Save The Date : Design

August 29, 2013
Hey, I guess you're here because you've got a date that needs saving? Congratulaions from us!

Let's look at some ideas now it's time to let family and friends know! This may sounds obvious but have you tried Pinterest? I'm just gonna assume you've not been living under a rock and the answer is yes!

So when considereing your design you may want to ask yourself the following...

Are you having a theme?
Yes, yes you are! Having a theme does not mean naming every table after a starwars character, nor does it mean there will be balloons only. There are many variations on a theme.

  • Maybe you'll have a specific colour in mind, shades of colour or no specific colour.
  • Maybe you are ademenat you don't want a theme and it will just be clean, crisp and fuss (sorry but that's a theme too. Just because you aren't adorning everything with something doesn't mean you'll be doing nothing to something).

If you're at this stage you probably know what theme and colours you plan to have.

It's all in the little details. Think of this as your first impression. You aren't going to get a second chance. Take your time, plan, design and redesign.

Here's my first design. I planned to pop this image on a fridge magnet using the online company VistaPrint. I was close to ordering.

I'm glad I didn't go through with it. We discussed the idea and decided we could do something a little different. We loved the wooden tags we'd seen on Pinterest. I found a tag I would order and I designed this to be transferred onto it.

I used free fonts from Our venue has an Oak leaf in it's logo. We thought this would be a small detail to carry throughout the day and  it easily signifies our colours and theme.

We reversed the image, fitted 10 on one page of A4 and set off to the printers. It cost around £4 and we chose low grade paper because it would be easier to remove when wet.

Here's the final product.

Look out for the next post Save The Date: DIY when I explain to you the steps we took to make it.

(Note: You'll be able to use this method to transfer any image onto wood. I think we will transfer one of our wedding photos)


  1. I really like how it turned out :) I also like to make my own invitation for occasions :) Congrats on getting married :)

    New follower via bloglovin from the blog hop, when you have time and if you want maybe check out my blog and follow back if you like
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    1. Hi Anca,

      Thanks for stopping by. Of course I'll pop over to your blog. I love doing things myself it especially nice when people appreciate it. I posted them 3 days ago and it's great to see friends and family excited about them on Facebook :)

  2. Hey there! Just stopping by to say thanks for the follow on bloglovin'! I'm happy to be following you back :o) Hope you're having a great weekend!

    1. Hi. I had a great weekend thanks. Thanks for popping by and of course you are most welcome. See you over on the blog soon



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