Save the Dates, or Fancee and Roughit Can Never Agree on Anything

When Fancee and I finally decided we were going to do this whole big wedding thing, the crafty possibilities were thrilling to me.  I spent a good chunk of time investigating different projects online, including, of course, invitations and Save the Dates (or STDs if you are cool enough to know the wedding lingo).  I should probably be done being amused that the first thing people generally send out about their monogomous, hopefully-forever relationship is called the same thing as a venereal diseases, but to be perfectly honest, I still giggle a little every time I reference STDs in a wedding context.

So we started where every crafty bride starts: Etsy. Here is some of what we were looking at:

Invite from ellothere - click on image for source

letterpress invite from unitistudio

blackbird press invite

invite from pistachiopress

everlastinginvites invite

Are you noticing a theme here?  Okay so we both like trees and birds, if you hadn’t noticed.  The issues we were running into were that they were a little too cutesy for our taste, or they were too expensive.  Or what I loved enough to spend the money on, Fancee just thought would be “kind of alright,” and what she was willing to spend the money on, I didn’t love enough.

And then we stumbled across something that stopped us both.  She looked at it and sort of cautiously said, “What do you think?”  My cautious reply: “I like it. Do you?”  I think it took us a minute or two to be honest about how much we liked it, and so we decided to get it! And that’s how we ended up with a wedding logo:

Wedding stamp! We are not Caitlin and Nathan, but this is what our stamp looks like...

We love it!  We used it for the first time to decorate for our engagement party, and now we’re using it for the save the dates (STDs, hehe).  It never occurred to me to look specifically for something we could use over and over, or even for a strong matching theme, but this seems to be working well for lots of things.  I love that we can use different colors with it, or cover up the date or tree if we don’t want those parts to show.

engagement wine

An example of our stamp decorating skills! This was one of the prizes at our engagement party.

Do you have some sort of theme for your wedding? Were you surprised by the choices that you and your partner ended up making together?

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