Tuesday, January 6, 2015

wedding stuff: Save the Dates


My wedding is very much over and done with, and I've finally had enough time to collect my thoughts and reflect on the whole thing. I think it's about time I shared with you guys!

I did all of my own design work, which was time consuming and incredibly stressful, but I think it was totally worth it. Every aspect of this wedding reflected my husband and I perfectly.

As I said in my inspiration post I had been thinking about this wedding for quite some time. I had seen so many adorable save the dates, but when I saw the trend of using library date due cards, I knew that I had found my perfect solution.

Unfortunately, after reviewing the budget for everything, the save the dates were one of the things we had to cut back on costs for. Because of postage, envelopes weren't going to be an option. But I didn't let that stop me! I took the limitations I had been given and came up with an Idea. (Yeah, it was so good it deserves to be capitalized.)

So the plan was this: a post card with a fake book cover on the front, and make the back look like the inside page of a library book. Pocket, date due card, and all. Of course, by the time it was all said and done with there were three different covers to be printed. Sometimes I go overboard...

So here they are, all three covers in all of their glory, and the back of the postcard as well.

As you can see, there was no way I could keep these covers serious. I mean, how could I resist making me and my man into a cliche romance cover? Or being chased by dinosaurs across the fields of prehistoric earth?

We researched a lot of printing options for these, and ended up going with Vistaprint. It was quite affordable, and the postcards turned out looking great. 




If these designs are something you'd be interested in having for your own event, please contact me at jalesemann@gmail.com. 

To see all the posts in this series, click here.

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