Our aim was to send our save the dates out around the holidays, thinking it would be good for the wedding planning timeline and they could also serve as our Christmas cards. I don’t consider myself a terribly creative person, so the thought of designing our own save the date templates did not appeal to me. We decided that shopping for wedding invitations online would be the best strategy. After doing some research, we looked to Wedding Paper Divas and Minted for inspiration. Both websites offer a variety of styles, colors, and save the date templates for you to choose from. We spent a few afternoons perusing the sites and selected a few samples from each. The samples arrived promptly, and it was time to narrow them down to the two we liked best.
Our finished product!
Selecting our save the date templates.
We ended up choosing a design from Minted and started the proof process right away. What solidified the decision for us was their design; it allowed us to position the words in a way that worked with the picture we loved and wanted to use. The 15% OFF discount code, which we received with the samples, certainly helped too!
Picked, proofed, and printed: Online ordering makes it easy to stick to your wedding planning timeline.
Once we had our favorite picture uploaded and the words positioned where we wanted, we purchased our save the dates. We loved how someone behind the scenes at Minted cleaned up what we created by making sure the words were level and appropriately spaced from the edges. We were sent a digital proof to approve and once we did that, they were sent to print. The smooth process and great customer service is why I would recommend ordering your wedding invitations online.
Zach and I worked on this wedding project together.
Sending out our save the dates.
Next up was addressing and assembling them to be sent out. We went the label route and made them ourselves to save on cost. Zach and I set up a little assembly line and spent a night getting everything together. The next morning we took them to the post office and dropped them in the mail. A day later we started getting calls and texts that people had received their save the dates and loved the design. If creating your own save the dates and wedding invitations online seems like a daunting task, you should definitely check out online retailers such as Wedding Paper Divas, Minted, and Etsy to find something you love! Did you know that the Wedding Shoppe now offers online wedding invitations and save the dates for engaged couples? Check out the variety of invitation and save the date templates, and start creating your own stationary! Online ordering is an easy way to stick to your wedding planning timeline, and no one can argue with that!
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