Post # 1
Hi again Bees. Trying to tie up ends at work before I really get on the wedding planning train (BELIEVE ME I will be going full speed ahead)
I wanted some inspirations on save the dates which do not include the couples pic.
So I would love to see some Bees already sent or still to send Save-The-Date Cards or what they are thinking of doing.
Post # 3
@Mz Izzie: we just had a STD made with one of the insert cards of our invitation
Post # 5
Here you go. Obviously I had to paint out a bunch of info, but you can use your imagination (address, last name, website, etc). The heart is over the city where the wedding will be. They aren’t as pixelated as they look, re-saving in paint lowered the quality.
This worked especially well for us because all of our people are from out of town (my side from the top part of the state, his half from the bottom part of the state), and then there were a bunch of people from out of state that were invited. Most of them wouldn’t know where the city was and I didn’t want them to think it was near Chicago when deciding if they’d come or not. Obviously everyone has Google, but people outside of the state sort of assume everything is near Chicago.
Here’s my one regret – I sent these as (very high-quality/upgraded paper) oversized postcards. I wish I would have sent them in envelopes. I would have had the whole back side to add a little more info/make it larger. But more than that, I think because it wasn’t a photo of us, some people thought it was a mass marketing mail piece when just skimming their mail. A few people mentioned that to me – they LOVED it, but it took them awhile when looking through their mail to realize it wasn’t junk mail. Envelopes only would have been a few extra dollars and would have solved that. I think when there is a photo, it catches people’s eye, but without a photo, you have to be careful not to get filed in with junk mail if you do a postcard.
The other thing I would say is not to count on people going to your website. I tracked analytics really closely and would say just over 40% went after receiving the Save the Date. That’s pretty good but still would be too low if I had been counting on them getting key info from there. I haven’t checked my hotel blocks, so I don’t know how responsive people were to that reminder note.
Post # 6
Here’s ours. The right is just a movie poster that we took our inspiration from
Post # 7
Wow, all the ones posted above look really, and I mean REALLY good.
I made ours- postcard. Don’t mind the generic writing- I uploaded a temlplate to share in another post.
Post # 8
These were magnets. I put them inside notecards on which I wrote a brief message to everyone I sent a save the date to. The magnets were from YellowBrickGraphics on etsy.
Post # 9
I haven’t done them yet, but it’ll similar to this. But I’ll have the eat, drink abd be married written on them and a magnet on the back, so they can put it on their fridge or where ever.
Post # 10
Loving these… I know my Bees would ‘bee’ a HUGE help. Keep ’em coming girls.
Post # 11
@brighteyedgirl: this is so fun!
@NAvery: I’m leaning towards the state idea too, love yours…. unrelated, how do you track analytics for your wedding website??
Post # 12
this isn’t ours… but we copied this idea with our own story
Post # 13
@Almost Mrs.P: I installed Google Analytics on it (free). I set my webpage up through Weebly (purchased our domain through GoDaddy), and Google Analytics just gives you some really easy code to copy and paste into the HTML header. There are step by step directions, you don’t have to know anything about HTML!
Google Analytics is much more thorough and accurate than the analytics through Weebly.
Post # 16
sorry it is side ways.
we didnt do picture save the dates because we are doing a cheap diy wedding
we bought card stock (100 sheets for like 6$)
and printed them ourselves
and everyone complimented them!!nte