In my web travels, I’ve come across some cool invite and save the date ideas.
For our wedding save the dates, I created a design and printed it to printable magnet sheets (I should upload a pic shouldn’t I). I found the magnet sheets at Dick Smith Electronics, but you should be able to pick it up elsewhere.
I liked the idea of a magnet because you can just slap it on your fridge and know exactly where it is (and be reminded every time you open the darn thing :P)
Some other cool ideas that I’ve seen…
A bit of Save the Date fun
Save the Date balloon (Don't pop it!)
I love interactive invites. You could even use this as a Save the Date.
Relieve the headache of RSVP tracking with an invisible ink pen!
How does this work, you ask?
Number your guest list and write the corresponding number on each guest’s RSVP card with the invisible ink pen.
Now you can easily identify those nameless RSVP cards! (let’s face it there’s always someone who forgets).
A great idea, especially for a large wedding. Can’t go wrong for a bargain price of $1.33! Available from DealExtreme.
Eeeeeep! I’m so excited that our wedding invitations are about to be printed!
They have been designed by the very talented (and super helpful + lovely) lady named Bree at Sanskripts. Her designs are very funky and unique!
Despite having my little heart set on letterpress invites, I decided that I couldn’t justify spending $600+ for a 1 colour job and $1000+ for 2 colours *sniff sniff*. The package I have through Bree is half the price and includes everything – invite, rsvp and wedding details card all packaged in a pocketfold – complete with matching thank you card and fantastic service! Her beautiful designs and paper made the decision to forgo letterpress fairly painless:)
This is the basic design that we have gone with.
I tell you what, I searched and searched and searched for the ideal beach wedding invite. I really liked the motif on this one because to me, it represents a pretty bunch of ocean spray. We’ve changed the colour of the motif to turquoise and made some tweaks to the font style and colour to suit our wedding. The pocketfold will be lavender to match the wedding palette.
I’d like to add my own personal touch to the invites by sealing the pocketfold with some pretty ribbon, adorned with a starfish charm perhaps. I actually handmade all of our engagement invitations and it me f.o.r.e.v.e.r! (but hey, I was determined and they turned out looking pretty professional so I’m told!) but this time I’m after something with much more impact.
In my hunt for some invitation specialists that are affordable (without compromising on real artistic flair), I found Love at First Invite to be pretty slick and you can also find some fabulous work showcased on Etsy – just search for wedding invitations.