Passport Save the Date Follow-Up

Thanks everyone for all the great comments on my save the dates post! I can’t take all the credit for our passport save the dates. When I first saw Knottie AmyInSydney make them, I thought they were a cute, cheeky way to send everyone some basic travel information.


Knottie eyeheartmike made her passports about the same time I made ours. She used them as her welcome letter in her OOT bags. Her passport pages included her wedding day time line, information about optional activities she had planned for her guests, a section where the guest could write notes and their trip highlights, and my favorite part: she had a map listing where all her guests were staying.


While our save the dates were definitely cost efficient, they were very time consuming. What we saved in dollars, I paid for in time. Not only did designing the the layout take time, but printing and assembling the passports were time consuming as well.

Here are some tips and suggestions for those who want to attempt to make their own passports…


I had to layout the pages “book” style. I had to make sure that the pages corresponded, i.e., page 1 would be printed attached to page 10 (when folded in half), and page 2 would be print attached to page 9.

Make sure you PROOFREAD! In fact, I suggest having someone else (or two or three people) look over it for you, as you tend not to notice your own errors when you have been staring at something too long.

I already owned newsprint paper, which I believe I originally purchased at Pearl. Do a test print when printing on different types of paper. Originally I printed on the newsprint paper with a laser printer; not only did I have trouble feeding the paper through the printer, but the ink wiped right off the paper when touched. An ink jet printer worked wonders, though.

You don’t have to have a Gocco to make the passport cover. You could do what eyeheartmike did and print on card stock, or you can order a custom made stamp and just ink and stamp the cover.

My passport details:

  • The page size is approximately 8.5″ x 5.5″ folded in half, with each page being double sided (except the first page, which was printed with the last page)
  • The first page was taped to the inside cover
  • The corners were rounded with a round corner punch
  • the cover and pages were attached together by one staple

Where did you find inspiration for your save the dates?


Mrs. Sushi

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March 2009
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    abby, Guest @ 9:10 pm

    i tried using powerpoint for passport invites.. but having trouble printing them back to back since they are not aligned..

    there’s a link for a powerpoint template from however the size is a bit bigger

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    Andrea Puckett, Guest @ 9:24 pm

    I noticed that alot of people were interested in the template. I actually hired someone to make mine at a reasonable price and I was really pleased with the customer service and final product.

    If anyone wants some recommendations on a designer that I used for these and a few other designers that I found that do passport invitations, please e-mail me at and I will send you the recommendations and others that I found.

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    sheila8777 13 posts, Newbee @ 12:56 pm

    I don’t know why people just say I don’t share. You (meaning anyone) works hard on a project.

    Here’s a passport template though:

    Mrs. Sushi’s passports look amazing! You can definitely see the labor of love in its complexity.

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    Theresa Sarra, Guest @ 1:00 am

    Can you share your template for the passport “save the dates”? I love the dark blue ones. Do you have instructions on how to make them, like paper style? Also, do you recommend a paper stock store to purchase it from?

    Amazing save the dates!

    Thanks so much! My email is

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    JohnBenjamin, Guest @ 2:32 am

    That’s really good topic. I am having a destination wedding and I would love to do this.

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    24 Months & 5 Days | A Day in the life of…, Guest @ 6:03 pm

    […] ADD medicine, I’ll be able to make those really cool boarding pass invitations and maybe a passport for the save the […]

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    denielle, Guest @ 1:12 am

    Hi i was wondering if you could send me a template of this! it would help me out so much!

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    jackie, Guest @ 12:20 am


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    michelle123, Guest @ 12:28 am

    I am trying to convince my fiancé to use these invitations

    could you possibly help me to let me know where I can find this template

    my email is

    thank you sooo much

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