Save the date tea towels (diy?)

posted 2 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

It’s a super cute idea, but keep in mind that even if you cut costs by DIYing, they are going to be so expensive to mail to everyone. Have you considered doing them as favors instead?

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I mean this with the least amount of offense possible…but if a couple mailed me a tea towel with their names and wedding date on it, I’d look at it, put the date in my calendar, and then throw it in the recycle bin or the rag pile. I’d feel super weird having it hanging on my oven on display. Just bizarre. Seems like a lot of work (and waste) for something that, realistically, most people are just going to toss.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

rosecut:  But just…why?? You would really want a tea towel with some random peoples’ names and wedding date on it hanging in your kitchen? I guess I just don’t get it. Is anything game for a save-the-date now? I’m imagining save-the-date pillow shams, save-the-date toothbrushes…actually, this could be the stuff of an empire. 😉

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I wouldn’t throw it away! I’d probably not even use it in the kitchen for a while so I could show people how adorable it was. And even if I used it, the way I fold the kitchen towel on the oven handle, you can’t really see all the details. 

as far as diy I have nothing productive to tell you, just wanted to say that I would be so impressed with a save the date towel! however you do need to compare it to the cost of different STDs (as a nurse I don’t think I like that abbreviation :p) and see if it’s worth it

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

rosecut:  waste of money and the earth’s resources. just don’t.

Please, you are communicating the date of your wedding so that your guests will actually “save the date” and that’s all you need to do.

Not everything for the Wed-ding needs to be cutsey and handmade with your scent all over it, despite words from the Wedding Industrial Complex.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

rosecut:  haha I still don’t know all the different shortening of things here – every time I read a post it’s a little like deciphering a riddle – but that one has to be my favourite – everyone wanting to send out their STDs :p 

I have to admit I was quite lame about save the dates and just did a Facebook group – very classless but our engagement hasn’t been very long so I didnt have all that much time to explore different ideas. I would love to see how your diy turns out 🙂

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Cadillac mountain

I got a Chapstick as a save the date recently. That was pretty cute and useful. The bride diy’d the label and chapstick.

I’d have to agree with the others about tea towels though. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

rosecut:  I agree unfortunately.  I think most people would toss it– even if it’s family.   Mismatched household items with peoples names on them aren’t super popular anymore, even if they seem cute.  If you still REALLY want to do it, don’t do it with your names.  Put like a pretty design on it and then make the STD be a wrap around the towel. 

 

Like… http://blog.upstatefancy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/peppersprouts_towel_flowers_packaged.jpg

That way it’s maybe less personalized on the item, so it’s less likely to get tossed and you can still keep your idea if it’s THAT important to you.  

I would still agree with others that it’s not worth the time and expense either way, but I think this way would make it at least a bit more practical.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it’s cute, but I’m not sure a rubber stamp will give you the effect you are looking for.  These look like they need to be screen printed or gocco’d.

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