Stationery Design: Save the Date

Fun fact 1: In Mexico we don’t send save the dates. It is not something we use and most people don’t even know what they are.

Fun fact 2: Engagement photos? Nah. We don’t use that either. Well, some couples are starting to have them taken, but it is not a common practice. Mr. Weather and I didn’t even consider them.

Still, I wanted to send my closest friends and family a friendly reminder that they MUST save the date for our wedding. But since we didn’t have pro pics I had to figure out how to make one without them. So to Illustrator I went.

I must say I was heavily inspired by the designs from I just really like their aesthetics. These are some of my favorites.

Image via minted

Image via minted

Image via minted

I knew I wanted something along those lines, with the flowery border and a delicate look, but also I wanted to incorporate the stripes and colors that I talked about previously. So, after a lot of clicking this and tracing that, I came up with this:

I really like them. I think they gave our guests a “feel” of how our wedding will be, but without revealing too much. I saved my work as a jpeg file and sent them via email and trough Facebook messages, and I am happy to report that I received some pretty good comments. Alas, some of them thought they were the actual invitations. *sigh*

Would you consider sending an electronic save the date? Or do you prefer the printed version?


Mrs. Weather Vane

June 27
Mexico City
Wedding Date:
March 2014
Watercooler: December 21, 2013
Four Weddings
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  1. wellies Bee
    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:42 pm

    Your Save the Date is so pretty! I love the font you used for your names. 🙂

  2. gondola Bee
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:07 pm

    They’re all so pretty! In Japan there are no STDs either so a few thought they were invitations.

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    ellemm005 172 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:23 pm

    That is gorgeous! I love the design and all the colors together. We sent out magnets but also set up a website so our guests had the info electronically, too.

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    lynnielou33193 767 posts, Busy bee @ 9:57 pm

    The only issue about having it online is our older guests don’t use the internet very much!

  5. pyramid Bee
    Mrs. Pyramid 104 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:25 am

    These are lovely, I think they set the tone for your wedding perfectly!

  6. bighornsheep Bee
    bighornsheep 115 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:11 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous StDs, Miss W! 🙂 We didn’t have StDs for our wedding (:() but, like in Mexico, StDs aren’t customary in my culture.

  7. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:43 pm

    These are SO cute! Great job!

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