- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I finally finished our save the dates, thanks to etsy seller RiverStDesign, catprint.com, evelopemall, and my purple cow guillotine trimmer! 🙂
I had planned on making our own photo save the dates with our e-pictures, but the photos weren’t coming out very clearly in our catprint proof, so we went with a pre-made, high-res etsy file that we bought for $15.
We decided to have them printed at catprint.com. I swooned over their heavy linen paper (I had heard other brides sing it’s praises, but I never understood why the cardstock made sich a difference. My eyes have been opened.) But, that paper made them a bit more expensive, so we opted to have them print 2 on an 8.5×11 page and trim them down ourselves. We needed about 60 (for a guest list of 130) and ended up ordering 37 copies (74 STDs) for about $50.
Our colors are grey and yellow, and since the cards were mostly nuetrals, we opted for the ‘sunburst yellow’ envelopes from envelopemall. They turned out really well, and you can’t beat the price. (100 envelopes for about $12) My only complaint is that they are a little transparent, as you can see in some of the photos below.
Both my fiance and my mom bought me a guillotine trimmer last year for my birthday, and between the two of them we made quick work of trimming down the pages. It couldn’t have taken more than half an hour.
Then, I fooled around with my printer until I figured out how to print our return address on the flaps of all the envelopes, and the guests’s address centered on the front. If you’re looking for it, the font is La Belle Aurore, and you can find it here – http://www.dafont.com/la-belle-aurore.font
I’m really happy with how they’ve turned out! (even if they’re being sent out about a month late…) What do you beautiful bees think? 🙂
I’m sorry not all the pictures are great quality!
(A close up of the linen-y texture. Love.)
(In this one you can really see how transparent the envelopes are)