Our ST— Ack!

Sorry, but I just can’t bring myself to call them STDs. It just ain’t right.

We made our first save the date late one night and thought it was hilarious. While it would have been nice to have it match our wedding colors, it was so much fun to do something silly. I was pretty sure no one would notice that it wasn’t going to match the rest of the wedding. There was plenty of time for things to get serious! We used photographs I took from my recent trip to a sheep and wool festival and threw together this goofy little save the date.

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Since we were on a tight budget, sending it out via email was an easy decision. But they were such a hit with our closer friends, we printed a few up as magnets for them using Overnight Prints.

weddingbee ref

After some blank looks from people who don’t understand our sense of humor, I gave in and whipped up a “proper” save the date. This one matched our colors and didn’t have anything to detract from the information. Apparently, some people couldn’t figure out the location from our first one. It’s very possible that the obnoxious sheep on the original were too distracting.

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We also sent these out digitally, so it didn’t hurt our bottom line to put in the extra bit of work. I’m happy with both of our save the dates—one of them reflected our personality, while the other matched our colors and satisfied the designer in me.

Since the second one would be so easy to customize, I thought I would make it available as a template for the hive! You can download the template here.**

There might be some fonts you’ll need to complete your own save the date.

1. For the location, download free font Lullaby.

2. For the date, download free font Matilde.

I hope that you’ll find it useful!

**Please note that this template is for personal use only.

BLOGGER

Mrs. Crepe

Location:
Queens, NY/Nashville, TN
Wedding Date:
May 2011
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  1. Member
    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:55 pm

    LOOOOOOOVE!

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:56 pm

    Your first Save-the-Date is hilarious! I love the second one, too. :) Thanks for sharing your template, Crepe!

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    ktisthatbees 1686 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:56 pm

    ahahaha, the goat/sheep duet is amazing. Why wouldn’t people be able to get the location from this? Duh, it’s in huge letters at the bottom. Great job!

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    crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 12:59 pm

    Thank you guys!!

    @ktisthatbees: right? that’s what I was thinking. ;)

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    jo.lee 6573 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:59 pm

    Haha, I love the sheep one! I would totally have wanted that on a magnet if I knew you IRL :) .

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    miss.qwerty 206 posts, Helper bee @ 1:09 pm

    The second one is really pretty – and it’s so nice of you to share the template with the hive. :)

    That sheep one, however, is…. GENIUS!

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    xtatic1 783 posts, Busy bee @ 1:13 pm

    the first one is hilarious! I am a designer too and did several options for our invites and STDs (yes I said it) but never thought to do a funny one.

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    rainbow 1525 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:15 pm

    Love! The first is hilarious and the second is gorgeous! Great job!

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    crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 1:35 pm

    it’s so surprising to hear that you guys like the sheep.. the Mr. Crepe and I thought it was hilarious but I didn’t think anyone else was enjoying the humor! :D

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    yaya, Guest @ 1:36 pm

    Love it! Nice job!

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    brooch 1760 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:37 pm

    They’re awesome! Both of them are! I love your laid back sense of humor about them, too!

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    nic1977 12 posts, Newbee @ 1:41 pm

    love the first one!!!!! its so hard to incorporate dark humor, even when it’s “so you” and most of your friends get it… too many schmo’s dont. nice save w/the 2nd one.

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    lox 1465 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:49 pm

    I love that I’m not the only one who has issues with that acronym! :)

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    f4tb 3 posts, Wannabee @ 1:51 pm

    Love it! Great job!

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    SandraMarie_1986 1363 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:53 pm

    You are hilarious! I would’ve love to receive either Save the Date. And I agree…I can’t bring myself to call them STD’s either. >.<

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    crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 1:57 pm

    @yaya: @Miss Brooch: @nic1977: @f4tb: Thanks you guys!!

    @SandraMarie_1986: @Miss Lox: Oh for serious. High fives homies.

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 2:03 pm

    . . .

    See, that was me being speechless.
    Awesome job!

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    toshella 730 posts, Busy bee @ 2:09 pm

    I love them both! I seriously saved the first one in my inspiration folder, thinking – I am totally going to do something awesome like this. THEN I scrolled down and saw the second one… and saved it too. The ampersand compelled me!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:10 pm

    HAHA! Love the one with the sheep!

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    sparks 649 posts, Busy bee @ 2:19 pm

    I love your first save the date! Hilarious and awesome.

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    panther 1112 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:33 pm

    I LOVE these!

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    crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 3:36 pm

    @Miss Giraffe: Aw. Thanks!!

    @toshella: That is awesome! I’ve never thought about something I make to be someone’s inspiration folder. HOW COOL. (I love ampersands)

    @Miss Elephant: Haha thanks!!

    @sparks: Thank you so much :D

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    crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 3:36 pm

    @Miss Panther: thanks!!

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    iHeartCupcakes 228 posts, Helper bee @ 3:54 pm

    OMG I LOVE your first save the date! I wish ours was that cool!

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:31 pm

    I loved the first one! I guess I get your sense of humor. :-P

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    Juacvdo, Guest @ 4:36 pm

    Your first save-the-date was hilarious! I couldn’t stop laughing! ;-)

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    oatmeal 221 posts, Helper bee @ 4:38 pm

    I love the first one! Well, I love both of them. You’re a crack up, lady!

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    Sunlavender 567 posts, Busy bee @ 4:41 pm

    Too bad I didn’t have your template before. It’s adorable. Thanks!

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    peachplum09 732 posts, Busy bee @ 4:57 pm

    The first one was AWESOME and I’d love to do something like that but my mom wants me to go the traditional route…so we’ll see. But seriously, I would have loved getting a magnet of the first one bc it’s off the heezy fo’sheezy!

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    sarah, Guest @ 5:47 pm

    “oh, it will be”

    haha love it :)

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    biscuit 627 posts, Busy bee @ 5:49 pm

    Looks great! Thanks for the font tip. I really like the ones you used :) .

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    megin 104 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:54 pm

    I love your first STD. It seriously made me laugh out loud.

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    crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 5:57 pm

    Loving that people here actually get our sense of humor! Hearting the hive hardcore. Thanks guys. :D

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    Gerbera 4481 posts, Honey bee @ 5:59 pm

    Very cute! I refuse to call Save The Dates the other name as well!

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    bmarie12 174 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:08 pm

    Ha! Those are BOTH amazing, and the first one is especially delightful!

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    sarahsunshine 73 posts, Worker bee @ 10:21 pm

    wow I kinda love that quirky first one! The second one is fab too! I don’t need anymore STDs (haha) but I did snatch up those snazzy fonts! Thanks for the sharing!

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    MsJeep23 1376 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:21 pm

    Those are AWESOME. Sheep!!!!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:00 am

    Oooo, I love Matilde. Fonts are like bright, shiny objects to me. I liked your first ST… but totally get that the humor may escape some guests.

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    cheetah 1192 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:32 am

    I wish I had one in my mailbox! These are SO fun!

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    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:54 pm

    I love the first one!

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