In this issue of Alan & Adrian Get Married, we find out about their creative design for the Save the Date and Wedding Invitation. Are you struggling with the overwhelming amount of choices? Here is how Alan and Adrian navigated the numerous options and found the perfect design!
Save the Date
Q: You mentioned earlier that you selected a wedding date over a holiday weekend so that your out of town guests would have more time to travel. Did you send Save-the-Dates to give them advance opportunities to make their travel arrangements?
A: We did. We felt that our out of town guests would appreciate receiving a Save-the-Date well in advance of the invitation.
Q: Did you go with a local designer/printer or did you use an online resource?
A: We found so many websites and ultimately picked a travel theme card from Minted to match the theme of our wedding. Minted was having a promotion during the time we purchased so we were able to come in a bit under budget as well.
Q: Did you add any special touches to your Save-the-Date?
A: We were sure to include our wedding website on The Knot so that the relevant information needed for travel arrangements was contained in one place. We also ordered a custom wax seal from Nostalgic Impressions. Adding that special touch to our envelopes made our announcement much more special.
Inviting Your Guests
Q: Tell us about your invitation.
A: We found the perfect invitation on Emdotzee. Sticking with our travel theme, we designed an airline ticket syle invite. The design included a folder that held directions to the venue, an abbreviated schedule, and information on guest attire, directions from the airport and RSVP info. The folder also included the ticket (invite) which included our details – date, time, location, and weeding website. We placed these in silver envelopes and sealed them with our wax seal.
Regardless of whether you purchase your invitations from an online stationery store or have a custom design created from a local designer, make sure that your invites reflect the feel of your wedding and the love you have for each other.