13 Save-The-Dates That Are *So* Philly

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Your wedding save-the-dates can be a lot of things — pretty, minimalist, colorful — but our favorites also pay homage to the city we call home. Regardless of if Philadelphia is your hometown, the place where you met your spouse-to-be, or just where you decided to get married, there are plenty of stylish Philadelphia save-the-dates to choose from. 

Read on to see some of our favorite Philadelphia save-the-date designs, then head to our wedding vendor directory[1] to explore even more awesome local wedding vendors to help you plan your Big Day. 

Casa Papel[2]

804 North 2nd Street, Northern Liberties

This cardmaker has many options for Philly-themed cards. One of our favorites is this simple black and white card with the Philadelphia skyline printed. The best part?—It comes with a matching street-map envelope.  

 

Smoochie Paper [3]

2201 Chestnut Street, Center City

Smoochie Paper has an assortment of Philadelphia-themed cards (with matching envelopes, too!) This creative cardmaker’s Philadelphia Museum of Art card, however, is both unique and timeless. The dark-navy card has a gold outline of the famous Diana sculpture on display at the museum, a nod to both a love of art, and a love for Philadelphia.

Loveleigh Invitations [4]

310 S. 18th Street, Rittenhouse

This Rittenhouse card-maker’s designs are fun and eye catching, and even include some less-popular landmarks if you want something more unique. And, you really can’t go wrong with this beautiful heart-themed card that covers all things Philly!

House of Catherine[5]

This Philly-based card shop covers all the basics with detailed sketches and vibrantly colored cards.Our personal favorite though? This colorful and elegant building sketch with a subtle watermark  on vintage-looking paper.

Pixie Chicago [6]

PixieChicago’s Etsy page has wedding invites and cards for most cities, but the Philadelphia collection keeps things fun and classy. Opt for this classic skyline sketch[7] or add a dash of red with this card’s[8] cute LOVE sign accent.

Magic Wand Weddings[9]

Philly themed cards from this Etsy vendor all beautiful drawn, with thin lines and thoughtful shading—giving your favorite Philly icons a nostalgic look. Some of our favorites are this Independence Hall invite[10] and this Liberty Bell[11]. If you’re looking for something brighter, check out this whimsical skyline card[12], with bright yellow taxi up front and a soft blue background against the cityscape.

Erickson Design[13]

Sure, there’s a bunch of skyline cards out there, but this one is shiny! This simple, yet effective building sketch is printed on your choice of metallic paper (Gold, White or cream). For a simple, yet standout invite, consider adding some shine to a more vanilla sketch

Labels Rus[14]

Bold, creative and cute— this invite does the job and makes a statement. The adorable spin on the iconic LOVE sign morphs it into a little gift box (with a bow!), and the blue and white color schemes make sure that this linvite will stand out to whoever opens it.

Fleurish Ink[15]

216 East Pennsylvania Ave, Oreland

This Philadelphia-based printer has countless card designs. Check out their Etsy site for some pre-made Philadelphia themed designs including a minimalistic map of the city, creative takes on the Liberty Bell, and simple, yet chic Philly skyline outlines.  If you have an idea in mind, feel free to ask for a consultation at their brick-and-mortar location in Oreland.

Joyrich Design’s Skyline [16]

This card makes sure your guests know that the wedding is in Philly. The red white a blue theme, and the highlighted LOVE sign and Liberty Bell in the center, are design choices that some of  the biggest Philly fans will appreciate.

JDavid Productions[17] and Pixla Design[18]

For the couple that can’t get enough of Philly sports teams, there are some cards out there for you to make sure your guests know how serious you are at sports. Check out these sport ticket inspired save the date invites—don’t worry if you don’t see your favorite team there: these invites are customizable.

Pink Poppy[19]

Okay, so let’s say you love Philadelphia but don’t want your invite to scream Philly. This card does the trick. The subtle heart to mark the city of Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania map is both tasteful and adorable.

