Save the Date: Our Reveal!

It’s time! I’ve finally gotten notice from our guests in sunny California that they have received their save the dates, so I can officially share them with the hive!

Now, before I share, I have to caution those of you who, like me, are excited to place your order and therefore may not be thinking logically. When I revealed the two STD designs that we didn’t use, I said that we got a great deal for the 200 cards we ordered. Two hundred cards…if you’re smarter than me, which I’m sure most of you are, you’re probably already connecting the dots, but in case you didn’t figure it out (like me)—we did not need 200 cards. Two hundred is our guest list total. There are households with as many as eight guests in them.

Yes, hive, I ordered a card for every. single. person. Sigh. Thankfully, since we did get a great deal, it isn’t as big of a deal as it may have been if I did this with invitations, but needless to say I have learned my lesson, and I now have a list of guests invited by household.

Moving on: the reveal!


Personal photo / The front side / Design work by our photographer, Valerie Carnevale


Personal photo / The back side / Featuring a custom stamp from AngeliqueInk on Etsy

While we had three beautiful choices from Valerie, both Mr. O and I instantly liked this option the best. We nixed the first option because, as much as we love our Wolverines (go blue!), the color scheme didn’t really fit with the wedding. That put us down to two, and we just loved the simplicity of this option. It incorporated our love of typography without being too over the top, and it used one of our absolute favorite photos from our e-pics.

On the back side, we made the four-line design so I could hand address our STDs (which took much less time than I anticipated!). We also took the opportunity to use our custom stamp, which I loved! It not only saved me a ton of time in writing our address over and over, but I think it gave the perfect touch to offset the horrible stamps. ;)

So, what do you think of our final choice!?


Mrs. Otter

Indianapolis, IN
Wedding Date:
April 2013

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    infinity092813 201 posts, Helper bee @ 2:56 pm

    They’re adorable!

    We made the same mistake when we ordered our STDs so we have a stack of unused STDs. . .though it gave us wiggle room for mistakes while addressing them.

    Love the stamp too. Where did you get it?

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    Mrs. Toadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:06 pm

    I love the back font, and yes the simplicity of the design is great, less is more.

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    Mrs. Hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:14 pm

    Cute design!

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    Mrs. Buffalo 176 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:35 pm

    I love how they came out!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:38 pm

    They’re super cute, I love the colors and the fonts you chose!

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    ED13 143 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:01 pm

    They’re so cute!!! And HA, I totallyyyy was counting STDs by people and not couples too!! Phew! Thank god you said this :)

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    Mrs. Treasure 1641 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:37 pm

    These look great!

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    josina 687 posts, Busy bee @ 6:05 pm

    Very cute, and I did the same thing and ordered waaay too many std’s.

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    Highness 82 posts, Worker bee @ 8:02 pm

    I was doing the same thing but with the invitations, luckily the MIL set me straight before I bought 2x what I needed.

    Love your STDs and the stamp!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 9:23 pm

    Sooo cute!

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    FromGtoZ 78 posts, Worker bee @ 11:32 pm

    Cute! And you can keep the extras and craft something I’m sure. =)

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    Mrs. Archer 551 posts, Busy bee @ 11:38 pm

    We used Angelique as well, and I adored her! These are so sweet!

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    Mrs. Wallaby 2002 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:56 am

    So lovely!! I’ve been thinking about ordering an Angelique stamp for thank-you cards and x-mas cards, you inspired me to order one right now haha.

    That sucks so much that you accidentally ordered way too many!!! Honestly though, better to order too many than too few. Make sure when you order invites that you order at least 10 extras – we had a lot of last-minute additions to our guest list and we almost ran out!!

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    Mrs. Otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:20 am

    infinity092813: The stamp is from AngeliqueInk on Etsy! It’s beautiful and got to me super fast!

    Mrs. Hyena, Miss Buffalo, Mrs. Pony: Thank you!! I’m thrilled with them – now to find something to do with the extras… :)

    ED13: Yes, please do learn from my error! Haha. It was great having extras for when I spelled things wrong, but we still have at least 75 left over. Oops!

    Mrs. Treasure, ChicagoDreamer, FromGtoZ: Thank you! We love how they turned out – Valerie did a great job!

    Mrs. Archer: I can’t say enough great things about her! We’re going to order another stamp after the wedding for Mr. & Mrs. :)

    Miss Wallaby: YAY!! I’m so glad you’re ordering one – it saved me so much time! And yes, after this flub, I’m all set up for invitations – I only need 68, I’m ordering 80. (Must. Remember. This. Haha!)

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    Mrs. Gray Wolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:39 am

    looks awesome! i’ve shopped at that etsy store before but i feel bad buying a stamp when i’m not sure we’ll be in our apt for too long…

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    stephlovessaul 87 posts, Worker bee @ 9:01 am


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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:26 am

    Aww so gorgeous! I love the choice you made!!!

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    navyblueandyellow 33 posts, Newbee @ 7:26 pm

    I just got mine and realized I did the exact same… Ordered 200, needed about 100. Awesome.

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