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Robyn Miller Designs

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Robyn Miller is a New York City based designer that started initially illustrating birth announcements for her close friends. From there she moved on to birthday invites, moving announcements, and more. Her goal is to provide sophisticated and stylish stationery for the inner child in all of us. She has been in business since 2003 and also design children’s books.

Cozy Reminder
I always feel that the simple Save the Dates are the best Save the Dates. This design includes a bold lower border that includes all the details of your upcoming nuptials. The font is playful and casual which really catches the eye. This photo is also spectacular and the blue brick wall coordinates well with “the” in Save the Date. It’s not always possible to do but I like when folks match the picture with the card.

Photo Blocks
With the Photo Blocks Save the Date card you can choose up to 6 photos to include. I find this card to be oh so sophisticated and I really like the ability to choose square sized photos along with vertical photos. You can mix and match black and white or colors photos that allows some nice contrast. And I like the brown and white middle box coloring.

Save the Date Wording

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The wording that you use for Save the Date cards or Save the Date magnets is typically very brief and concise. The goal as the name suggests is to let guests know the date of your wedding so that they don’t make any plans to travel or book other engagements. But of course, Save the Dates also serves two other important purposes namely to let your guests know that they are among the lucky individuals to be invited and also for those that do not already know to announce your engagement.

With this in mind make sure that the wording of Save the Date cards includes the following 3 key elements:

  • Who is getting married?
  • What is the date of the wedding?
  • Where is the city/location of the wedding?

Make sure to include the day, month, and year of your wedding. If you don’t know the exact venue of your wedding yet it is fine to include just the city of your wedding. That let’s folks who will need to travel know that they need to book airfare or other travel arrangements in advance.

Basic Save the Date Wording
A common example of the basic Save the Dates wording follows below:

Save the Date.
Alex Hartford & Evan Wright are getting married.
March 24, 2010
Seattle, Washington

Here is an actual example. The order of the wording is changed somewhat to make the focus on the date. But I think you will get the idea. Remember that sometimes choosing a specific Save the Date design requires you to use specific wording. Although many Save the Date vendors allow you to customize the text as you desire.

Formal Save the Date Wording
If you prefer more formal language for your Save the Date try using something like this

Please Save the Date for the wedding of
Samantha Walker & Benjamin Thompson
July 17th, 2010
San Francisco, California

Fun & Casual Save the Date Wording
Use this wording if you would like to use something more fun/casual and less formal:

Boy met Girl….
For the rest of the story
Please join us on August 28, 2010
For the wedding of Linda & Jacob in NYC

Note that some couples choose to just use first names and not include last names. This can work well and I like the casual approach if either you or your spouse has a unique first name. Or it can also work if you intend to have a smaller wedding with mostly close friends and family. Ultimately you have to decide if it makes sense for your own Save the Date wording.

Jill Smith Designs

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Jill Smith is a Texas based designer that makes great notepads, photo cards, thank you cards, and address labels. She is a triathlete and a freelance designer for corporations such as Kenneth Cole and Mercedes-Benz. Her work has been highlighted on CBS’s “The Early Show” and in InStyle, Daily Candy, Modern Bride and Lucky magazine

Stunning Script
This card is consistently one of the top sellers at Wedding Paper Divas and it is easy to see why. With the rich red color and elegant cursive script it makes a beautiful Save the Date card. It also comes in turquoise and black.

Save the Dates card

Engagement Collage
Jill Smith Save the Date cards are typically bright and bold and this card called Engagement Collage is no exception. It’s a picturesque design that let’s you add your 3 best engagement photos to send to your family, friends, and loved ones. I find it to be oh so cool and contemporary.

Canna
Brown and orange are two of my favorite colors. And they make for a striking duo in this design by Jill Smith. This Save the Date card has modern fonts that make it really stand out and yet the two little flowers add a touch of panache.

Save the Dates photo card

Feather Designs

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Feather is by the same designer as Petite Alma as seen on Tiny Prints. It offers a higher end more refined line of wedding invitations that use more complex techniques to make exquisite Save the Dates.

