Save the dates in Art Deco style are playful and fashionable way to introduce your wedding theme or just make invaluable first impression on your guests even before the formal invitation is sent.
As we know a Save the date has to be sent at least six months before the wedding. Some invitees may have weekend occupied months ahead and if the date of the wedding falls in holiday season save the date cards should be sent up to one year, even fifteen month ahead.
Why Art Deco Save The Dates
Art Deco was born almost one hundred years ago, on remind of the ruins of the first World War, first of necessity to build new homes and few years later on optimistic expectations based on new discoveries and improved technology. If we look at a wedding as kind of new beginning, the attitude of this style suits occasion perfectly.
First presented designs are great examples of the golden era sometimes known as times of Great Gatsby. Black and gold colors together with angular and geometric shapes are signature elements, but both STDs (and all others on this page) can be customized in many ways: with your wording, addition of your graphics, change of background color and so on.
There are many formats which may be used for save the dates: two-fold, three-fold, with pocket folds or as magnets, but it seems the postcard format is the winner of the moment. Next two examples of save the dates in the spirit of 1920s is available in landscape and portrait format, on twelve different types of paper from standard semi-gloss and matte to luxurious pearl and metallic shimmer.
While we instantly think about black and gold colors when Art Deco is mentioned, we should not forget this style actually experimented with more colors than any artistic style in history. Classic white as leading color, seen on next two save the dates is only one of obvious possibilities.
As we can see, it works great with gold or gold and black. Even if our wedding theme is different, such cards could still be used as save the dates thanks to their glamour and elegance.
These two save the dates could be, for instance, used together with beach or country wedding themes, thanks to leading yellowish and brownish tones. Next pair is completely different story. With red in first and blue in second case they don't fit in Great Gatsby style, but this is still Art Deco, which was, among other influences, inspired with Cubism and Fauvism. Strong colors used in cards can nicely complement other themes.
Red can be reflected in bridal bouquet, or blue with gold could introduce a nautical wedding theme, which would be used in further wedding stationary. When we look at the style of both cards, we can also associate them with vintage or rustic themes, so it's easy to see how many options Art Deco actually offers.
Both save the dates are bit larger than cards above and have nice additional option of customization. You can choose among different shapes of the card, what may work great at presented designs. According to the frame we can experiment with bracket, scalloped or maybe ticket shape.
While we changed only leading colors, yet still stayed within classic elements like streamlined lines and simple geometric shapes, we can go even further with motifs what is presented in Art Deco themed save the date cards below.
Both card designs are designed as vintage postcards and both can be personalized with your text and images.
When we add different types and colors of paper, different shapes and other details, we can see opportunities to express your personality are virtually endless. Especially if you are skilled at making photo collages and similar creative ways to play with graphics. Two examples can be seen below.
We hope you enjoyed in our selection of best Art Deco inspired save the date cards, which can be all tailored to your wishes. If you are looking for something even more fashionable, Art Deco save the date magnets could be another possibility.
Don't forget these cards are not official invitations. Etiquette requests to send invites to everybody who received a STD card. If you opted for formal wedding, a wording like 'invitation to follow' could be included, but otherwise this is not a must anymore. Have fun!