Why Save The Date?

Katrina Alana Save the Date

Katrina Alana Save the Date

We made our own save the date from an inspiration I got from one of the wedding blogs. I’m trying to rattle my brains in hopes of remebering which blog featured my Save The Date inspiration.

Just like any other frugalista out there, we wanted to sent the word out in style without breaking the bank. We designed the invites using a photo we took using our camera and used Photoshop to help with the layout magic. We’re skipping the envelopes and sending these out as post cards as a fun suprise for our guests and by keeping to standard post shipping sizes we’re saving on postage so that we can “allocate” our funds on the other wedding must haves.

Our wedding colors are completely different from the ones we used but we wanted to inject a bit of our personal style as prelude to our special day.

3 thoughts on “Why Save The Date?

  1. vanessa

    hopefully you’ve already sent out your Save the Date. i’m sure everything will be classy and creative since ur the artist of the family.

  2. Cheryl

    HI Kathy, I was researching around on how to create an economical Save The Date invite using a postcard theme with my fiancee and I when I stumbled into your site. To tap from your experience, did you just use a normal printer to print your Save The Date or did you have it printed by a professional printer? What type of paper did you use?

    1. Katrina Alana

      Hi Cheryl we actually used a professional printer since the postcards were in full color and I wanted a glossy finish to the cards. If you are doing a batch of cards less than 50 pieces then you can save money by printing them yourselves using a laser printer or an inkjet paper with the paper of your choice. Buy a small batch of paper and make a test print to see if you get the look you want since some papers tend to bleed or the print quality isn’t as great as you thought it would be. This tends to happen a lot. I used a professional offset printer for ours. We got a deal even if we were just printing 100 pieces since we are repeat customers. You can actually surf around the net for those online printing services and you may actually get a bargain. We got our printer to use the paper they use for post cards. I didn’t need to specify what kind since they provided this type of service.


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