Stylish Script
If you want a classic black and white card then this design by Feather could be perfect. It features cursive script at the top and simple serif font for your names, the date, and location of your wedding. I especially like how the “save the date” cursive script is written almost as if it was written with an actual water brush with the dark and lighter areas. Who says that black and white is boring? Please do keep in mind that this is a square save the date card and so postage via the united states postal service will cost extra since they can not be machine scanned. This square envelope surcharge typically costs about 20 cents per card in addition to standard postage. So it can be a significant extra cost so please keep that in mind.

Stem Silhouette
This delicate design by Feather features a bird on a branch in the center. The drawings are cute and basic and the choice of fonts really complement the bird and branch.

Paper Poppies
This is a save the date card that gets a ton of great reviews. It features translucent poppies in wonderful colors including medium pink, deep plum, or pumpkin. It’s a modern card that has a bold style. The couples’ names are printed in matching font color to the poppies. Also, if you like the Save the Dates you can get matching envelopes, thank you cards, wedding invitations, and more.

Natural Wildflower
The Natural Wildflower wedding Save the Date card is a classic, pure and simple. It features a breathtakingly intricate wildflower with such texture that it looks like the genuine article. It comes in a brown, orange, or red color palette and features cursive lettering for “Save the Date”. It’s hard to go wrong with such a great design.

Photo Booth Save the Date Magnets

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Can’t decide which of your engagement pictures to include in your photo for your Save the Date magnet? Want to include multiple pictures? Then Photo Booths Magnets may be just what you are looking for. Here are some examples:


Made for Each Other

Long in Style

The photo booth Save the Date on the left is called Made for Each Other and I adore the black and white almost film strip like look. It is simple and striking. You can use color photos or black and white photos but I think you know what I prefer. Please do note that it is recommend to use higher resolution photos. Actual photos taken in a photo booth do not tend to come out very well.

The photo booth Save the Date magnet on the right is called Long in Style. This one works better with color photographs and features photos laid out in a whimsical style with white borders. It’s perfect if you have had engagement pictures taken as you can choose 3 matching photos.

Magnolia Press

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Magnolia Press is a new designer for Wedding Paper Divas. I don’t know much about the firm or who is behind it. If you have any information please comment or email me via the contact form so I can add some information to this post. In any case, Magnolia Press has some adorable Save the Dates that take advantage of the ability to include a customized picture. There are two cards in particular that I am keen on and they both use a light teal blue which is one of my favorite colors.


Beautiful Band

This is an especially elegant Save the Date card. It has a sleek sophisticated look that places a basic blue banner with your wedding information on it. This is quite striking especially when paired with a wonderful black and white engagement photo like the one seen here. I also really like the contrast of the cursive style headline with the couple’s names and the more basic block letters with the wedidng info below.


Extraordinary Style

Again this Save the Date card has a blue teal band of color. This design has more of a postcard look which I think is quite charming.It also makes use of cursive font for the couple’s names but also adds the initials in the background in light blue font. A simple yet extraordinary Save the Date card.

Good on Paper Design

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Good on Paper Design is a San Francisco based design and stationery company that creates wedding invitations, baby announcements, stationery, and of course unique Save the Date cards. The heart and soul of the company is Lisa Wong Jackson. She bit draws her inspiration from nature, bold colors and shapes, and simple line drawings. Her designs have been featured in magazines such as In Style, Lucky, and 7×7. Lisa is a good friend so I’m a bit biased, but I feel that her Save the Dates are some of the best anywhere. You can judge for yourself!

Jasmine Blossoms
This Save the Date photo card is one of our favorite designs from Good on Paper and is actually one of the best selling designs. It features a modern look with small jasmine blossoms that add a hint of nature to the invitation. The bright yellow and orange colors welcome the season of spring.

Damask
This design is unique and colorful with orange flowers that hang over the top of the card. The Orange cursive font matches the flowers and provides the wedding save the date information. This design also has matching wedding invitations, response, reception, direction and thank you cards.

Park Bench: Paradise
This card is so charming. I love the little blue bird perched on the bench that has “you and me” etched into it. So simple and adorable!

