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Among the long list of to-dos for your wedding, you need to create a wedding template for invitations. These can include details of celebrations in a particular theme, font and inclusion of a photo or not. A wedding template is also something you can apply on save-the-dates. These invitations indicate when guests should mark their calendars and are mailed off before a formal wedding invitation is released. Save-the-dates are an announcement to your friends and family that you're moving onto a new chapter in your life and should reflect your personalized taste. It's a special moment to share.
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Depending on your taste, DIY save-the-dates can be simply elegant, extraordinarily detailed with flowers, or even witty. Do you want foil detailing or a specific color theme? Pastel envelopes or classic bone white envelopes? Include photos of you and your partner or leave the details to speak for themselves? These cards have a lot of room to let your personality shine. Making save-the-dates yourself can be a lot more fun than getting them professionally done. These customized invitations for guests can genuinely become something unique because you personalized them.
1. For something a little different: Arch shaped cards
The Archer Save-the-Date Cards stand out from traditional rectangular or square shaped cards. You can add a beautiful portrait photo and choose from different color themes like deep aqua blue or dark magenta along with four other colors. What makes this card unique is that you can add foil colored detailing for some pretty texture. Plus, the Archer cards also come in smooth paper for the highest quality photo print, a signature thick paper, recycled paper or a subtle shimmery pearlescent paper.
2. For cards that are delicate but strong: Floral designed cards
At Mixbook, you can find an assortment of photo books, home decor, calendars and most importantly: cards. Take these Intimate Florals Wedding Suite cards which are ideal if you want a simple but beautiful design. The trims for these cards come in round, crescent, square or more. This design can be personalized in paper textures like satin finish, cotton, pearl and more elegant finishes. In a rush? Then you're in luck because these cards ship in one to two business days.
3. For those who have a cute timeline: A short story card
You can personalize these Long Story Short cards with your love story. Include your and your partners' birthdates, how you met, the first date, the day of the proposal and of course, the date of your upcoming wedding. Choose from either matte light eggshell white or bright semi gloss paper.
4. For those who did a gorgeous photoshoot: High definition photo cards
Did you do a fabulous photo shoot with your partner? Then you must show them off on these gorgeous 7x5 Save-the-Date Photocards. One side of these cards displays a photo of your choosing, and the other side will have save the date details in a simple lettered font. Though the card doesn't have too many color options, you can still choose from a stunning set of colors for the envelopes, like blush, beige, sage and more. These cards also ship in two business days.
5. For those who love a garden theme: These cornflower-themed cards
If you're a fan of everything floral, then these Cornflower Save-the-Date Cards will wow you and the lucky guests to receive them. The warm white Mohawk paper with a matte eggshell finish pairs well with the vibrant blue flowers that lace across the cards. At Papier, there's a policy where if you don't love your product 100%, then they will work with you to get a satisfactory result.
6. For cards that will stick (literally): These magnet cards
Make sure your guests mark their calendars with these customizable Magnet Save-the-Dates. Blank white envelopes are included with these unique invitations. All you need is a photo you love and a few details about your big day to create these cute magnet cards that invitees will remember for a lifetime.
7. For those who can't decide on one photo: A photo collage card
These 100% recycled Darling Collage Save-the-Dates are ideal if you have a collage of photos you want to share with your loved ones. You can choose from a variety of different trim options on stock, pearl or linen paper. The processing time for these cards is one to two business days.
8. For those who love details: Cards with an engraved pencil
Etsy is a go to for all things crafty, so what better place than to find the perfect save the date cards? These personalized save-the-dates come with an engraved pencil. You can choose from a set of one or seven pencils. Add your name and your partners, the date of the wedding and choose from a black or white envelope. Your friends and family will be showering you with love and compliments.
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