Post # 1
Hi! We’re planning on having a very modern "lounge" type reception, with colors of fuschia, aqua or orange (haven’t decided completely yet). But, I’m having trouble thinking of fun and unique Save-The-Date Cards. I want something that will set the tone for our wedding, but all I’ve seen are magnets/cards/etc. Anyone have any ideas?? Thanks!
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- Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA
Not sure how fancy you want to get (or how much $$ you want to spend)… but maybe you could use plexiglass or etched surfaces (mirror, metal) ??Or use bright Indian type silks to help emphasize the color palate? Or painted canvas cards w/your color or using watercolor paper?
Just a couple random ideas… usually different materials will help set the mood quite quickly!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA
My first thought when I read "modern and lounge-y" — recipe cards for cocktails, with your save-the-date info on one side, and a signature drink recipe on the other side! This would be fun if you planned to actually serve a signature drink at your wedding, so this would be a cute sneak-peak. Or, you could have cocktail napkins printed with your save-the-date information and send them as your save-the-dates! If you found some brightly colored napkins and had a fun design, it would be super unique and memorable.
I am not sure if this cocktail type of atmoshere is what you’re going for, but that’s what came to my mind!
Post # 5
Thanks so much Lemon and Cupcake! These are exactly the types of ideas I was looking for! I think as favors we’re going to have martini glasses, so the recipe card idea may work really well.
Post # 6
When I saw modern / loungy, I automatically thought of the night club flyers! Super easy to make w/ Illustrator / InDesign and get them printed out in super glossy postcards. I had this type of invitation made for my 21st birthday party and they were a hit!
Post # 7
LNickle, I’m big into lounge-type style, especially in a vintage ’50s, ’60s style. Try researching some artists for ideas. Shag, Jim Flora and Tim Biskup are always great inspirations to me. Also, you can get coasters printed, which would be totally cool. I’ve had this done before for work-related events. There’s a site called Absorbent Ink that is great and inexpensive for this.
Post # 8
If shipping’s not a problem — what about labels on wine or beer bottles? I think one of the bees did this to ask her groomsmen to be in her wedding party (though I can’t remember which one, sorry!).
Post # 9
Fabulous Stationary has some great stuff and you can personalize them. fabulousstationary.com.
We’ve used them for party invitations, but they could easily be made into Save-The-Date Cards or wedding invites. I’m not certain if they have custom designed pieces, though.
One thing to consider is that the paper stock isn’t lux letterpress or anything like that, but it’s okay.
Good luck. Let us know where you decide to go.
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check out http://www.aninvitationstudio.com
Diane Lamendola does amazing work…she did my save the dates in a vintage nyc theme (there on the site…cindy & jon). I LOVED working with her!
Post # 12
If you’re looking for some fun and modern stuff, stop by my site: http://fubabee.etsy.com
I’m a graphic designer and have been doing wedding invites and stationery for a few years. 🙂
Post # 13
I love the idea of a cocktail recipe card. You could have them printed the size of a bookmark or a 4×10 rectangle and then tie or adhere really cool cocktail swizzle stick to it as a favor. It would also be very cute to create your own "signature" drink using your names and a catchy title and use that as your recipe and card theme.
Also, doing the drink recipe as a refrigerator magnet would work nicely as well. You could attach those to a martini-glass shaped card or something with fun loungy graphics. 🙂