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Stylish Prints: Modern and Whimsical Ways to Save-the-Date

By: 
LARA BURNAP
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1. (top left) Eco-friendly couples can get into the paper game with Paper Culture’s sustainable save-the-date cards printed on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper. But the giving back doesn’t end there: With each order placed, the company plants a tree and includes a dedication of the customer’s choice—a perfect sentiment for newlyweds. This modern “Bold Strokes” card features your favorite photograph on the front with details on the back in a clean, modern print. Starting at $1.39 per card, from Paper Culture in San Francisco; paperculture.com.

2. (top right) Scratch off and save the date with these lottery-inspired cards designed by Viv Milne of the boutique print design studio Honeycrisp Designs. Each set includes a card with three scratchers to reveal the day, month and year, together with a miniature glassine envelope adored with a “Play to Win” sticker on baker’s twine and a lucky penny. $875 for 100, from Honeycrisp Designs in Irvine; honeycrispdesigns.com.

3. (bottom right) With her love of beautiful papers, calligraphy and fun, it’s no surprise Jasmin Sabau of Jasmin Michelle Designs created these playful Mad Libs–inspired cards. Digitally printed on 110-pound cover stock and available in your choice of color, the cards include return address envelopes. Price upon request, from Jasmin Michelle Designs in Los Angeles; jasminmichelledesigns.com.

4. (bottom left) Event designer Asia Forbes of Boldhouse Creative believes in crafting each detail of the overall vision, from the invitations to the reception design. Here, she sets the theme from the start with tropical-inspired coaster sets. The brightly hued set of four double-sided, gold-edged coasters includes the classic mai tai recipe along with vintage-style illustrations announcing the wedding details. Starting at $1,200 for 100, from Boldhouse Creative in Los Angeles; boldhousecreative.com.