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Photo save the dates

Photo save the dates are a great way to share engagement photos with family and friends while giving them a heads on your wedding date and location. They’re also an ideal way to share your wedding website, which can include directions, accommodations, photos, sweet stories, registry info, and more. Today we’re sharing a few of our favorite photo save the dates to give you some ideas on ways to customize your own! 

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Go big: Ashley and Klint chose our larger S-8 invitation size for their photo save the dates, and added tawny matte foil for an extra touch of glamour. 
digital printing / CMYK process + tawny matte foil | white bamboo paper | 5.75 x 8.375 | #26222 | No Regrets 

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Make it personal: Ellie and Andrew included their adorable dog on their custom photo save the dates, and used our Stella calligraphy font to add a touch of whimsy. 
digital printing / CMYK process + gold matte foil | white bamboo paper | 4.5 x 6.75 | #25667 | Hitched 

Napa Valley save the dates

Show the locale: These scenic photo save the dates gave guests a peek at the beautiful scenery to come for Nathalie and Neil’s Napa Valley celebration. 
digital printing / CMYK process | white bamboo paper | 4.5 x 6.75 | #25170 | Rugg Road Paper Company  

Kennebunkport Maine photo save the dates

Share your story: Tory and Andy got married in the place they met as teenagers – and added their wedding website to their save the dates to help tell their love story! 
navy digital printing / CMYK process | white bamboo paper | 4.5 x 6.75 | finn envelope liners in navy | #25467 | Gus & Ruby Letterpress 

Black and white photo save the dates from Smock

Keep it classic: Laura and Justin combined letterpress printing and digital printing for their Ashbourne save the dates, and went for a timeless look by using a black and white photo. 
digital printing / CMYK process + pewter letterpress | white bamboo paper | 4.5 x 6.75 | #25756 | Write Selection 

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Tie it all together: Tanya and Matthew took advantage of our 6+ printed pieces discount (and saved 10%!) for their wedding stationery. They printed their save the dates and their Barnesly invitations at the same time, and tied it all together by matching the fonts and adding blue to their save the date envelope liners to match the blue watercolor wash on their invitations.  
digital printing / CMYK process + gold matte foil | white bamboo paper | 4.5 x 6.75 | clairveaux envelope liners in pool | #25307 | The Dandelion Patch 

Foil stamped coaster save the dates

Nina and Francisco worked with Sarah at the Windmill Paper Boutique to create their coaster save the dates. They created a custom, text-based design and used our Plaza calligraphy font by Sarah Hanna to add a touch of romance. Their save the dates were printed in blue shine foil, and ombre envelope liners in ocean-like hues complemented the wedding locale perfectly. 

Blue foil coaster save the dates from Smock with watercolor envelope liners Blue foil coaster save the dates from Smock with watercolor envelope liners Blue foil coaster save the dates from Smock with watercolor envelope liners

foil color: blue shine | fonts: Smock Plaza + submitted  | paper: coaster stock | size: 4.5 x 4.5 | corner rounding | envelope liners: ombre pattern in azure + ocean + tiffany + sand | customization #25221 | The Windmill Paper Boutique 

Peach + gold ombré wedding invitations and save the dates

We created matching save the dates and ombré wedding invitations using our Spence design for Kasey and Adam’s Stone Harbor wedding celebration. The entire set was printed with gold matte foil, and the main two pieces included a pretty peach ombré fade. We duplexed the invitations to make them ultra thick, then added corner rounding and gold matte foil edging for a polished finish. 

Orange ombre wedding invitations and save the dates from Smock Orange ombre wedding invitations and save the dates from Smock  Orange ombre wedding invitations and save the dates from Smock

foil color: gold matte | digital printing: ombre pattern in peach ink  | fonts: Smock Plaza + Lazlo + Stockton  | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white | size: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 | corner rounding | foil edge: gold matte |  envelope liners: champagne metallic | customization #27102 + 24836 | Nota Bene 

Modern gold foil save the dates

Courtney and Sonny combined the layout from our Rainier save the date with the design elements from our Tatra suite to create their gold foil save the dates. Their modern #10 design featured gold shine foil stamping and sage green letterpress design accents, along with solid sage green envelope liners. 

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letterpress ink: sage | foil color: gold shine | fonts: Hutton & Kipling | paper: 1-ply white | size: #10 | envelope liner: sinclair pattern in sage | customization #25417 | The Dandelion Patch (Vienna)

Petite Rainier save the dates

For their wedding in Vero Beach, Florida, John and Alexandra chose our Rainier design for their save the dates. We letterpress printed their petite save the dates in cornflower ink, and accented the piece with tawny matte foil. Cornflower blue envelope liners in our Taihu pattern tied the set together perfectly. 

