Anyway, once we got back, I started looking for save-the-dates. I really did like the magnet ones with the pictures, but we did not go for those for the following reasons:
1) Cost. One of the first things I read when it came to wedding planning was to develop a list of the top 3 things that are the most important to you, and that's where the money should go. The rest, you should probably not necessarily skimp on, but not get what your 'dream wedding' included. My top three things were/are: the dress, the photographer, and the cake. While being married to Matt is the most important thing, I knew ahead of time how much the church fee was going to be, which includes everything. The other things were the unknown. Anyway...
2) We were not going to have our engagements done by the time we wanted to send the save-the-dates out. Since we're getting married on Memorial Day weekend, and it is a holiday of sorts, we're apparently supposed to send them out ultra-early or something. So we needed something that could be done quickly.
There you have it. More than you ever wanted to know about why I did not go for the fun, magnetic save-the-dates. But, I think what we found is more us, and I am perfectly happy with them. So back to the story...
I was searching online after we got back from our European adventure, and stumbled upon The Wedding Chicks. Along with having tons of fun and cute ideas for weddings, they have free templates you can use for invites, save-the-dates, table numbers, etc. Here is a sample of their cute-ness:
|All credit for these pictures- Wedding Chicks|
|Source: Wedding Chicks|
They went out in the mail a couple of months ago, and people said they like them, which makes me happy.
And there you have it. Who knew I could say so much about a postcard?