Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Save the dates....

So as with everything regarding this wedding, I want everything to be 'just perfect'. Well that is all relative, but I have wanted to make sure everything is unique, and fun, but not over the top. Well not too over the top! We needed to order save the dates as our wedding is just 7 MONTHS AWAY! I found a great website

weddingpaperdivas.com

Which has great invites, save the dates etc... but it is a little limited on what it allows you to customize. I wanted particular colors, a particular photo, writing on the front and the back - a specific font. Can you tell I'm a control freak? It's a problem. So I found a save the date on there that I liked, and found a woman on my second favorite site to make them for me. Here it is...the next tip that will enhance your life in ways you cannot even imagine...

www.etsy.com

It is a fantastic website which is essentially a marketplace for handmade goods. They have everything from artists who will make custom paintings, printers who will do invitations, cool handmade jewelry, clothing, everything you could ever imagine. I found a woman on there who makes invitations in a similar style to the one I found, she happened to live in Minneapolis, and worked with her to create the save the date. We designed, re-designed, and tweaked for weeks until I had what I wanted. They were inexpensive and I had the luxury of a designer who could come up with creative ideas and put my ideas into print. So there it is, my tip of the day. Etsy.com

4 comments:

Liz said...

You are crazy! GOOD crazy, but still crazy!!!

Kristin said...

I totally checked out www.etsy.com...love it! :) Good work bride.

Debra Fiterman said...

Gotta agree with Liz on this one. Isn't this what evite or maybe just an Outlook reminder is for? I don't get it. LOVE YOU AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Kara said...

no - you have to send our a real save the date people!