We originally planned to create a Save the Date that combined the map design and calendar stickers featured in Martha Stewart Weddings a few years ago; however, when I started calculating the cost of supplies and thinking about the logistics, I decided that it wasn’t feasible for our budget. I began brainstorming for ideas during my commute from work one evening and decided:
- I wanted a design that would allow me to get 1-2 cards per sheet of paper and NOT look like something the church secretary made for the bake sale using clip art and Microsoft Word.
- The design couldn’t be too girly for my fiance’s sake.
- I wanted minimal layout and/or assembly on my part.
I literally sat on the L folding and re-folding a piece of paper that I pulled out of some packaging for the wedding binder supplies I bought that day. Then the finger Wingdings character popped in my head and I spent the rest of the ride turning my index finger in different directions trying to think of things to say. I think that I frightened the nun sitting across from me. By the end of the evening, I had designed our Save the Date. The printer that I used didn’t have any cool paper bag style card stock to funk it up a bit, but I think that our compromise is nice considering it was for a wedding and it went to some older, traditional guests. And it also gave me the opportunity to introduce the color scheme and dot graphics for the wedding invitations. I actually had guy friends call and e-mail me to comment on the Save the Dates.
[images from Tina]