- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
So cute!! What program did you use to make these and is it something you’d share your template for? Good luck with the rest of your planning!
Your Save the Dates look awesome! Beautiful pics!
Thanks! I used Picnik.com to do this. I bought a premium membership ($4.95 for one month) and first used one of the collage templates to lay the pictures down. It was important to click the high quality button when making the collage… when i didn’t click that the final postcard image didn’t upload to vistaprint properly. After making the collage, I just used the basic editing tools in picnik to add text. It was pretty manual, especially lining things up (I had an actual ruler on my computer screen). I know there are programs out there to do stuff like this, but I dont have access to them, so I just used what was available and cheap! I uploaded the final images to vistaprint and printed 100 for about $15, including shipping.
I love these!! Great job 🙂
Here’s what might be a silly question, but after I saw your wedding date I figured I’d ask… my wedding is the Saturday after yours (July 7, 2012). When are you planning on sending out your save the dates?
I’ve read several different suggestions for when to send STDs, invites; etc. My save the dates are done but I wasn’t sure if it was too early to send them lol
Well, I always thought 6-8 months was when you should send them, but I know a lof of people send them out much earlier, so I’ve actually been feeling like I’m doing this quite late! Nov 1 will be 8 months out for me, and I won’t be getting these back from the printer until about Nov 15. I plan to send them out as quickly as I can after they come back, hopefully by Nov 30. That will be 7 months, which I feel comfortable with given where my guests are coming from (all over the state of Michigan, but all drivable distances, no major travelers). If I had them done and ready to go now, I would probably send them now – I don’t see anything wrong with sending them around 8-9 months out.
Sorry I don’t have better advice – its something I’ve been struggling with too! I originally thought I would send them in January, but after spending time on WB, I realized that’s probaly late.
What font did you use? This is great!
HI! I have to start my save the date also. I tried the picnik.com that you mentioned but in order to have a collage picture you have to pay the premium which is $24 and change. Can I ask you how did you able to do it for just one month? Thnaks!