Thursday, July 13, 2017

Our Wedding: Simple Gold Save-the-Dates and a Wedding Website

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From the beginning I knew that I wanted simple, elegant save-the-dates. I also knew that I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I decided to make them myself. I brainstormed a lot of ways to incorporate gold (ribbons, glitter, etc.), but when I stumbled across these gold cards at Michaels, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I created our save-the-dates using 4 things:

1. Foil cards from Michaels
2. My home printer (Canadian link here), with ink via Costco
4. Zots glue dots (Canadian link here)

After lots of research, I realized that ordering business card magnets from Vistaprint was significantly cheaper than ordering wedding postcard magnets. Yes, they're smaller, but who really wants a giant magnet on their fridge anyway? Not me.

The business card magnet designs aren't laid out to be save-the-date magnets, so I played around with fonts and designed my own. If you want to save money but aren't willing to give up the idea of magnets, this is the way to go.

Click here to check out current deals at Vistaprint.

After we received our magnets, I used Microsoft word to type out the cards. I was scared about the whole printing at home process, but it went incredibly well. I printed all of the cards in 15 minutes, and then attached the magnets. The Zots glue dots held the magnets on perfectly, and didn't damage them when pulled off the card.

To go along with our save-the-dates, we created a custom wedding website on The wedding website builder is an extremely useful tool. It was extremely easy to design, edit, and customize.

We ended up purchasing our own custom domain (now expired as we only paid for 1 year) so that we could include it on the physical save-the-date cards. I highly recommend doing this as we had several people RSVP via the website. Check out a preview below!

Click here to see our wedding website.

If you're not into DIY but love the look of our save-the-dates, check out Shutterfly. They offer tons of options very similar to ours. Click a photo to see your options!

Some of my favourite cards:

In the end, our DIY save-the-dates cost a total of $100 and look similar to ones that cost 4x more. I was extremely happy with the result!

Is it weird that I love invitation making?

Other posts in Our Wedding series:
1. Our Wedding: Our Engagement Story
2. Our Wedding: The Date is Set
3. Our Wedding: Inspiration
4. Our Wedding: Hunt for the Dress
5. Our Wedding: A Realistic Budget
6. Our Wedding: The Venue

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