Our save the dates are out! And people are liking them! Woohoo!
I scoured the internet months and months before I actually needed to, trying to find the perfect save the date. Initially, this baby was my front runner:
Image via Michaels Craft Store
I loved the photo on the front and the lovely beach background. Perfect for a beachy destination wedding, right? But ultimately, I wasn’t able to customize this invite as much as I wanted. So I decided to keep looking. Via WeddingBee, I found out that minted.com was having a sale on their wedding related products. I’d never heard of minted, so I decided to check them out. And… I found it. ::: cue angels singing :::
Image via Minted.com
I promptly purchased 50 of these babies… I LUUUUUUUUUUUURVE them. I love, love, love the heart over the destination of the wedding. So stinking cute. (Sorry, I blurred the date). Here’s the front and back:
The detail on these is awesome. I love how the divide in the middle of the back says Ms. BC heart Mr. BC with our wedding date. ADORABLE! I kept the wording very simple and just referred people to our wedding website.
I also picked up some stamps:
Image via USPS
I went with standard $0.46 stamps because I was nervous about the weight of the cards. I knew I was going to add a magnet strip to them, and I didn’t want to have ANY issues with the post office not delivering them. (Okay, okay and I also went with the standard stamp because the postcard stamp option <yes, the ONE postcard stamp they offered> really sucked… it was an apple stamp. So not cute.)
Here’s my assembly line:
I went with address labels in a script font. Don’t tell Ms. Manners!!
All in all, this took me less than 30 minutes. We had 43 postcards to assemble and send out. The project cost $1.98 per save-the-date. Honestly, I wish it would have been a little cheaper but I am VERY happy with the finished product. I have no idea how I could have made these cheaper (alright, I could have used the ugly apple stamps to save $6… but since I only had 43 to send out the grand total was manageable.)
Here they are, ready to be mailed:
The feedback so far has been great! Everyone has complimented the design and people seem to LOVE the magnet. So if you’re on the fence about adding a magnet, I HIGHLY recommend it.