Post # 1
I am having the WORST time making decisions on Save the Dates. I didn’t want anything crazy expensive, because my budget for print materials is pretty low. My wedding is pretty formal, in the morning, outdoors, brunch reception, sort of a garden party vibe. I love all things British and England is near and dear to FI and me, so I really liked sort of British garden party/royal wedding-y type things. But I don’t want too themey and I don’t want to go overboard. So I really love the Keep Calm posters, and I thought about using that. It’s crazy easy to make, and I also found one I like on etsy. http://www.etsy.com/listing/92578866/keep-calm-and-save-the-date Is it too much, though? I do think my save the date has more leeway for fun, and I think it’s cute and eye-catching. But I don’t want it to be terribly trendy and I hate it later. Thoughts?
Post # 3
Personally I don’t understand the sudden surge in using WW2 propaganda posters as a trendy thing so I would think it was weird.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
It is definitely super trendy, and kind of on the tail end of the trend too… but it’s also really cute.
Post # 5
I think you have a lot more leeway with Save The Dates. I certainly wouldn’t do this for my invitations, but since it fits your theme, why not?
Post # 6
I would pass on these. Too trendy… as in, so overdone they are on the way out (I hope). Just my personal opinion, but I would think you’d regret these if you’re wanting an English/garden party feel. Especially if you’re wanting to keep it formal.
ETA: Worst case scenario, you could always put a bird on it.
Post # 7
Thanks for the help, everyone! I really appreciate the feedback. I think I’ve decided to move on from this one. I like it now, but I may hate it later! I think I’ll go for something a little more fancy and suited for my garden party. Back to the drawing board…who knew this part would be so hard?! I’ve made so many decisions easily, and this one is stumping me.
Post # 8
The STD is the one chance to go a little off kilter from wedding stationary. And unless your guests are all 13 year old girls you will not be “overly trendy” for the moment. It goes well with your theme and is very sweet in the blue and white. Still goes with the theme of an English wedding. I love it and I hate anything trendy i.e. Uggs, Crocs, Pink Sweats, North Face, Etc.
Post # 9
@baletrina: I totally agree with you…it is a chance to do something a bit different! Agh, I really cannot make this decision. And everytime I like something, my mom doesn’t! Not that she has to approve, but I just want opinions validated. And I would like my mom to love it! Who knew stationery would be this hard??
Post # 10
Definitely trendy, but I like it! I agree with PPs, STDs are a chance to be more creative and fun.