Now that the wedding is over and I am not wary of sharing the wedding date and place, I thought I'd show you guys our save the date.
I liked the idea of save the dates but at the same time realized I didn't want to spend a lot of time and money on them once I got into the wedding planning. So, we decided to send electronic save the dates. We sent what you see below via e-mail.
I had collected some craft supplies and just began laying things out and taking photos. Then I made the whole thing in iphoto on my mac. The top collage was from a template for a greeting card you can make to have printed. The other images are just photos I took of things laid out on my parents' kitchen table. The other bonus is that I didn't have to glue anything down and therefore just dismantled all my "set-ups" when I was done and I still have all of those craft supplies to use for other things.
For those of you out there planning your weddings, this was a great, cost-effective way for us to send save the dates and we also included our website information in the e-mail. The only thing I would caution is that we sent it from my e-mail address so some of Adrian's friends deleted it right off thinking it was spam because they didn't know me.
Our wedding is fast approaching! We'd like for you to be there!
Your destination is McKinney, Texas.
You can come by car, train or air.
Please join us in celebrating our marriage on . . .
Thank you so much for your friendship, love and support! We are really looking forward to celebrating with each one of you. Kelly and Adrian
If you were at our wedding, I would love to hear about what you thought of McKinney, what you did that weekend, etc. when we weren't together. For instance, on my way to my hair appointment on the wedding day, I saw two of our guests shopping on the square downtown. They looked like they were having a great time. So much fun! I hope you all had just as great a weekend overall as we did! Kelly