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Save the Dates

I love more modern save the date and wedding invitations.  The paper and envelopes for my own save the dates should be arriving today so guess what I’ll be working on this weekend??  I can’t wait!  Almost 85% of our guests will be coming from all over the country to celebrate with us so I’ve been anxious to get them out in the mail. I want to give everyone as much notice as possible to save and plan for our July wedding in California next  year.  I won’t be posting my save the dates until they are in the hands of our guests, but here is a modern-vintage save the date and rehearsal invite I found in Jamie Konet’s Etsy Shop that I love!  Check her out.

Antique Save the Date- by Jamie Konet's Etsy Shop

Jamie Konet's Etsy- Rehearsal Invite

Weddingbook Monograms Designer

So social networking can be both good and bad depending on how “plugged in” you are all the time. I’m guilty of being obsessed with wedding blogs, Brides.com, The Knot and definitely so with Weddingbook on Facebook! OMG- I love reading about the daily planning updates, gripes and drama, celebrations, seeing pictures of DIY projects, etc. from all the girls on Weddingbook from all across the country!

Well another great thing about it is the great network of support you get from everyone. People like Paige from Red Rose Designs, started out using her creative gift and started creating monogram designs and such for Weddingbook brides and would even offer her services for free! Well talented Paige got so many requests that she was able to successfully launch her own Monogram & Save the Date design company!  Her prices are very affordable and if you read the testimonials you can tell she’s great to work !  Paige will be taking a shot at our monogram design over the weekend and I can’t wait to see it next week!  For now, take a look at some of her other creations….

Wedding Themes?

boarding-pass

So as I am weeks away from looking at venues, I’m starting to get anxious about the rest of my wedding planning task list. The first thing on my mind is do we have a wedding theme or not!? I’ve thought of all the things we love to do…watch movies and actual record video at family functions or the most recent, took a road trip to DC for Obama’s Inauguration in January (where we got engaged!) and took tons of footage which we just finished editing and created our own documentary. We enjoy traveling, the beach, spoiling our Boston Terrier, and hanging out with friends and family. I’ve thought about doing a “movie” theme, but the favors, invitations, and decorations I’ve seen online are not for me.  Then there is our “wine” theme since we’ll  be in California.  And then of course travel comes to mind which I think we might be able to pull off.  While my mind wandered aimlessly today about all the possibilities, I came across this save-the-date idea.  Doesn’t sound all that “new”, but it’s new to me so thought I would share in case you haven’t seen them.  It’s a boarding pass save-the-date! Very appropropriate for a destination wedding right!?  Its very cute and can also be used as a less formal wedding invitation too!  I’m all about DIY projects and what-do-you-know…they have a template already out there for these puppies! I found Aylee Bits’s template of boarding pass Save-the-Dates by way of  iDIY Blog!  I know I’ll be frequenting iDIY on a daily basis for inspiration from now on! Still undecided if “travel” will be our theme, but its definitely looking more like one of our better options!