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Save The Date

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.

Save The Dates
Save The Dates

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"
My “Office”

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).

200+ save the dates. wow
200+ save the dates. wow

Then I enlisted the help of my man (Ryan) and my sister (Lisa) to help stuff, stamp and seal the envelopes.

Yes that is a spin bike in my living room.
Yes that is a spin bike in my living room.

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.

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20 thoughts on “Save The Date

  1. The beer you were drinking was Ballast Point Victory at Sea Imperial Vanilla Coffee Porter 🙂 (since you said you wish you could remember)

  2. I love them! I really like that they are unique and fun and so YOU! For ours, we picked out a postcard of Central Park (where we got engaged) and personalized them online with a picture that was taken of us right after we got engaged. We’ve just started looking at invitations – we may need to talk about how you are doing them yourself. I love that idea!

  3. Those are so perfect! I just did postcards because I’m lame. But vistaprint is pretty awesome. I wish I would’ve had more time to make more things for ours (I was planning on making our invitations and programs and everything) but with school on top of work I didn’t get the chance (and I really am sad!) I need to enlist some help for the invites that just were delivered yesterday. I can’t believe wedding season is so close!

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