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If you’ve been following along on Instagram Stories, you know that stuff has changed a lot for our wedding. Because of some family stuff and budget constraints, we scaled back our guest list by over half. Also, because of all the changes and resulting shuffle, we’re a bit late in sending out our save the dates. I was really worried we’d have to skip this step in the wedding timeline. Thankfully, the kind souls at Artifact Uprising had our back. Today I’m really excited to share our save the dates from Artifact Uprising + how we added a few personal details to them.
Our Save the Dates from Artifact Uprising + How We Personalized Them
Select a sample kit
The first step in deciding on a save the date design was to request a sample kit. Artifact Uprising makes it really easy to pick an assortment of options to choose from. Essentially, you can build your own kit based on the look you want. I chose minimal, simple serif, and hand-lettering.
Artifact Uprising offers lots of special features, including letterpress stationery with foil in gold, copper, silver, burgundy, or black! You can also choose between a few different color options for envelopes.
Play with the different templates
I’m a little OCD when it comes to lettering and font choice, so I created many drafts with in My Projects on Artifact Uprising’s website. Mostly I did this because I wanted to see how Sean’s and my name looked in the different templates and fonts. Ultimately we chose the Ampersand Save The Date Card with Foil because I loved the shimmer of gold on the oversized & symbol.
Decide on whether to include a photo or not
One of the things I love so much about Artifact Uprising is that it’s such a photography-based company! It’s also wonderful because I knew whichever photo we chose would be beautifully printed. We haven’t taken engagement photos yet (we’re waiting for warmer weather so we can do them outside), so instead we used a photo that you’ve probably seen me share a few times!
It’s a photo that was taken by our friend Dorothee of Belathee Photography almost 3 years ago. She was shooting for me for some sponsored content and Sean was helping out. We’d been together maybe 3 or 4 months at that point and Dorothee captured this shot of us in an intimate moment — and I’ve loved it ever since.
Add a few personal touches
Just because you’re going the route of using a template for wedding stationery, doesn’t mean you can’t make it special and personal! To add our quirkiness to the save the dates, I bought Elvis Presley stamps. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Elvis and I’ll be walking down the ‘aisle’ to one of his songs, so it just felt fitting. Plus, I had no idea that custom stamps could be so expensive!
While in Florence last summer, we also picked up a beautiful wax seal kit with an anchor design. We bought it specifically to use for our wedding invitations and save the dates to add a touch of nautical PNW vibes. I love that it gives a clue to our color palette, while also being a bit organic and unique.
Opt for address printing
I cannot stress how much time this saved for us! We didn’t have budget for special calligraphy and my handwriting isn’t always amazing. Because of this, having the addresses pre-printed on the envelopes was a huge help. When the pieces arrived, all we had to do was put the save the date cards in the envelopes, add a stamp, seal with wax, and send!
To get this look for your own save the date cards, check out the Ampersand Save The Date Card with Foil!
Also photographed: this Mrs. Box and my sapphire engagement ring is a custom design by Alexis Russell.
So what do you think of our save the dates? I couldn’t be happier to have this milestone checked off of our wedding to do list and in the mail!