Save the Date Designs

A few months ago I got the chance to make a friend’s save the dates. I didn’t exactly know what I was getting myself into, but I knew that I love photoshop, I have a decent eye for design, and I would love to expand my design repertoire, so I figured, why not?  I had agreed to do them for free as well, which gave me the opportunity to download as many free fonts as I wanted, which made the process all the more fun.

These are my friends Jenn & Dan.  The colors  of their wedding are pink & lime green. I’m warning you now that the shade of lime green does not translate well into web colors, so I apologize. I need you to jus tkind of roll with that part.

The first thing I did was browse Pinterest to see what other people were doing for Save the Dates. Goodness gracious, there are so many options. So I decided to just start designing and see what happened next.  Here’s what I came up with –

(PLEASE NOTE: If you are invited to this wedding that is not the date of the wedding. Please check your final save the date for that information.)

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What did I learn from this experiment? Limitless creative freedom is a daunting thing. I now understand why Etsy shop owners & large online printers have so many templates, because with a template both you (and the person who ordered them) know exactly what they’re getting into.

I learned that it’s easier to develop your own style as a designer, make a few designs that look like the rest of your brand and offer those to people who are attracted to your style, otherwise the custom card designs take far too long to hash out the details.

I was also reminded that Jenn & Dan are ridiculously adorable together, Dan looks quite good in a bowtie, & Jenn’s smile is gorgeous.

Now, none of what I said about limitless freedom and designing templates is a reflection on working with Jenn, she’s absolutely wonderul; this was about me learning how to design & define my own style since I hadn’t had the chance to do this before.  She even gave me my favorite new shiny accessory as a thank you. Check out SilverHandwriting‘s shop to buy your own special shiny accessory for someone in your life.

Anyway, thanks to Jenn & Dan for letting me try my hand at designing the save the dates, can’t wait to celebrate with you on your big day!!

How did your Save the Date process go?

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  • These are great. I lie the 2nd one the best. I will Pin it. 🙂

    • Aw, yay! Thank you! That’s actually the closest one to the one they ended up going with!