Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wedding Wednesday – Save The Date Postcard

It’s really hard for me to focus today. It’s Wednesday which is normally exciting because it’s "Wedding Wednesday” but today is Wednesday….you know the day before Thursday. And Thursday means BREAKING DAWN PART 1!

Today on Wedding Wednesday I’d like to show you our save the dates! Now, I know normally people from this small town don’t usually send save the dates. In fact, I’ve only ever gotten one before and I thought it was the nicest keepsake. So, being that some of our guests are from out of town we (and by we I mean me) decided that it was a fun little token to send out.

While chatting with Julie for the first time about engagement pictures I mentioned an idea I had. The idea was instead of sending out a save the date that I needed an envelope for we would make it into a postcard. The whole stuffing envelope thing is totally over rated anyways!

Engagement pictures went off without a hitch and Ryan and I picked a couple of our favorites photos. I had seen an example of a verse that I loved and used that for the back. It said:

We have set the date of May 12th, 2012 for our wedding. Please save the date and mark it with a big heart on your calendar. You are important in our lives and our wedding will not be the same without you there.

Formal invitation to follow.

Love, Lindsay and Ryan

Cute right? Julie sent me a few mock up’s for us to choose from and get this…I let Ryan pick the winner! Yup, you read that right. This control freak let her fiancé choose the save the dates. I liked this one….

Lindsays choice

But Ryan liked this one. So, it was the winner.

Save the date winner

Now, I’m going to confuse some people because I recently learnt this is not how most people do this whole “guest list” thing.

In our area very close family and friends get invited to the wedding, dinner and reception. Then there is reception only people. They get invited to the dancing portion of the wedding. It’s not that reception only guests aren’t as important. In fact, we wouldn’t want to have the reception without them. But there is only so much space for wedding guests in halls/churches and then usually more reception space to boogey!

So, after that back ground, we made our “wedding guests” and “reception guests” list. We were going to send save the dates to wedding guests only and we (and when I say we I mean me, again) needed to gather mailing addresses!

Holy Moly is that ever hard! In the world of e-mailing and texting I RARELY send mail! Getting addresses was hard work but finally they were done! I used labels to print the addresses and stuck them on the save the dates with a stamp! Last Sunday, November 13,1 day less then 6 months till the wedding, we sent the save the dates!

My little package all ready for the mail box.

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In the mail they go!

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It was such a relief to get the save the dates sent and an even BIGGER relief to say that I have all the mailing addresses for wedding guests when we need them! I hope all the guests like their save the date postcards!

Happy Wednesday!



  1. I heart the post card. I got it yesterday. Totally forgot to show Wayne lol. I will try to remember tonight!!!

    We did save the dates too. They're a nice touch!

  2. We got our post cards - very cute - when I got it in the mail, I actually thought it was a Christmas card of some sort - like from Santa in the North Pole...all i saw was the edges and it looked like that! Maddy was especially happy when she realized one was just for her!! LOL

  3. Very cute!

    I opted not to do save the dates and I'm wondering now if it was a good decision or not.

    Then again, we have been engaged for almost 3 years so I figure most people should know!

  4. Getting addresses is the hardest part! My aunt moved to South Carolina and my grandma gave me her address. Well in the time she gave me the address to actually mailing the invites she moved so I sent the invite to the wrong address and then my aunt tried to get my grandparents all mad at me b/c I didn't send her an invite. It was a horrible mess. It did show up 5 weeks later to the current address, she then texts me that she received it and told me the post mark date, I'm like that's the same date as everyone else's I'm sorry you moved and no one told me. So then, after she threw her big hissy fit, she didn't even come to the wedding. you can't please 'em all!

  5. Oh the joys of planning - I really don't miss that part Linds but you sound like you're coping thus far .. if you need help or have questions -holla.. it'll be a ''GOODER'' time regardless.. don't fight over the little things or worry about them - in the end.. no one cares about it or even notices... try and enjoy it!! :) xox


  6. Hey Ladies! Thanks for all the sweet comments!

    Hilary, I'll def. keep you in mind for any future questions!! I can't wait for the big day! It's gonna be here so fast once Christmas is here.

    Happy Thursday! xo

  7. I love the save the date, its a gorgeous picture of both of on the fridge!

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