Narwhal Save the Date Reveal!

Now that we’ve handed out a majority of our save the dates and the rest have been mailed and received, it’s time to show them off!

I designed them in Photoshop Elements 12 with one of our favourite engagement photos. After converting the photo to black and white, I played around with the fonts* we are using on our invitations (sneak peek!), and once the final design was secured and triple checked, I held my breath and hit the purchase button.

We’re really happy with how they turned out, especially since they were under $27. We have also gotten lots of compliments from our guests, which has been really nice to hear. 🙂

So enough talking, more revealing!

All photos personal. Image in Save the Date by isos photography.


The Front

After playing around with some photos that I thought would suit our save the dates, we landed on one of my favourites in front of our cabin. I love that the cabin is subtly in the background since that is where we’re having our ceremony and the light in this photo is unreal. We kept the front simple. Save the Date. Our names, our brand, the date, and the location.


The Back

I also wanted to keep the back simple for the postcard. I wanted them to feel fun while pointing our guests to the date, stating the formal invitation is coming, and asking them to visit our website. On the right side I kept a few lines for addresses, and our return address is in the top left corner. We saved money by keeping the back black and white.


So, what do you think? We’re really excited to see how the invitations come together based on our experience ordering from Vistaprint. I’ll probably end up ordering them far too early!

Did you DIY your save the dates?

*For the font lovers out there, the fonts used on our save the dates are Arsenale White, Supernova, and Penelope Anne.


Mrs. Narwhal

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  1. msclownfish Bee
    Mrs. Clownfish 6 posts, Newbee @ 6:21 am

    You already know how much I love these – SO unique and they fit your wedding vibe so well! Even better that you were able to get all of them for $27- score!

  2. mssquid Bee
    Mrs. Squid 49 posts, Newbee @ 6:36 am

    Love that picture – it all came together beautifully. And for $27?!?! I bow down…

  3. msbordercollie Bee
    Mrs. Border Collie 102 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:37 am

    These are gorgeous. IS there a too early for save the dates? 😉

  4. tractor Bee
    Mrs. Tractor 32 posts, Newbee @ 9:13 am

    So simple and sweet! I love the photo you chose and it looks beautiful in black and white.

  5. mswallaby Bee
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:19 am

    so pretty!! I love these!

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    elleodee1 139 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:54 pm


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    evansloveballad 7 posts, Newbee @ 5:13 pm


  8. pyramid Bee
    Mrs. Pyramid 104 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:33 pm

    These turned out great! I’m so glad you used that picture, it was one of my favorites!

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