Not long after we got engaged, I had decided on how I wanted our save the dates to look. I didn’t want our engagement pictures on them. Everyone does that and I wanted something a little different. Plus we weren’t didn’t do engagement pictures right away and I wanted to get the save the dates done before I got busy with other wedding stuff. I also wanted the save the dates to be pink (my favorite color and one of our wedding colors) and wanted them to be reflective of a race bib.
I scratched out our names to keep our identities a secret in the blog world. Which is pretty dumb because a.) I have a blog, b.) it would take very little detective work to figure out our last names and c.) if you know us in real life you know our names.
I designed the Save The Dates myself using Microsoft Publisher. One of my favorite programs, I am a dork like that but it’s also fairly easy to use once you play around with it. Then I uploaded my image into VistaPrint and had them printed onto magnets. They do all the printing for you and ship you the magnets and their prices were hard to beat.
For Christmas, my Mom got me a brand new printer so I printed the addresses right onto the envelopes (my handwriting is beyond hideous). I also downloaded a cool font from dafont.com
My office is the dining room table with my mini laptop (pint sized laptop?) and a tasty beer (wish I could remember what I was drinking).
Then I enlisted the help of my man (Ryan) and my sister (Lisa) to help stuff, stamp and seal the envelopes.
Not gonna lie, I had a good time making the save the dates and printing the envelopes. Also, doing my own invitations. (saves tons of money!) Perhaps a new job for me in the future….right after Vanna White retires and I take her job….
P.S. Tomorrow is a big day, do you know what it is? It’s not my birthday, it’s not wedding related, it doesn’t involve running but I may celebrate with cake.