Post # 1
So… I really need to get my Save the Dates out soon I think and I’ve been putting it off because I’ve been utterly uninspired. I wanted to do a simple postcard, but wanted it to be something more than just “save the date!” Enter MissCastle and her post last week… I was sold! (Love the bee!) So here is my knock-off of her awesome save the date. I’m looking for any suggestions… particularly what other stuff should we include rather than some of the numbers I have listed? I feel like ours are a little lame… I want them to be funny but they’re really not. Also general layout thoughts/ideas.
To know about us:
-We both love Mexican food, got engaged in Mexico, and will have Mexican food at the wedding
-The pic at the top a picture I took from the spot FI proposed (90% of the guest list will recognize it prob)
– Colors are gold, dark blue, and green with peacock accents
– I’m going for a fun vibe… not fancy.
Post # 3
So pretty, did you take the photo?
Post # 4
Sorry, just caught the part where you did.
Post # 5
The first thing that came to my mind was “wow, that’s a lot of mexican dinners”!
Post # 6
We used a magnet and had the picture of our wedding location as the background and then just put our names and Save the Date. Here is a pic of it. Your pic would look good with this idea. I designed mine online at magnetstreet.com and instead of putting a couples pic in the template i just used this one. Real easy and they turned out great.
Post # 7
@VirginiaMarie– haha it is meant to be kind of funny. I have no idea how many mexican dinners we’ve eaten but I was thinking 4 years = 208 weeks @ about 1-2/week…. I picked a random number 🙂
Serrrrriously open to suggestions on other “stats” to put up. I’m not funny.
Post # 8
Yeah, I’ve also been stumped on STD ideas… hopefully I can figure something out (I really like this idea though! Yours look great!). How did you create your design? And for other stats – do you have multiple pets at all? Favorite sports teams? Were you ever traveling to see each other? I’ll try to think of more…
Post # 9
@cody- thanks! I suck at computer stuff mostly so I just used word. I did the text first then I just inserted a square behind the text and made it a color. Then I converted it to pdf, cropped it to just the colorblock size, and saved it as a jpeg to post.
We do have 3 pets… my dog + his 2 cats (i wanted to put something about them but couldn’t think of anything funny)… he is a sports nut but i am not at all. only interesting sports tidbit is that he is a HUGE michigan fan (he’s from michigan) and i went to ohio state for 6 years (big rivalry). We were not traveling to see each other. We always lived in the same city.
Post # 11
# of times he’s left a wet towel on the floor?
idk…love the idea though! i would have stolen that idea too if i hadn’t already been set on a different style.
Post # 12
I like the wording, but your save the date looks a bit dark. Could you lighten the green text to make it pop a little more?
Post # 13
@mudratdetector– i could do that… that except he is way neater than i am so it’d be more like: number of times he had to pick up after me! lol
@sunnydebs– yea i think i’ll try to do that. i was trying to stick with “our colors” but i might have to stray a little for readability.
also, my MOH suggested that I make this landscape style with the photo off to one side and the text on the other side. thoughts?