You can see the complete collection of Good on Paper Design’s Save the Date cards.

Dwell Studio

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Dwell Studio is the ultra chic design brand founded by Christiane Lemieux in 1999. Her goal was to bring modern textile design to the world of home. She has now expanded to a fuller offering of home furnishings products, including table, baby, and junior. Dwell Studio designs always use a unique sense of color, have an unwavering commitment to quality, and remain a step ahead in design.

Buttercup Blossoms
Yellow flowers with a simple green dot make this design stand out. The brown border nicely draws your attention to the photo of the couple. And of course you can customize it with whatever photo you’d like to use. In addition to mustard yellow it also comes in red lantern and eggplant colors. You can also choose your own custom colors if you see fit.

Marriage Garden
This Save the Date card from Dwell Studio lets you express your style in a totally organic way with the beautiful floral outline printed on Wedding Paper Divas signature ecru card stock. It comes in a variety of colors including hunter green, navy, and rich red.

Photo Booth
This design is such a clever idea. We really like the idea of a film strip from a photo booth shoot to show off multiple photos of the happy couple. This one is particularly good if you can’t decide which of your engagement pictures to include. With the Photo Booth Save the Date card you can show 3 different pictures. It comes in three colors including watermelon, tropical and leaf.

You can see the complete collection of Dwell Studio’s Save the Date cards.

Everything You Need for Wedding Communications

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Celebrating a wedding with friends and family is one of the greatest joys of marriage. And selecting personalized Save the Dates to mark the occasion can ensure the event has your own special touch. Going beyond just invitations, save the date reminders are used to provide communications with your guests from the very beginning of your engagement, all the way to the thank you cards after the special day:

Engagement Announcements
As soon as the groom “pops” the question, your guests will want to celebrate the occasion – by sending out an announcement to your expected guest list. Luckily, you can start the celebration well ahead of time! Engagement announcements provide an opportune way to reach out to long distance friends and family, as well as opening up communications and giving an expected time frame to your guests.

Wedding Announcements
Once you have solidified your actual event day and details, you can issue wedding invitations that invite your guests to celebrate in a magical day. There are a wide variety of design and format selections that you can chose, ranging from traditional cards to exciting ideas such as customized puzzles, where the date is revealed upon completion.

Guest Favors
You’ll want to provide you guests with gifts to help them remember the special day, and a “day of” save the date gift can ensure the memories of the special day will remain with your friends and family for years to come. Often times, wedding planners integrate the favors in with table seating assignments in a unique form to integrate save the dates into the event itself.

Gift Thank You Cards
When thanking your guests for attending (and providing much appreciated registry gifts), you’ll want to take your thank you cards to the next level. A great idea is to create custom save the dates thank you cards which allow you to combine custom designs with hand-written notes, ensuring that you show full appreciation for your guests.

In fact, the type of save the dates you use are limited only by your imagination. Depending on the particular type of wedding, you may want to use special save the dates – for example, destination weddings often use “messages in a bottle” for destination weddings or provide a custom label on a bottle of wine as a parting gift for your guests. Virtually any printed source can provide an anchor for your idea and there are countless artists that will work with you to craft the perfect implementation.

Save the Date Verses

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Verse 1
BRIDE and GROOM are happy to
announce their wedding date of
MONTH DATE, YEAR. This
invitation is to ask you to join us on this
special occasion and to Save the Date.
While this is not your formal invitation,
we hope this gives you enough notice to
reserve this DAY in MONTH so you
can spend it with us. Your formal
invitation will arrive closer to the
wedding date. We look forward to seeing
you there!
Verse 2
Hi! This is BRIDE and GROOM asking
you to Save the Date of MONTH
DATE, YEAR for our wedding. We
hope this gives you enough notice to
reserve this day so you can spend it with
us. Your formal invitation will arrive
closer to the wedding date. We hope that
you can attend!
Verse 3
We’re getting married! This Save the Date
is from BRIDE and GROOM and we
are happy to announce our wedding date
of MONTH DATE, YEAR. We are
sending out these Save the Dates to give
you enough notice to reserve this day so
you can share in the festivities! Your
formal invitation will arrive closer to the
wedding date. We look forward to seeing
you there!

