I was what you would call a “hands-on” bride, meaning I had an opinion about most aspects of my wedding. When I didn’t have an opinion, I let my mom make the decision since I trust her judgement.
One example of me being “hands-on” was that time I decided to design my entire wedding invitation suite. Looking back, I don’t know if this was the best decision, as it was extremely time consuming.
The upside is that I got to customize every single little thing and show my personality through my designs.
The downside is that I got to customize every single little thing. Of course, I wanted everything to be “unique,” so I spent a lot of time designing each item.
Side note: I took a design class in college, so this wasn’t some completely random skill that I decided to teach myself upon getting engaged.
Let’s start off with the Save the Date.
I decided to do a post card since they were a little cheaper to mail. Plus, you don’t have to stuff and lick any envelopes – you’ll have plenty of chances to do that later on.
Here’s what I ended up with….
It took me a good bit of time to decide on the design. After that, I had to piece together every little aspect of it (the wooden background, frames, pictures, clothespins, etc.), but I was happy with how they turned out.
Total cost: $40 to print 250 postcards – not too bad! This does not include the cost of stamps. I also didn’t end up needing 250 postcards, but sometimes you have to order by 50 or 100 when ordering bulk.