DIY WEDDING SAVE THE DATES

Save some of the wedding budget by designing your own save the date stationery.

We knew straight away that we had no intention of spending money on wedding stationery. And when I say straight away, I mean the moment a beautiful blonde artist at a wedding fair told me she’d do all of our wedding stationery for £400. I must have pulled a face kinda like a judgy teacher at parent’s evening because she said,

“But that includes RSVPs you know!” 

Here’s the thing beautiful artist lady, your save the dates are almost as flawless as your face and these invitations look like The Saturdays and Joe Jonas had a baby. But I kinda need a pair of £400 white Louboutins for my wedding day and I’ve gotta get my priorities straight ya know? 

So, our DIY wedding started with save the dates. Luckily, I have my own beautiful artist friend who literally took a few words from me before hand painting the design below and absolutely nailing our whole theme. Because she’s freaking incredible. She sent me the JPEG, and I added the text using Photoshop and a free font from dafont.com.

Costs so far? A cup of coffee and a phone call. 

Next, we sent them to a guy at Wensum Print in Norwich, who churned out 70 of them for a mere £15. 

To save money on the postage, we thought it would be a good idea to give the cards out at our engagement party. However, when copious amounts of champagne has been drunk the likelihood of you keeping track of which guest left with a save the date is lower than Justin Bieber’s jeans.

Can I just apologise for all these celeb-related similes, I literally don’t know where they’re coming from.

My advice? Assign a bridesmaid or your best man to go round with them on the day rather than leaving a lonely pile of them at the entrance and hoping for the best. You live and learn eh?! I’ve edited out the last part of the design, because like, gatecrashers…

Save some of the wedding budget by designing your own save the date stationery.

Save some of the wedding budget by designing your own save the date stationery.

Save some of the wedding budget by designing your own save the date stationery.

If you think my beautiful artist friend Jess would be perfect for your wedding stationery too, just drop me a line and we can definitely work something out.

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