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Client Customization – Simply Elegant Save the Date

Today’s Client Customization is a great lesson in keeping it simple! Our long-time retailer The Stovall Collection did a beautiful job in creating this custom save the date for a local soiree. Using our Kensington response card design as inspiration, they let the fonts and minimal details speak for themselves.


Starting with our Savoy natural white double-thick stock, they added the circular frame at the top in reflective gold foil with a seafoam letterpress accent surrounding the “save the date” messaging printed in olive letterpress ink.

The rest of the card includes only the most important details with a mix of fonts. The simple design allows for the date to stand out, which is the goal of a save the date card. Keeping things simple on this card makes for an overall elegant feel with lots of breathing room for all of the design elements. We’re loving this custom design!

Do you want to find the perfect balance of making a statement and keeping things simple? Contact us or one of our exclusive retailers and get our guidance on pulling all of the design elements of your wedding stationery together.

Designer’s Desktop {Meadowood Wedding Invitation}

Our Meadowood save the date journal design is popular with couples that have a lot of information to share with their weddings guests. The multi-page format allows you to share weekend schedules, accommodation details and travel information.

Once the save the date is out and your guests have all of the details they need to enjoy your wedding weekend, it is time to design and send your wedding invitation. For our Meadowood suite, we designed a wedding invitation card that features a horizontal layout to match the save the date. The traditional wording is framed with a thin border of the signature Meadowood pattern in two colors of letterpress.

This design can be customized with your wedding color palette and with your favorite fonts and embellishments (like edge painting and envelope liners!). If you’re inspired, contact us to personalize this design for your wedding day.

Designer’s Desktop {Auburn Save The Date}

A common request with our clients designing their save the date cards is shifting the design to incorporate the couple’s engagement photo. We love the personal touch a photo adds and we’re always happy to modify any of our designs to fulfill this request.

The woodcut type look on our Auburn save the date is a popular choice, which we kept front and center on this design variation. The cross-hatch pattern that fills the background of the original is also present here, but we downsized the ampersand to allow for the photograph to take center stage.

Sometimes tiny changes make a big impact. We would love to work with you on defining what is most important to you when it comes to inviting your guests to your wedding day. Contact us or one of our exclusive retailers to get started on the design process today.

Designer’s Desktop {Fairfield Save the Date}

When viewing any of the designs on our website, be sure to check out the “view custom variations of this suite” link on each page under “inspiration”. If you’re looking for unique ways to customize one of our designs, this page is full of inspiration for you!

Our Fairfield wedding invitation suite is shown with a trifold save the date on the main page. If you’re looking for a non-folded save the date, one that keeps things simple and just shares the most important details with your guests, you will be happy to know that we’ve already done the design work for you! Shown with the custom variations for Fairfield, is this pretty little save the date card:

Using the same pattern as a frame along with the striking angled copy, this design just might be the perfect fit!

Our custom variations also show different print methods and combinations to match any budget as well, so be sure not to miss this gem when pulling all of your wedding stationery ideas together. If you need help mapping things out, or if you already have your favorites selected, contact us and we can start pulling the visuals together for your custom wedding suite!

Designer’s Desktop {Marinwood Wedding Invitation Suite}

Our Marinwood trifold save the date is one of our most popular and asked-for designs. Falling right in line with the casual elegance and playful feel of the save the date, the coordinating wedding invitation for this design is equally as stunning.

We incorporated the lattice pattern and detailed florals in new ways on the invitation suite to mix things up. Knowing that most families like to keep the main wedding invitation on the traditional side, we paired a simple border with the florals to create a frame around the classic fonts. For that wow-factor, we letterpress printed the lattice pattern on the entire back-side of the invitation card.

Keeping the theme going, we sprinkled in elements in different ways on each of the accessory cards. Our Marinwood invitation suite is an example of how much we love using the same design elements in different ways. This is one of the main perks of our Custom Wedding Portfolio. You can choose the elements you want and we can design the layout any way you choose without incurring extra design charges.

If you love one of our designs but want to change the card shape or layout, just let us know, we would love to turn your design ideas into a unique printed piece for your wedding day!


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