Save the Date!

One of the first conversations Jody and I had when starting the process of planning our wedding was to make a list of what we definitely wanted and then things that we felt like we could go without. At the top of the “we need this!” list were save the date cards. In the year prior to our engagement, we were always so tickled to receive Save the Dates and wedding invitations! I am also a huge fan of snail mail so it seemed like the perfect happy little mail to send to our loved ones.

Admittedly, creating our save the dates were such a stressful event for me. I absolutely fell in love with a beautiful design on Minted, however, I felt it was more important to use more of our paper products budget on invitations, not save the dates. After much deliberation (fingers crossed this was the only decision that causes so much angst!), I finally found one that included the script I wanted, as well as the focus on our picture. Now that all of our guests should have received our save the dates, here they are!

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In the middle of creating a number of options, I decided there wasn’t any rule that said that we could only have one! I loved the shot featuring my ring, but I also wanted to include one that captured our love for each other. I also love the back of them, which includes one of my favorite engagement pictures, as well as a hint of our wedding colors! It has been so fun receiving pictures of our friends and families with our cards — only 159 more days until they are all in the same room!

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