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We are wrapping up this busy but amazing week with an inspiration post based on our very own gorgeous Miami skyline, inspired by a photo from the incredible Maggie Stolzberg. We kept this wedding invitation design soft with dusty neutrals, and added just a hint of deep blue to the edge.
[Photo credit: Maggie Stolzberg]
With all the winter and spring weddings coming up, we’ve been asked a lot of questions about save the dates. Well, friends, we are here to help!
When should I start thinking about save the dates?
You’ll want to send them out as soon as you reserve your venue and date. Typically, this is done 6-8 months before the event, but can be up to a year beforehand if you’re inviting many out-of-town guests.
When deciding how many save the dates to order, the first step is getting your guest list together. Remember that you’ll just send one save the date to each couple or family, not to each individual, so typically you’ll need about 60% of the total number of guests you’re inviting. We recommend ordering 10-20 extra for those last-minute guest list additions, and so you’ll have a few left over as keepsakes.
What should I include on my save the dates?
The must-haves for a save the date are name(s), event type, date, and city. Many opt to include accommodations information as well, so out-of-town guests can make their travel arrangements early. And if you have a website for your event, be sure to include it on the save the date as well - that way, your guests can keep up with new information as it becomes available.
Do I have to think about invitations now, too?
That is totally up to you. Many save the dates are sent before the event theme and colors are picked out, so we often recommend that you choose a save the date design that you like and not worry about it fitting the rest of your event. However, if you’d prefer for the save the date to be a glimpse of what’s to come, then you may want to start by picking out your invitation design first and then choose a coordinating save the date.
Still have questions? Call, email, or simply stop in - we are happy to help!
It's thyme for our weekly inspiration post! This week's invitation design, inspired by a photo of the Floridian Weddings relaunch party by Vitalic Photo, shows that a one-color design can hold its own, too. We spruced it up with sunshine yellow edge paint, and imagine this design paired with a simple, organic patterned liner. Want to see what we would come up with for an invitation design based on your inspiration board? Leave a comment below with a link to your Pinterest, and we'll put something together for you!
[Photo credit: Vitalic Photo.]
We hope everyone had a great fourth of July! We're not ready to be done celebrating, so we're keeping that spirit alive with this week's inspired invitation design, featuring a photo by Liga Photography. This invitation would be gorgeous in black letterpress ink and silver foil. We love the monochromatic look with a bright pop of color on the edge - and the design shows that fun & festive design is totally possible without losing elegance!
[Photo credit: Liga Photography.]
The moment we saw this photo from Chelsey Boatwright Photography, we knew it was the one for this week's inspiration post. The sweet, soft, slightly modern take on roses with coral, peach, and hints of yellow and green, is totally our style - and how gorgeous is that cake? We envision this custom designed invitation to be paired with a subtle quilt-like envelope liner inspired by the overall cake pattern. Love!
[Photo credit: Chelsey Boatwright Photography.]
South Florida has been under a perpetual rain cloud this week, but we're finding inspiration in the stormy grays and blues of the sky. Amidst our daydreams of sunscreen and splashing in the ocean, we also dreamed up this custom invitation design, with inspiration from a gorgeous ring photo by the amazing (and Florida-based!) Vitalic Photo. We are loving the soft pink edge and thinking blind letterpress for the subtle scallop patterned background - how pretty!
[Photo credit: Vitalic Photo.]
This week's inspiration comes again from Todd Good, in the form of a cherry red and sky blue beachfront photo that had us thinking of lots of fun embellishments. We chose a simple font to accompany the flag motifs, inspired by the lifeguard tower, and love the idea of incorporating two red ribbons and a custom hang tag (shaped like the tower in the photo!). There's no doubt in our minds that we would print this through our vendor Dauphine Press, and pair it with taupe edge paint, a sky blue envelope, and a taupe patterned liner.
[Photo credit: Todd Good.]
Can you believe it's Friday already? For this week's inspiration, we used a gorgeous, bright barnyard photo from Vicki and Danny of Starfish Studios. To go along with the fun rustic save the date design we created, we're thinking marigold edge painting and a matching marigold envelope with a bronze liner. [Photo credit: Starfish Studios.]
Happy Friday! This week we dreamed up this totally custom letterpress wedding invitation design based on the vintage floral (or as my husband pointed out, vintage floor-al) pattern from this photo by local photographer Todd Good. We think this design would be gorgeous letterpress printed on ultra-thick cotton paper through our vendor Bella Figura, with a mustard edge and a metallic bronze envelope liner. [Photo credit: Todd Good.]