With our engagement photos back from our photographer, we started thinking about our save the dates.
I started entering a million wedding competitions (another blog about that later) when we first got engaged, and I won 50 save the dates from Sincerely Ink! So that helped a little in narrowing down what design we used.
But when I looked at all our options, I just couldn’t decide. There were too many things to consider! Did I want the artsy photo in the street? Or one where we’re smiling? Or one that shows me with my head on his shoulder? Or the one of us facing the sea?
Should it be iconic of our town? Or the best photo of us? Should we really have a picture of us kissing sent to members of our family?
Decisions, decisions, decisions! So I handed it over to the bees to vote…
I really appreciated the advice, suggestions and opinions, but funnily enough, even though this picture came out with the most votes…
…something inside us told us it wasn’t the right one to go for. Instead we thought long and hard about it, and went for a picture that we felt ticked all the boxes. It showed me grinning as I always do, and Jack looking at me like I was an oddball. The pier is in the background as we walk along the beach. It’s a casual photo, but obviously taken by a professional…it just made sense.
Personal photo / Image by Luke Woodford
Our save the dates arrived approximately 10 days after I ordered them (they were sent directly to each guest and we got one for ourselves), and everyone LOVED them.
Chief text me to say “I love it! You guys are so cute! It’s a good picture, not too posey! x,” which really does mean a lot coming from her. She’s really honest and likes to tell me I’m pretentious a lot, so for her to say that made me feel as though we’d made the right choice.
Family friends gushed to my parents about how much they loved it and that they’d never seen anything like it before.
It also proved to be very informative! We wrote a little note on the back advising people to book their accommodation in advance, and I’ve had a number of texts and emails from people letting me know their hotels have been sorted for the weekend.
Not bad for a freebie! And if anyone else wants a postcard save the date, I highly recommend Sincerely Ink—the quality is fantastic and the site is easy to use. Plus you can even upload your own design if you wish. What more could you want?!