Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wedding Whimsy - Save The Dates

It has been a while since I have written about the party happenings. To recap: we got engaged (Feb 14), we have picked a date (December 23) and a "pre-wedding" party date (December 21) and a place (Thurber Center). Clearly, more needs to happen before we get married... and it has been happening, I am just getting around to filling everyone in.

Save-The-Dates weren't REALLY necessary for us, since we are not having a traditional wedding/reception/ceremony, but Lefty and I wanted to make sure that we send something out since our party is so close to Christmas. Having lived in Chicago, I knew that I would be inviting people from out of state and I really wanted to make sure that our friends and families had plenty of time to plan for traveling the weekend before Christmas.

I also knew that I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg to send out party invitations. I mean, honestly, a small cocktail party for our friends and family... I didn't want to send out evites, but I also didn't want to go into debt before I buy alcohol for this shindig. Looking for good looking, economical party invites is not an easy task. Add the words "wedding" and "reception" and the price goes up exponentially. I think that is total crap. Non-traditional brides should get a price cut. I don't think I would ever do the whole big white dress thing, or the extreme wedding (think: a David Tutera production) and I really don't think I should have to shell out a million bucks for invites to a party that just so happens to be connected to a wedding ceremony (2 days later).

The bargain shopper in me kicked in. I knew almost immediately that I wanted to go with postcards. And I kind of knew that I wanted Black and White ones-- I like the contrast... and Lefty and I are Black and White (and I am just that goofy). Since we are doing a Gatsby like theme, bold lettering was a must. At the end of the day I went with a glossy postcard from 123print (can you believe that???) I can't. I was afraid that they would look cheap, but they didn't. Just what we needed to get the date out to our buddies (along with our wedding website). Below is a picture of the front of our party postcard... the blurred top part is where our names are. Our real names, not Miss Mox and Lefty. LOL

They served their purpose well. Let me know what you think.


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