Top 8 Save The Date Ideas From Gourmet Invitations

The Modern Save the Date Details

Gourmet Invitations, was born from Tifany’s own wedding in March 1999. Most couples ordered invitations from catalogs in the last century, but she decided to design the rest of the paper goods–programs, place cards, table numbers. Soon, she found herself doing the same for friends and family and loving it. In 2005, Tifany launched Gourmet Invitations, and it has grown more quickly than she ever could have dreamed.

From invitations printed on records to destination wedding invitations inside chicken eggs to be cracked open, to motifs inspired by venue, hobbies, career choices, favorite movies, and even entire city skylines, there is no project too “out there” for her to tackle.

Tifany has been seen on WeTV’s “Preston Bailey’s Midnight Wedding” after having the honor of designing invitations for Preston Bailey. Her work has been seen on Entertainment Tonight and published in wedding magazines such as Bridal Guide, Destination Weddings I Do, Brides Michigan, The Knot editions of Michigan, DC, New York and California, Hour Magazine, Ambassador Magazine and many others. In addition to Modern Jewish Wedding her work has also been featured on Style Me Pretty,,,,, Green Wedding Shoes, Every Last Detail and many more. Gourmet Invitations has worked with celebrity wedding designers and her clients include TV and radio personalities, an NBA All-Star, a NFL Superbowl ring holder, a MLB star and even a royal highness.

We are full of unique save the date ideas! Over the years, we have designed so many save the dates,” she told us.

 Here are her Top 8 Ideas

  1. Acrylic Save the Date

We have been making acrylic stationery in all shapes and forms. We printed this gorgeous photo from BTW Photography on the back of the acrylic and then printed the front with the white ink wording!

acrylic save date

  1. Save the Date using the wedding location as inspiration

How adorable are these flamingo save the dates?! Our client’s wedding was taking place in Florida and we designed a bride and groom sketch with two flamingos on the envelopes and stamps.

flamingo save date

  1. Bohemian Style Save the Dates

Bohemian wedding invitations are all of the rage in 2016. Our Shay Brown Event’s client was ahead of the trend and we designed these floral wreath save the dates.

bohemian save date

  1. Art Deco Foil Printed Save the Date

Why not use the theme of your wedding invitations on your save the dates too?  Rebecca’s save the dates were a peek into the art deco themed wedding invitations. These are a black suede cardstock printed with shiny gold foil. Photo by Rebecca Marie Photography


  1. Mirror Save the Date

Each mirror save the date was printed with a cream design and slipped into a custom die cut sleeve.  The sleeve for the save the dates were printed with their quatrefoil pattern with a holographic foil.  The mirror save the dates was a luxurious save the date that got all of their guests excited for the invitations and wedding.

Photo by Brian Dorsey Studios

mirror save the date

  1. Photo Save the Date

Photo save the dates have always been popular. We took our clients photo and added fun typography.  We always suggest sending this type of save the date in an envelope so your pretty photo doesn’t get marked up when sent as a postcard.

typography save date_

  1. Oyster Save the Date

We love thinking outside the box and these oyster save the dates are just that. Oyster save the dates had a large pearl inside the shells for the guests to crack open.  Each oyster shell has hand paired and glued shut with a large pearl and bible saying inside the shells.  The oyster save the date was placed in a canvas bag with a tag saying “crack open” so the guests knew there was a surprise inside.  Vintage save the date postcards were designed with a photo from the talented Paul Johnson.

oyster save the date

  1. Destination Wedding Box Save the Date

Save the dates are meant to excite your guests and give them information they may need to make travel arrangements. These boxed destination wedding save the dates were designed for a Charleston, South Carolina wedding. Custom silk boxes were printed with the couple’s monogram on the lid. Inside, the silk box had a removable save the date photo in the lid. In the gift box, the words, “To taste, to travel, To Sip”. We included salt water taffies for a taste of Charleston. Destination wedding luggage tags gave the guests the date, location and website information for traveling to Charleston for the wedding. And finally, the taste was a small bag of handmade colored sugar cubes. The sugar cubes were made in the shapes of flowers, stars and heart in the lavender, white and brown sugar. The bag was sealed with a custom banner flag shaped label and the recipe for sweet tea was on the back. Photo by Kait Winston Photography


Contact Tifany of Gourmet Invitations to help you create your save the date.  Mention Modern Jewish Wedding for a special savings just for our readers!  





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