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Save the Dates

Well, the Save the Dates are finally out! It was a bit more of a headache than I anticipated, but I love the way they turned out. 

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His and her Save the Date cards!

John and I couldn’t agree on a design for the Save the Dates, so we “compromised.” And, by compromise, I mean we just did two different versions. 

My family isn’t local and very few of the folks invited from Missouri, California, Kansas, and Texas have been to New York. So, since this is a New York wedding, the skyline and little cab made the most sense to me. All of my out of town guests (and in town friends, too, actually) received my skyline Save the Dates.

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I love the “Start spreadin’ the news…intro line!

John, however, being a born and bred New Yorker found my skyline to be a little very cheesy. So, he went with his signature/spirit animal, the penguin. All his local guests received the penguins Save the Date. We did send both versions to our parents, just so they could see it all.

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Aren’t they adorable with her little bouquet and his little top hat?

Ultimately, even though they’re completely different, I think they compliment each other well and I found a way to incorporate both of them into our wedding website (I’ll share that with you later), so it all looks cohesive. 

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The Save the Dates with our return address stamp in gold ink.

The only trouble I had was keeping the ink from my return address stamp from smearing. I bought pearl/shiny envelopes to compliment the cards, but it just doesn’t work well with any kind of pigment-based ink. I ended up sending them and didn’t hear any terrible stories of people getting ink all over their hands, so I assume it is all good.

I bought the envelopes pre-addressed to the recipients from envelopes.com. Their design template isn’t very intuitive, but once I figured it out, the envelopes turned out great. I called their service desk and found them to be exceptionally helpful. 

Is it really compromise if we both got what we want? Do most people send Save the Dates these days?

Filed under savethedate NYwedding laceyandjohn

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foodandwine:

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Um, one glass per hour? I think you’re doing it wrong.

foodandwine:

Wine Wednesday: Ever wonder how many bottles of wine to buy for a party? Look no further.

Um, one glass per hour? I think you’re doing it wrong.