It’s always a challenge to come up with a save the date that people won’t get sick of seeing on their fridge by the time the wedding rolls around. There’s the usual big photo card with that perfect engagement shot. Then, of course, there’s the ubiquitous magnet save the date, which basically makes my arm hair curl. But what about something artsy – or better yet, useful – that you won’t mind checking out every time you go in for a cherry Chobani?
Matt and Whitney are East Coasters through and through, so choosing a family home on Cape Cod for a lobster bake wedding reception was a no-brainer. But this decidedly preppy bride opted to nix the engagement photo shoot and wanted an illustrative design instead. We knew there would be stripes and definitely navy, but we wanted to stay away from the typical seashell-rope-anchor-starfish thing.
During our meeting, Whitney casually mentioned that her mother was concerned about people not knowing how to actually tear into a whole lobster. (I don’t blame her. Set a whole lobster down in front of this Colorado girl, and I’m more likely to try and release it back into the wild than have any clue how to crack that sucker open!) That’s when it hit me that we needed to excite people as well as prepare them.
We came up with a helpful diagram that folks could refer to in preparation for the big event. And rather than plaster the event date on the front, we wrapped the illustrative card with a garter. Voila! A nautical, photo-free save the date that poses as an artsy how-to on guests’ refrigerator doors! Feel free to frame it. We think it’s super pretty, too.
(Clever, lobstery copywriting done by yours truly.)
PS You can customize this same design for yourself! Just drop us a line!