Some Tips on Save the Dates!



Choosing your save the date can be stressful! It is an introduction to your guests setting the tone for the whole wedding. But have no fear! Here are a few tips I have learned along the way:

1. Research, Research and Research Some More! There are TONS of wedding stationery websites out there. Take your time and look through to find examples of what you like and what you don’t like. You could like a font from one and colors from another! When you create your own Save the Date think of it like a puzzle and you are just putting together the pieces.

2. Be Creative! Save the Dates aren’t as formal as they used to be, so have fun! Here we have a magnet resembling a ticket to a concert neatly placed in a larger card that shares a wedding website for guests to visit. This was created for Katie and Paul by Penna Ink. It was a lot of fun to design and very much a collaborative effort between Penna Ink and the couple!

3. Stay Calm and Carry On! Remember, this is supposed to be fun! Leave yourself plenty of time so there isn’t a mad dash a week before you need to send them out. Remember, sending them 6-9 months before the wedding is the norm but if you have a destination wedding or you wedding is on a major holiday give your guests a little extra time to plan their arrangements. Once you have all of your research done sit back and think. Get family and friend’s opinions to help you choose. Enlist an artsy friend or hire a graphic designer to figure it out for you!

Weddings Abroad Done Right!


Hi Everyone! Just got back from a wonderful wedding in Turks and Caicos. Not only was I a guest but I had the pleasure of working with the bride and mother of the bride. Penna Ink created the fan programs, table numbers, menus and escort cards for the wedding!

The escort cards are small tubes with corks creating the bride and groom’s own message in a bottle for all their guests! Guests see their name and when they pop the cork, their table number is inside!

This wedding was on the beach at sunset and had a true relaxed island feeling. Everything was wonderful and the bride and groom looked so happy!