After much deliberation, I decided to go with my heart and opt against Door #1 (the check) and go with Door #2 (the one with the wedding). How many times in your life do you get to have a wedding? Hopefully just once. I don’t want to miss mine!
While we haven’t finalized the venue yet (we’re currently negotiating with one), I pretty much know the date (this Fall). So I figured I might as well go ahead and start looking into Save the Date cards (AND finish the wedding website and registry…a work in progress).
There are tons of options out there for inexpensive Save the Date cards that can kick off the theme/vibe you want to have at your wedding. I’m nearly finished with mine, which I’ll post after they’re sent out. (I don’t want to ruin the surprise!) In the meantime, below are some easy ideas and links for your Save the Date cards:
- Shutterfly.com, Kodak.com, and Snapfish.com are all great options for photo Save the Date cards. You can upload a photo of you and your fiance or choose a photo of something else (like a print, which is what we’re doing). I can’t stand photo paper, so be sure to think about what kind of texture you want for it. My favorite option is the stationary photo card that is on writable card stock (matte and thick).
- Magicwandweddings.com and WeddingPaperDivas.com have a decent selection of Save the Date designs, as well as personalized favors, which are something to think about further into the planning process.
- If my Save the Date wasn’t photo-based, I would have definitely gone with a designer at Etsy.com (though I did purchase an adorable return address rubber stamp that I am oddly super-psyched about). Browsing through all their paper designs was a treat, and I think I will definitely consider choosing a designer from Etsy for my formal wedding invitations. Here are a couple of my favorite Etsy paper designers:
- West Willow
- Completely Charming
- LilleBarn Too
- Ello There
- and…Sugar Letter for the stamps I’m currently obsessed with!