google searches that make it clear that couples are sometimes haphazard with their save the dates.

I mean searches that are being run by *guests*, not the couples!

For example  "If the save the date includes a guest but the wedding invitation does not -- what to do"

Or "Received save the date but not invitation".

It's people trying to figure out what to do after receiving confusing information from the couple.

Sometimes couples get over excited and send out save the dates to everyone, as if it were an announcement, and then later realize that they can't invite all of those people.  That is the couple's mistake.  But you don't know whether they are avoiding having to tell you, or your invitation got lost in the mail.  (That does actually happen, you know).

Sometimes the couple gets incorrect information about including & guest on the save the date.  The couple should include that on invitations, if it is an option for the guest, but they shouldn't include that on a save the date.  It's too early to decide that!  So that also is the couple's mistake.  Either they realized that they can't let you invite a guest, or they forget to include the option with your invitation.

So what do you, the guest, do about a situation like this.  Well, sorry to say, there is no good option;  Either you ignore the situation and don't attend (or don't bring that guest), or you have to put the couple on the spot by asking what their plans are.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rounded corners for boarding pass magnets

Customers can switch to round corners for any magnet order, but it looks especially awesome for boarding pass save the date magnets.  One recent customer did just that for her order of a customized Ticket17 boarding pass order.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Baseball Cards for a Wedding

One recent project for a customer's baseball themed wedding was: personal baseball cards to include with their favors.  I just loved the idea!

We went with 65lb laminated cards, printed front and back.  Size is appropriately 2.5x3.5 inches.

One front front is a photograph of the couple, and the back lists their couple "stats".

As if the date of this post, you could get 50 of these for $35.00 or 100 for $60.  Pricing will change over time though;  If you are interested, contact

Friday, May 30, 2014

Wisconsin Save the Dates

One popular category of save the date designs is... the location based design.  Maybe you don't have a theme, maybe you don't have colors, but before you send your save the dates, you at least know where your wedding will be!

For location based designs, photographs of venues are popular.  Skyline silhouettes of cities are too.

Another option is to go with an outline of the state, or a map country, with your wedding location starred.

Along those lines, here is a save the date for a Wisconsin wedding:

This is an outline of the usa, overload with a fun watercolor texture. This is a save the date card, about 5x4 inches.  This could potentally be turned into a save the date magnet.

So if you are a having a wedding in Madison, Fond du lac, Appleton, La cross, or Milwaukee, this is a good option for you.

Of course... you could also get another state highlighted instead.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Water Bottle Labels (and wine labels)

The sticker and label section at Save the Date Originals is being revived!

Now available are custom and personalized bottle labels.

Like with magnets and cards, the idea is to offer top notch printing.  You can request any size up to 8x10 (not that you'd need a label that big!).

Also like magnets and cards, there are plenty of websites offering labels already.  But one website warns that the label will crumple and break if it is touched too much, and another might offer low resolution (choppy) printing.

The bottle labels that Save the Date Originals is offering now are actually waterproof.  They aren't indestructible, but guests can touch them without getting ink on their hands.  You can even put one under a faucet, pour water on it, and... it will still look good!

Get a custom label designed today: