Hello everyone! I just wanted to put up a quick post about Save The Dates. This is the time of year when people start asking for them, so I thought I’d tell you all a bit more about what we offer. This is a great way to show off your favorite e-session images, and help set the tone for your wedding day, by using a design that incorporates the flavor of your wedding day theme. Or, alternatively, you can go in a completely different direction design-wise and go with a design that celebrates the season you are sending your mailing out in, or to show off your personal style.
Here’s a design we recently created for Elizabeth and Sam – we presented them with a few options, but this is the one they picked and it was one of my faves!
This is a 5×7 card that was printed on pearl stock, which is a nice, heavyweight card stock with a shimmery finish. We can do Save The Dates in 4 x 5.5, 5×5, or 5×7 flat cards or fold-over notecards. We also have magnets available as well, they can either be ordered as a stand-alone product, or can be attached to your notecard.
We have a pretty much limitless designs to choose from, or, like the case above, we can whip up something completely custom. One of the looks that’s popular right now is letterpress, and we have several templates that replicate that letterpress look, but are much less expensive than the real thing. Here’s a sample I made using one of our 2010 couples (their engagement session will be appearing on the blog soon!)
(Note: For the Save The Dates below, I used images from earlier engagement sessions to create some samples. These were not products that the couples ordered, so if you are a friend/relative viewing this post and are wondering why you didn’t get a Save The Date, that’s why!) :)
If you want to stay true to the letter press look, you can keep the back as a solid pattern, as shown, or you can add more text/images, or a personal message.
Our 5×5 cards are popular because of their unique form factor. The one thing to note though is that the post office requires extra postage on square envelopes, so that’s something to consider when going this route. (You can also elect to put them in 5×7 envelopes, though I personally think the 5×5 envelopes looks cooler, but that’s just me!)
Here’s a couple options with the square format – the backs can be anything – again, you could fill up the back with a single image, or leave an area to hand write a personal note, include your grandma’s chocolate-chip cookie recipe, whatever you want!
Save The Dates ideally should be mailed out about 6 months before your wedding, or even further in advance if you are planning a destination wedding. Remember, you only need to send one per household, so if you have 250 guests, you probably can get by ordering 125-150 Save The Dates. We recommend scheduling your e-session at least 6 weeks before you plan to send out your Save The Dates. These designs really represent the tip of the iceberg, there’s so many cool things we can do thanks to Photoshop. If you have an idea for something unique, let us know!
All of the cards include envelopes (white or parchment) and can be ordered in bundles of 25. (We can do holiday cards, thank you cards, etc. as long as a minimum of 25 are ordered.)