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Save-the-date DIY

Stylish, green and Fun ‘Save the Dates' on a budget! Posted by Esther - Blogger Bride

I knew from the beginning that I would DIY my Wedding Stationary. I love to draw and it’s so much a part of my own creative practice (check out my drawings here) that I knew I would incorporate drawings into everything. With the big plus of having expert graphic back up from my cousin and right hand woman, Kjerstin Oh from ‘Creative Lolly’, in the madness they call wedding planning, (contact me if you're in need of a great and talented graphic designer!) I hoped it would be special and beautiful and I wasn’t disappointed! So I thought it'd be fun to share with you what I came up with:

Poster Save The Dates!!
I've noticed that most of the invites and save the dates people keep are those which can be stuck to a fridge, propped up on a mantle or pinned to a board. So we're going with a poster style save-the-date with a bit of folding trickery, which means it can also be its own envelope (one less thing to buy, and less paper!). And it can be posted with a standard 2nd class stamp.

Three things mattered while designing my save-the-date stationary:

Eco friendly: they needed to be both email-able and post-able, using as little paper as possible.
Cheap: I’m on a budget - people and pennies need counting!
Beautiful and fun: we are hoping for a non-stuffy affaire so it needed to be as fun as we plan the bash to be!

Published: 17-08-2009

Published By: Rosie

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