Oddly, save-the-date cards and invitations were a more simple part of the wedding planning process (and one of the least expensive). I had narrowed down a few options and then drafted Zach to help finalize our decision. We chose something simple and a little bit rustic.
The challenge to the save-the-dates and invitations was narrowing down the details – time, including website details, ensuring address information was correct, etc. However, needing these details forced us to make decisions, which was a good thing! Having an idea of time and other specifics helps in moving forward with planning.
Once in, the fun part began. Addressing and stuffing. In the interest of saving time, I utilized labels. Instead of paying for a calligrapher to do work that would end up being thrown away, I chose an easy-to-read, rustic font and typed up address labels (which can be printed twice – once for save the dates and a second time for the invitations). It was simple and it cut down on the time needed for getting everything out the door. (Bonus: we bought everything from Invitations by Dawn and were fortunate enough to get a 25% discount)! I was very happy with the final product – it was affordable, simple and the invitations were a reflection of us and our wedding.
I personalized slightly by choosing fun stamps that had a rustic, country feel. They “spiffed up” our envelopes and added a bit of color.
If you’re planning a wedding (or any large event) – I truly suggest choosing simple invitations – they will be more affordable and easier to work with. Try typing labels with a nice font and find a fun, colorful stamp to finish off your envelopes! Good luck 🙂