Post # 1
my wedding will be on July 31 2010 in Puerto Rico… im close to the six months mark… i need to send the std soon because there will be people who need to book the vacation early. i want to make the std myself but i dont have a clue how to start or what to do… i want something simple and completely diy
Post # 3
Send them out asap if you are going to. If you wait until February to send them, you’ll be better off skipping them and sending just invites as that will be a little late.
A magnet is probably your best bet. It won’t get lost for one thing. You can design something on your computer and print it onto magnet sheets that are available at any office supply store. Just provide the basic pertitent info (date, names, location, etc). You can add a letter with it to give people more detailed information they may need.
Post # 4
i sent out a save the date slideshow in an email format. it was REALLY easy and took about 30 minutes to an hour to complete and the total cost was $0.00. I have the instructions on my blog. feedback from the guests have been amazing and they have given me their addresses so that i can send their invites to them!
Post # 5
check out vistaprint. You could whip out something fast…but i agree, if u wait too long, just send out invites!
Post # 6
oooo yeah, i loved crebre’s !! that’d be a great option for you!
Post # 7
@krissy: thanks girlie!! the feedback i’m getting back is crazy awesome!
Post # 8
If you want to do a postcard (cheaper postage), I did those through overnightprints.com. I googled for coupon codes and ended up getting $20 off. With shipping it all came to $20 for 100 of them. I designed my own which was easy. I got a Microsoft Word template from Vistaprint and used that to make sure it was all the right size. Vistaprint added on a lot of charges and their shipping times were quite lengthy for the money so I ended up choosing overnightprints. I had to save the Word document as a pdf which is really easy to do with MS Office 2007.
Post # 9
my save the dates cost me 98¢ each (including postage)!
i based mine off of a martha stewart design. i used student watercolor paper (i got the idea from http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/mrs-deviled-eggs-deviled-egg-invites-the-big-reveal ), i bought envelopes from envelopemall.com, and stickers from staples. my fiance designed our little logo and i put everything together in pages (the mac version of word).
Post # 10
I went and did mine off a free template from weddingchicks.com
There are alot of free templates that you can download off the internet and then alter yourself if you are not keen to start from scratch. I printed them on my home printer and then went to a stationary store to have them cut.