Post # 1
I need major STD help! We are making our own Save-The-Date Cards and basing the design on this free template from WeddingChicks (see photo below). Fiance basically re-created that layout with our font choices and information. I like the long look of it (it’s meant to be printed on #10 flatcards). The problem is, we want to include our names, text about what the save the date is for, (ie. “the wedding of”), the location of the wedding, our website and text letting the guest know that the formal invitation is to follow. That’s a lot of additional text to cram in there. I’ve tried a few different layouts and they just all look cluttered. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can make everything fit onto this size card and not look cluttered? Alternatively I was thinking of having a second piece that certain info can go on but I have no idea what that would be or how they would be attached. Any ideas or help would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks so much bees.
Post # 3
Could you put all of the other info on the second piece of paper? I’ve heard really good things about Moo Cards, that might be nice to just slip in there. If you add any more, you probably will clutter up the design.
Post # 4
Since the picture is in B&W, you can also put your names on the actual photo itself (in either white or black, whichever has the best contrast.
The other option is putting yours names below or above the picture, but that may start to look crowded.
Post # 5
Can you add text into the photo? Maybe insert text at the bottom of the photo reading “Jack and Jill’s Wedding- Ghost town, MA
I mean, the Save the Dates are meant to be informal. If you are providing your photo(they will know who you are) and all they really need to know is to set that date aside. I can understand wanting to put location for those who need to travel, but in reality, your invitations will give them plenty of time to book flights/make reservations. After all, Save the Dates are a newer wedding standard.
I provided just our names and date and asked them to visit our wedding website to get more details.
Post # 6
You could actually probably cram the location underneath the photo in small letters like the “August.” I think they’ll know what they’re saving the date for :), and since you have “save the date” on there, they hopefully won’t think that that is actually the wedding invite.
Post # 7
These are all awesome suggestions. Keep it coming ladies.
@jo.lee: I was thinking of using a moo card to include our website info but I wasn’t sure how I would attach it to the card. We are using long #10 envelopes with a side opening so if we just slip the card into the envelope there’s a high chance it will get lost in the bottom. Also as far as not including language about the formal invitation to follow and the fact that’s it’s a wedding, I think we have to for our guests. We have a lot of guest from out of the country who have not seen a save the date before because it’ not standard in their culture so they will think this is an invitation unless we put that it’s not.
@Kateski: By location I just meant the city and state so people can look into flights and other arrangements. We have A LOT of people out of town. By the way, I LOVE the picture on your save the date.
@neontl: that’s not actually our picture and ours is not black and white, (it’s vintage fade) but that’s a great idea to insert our names into the picture! thank you.