Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Save That Date!

We knew that we wanted to use a photo from our engagement shoot for our Save the Date postcard. We knew that we wanted it to be urban, edgy and cool. And, as it turns out, to include a mural. We like to go big with sharing our wedding date with the world ;)

We LOVED this shot in front of this mural in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. This was taken in September 2008, pre-Election, when the excitement was continuing to build here in Chicago and across the country!

To keep political messages and endorsements to ourselves as this is about our wedding, Mr. S (sadly) used PhotoShop to remove the "Elect Obama" message from the wall and add our information. I love the line in the arrow above us that says "Often Imitated, Never Duplicated."

We used Overnight Prints to order our 4x6 postcards. The great thing about this vendor was that we were able to upload files for the front and back images, so Mr. S designed the information to go on the back. A lot of vendors I had sourced out did not provide us that option, but rather forced you to use a template and their font choices.

Mr. S also had a $10 off coupon, so we got 100 postcards for around $40, including shipping!! The print quality was really great and the cardstock was heavy and good quality. We are really pleased.

For those of you who are thinking about how to word the information on your Save the Dates, after a lot of searching and playing around, we came up with this:
Make plans to join NAME & NAME
as they start the first chapter of their lives together
City, State
formal invitation to follow
Visit for all of the information you'll need
Accomodations are available at [hotel name]

I love that our Save the Date is distinctly us, representing us, our city and our aesthetic. Now, hopefully, everyone is saving the darn date!


ChiBrideToBe March 4, 2009 at 11:06 AM  

I love it! So unique and "Chicago-y". You guys did a fantastic job.

Kilee March 4, 2009 at 6:52 PM  

super cute! love.


Miss G March 22, 2009 at 10:31 PM  

absolute greatness! Kelly

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