(Closed) Save the Dates! Inspiration help. Or just kill me now…..

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I love Mrs. Mascara’s save the dates. But at this point, you may want to skip the save the dates and start working on the invitations 🙂 I think you’re supposed to send out the invitations 3 months before the wedding date, so it wouldn’t make much sense to send a save the date now.

Post # 4
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree to skip them and work on invites, mine are going out in April for my July wedding so im working on them now

Post # 6
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1129 posts
Bumble bee

I’m having about 110 and (yes I’m crazy) decided to heat emboss all of my paper.  Is it taking a long time? Yup.  In my opinion though, totally worth it.  Can you find a rubber stamp that replicates a similar ferry boat to the one you are being married on?  Another option might be an anchor – I don’t know how nautical you will be with all of this, but an anchor embossed overlapping the edge might be pretty. 

These are my 100% DIY save the dates using this method:

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Christa—wowza!  Love those, great work!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

wow christalynn, these are awesome!

I would also say to skip the Save-The-Date Cards and include any out of town info with the invites themselves, maybe send the invites out sooner than you would have otherwise…at this point, I don’t think it’s too early for you to send out invites

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Let go of the crazy lady!  I know it’s tough… I think everyone has their crazy lady moment.  Mine I’m still holding on to – which is that I won’t go dress shopping after a crap first time experience.

I would definately go with embossing.  I’m sold on it – it looks so pretty!  Time consuming but I’m willing to bet I get great feedback on mine even outside of WB (you ladies always have great feedback!)

I don’t have any experience with the Gocco.  Do you know if the heat embossing can be done with it?  Or does anyone else know how that would work?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It seems like you could still do a STD if you could get them out by the end of the month.  So your Save-The-Date Cards would go out like an announcement in early April and then you could send the actual invites in mid-May.  That wouldn’t be too bad if it is feasible.  If not, I would do like others have suggested and skip the Save-The-Date Cards and focus on the invites.  I am interested to see if embossing Gocco designs works.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I was too ‘big’ for the dresses at David’s – I’m a street size 14 right now.  Instead of actually getting me dresses that they could fit me into wiht clamps (i.e. bigger ones!) they tried to stuff me into gowns that were too small and I felt horrible about myself and my weight.  BUTTTTT that is another topic it and of itself…

With regard to the Gocco, if you have experience doing that I’d say go for it.  However, the embossing with heat usually uses a watermark or glue stamp to adhere the powder before you heat it.  Will the Gocco ink stick to the powder?

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

HAHAHAH!  I love the whole praying it’s not explosive! that made me morning…  So after you play around with your idea on the Gocco, will you come back and post?  I’d love to see what you come up with.

Back to your whole “should I or shouldn’t I” with the STD.  With your wedding still being July, you are 4 months out.  Is there ANY way you can get these done and mailed by next Monday?  More I thought about it, if you can get them sent out fairly quick, I’d go for it.

So if you had any plans for the weekend change them and make a date with your Gocco 🙂

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