In need of more great Philly-area resources for your wedding day? Browse our Local Bride Guides here[20].

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Endnotes:
  1. wedding vendor directory: https://www.phillymag.com/wedding-vendors/
  2. Casa Papel: https://www.phillymag.com/wedding-vendors/find/casa-papel/
  3. Smoochie Paper : https://www.phillymag.com/wedding-vendors/find/smoochie-paper/
  4. Loveleigh Invitations : https://www.phillymag.com/wedding-vendors/find/loveleigh-invitations/
  5. House of Catherine: https://www.phillymag.com/wedding-vendors/find/house-of-catherine/
  6. Pixie Chicago : https://www.etsy.com/shop/PixieChicago?ref=l2-shopheader-name
  7. lassic skyline sketch: https://www.etsy.com/listing/104165362/philadelphia-skyline-save-the-date?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=save%20the%20date%20philadelphia&ref=sc_gallery-1-2&plkey=a805308fd0a23efb7572ca87ffcfe50c311856b6:104165362&more_colors=1
  8. this card’s: https://www.etsy.com/listing/160238599/philadelphia-love-park-save-the-date?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=philadelphia%20save%20the%20date&ref=sr_gallery-1-25&organic_search_click=1&more_colors=1
  9. Magic Wand Weddings: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MagicWandWeddings?ref=l2-shop-info-name
  10. Independence Hall invite: https://www.etsy.com/listing/252373205/independence-hall-philadelphia-skyline?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=philadelphia%20save%20the%20date&ref=sr_gallery-1-36&organic_search_click=1&more_colors=1
  11. this Liberty Bell: https://www.etsy.com/listing/252452359/liberty-bell-philadelphia-skyline-save?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=philadelphia%20save%20the%20date&ref=sr_gallery-1-23&organic_search_click=1&more_colors=1
  12. whimsical skyline card: https://www.etsy.com/listing/400458417/philadelphia-skyline-whimsical-save-the?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=philadelphia%20save%20the%20date&ref=sr_gallery-1-24&organic_search_click=1&more_colors=1
  13. Erickson Design: https://www.etsy.com/listing/152659083/philadelphia-skyline-wedding-save-the?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=save%20the%20date%20philadelphia&ref=sc_gallery-1-1&plkey=d9ff28995a81668610ea3eb523c6da6cce85ec42:152659083&more_colors=1
  14. Labels Rus: https://www.etsy.com/listing/578882922/philly-love-save-the-date-cards-save-the?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=philadelphia%20save%20the%20date&ref=sc_gallery-1-4&plkey=8b6cb36ac1f308684e8f783f005501e7e7fe7640:578882922
  15. Fleurish Ink: https://www.phillymag.com/wedding-vendors/find/fleurish-ink/
  16. Joyrich Design’s Skyline : https://www.etsy.com/listing/619905204/philly-skyline-save-the-date-love-save?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=philadelphia%20save%20the%20date&ref=sc_gallery-1-12&plkey=079b8b0540d32e8d859896234b9bd9f5e76750c6:619905204
  17. JDavid Productions: https://www.etsy.com/listing/501553718/philadelphia-fan-favorite-sports-ticket?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=philadelphia%20save%20the%20date&ref=sc_gallery-1-11&plkey=b58ffb6b2fcfb0f10b8861427683cb2bafb72996:501553718
  18. Pixla Design: https://www.etsy.com/listing/612088135/philadelphia-76ers-invitation-printable?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=philadelphia%20save%20the%20date&ref=sc_gallery-2-1&plkey=0535086674e1e2402a1e8336cea30bc0f5bdd267:612088135
  19. Pink Poppy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/575315762/save-the-date-cards-printed-the-katie?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=philadelphia%20save%20the%20date&ref=sc_gallery-1-2&plkey=e28745429cfd9b25a001be31d81d92b4a9519078:575315762
  20. here: https://www.phillymag.com/category/local-bridal-guide/
  21. FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/philadelphiawedding
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  25. wedding vendors: /wedding-vendors/

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