Baby Shower Verses

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Verse 1
You are cordially invited to attend
a “Surprise” Baby Shower
honoring MOTHER
DAY
TIME
at the home of
NAME
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

Verse 2
They’re expecting a baby,
a new bundle of joy;
a very special gift,
be it a girl or boy!
It’s a Baby Shower for
NAME
DATE TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
Given by:
NAME

Verse 3
It’s A
Baby Shower!
Bottles and booties, diapers and pins
this is where the love begins!
NAME
have a baby on the way
so we’re throwing them a shower
before the big day.
DATE TIME
ADDRESS
NAME

Verse 4
So sweet and cuddly,
Cute and fun;
It’s a shower for NAME
HIS/HER new life’s begun!
You’re invited to a shower
in honor of
NAME
who was born to
NAME
on DATE
Please join us on
DATE at TIME
ADDRESS
NAME

Verse 5
We’re Lining Up a Baby Shower for . . .
NAME
Please join us!
DATE at TIME
ADDRESS
NAME

Verse 6
We can Bear-ly
keep it a secret . . .
We’re giving NAME
a Surprise Baby Shower
on DATE at TIME
at ADDRESS
Given by: NAME
Please keep the shower a secret . . .
if you can Bear it!

Verse 7
The bassinet is ready
the baby will soon be here!
Date: DATE
Time: TIME
Place: LOCATION
ADDRESS
Expecting Parents:
NAMES

Birthday Verses

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Below are birthday verse ideas for you to use on your cards. Please remember to replace your own information for all the ALL CAPITALIZED words. It is also fun to come up with your own personal verses so feel free to come up with one that best suits you.

Verse 1
Any way
you slice it,
it’ll be a
great time!
You’re invited to a
Birthday Bash
in honor of
NAME
DATE at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
NAME

Verse 2
Join the Crowd . . .
in wishing NAME a Happy Birthday!
You’re invited to a
YEARS Birthday Party for
NAME
on DATE at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
NAME
R.S.V.P. PHONE

Verse 3
Don’t do anything on this date…
DATE
other than celebrate
at
NAME
YEARS Birthday Bash!
Please join us for a party in her
honor
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS

Verse 4
We’re blowing up balloons
and icing the cake!
There’s a big birthday party
that we hope you can make!
Please come to
NAME’S YEARS Birthday Party
on DATE
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS

Sweet 16 Birthdays

Verse 5
It’s a Surprise Birthday Party
for NAME!
Please come and join us
in celebrating HER/HIS 16th Birthday
DAY
TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

Verse 6
It’s a Birthday Party
for NAME!
Please come and join us
in celebrating HER/HIS 16th Birthday
DAY
TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

Adult Birthdays

Verse 7
Holy Cow . . .
NAME is YEARS!
We’re in the moood to party so
help us put him out to pasture
with a Birthday Party
DATE
TIME – ’till the cows come home
LOCATION
ADDRESS
Given by NAME
R.S.V.P. PHONE

Verse 8
NAME
Is on a roll –
over the hill, that is!
Help push him over the edge
at a
Surprise
YEARS Birthday Party
LOCATION
ADDRESS
DATE
TIME

Verse 9
Hip! Hip!
Hooray!
Three cheers for
NAME
It’s HIS/HERS YEARS Birthday
Please join us for a
Birthday Party
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
NAME
Regrets only PHONE
Gag gifts a must!

Verse 10
We’re laying the youth
of our dear friend to rest,
Won’t you come pay
your last respects?
Ol’ NAME
is moseyin’ over the hill
Join us as we respectfully
lay to rest his youth
on DATE at TIME
LOCATION
at ADDRESS
Given by NAME
R.S.V.P. PHONE

Verse 11
It’s in the Stars . . .
NAME believes HIS/HER age
is one of the great mysteries
of the Universe . . .
but, according to the stars,
NAME
is turning YEARS!
Please join us for a
EVENT
on DATE at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS

Verse 12
You are cordially invited to attend
a YEAR Birthday Party
honoring NAME
DAY
TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE