Sorry, but I just can’t bring myself to call them STDs. It just ain’t right.
We made our first save the date late one night and thought it was hilarious. While it would have been nice to have it match our wedding colors, it was so much fun to do something silly. I was pretty sure no one would notice that it wasn’t going to match the rest of the wedding. There was plenty of time for things to get serious! We used photographs I took from my recent trip to a sheep and wool festival and threw together this goofy little save the date.
Since we were on a tight budget, sending it out via email was an easy decision. But they were such a hit with our closer friends, we printed a few up as magnets for them using Overnight Prints.
After some blank looks from people who don’t understand our sense of humor, I gave in and whipped up a “proper” save the date. This one matched our colors and didn’t have anything to detract from the information. Apparently, some people couldn’t figure out the location from our first one. It’s very possible that the obnoxious sheep on the original were too distracting.
We also sent these out digitally, so it didn’t hurt our bottom line to put in the extra bit of work. I’m happy with both of our save the dates—one of them reflected our personality, while the other matched our colors and satisfied the designer in me.
Since the second one would be so easy to customize, I thought I would make it available as a template for the hive! You can download the template here.**
There might be some fonts you’ll need to complete your own save the date.
1. For the location, download free font Lullaby.
2. For the date, download free font Matilde.
I hope that you’ll find it useful!
**Please note that this template is for personal use only.
- Queens, NY/Nashville, TN
- Jewelry Designer
- Wedding Date:
- May 2011
- A church in downtown Nashville