Cross posted from Hostess Wars:
Recently I’ve met a few brides who are, well, less than excited about planning a wedding. It’s not that they don’t want to get married, they just don’t want to drown in a sea of fondant and tulle. For those brides, here’s a lifesaver, an Etsy assortment of Save the Dates devoid of hearts, flowers and soul crushing wordplay.
- Customizable Silhouette, Jack and Jill Wedding, $3 each
- Flying Pigs, InkyLivie, $50 for 25
This would be extra hilarious and/or awkward if like me, your parents are divorced:
- They Set a High Bar, HelloTenFold, $2.50 each
- Scratch Off Record, UnlessSomeoneLikeYou, $50 for 25
- Retro Custom Wedding Postcards, Jennle, $2.00 each
If you’re looking for a pretty streamlined Save the Date but want a bit of pop, here are some options that fit the bill.
This winter flourish Save the Date from Minted.com is available in light blue and olive. I like the little heart detail in between the names:
This intricate design Save the Date, also from from Minted.com is available in poppy and lavender (I prefer the poppy, I think it offers more contrast):
Or if you’re looking for something old-school but still kind of hip consider this New Calligraphy option from Bellafigura.com. It’s pretty rad, though one bride points out that it might be harder for the older-guest set to read:
Swoon…From Minted, this is perfect for a woodsy or vintage wedding.
I’ve seen a lot of paper products in my day – plenty of beautiful motifs and fun photographs – but I don’t think anything comes close to the cleverness of these Save the Dates:
How fun! Etsy seller FishFeather will ask you to write down your story. Then she takes the highlights and turns them into a fun and crisp custom design. I learned of FishFeather through my friend Molly who used FishFeather’s services to customize a new home announcement. Long. Story. Short. I love these.