Saturday, May 29, 2010

Yo! Save the Date!

Sean and I finally sent out our save-the-dates this week. One of my aunts asked one too many times when the wedding was, which was starting to get frustrating. Plus, I have several family members who will need months (ahem, my dad) to get off on a Saturday. Even though everyone knows we have a winter wedding, they pretty much stop considering things after that. We can't blame them - they all have little ones and busy lives! We've been engaged for over a year and a half...while most people think that gives people plenty of time to think about it, it's actually a reverse effect. It gets put on the backburner for so long, it gets forgotten about (including by the bride and groom!).

This is actually one of our first wedding projects. They've been a long time in the making too. Our save-the-dates are magnets. I fell in love with the idea when I was a nanny a few years ago - the lady I baby-sat for had a cute little save-the-date magnet on the fridge. I think I still know the day her cousin got married. I designed ours myself on Photoshop, and went over to Vistaprint to get them printed. I had a few coupons, and ended up getting a great deal on them!

The business cards were printed on my home computer, with cards that I needed for a school project long ago. I got the ribbon for uber cheap - it was only 50 cents a roll originally, but I had a 30% off coupon, so I was able to get 4 rolls for $1.40. It was a little touch that really made the save-the-dates really nice looking. By the way...in wedding world, save-the-date is actually an StD. I should do a post on wedding world terminology - it's crazy!

I really hate that I blurred out our last names...but it seems as though you can't be too careful on the internet. Ah well. You still get pictures :)

(The full package)

(artsy shot? This shows the cardstock we put behind the magnets, so they wouldn't interfere with the USPS equipment or get stuck to each other)

(I got into a rhythm, mispunched a few cards...whoops! Good thing I had extra)

For those of you who can't read it, the little tag reads:
"Our big day is fast approaching
And we can hardly wait
So put this magnet on the fridge
And be sure to save the date!"

I tried making it with correct punctuation, but it just didn't look right. My grammar savvy friends will have to deal with the incorrectness. Now...to get started on designing invites.

2 comments:

Jessica said...

Those are so cute!

Amberdawn said...

Great job, they look good :)