Tips on Designing Your Save the Dates

Your venue is booked and it's official, you have your wedding date! Now it's time to start your save-the-dates. Before you get started, here are three components to consider when making your save-the-date.

1. Invest in a Professional Photographer

Although, there are plenty of well-designed save-the-dates that don't use any photography, more than likely your friends and family would love to see a photo of you and your significant other smiling and gazing into each other's eyes without a selfie stick in the way. Choosing to invest in a professional photographer can enhance the overall design with minimal effort. Below are some of photo examples from our engagement session with our photographer Matthew Reiter.

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2. Fonts

Fonts are letter forms that like imagery, are used to visually communicate a story. Here are some general tips when selecting your fonts:

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  • Stick to 3 fonts or less. Too many fonts can make what you're trying to communicate harder to digest.
  • Check your font sizes. If you can, do a test print at home or the office to test legibility. Things may appear larger on screen.
  • Think about hierarchy. The most important information should be the bigger than less important information. 
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3.  Show Some Personality

Taking photos in a field of flowers isn't everyone's style. Your save-the-date is a chance to show your common interests between you and your fiancé. Feel free to get weird. We decided to go with a bookmark save-the-date because we both love books and I've always had a love for fairytales so a whimsical approach suited us.

Our groomsmen & fellow graphic designer who knows both of our personalities and made these fun "edits"...

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Hope you enjoyed this blog! Stay tuned for more design tips as I embark on this wedding journey with you!