Paper Culture has really been raising the bar in terms of new and creative Save the Date card designs. I decided to feature some of their top selling designs below. The first one on the left is called engagement ring which I think is pretty self explanatory. After all the ring is the symbol of your commitment to each other. The Save the Date card on the right is called Fabric Birds and is my favorite design at the moment. If you did not know I really love the bird motif.
Below on the left is a Save the Date postcard. It’s not actually a postcard as you still mail it in an envelope. But I like the concept for a wedding Save the Date. And on the left is the current top seller for Paper Culture Save the Dates that is called Save the Date banner. It is a simple design with a banner on the left where you can put your names and the wedding information.
If you like any of these designs you can check out the complete Save the Date collection as well. Or just click any of the images of the cards featured above.
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Are you having a traditional Chinese wedding and banquet? Have you been searching far and wide for a Save the Date that reflects the color red and has beautiful chinese lanterns or chinese double happiness symbols? Did you know that the sign for double happiness celebrates the union of a husband and wife and their two families? I know I’m not an expert on Chinese calligraphy but I’ve always thought that the characters for double happiness actually look like a couple standing together.
I have gotten a number of requests from asian brides or grooms looking for Asian or Chinese Save the Dates. Luckily I have done a lot of the homework for you. Below are what I was able to find from some of the top wedding card designers. Maybe one will be perfect for your Chinese Wedding and Chinese Banquet!
This Save the Date design by Paper Culture puts the focus on your personalized picture. But at the bottom there is a double happiness symbol and information on your upcoming wedding. Perfect to announce for a Chinese Banquet wedding.
This is a very simple and traditional Chinese Save the Date card. It features a cream colored card with a red double happiness symbol at the top. The information on your wedding date and venue are printed in a matching red cursive font.
This Save the Date Card from Wedding Paper Divas has a beautiful deep red color. The double happiness symbol is up on the upper left and there is a beautiful bamboo stalk on the side. This is probably my favorite for a Chinese Save the Date card.
This Chinese Save the Date card from Good on Paper is a more modern take as it does not feature the color red. Instead there is a pretty melon color. I really adore the Chinese lanterns and the little bird cages. And the two little birds over on the bottom right are a wonderful touch.
Paper Culture has some brand new Save the Date designs that I wanted to share for your wedding stationary consideration. When they first started they had a pretty limited selection but they have been adding cards and now they have 43 total Save the Date card designs. Compare this with Wedding Paper Divas that has a huge selection of almost 1,000 Save the Date cards. I still wish Paper Culture would offer Save the Date postcards. Two of my picks from their newly added set of designs are shown below.
There’s a certain romance about carving your names into a piece of wood – that’s the inspiration for these fun, save the date cards. The set of fonts create a modern, yet distinctly fun feel for the save the dates. And since we are a paper company, we know the importance of trees. That’s why no new trees will be cut down to make these cards since they are printed on luxe, 100% post consumer recycled paper and we’ll even plant a tree in your honor with every order.
The card on the left is a tree carving Save the Date by the designer Sara Kim. While these are not actual “wood” cards they are on paper from trees. I’ve always liked the idea of carving names into a piece of wood. It makes me think of those years ago when I was a teenager. You can even choose from two types of wood grain. I especially “heart” the heart and arrow carving. Perfect for your wedding Save the Date card.
The card on the left is called Saying I Do by Paper Culture. You did say “I do” when he asked right? This card captures the bliss of that moment with a simple and chic happy face with hearts for the eyes. Two hearts have come together and it creates such happiness. The example above is shown in a beautiful shade of purple but if you prefer another color you can choose from strawberry, apricot, blue, and ivy colors. If these don’t suit your fancy you can also see Paper Culture’s complete collection of Save The Date Cards.
Also, remember that with Paper Culture they do not cut down any new trees for your cards since they are printed on 100% recycled paper. If that is not enough they also will plant a tree in your honor with each and every Save the Date card order. You can learn more about Paper Culture and how it compares to Wedding Paper Divas and Shutterfly on their Save the Date card comparison page.
Paper Culture is a great place to buy Save the Date cards. While they feature some great designers like Andrea Stadelman they also have a house label of Save the Dates. I find their designs to be simple and modern. In particular, they have some great photo Save the Dates that I like.
Less is More
This Save the Date photo card is a great original design from Paper Culture. It is available in red, purple, and brown font. I really like that the photo is the center piece of the card & the information about the wedding nuptials is off to the side. So the focus is really on you & your fiancé. I really do like this engagement photo. It’s so nice to see the eye contact & I adore pattern of the brick wall behind them.
This Save the Date card is another house design from Paper Culture. As I said they really have a focus on simplicity that takes on a modern style. The letters of “engaged” are interlocked together just like the act of marriage which is oh such sweet and subtle symbolism. This Save the Date comes in purple, pink, grey, and green. I personally think green is best but you should choose what matches your wedding colors.
Based in San Francisco, Andrea Stadelman is a graphic designer with experience at companies including Banana Republic and Williams Sonoma. She received her training from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. As a freelancer she also designs greeting cards and Save the Dates for Paper Culture. You can see her Andrea’s complete portfolio of card designs.
Photo Strip Memories
If I had to choose one theme that I always like for Save the Date cards it would have to be photo booth Save the Dates. This one is no exception. It has a slightly off center aligned strip of photo proofs that let’s you pick 3 favorite photos. It has an old time charm that I really like. To go with the theme of the Save the Date design it’s probably best to choose black and white photos.
Postcards are really a lost art in my mind. But you can bring it back with this Save the Date card that relives an old stamp and postmarked postcard. All you have to do is select one photo of you and your future hubby maybe from a recent trip. It’s easy to just pick one photo for your Save the Date right?