Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Save the Dates!

Last week we sent out the save the dates. It felt so good to get those out, they were a lot of work! But to be honest I am having so much fun designing all of the little details for our wedding, that it doesn't really feel like work.

Because we are having a destination wedding, there was a ton of information that had to go into each booklet. Everything from the itinerary, travel and passport information, a brief on the resort and all of the festivities. Even a what to wear section, the resort we are having our event is pretty formal in the evening, so I needed to make people aware that they can't really rock flip-flops at any of the on-site restaurants.

I wanted to save money on the save the dates and splurge on the invites, so I just printed them out on our ink jet printer and my friend Emily helped sew them. Actually she did all of the sewing, I just sat and collated. I really wanted them to be informal, cheerful and whimsical. After all, it's going to be a fun, celebratory weekend with all of our closest friends and family. The invites will be much more formal, but still have a touch of playfulness.

top to bottom
• front booklet page to set the tone for the rest of the print collateral
• background patterns, used for the booklet backing and the envelope liners
• assembly line
• stitched booklets

{Images designed by Thoughtful Day}


ami @ elizabeth anne designs said...

OH MY !!! these are absolutely gorgeous! as a fellow DIY bride and invite designer I really appreciate how incredible these look. Keep up the good work!


Anonymous said...

I love them....:) very unique

Valery said...

Cute! I'm also getting married in Jamaica, next May at Round to see another Jamaica destination bride! Good luck and love the blog....

Tiffany said...

Love your Save the dates! The colors are really pretty. I'm getting married in Jamaica also!