Saving the date? You can just do this verbally. Or with a YouTube video. Or via some other well-designed, adorable electronic way. Half the people receiving them probably know the date already, anyway, right?
But where’s the fun in that?
(Click that sucker for an enormous image; names and website whited-out from the middle)
Mucho thanks to stationery diva and friend Lisa at Good on Paper Design for the excellent work. We love photo strips, we love the look of old film, and we love Kevin, April, and the photos they took of us. With Lisa’s help, we now love Pantone color 1807 and sage envelopes from Paper Source.
I flirted with the idea of wax seals as adhesive, but the time involved and end result (more old English than sexy vintage) weren’t exactly what I was looking for. I wanted something that looked both rough around the edges, but still clean and well-put-together. I decided on having them “sealed” on the back with a customized Art Deco stamp logo designed by AsspocketProductions (here’s her Etsy shop). Hand-stamped with love thanks to my one-fiancé sweatshop, they were done in no time. With “rough” also came the idea of me just handwriting the names and addresses on the envelopes, which I actually really enjoyed. Here’s the save-the-date farm in action:
The round, Deco return-address labels were done by Elaine Biss; the green matches the envelopes perfectly. They were stuffed and sealed with glue sticks, and off they went.
I loved them, and I hope everyone else did, too.
How much did your FI take part in assembling your save the dates?