Save the Date!

Before joining The Knot, I had never heard of Save the Dates before. In fact, when I started lurking on the Knot’s forums, I remember seeing a lot of talk about STD’s, and I was just really confused as to WHY these brides were comfortable talking so personally on the internet about an STD. I didn’t click on a link for a while to avoid the potentially NSFW (not safe for work) talk. By the way, did I mention I’m a blonde? (naturally and also with some salon enhancements) However, when I read someone’s wedding blog using the acronym STD, I quickly realized the REAL abbreviation STD stood for on The Knot: Save the Dates.

I loved the idea of simply letting people know way in advance that you are getting married on xx/xx/xxxx date. It’s a great way to announce the big day to your family, and with me being a Memorial Day weekend bride, people can make the necessary arrangements further than a couple of months in advance. 🙂

So, I stumbled upon a site called Wedding Paper Divas and fell in love with all of the designs. SO many cute possibilities, but wow, this was a little out of my budget. So, I used them for inspiration and we made our own.

Here was my favorite, and Joey seemed to like it as well!

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I remember reading about the affordability of VistaPrint on the Knot forums one day, so I knew we had to DIY these postcards. Joey got to work on Photoshop (since I have NO photoshop experience whatsoever) and after working really hard on finding the right font and getting the formatting to work, he made a beautiful STD postcard for our guests!


It’s almost the same, really. We added in the fleur de lis graphic, since we will be using that a lot throughout the theme of the wedding, and 200 of these postcards, with shipping, cost us **drumroll please** $14.95. These postcards are of great quality, and these definitely do not look like I paid $15 for all of them. What a steal!

There’s another factor in this equation. You have to pay for postage, right? Now, a part of me doesn’t really care about stamps because people don’t really pay attention to what got the message there. I was not about to pay extra for zazzle to make the stamps cute.

At the time I started thinking of my Save the Dates, I was fully prepared to use the weird panther postcard stamps.  

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However, when the post office changed postage rates, they debuted some new postcard stamps. When I saw these, I don’t know why, but I got a little giddy because of how CUTE they are. Seriously, cute!


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I’m excited to say that we will be sending out our Save the Dates probably by the end of the month. It will give our guests a good 8 months in advance. Wow, 8 months until we are married. Woo! I can’t wait!!

Are you sending out save the dates for your big day? If so, are you going to DIY or pay someone else to do them?

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One Response to Save the Date!

  1. We’re glad we at least inspired you! The DIY cards look great.

    Have a great weekend!
    Rick

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