Tawny matte + cornflower letterpress save the dates from Smock Tawny matte + cornflower letterpress save the dates from Smock Cornflower blue envelope liners from Smock

letterpress ink: cornflower | foil color: tawny matte | fonts: Hutton + Lawrence | paper: 2-ply white | size: S-5 | envelope liners: Taihu pattern in cornflower | customization #25294 | Patra 

Custom tropical wedding invitation suite

Tracey and Nicholas worked with us to create one of the most beautiful invitation suites we’ve ever printed! For their May wedding in St. Barths, we digitally printed their tri-fold, passport style save the dates in pretty blues and pinks, then added gold shine foil stamping. An intricate custom crest complete with palm trees and their monogram was printed on both their save the dates and their gold wedding invitations, which also featured hand calligraphy. Their tropical invitation set included an events card and a reply card, which fit inside of a vibrant invitation sleeve complete with personal motifs – like the wedding chapel, a bottle of champagne, palm trees, and even the couple’s pup! Custom envelope liners for both the save the dates and the invitations were created to match each piece accordingly.  

Gold foil stamped wedding invitations with tropical invitation sleeves and accessory pieces Tropical tri-fold save the dates Tropical passport styled save the date Custom tropical wedding invitation sleeve and custom envelope liners Tropical envelope liners and custom invitation sleeves

letterpress ink: peacock | digital inks: peacock + watermelon + CMYK process | foil color: gold shine | fonts + artwork: submitted | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white | size: S-8 + S-6 + 5×7 + S6-TF | edge paint: watermelon sleeve: digitally printed custom artwork; juliette style | envelope liner: custom | customization #:25390 + 26997

Custom Chinoiserie inspired letterpress wedding invitation suite

We created a completely custom letterpress invitation suite for Honor and Jay’s black tie celebration at Winvian Farm earlier this month. The entire suite – which included an invitation and folio, save the date, reply card, website card, rehearsal dinner invitation, brunch card, and a custom map – featured custom, hand-drawn illustrations inspired by Chinoiserie style porcelain. Little nods to the wedding venue were worked into the custom illustrations, which spanned the entire back of the invitation folio and were sprinkled throughout the additional pieces.  

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letterpress ink: azure | font: AT Sackers Antique Roman | artwork: custom design by Brenda Fox | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-8 + S-5 + custom sizes | envelope liners: Sinclair pattern in azure | customization #25755 | By Invitation Only 

Nautical gold foil stamped tri-fold save the dates

We worked with Samantha at Gus & Ruby Letterpress to create these nautical gold foil stamped save the dates for Christine and Adam’s September celebration. The couple customized our Cimarron design for their tri-fold save the dates, swapping the arrow motif for a cute crab and adding a custom map to personalize the design.

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foil color: gold matte | fonts: Fitch + Sutton + Woodville | paper: 1-ply white | sizes: S-5TF | customization #: 21443 | Gus & Ruby Letterpress 

Gold foil photo save the dates

For Morgan and Hunter’s custom photo save the dates, we digitally printed one of their beautiful engagement photos before adding a touch of gold matte foil. A second card with additional information — including a wedding website — was attached to the photo card with a shiny gold grommet. Rainier patterned envelope liners added a splash of color to these elegant photo save the dates.

Custom grommeted foil stamped photo save the dates from Smock Custom grommeted foil stamped photo save the dates from Smock Custom grommeted foil stamped photo save the dates from Smock

foil color: gold matte | digital printing: cmyk process | fonts + artwork: submitted | paper: 1-ply ivory | size: S5 | envelope liners: rainier pattern in hazel + olive + pewter | gold grommet | customization #: 22347 | Paper Habit 

Romantic custom letterpress wedding invitations + save the dates

We worked with Raegan at Papel New York to create Carrie & Dan’s custom letterpress wedding invitations and save the dates.  We letterpress printed their 3-color invitations, which featured beautiful, hand-drawn roses and flourishes, while the reply cards included a sweet illustration of their precious pup. The set also included a hand-illustrated map, complete with custom artwork depicting Nashville and key locations like hotels and the venue – the Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

Custom letterpress wedding invitations from Smock

letterpress inks: pearl + papaya + custom ink (pantone 5497) |  fonts + artwork: submitted | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply ivory | size: S-8 + S-5 + S-6 | envelope liners: sinclair pattern in pearl | customization #: 20244 | Papel New York

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