- Miss Puppy Love
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Ohhh boy, I have been away from the hive for WAY too long! I would let you in on why, but it’s really a boring story (insert whining about school, work, and volunteering here). Anyways, I’m super excited about everything everyone’s been up to! We’re about ready to book our major vendors, and I’ve started working on my diy save the dates.
To save on money, we’ll be sending them out with Christmas cards come December. It’ll also give us a good excuse to hound people for their addresses (I figured “hey, I need your mailing address for Christmas cards” will leave a hint of surprise when they get the STD in the mail as opposed to “hey, I need your mailing address for Save the Dates”–to which my friends would definitely respond “for whata whats?”).
Anyways, here’s a start. I designed these in InDesign/Powerpoint and will most likely print them through Shutterfly (yay for free accounts!).
So I’m thinking of something like this. A folded greeting card…I liked this style on Shutterfly, because it incorporated our colors and damask print. I want it to say on the front:
“It’s Christmas time, and we’re sending our wishes…”
Then when you open it up it says:
“This time next year, we’ll be signing Mr. & Mrs!!!” (because by this time next year, we’ll be sending greeting cards as newlyweds for the first time).
🙂 The scribbles are where we’d sign our names. The one on the left would be me, follwed by “Daughter of John and Jane Jones” and on the right would be my guy, followed by “Son of Jack and Jill Smith”…I wanted to add this, since we have such a large guest list, many of whom are cousins of cousins or people my parents know but I may not.
Thennnn, above this (on the top flap, since the card opens from the bottom) would be the following phrase against an all black background: “We are very excited to share in this special day with you. We really hope you can make it, so we’ve provided this Save the Date! Formal invitation to follow. For more information, visit http://www.mywedding.com/blahblahblah. I needed this little extra blurb, because so many of our guests won’t have the slightest clue what a Save the Date is.
And finally, taped below this phrase would be the physical Save the Date (adhered to the card, but removable):
I pulled inspiration for this from this little number:
What do you think? I would L.O.V.E. any and all feedback! I know I’m pretty early on this (actually a LOT early on this), but Save the Dates, for me anyways, have been the funnest part of wedding planning!