Post # 1
I know I’m doing this backwards, because I’d posted my invitations on this site as well, but better late than never. Here are my SAVE THE DATES:
I chose to do a postcard with one of the photos from our engagement session with Trang Dam. It’s a full length body shot taken by the reflecting pool towards the Lincoln Memorial. It had great negative space in the sky for my monogram placement. On the back is the date of our wedding, stating the town and that formal invitations are coming soon. I also provided a link to our wedding web site. I used the colors and fonts that i will be using for my invitations.
I bought Stardream Metallics 110# cardstock in Opal, and printed on a cardstock-friendly laser. Laser prints on metallic paper are quite awesome, and for such a low cost. The dimensions are 4.25×6, which is the largest postcard USPS allows to be mailed at the post card rate of $0.26.
Very simple, cost effective, and it gets the job done!
For more on my wedding, check out my blog at: http://misssmallvillesweddingplanning.blogspot.com/
Post # 3
That’s cool. I am doing my RSVPs as 4.25 x 6 postcards. So much cheaper.
Post # 4
These look great! Where did you get your fonts from?
Post # 5
I loove this idea! I bet it is a whole lot cheaper then paying $3 each for an invitation. Also, I was wondering how did the people RSVP? did you have a website on the card?
Post # 6
Very cute. Question about the printing. What kind of printer did you use? I am in the process of creating our STD’s and invites and think that we could print everything for a cheaper cost. Just trying to find the right printer! Thanks.
Post # 7
@fabulizz: thanks! it was fun!
@ Weddingdivaintrianing: i’m a designer so i have access to many fonts that come with a hefty licensing pricetag! I used Adobe Garamond and Bickham Script MM. I have linked the names to the sites where you can purchase licenses and download them if you need them!
@ williams-Delores these are save the dates! it only costed me the paper and some toner ink donations to work, lol. This is where i saved money b/c i actually splurged on my invites! my invite post is here: http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/invitations-a-labor-of-love but i paid much much more than $3/invite b/c its my side business and i found this the opportunity to showcase my talent!
@yvonker I used Stardream Opal cardstock and used a laser printer here at work that can handle 110lb cardstock (most home lasers cannot)