Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Our Save the Dates

Our Save the Dates are complete and have been sent!

When we were figuring out what to do, I turned to Weddingbee for inspiration. Through different Bees on the site, I realized I wanted to incorporate a few things: tie in our theme/color scheme (navy and white with starfish accents), create a look that is simple, clean and classic Newport, incorporate some fun/humor, and special details. I think we did a pretty good job of getting the exact look we were going for.

We decided against calligraphy for the envelopes. Our wedding is a little more casual, so we didn't want super fancy save the dates, we'll save calligraphy for the invitations to make them a little more formal.
I created envelope liners using the papersource templates. I absolutely love envelope liners. I feel like they are an added surprise when you open a letter/note/invitation.
We wanted our Save the dates to be informative with a personal touch. We included a "mission statement" explaining the importance of our wedding location, as it is a destination for most of our guests.We made sure to include accommodation suggesstions. The main reason we decided to send save the dates was to get the hotel information to guests. Hotel blocks end by the time our invites go out, and we want everyone to have the chance to get rooms that are convenient and hopefully a little cheaper. We also included our wedding website, which has information on restaurants, activities in the area, and information for wedding events.
We also added in magnets. Mr. Newport really loved the idea of magnets, and I loved that we got to include photos from our engagement shoot. I say photos plural, as we couldn't decide on one design and ended up with five magnet designs. We sent out specific ones to different groups.
And here it is all together:The mission statement and information cards were completely created in Microsoft Word with some embossed elements. I think sending them out makes it all more real!

Did you make your own save the dates? What was your favorite element?

6 comments:

honey my heart said...

every piece of your save the date is so great. i really like the idea of the mission statement, since guests sometimes wonder about destination weddings. and love your envelope liners. the design and over all looked turned out great!

Genevieve said...

They look great!

Nicole-Lynn said...

They turned out great! I love the bottom picture STD in the last picture! :) The envelope liners add a very nice touch! Love that you're using starfish too :) I know your guests are going to love them! Great job!

Ghenet said...

They came out really great! I love the dark envelopes and liners. We're in the process of putting our save the dates together and I can't want to get them out!

penga said...

Very nice! Love the liners. and happy that you chose the "get a room" as one of your designs! :D

Newport Nuptials said...

@ Penga, that one has been the biggest hit! People have actually complained that they didn't get that one...oh well, we tried.