This Wedding Wednesday was a bit exciting for me to share! Our save the dates went out a couple of months ago, and although I’m a little late in sharing this, it was still exciting finding the pictures of these beauties to share with you all. As many of you know from prior post, I’ve been practicing some calligraphy on my free time. I’ll be honest, I haven’t picked up my nibs or my ink in a little while. But like I said, finding these pictures definitely sparked my interest once again to keep going and getting better at it! So what better way to share a new hobby with those whom are special to us and will be sharing our special day with us? Well.. By adding a little personal touch to our save the dates of course! I must say I was entirely excited for this project, it was two things that were special to me and I got to share them all at once!
To begin with, what bride doesn’t get excited to send save the dates?!? Umm… I’d like to think all brides do! It’s such a special moment, knowing that you are finally able to literally share that date in the near future that will be one of the best days in your life! It’s a love filled announcement to all those special people who will be sharing with you that day. To me at least, it sounds priceless. So for me sending these out was a big happy deal and being able to personalize them with my own personal touch made it more special.
Xavier and I wanted to make sure we sent out something that said “us.” Our save the dates would have to be simple, clean-looking, yet classy and warm. So when picking the style for our save the dates, we made sure to find what fitted those wishes. I think we did a pretty good job at finding save the dates that defines us. I also wanted to make sure that we brought in our wedding colors in some way and start to kind of give people the feeling of what our wedding day will be like. Grey, white and Gold were all incorporated and these simple yet classy save the dates from wedding paper divas suited us perfectly! We were very pleased with them and the quality and most importantly their price! They always have such good deals going on. Perfect for bride and grooms on a budget! The envelopes were plain white but this is where I got to be creative and add that little personal touch with my calligraphy. A little flourish and some pretty handwriting and pretty colors did the trick! I was in love with them! We’ve gotten so many compliments and couldn’t be more happy with them! Hope you all enjoy them as much as we did.
Some advice for your save the dates!
-shop around, many websites have coupons and special deals on amounts or specific dates along with free samples
-order extra envelopes, whether you’re the one addressing your envelopes or hiring a calligrapher, we all make mistakes. Ordering a couple more will give you some room for error with no stress
-return address stamps like our lovely stamp from littlemamapretties, will save your hand some tiredness and save you cash! Ordering return address labels can cost easily above $70 for maybe 100. Our pretty stamp cost us,$20. And we will be using it for our wedding invites later on! Score!
-pretty vintage stamps are hard to find, and can add up as well. Your local US post office has a variety of wedding/love stamps for your occasion. I loved our vintage like stamps we purchased at our local post office in sheets!
-envelope sealing stickers are a cute and easy way to spice up the look of your invites! We purchased our “love” stickers at our local Michael’s arts and crafts store for $5.
-make a wedding website online for extra information for your guest and add your wedding website to your save the dates, people will have a good idea of the arrangements they will have to make and some sites even have RSVP options, we already have a couple and haven’t even send out invites!
Did you personalize any of your wedding paper goods? If so, how so? We’d love to hear!
*all images are property of La Vida, life as it comes
4 thoughts on “WEDDING WEDNESDAY: SAVE THE DATES MEET CALLIGRAPHY”
I love how you added some decoration to the envelopes with some stamps. These turned out so good! I’ve been working on my plan for my wedding invites, and I want to use some of your ideas.
Thank you Jenna! It means a lot to me, its a hobby I really want to pursue and get better at, so I’m glad I can bring some inspiration to your plans as well! If any help is needed, don’t hesitate to ask! thanks for stopping by!
PS. Your recipes are wonderful 😉
These look great, you did a wonderful job! I have my own calligraphy business and it is definitely a skill that just takes practice! Let me know if you ever need anything!
Thank you Katie! That means so much, and thank you for offering your help. Your calligraphy is wonderful and so pretty! I love your blog too. Id love to be able to start a business with it sometime in the future, just need some more practice! but any tips and advice is welcomed!