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Save the date (and some money)

In DIY, Stationery on February 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm

What is this Save The Date thing that has suddenly become de rigeur? In my mind, just another way to rip off young, insecure couples. However, there are as ever cheap ways of doing it:

1. Use the phone. It’s a nice way to catch up with people. And if you don’t have their number in your mobile, should you really be inviting them?

2. Take inspiration from all over, then design your own. Ooh look at these…

Save the date

Save the date

Or look at this Save The Date Flickr Gallery.

Keep it simple, like this card from minted.com

Keep it simple, like this card from minted.com

3. Just send out the invites really early.

4. Send a postcard and save on envelopes. Clever.

By Turtle Julian

By Turtle Julian

5. Star yourselves. Make yourselves the stars of your own save the date cards.

Courtesy of A Cup of Jo

Courtesy of A Cup of Jo

Invitations without the invoice

In DIY, Stationery on February 4, 2009 at 9:50 am

1. Create a Facebook event. Yay.

2. Email a pdf of your invite. Then you can fill your invites with as many colours and flourishes as your heart desires.

2. Illustrate it yourself, if you’re half decent with a pencil.

Illustration by Liam Stevens

Illustration by Liam Stevens

3. Send a postcard with a handwritten personalised note to each guest.

4. Use online stationery companies, like MyGatsby (a tasteful US company), Friends Invited (a less tasteful but cheap UK company), VistaPrint or Printed4U (UK based).

You need to trawl through some dodgy designs to find anything decent

You need to trawl through some dodgy designs to find anything decent. This quick example is from Printed4U at £50 for 60.

5. Steal inspiration from everywhere then design your own. Look high, then spend low. Try Bumblebee Press, Smock Paper, Sweetbeets and Twig & Fig.

Smock Paper

Smock Paper

6. Embrace arts and crafts. Make your own from lots of templates following instructions here. Warning: some are quite dodgy.

Make your own Calla Lily invite

Make your own Calla Lily invite