My First Wedding Project

This morning was not as cold as yesterday, and I didn’t have to defrost my windows! No snowballs today! :( I left the apartment a little early, and since I have to work today, and Brett has the day off, I decided to treat myself with a Skinny Vanilla Latte from Starbucks! Yum!

The perfect morning treat!

My First Wedding Project

Ok, so Brett and  I have been engaged for 5 months already, and we have accomplished a lot so far! We found our wedding venue, at the South Seas Island Resort and I have picked out my wedding dress, which I love! Those are two really big accomplishments so far! But now it is time for the actual planning and projects to kick in.

Since July 30th (Our engagement) I have been constantly researching online all types of wedding projects and supplies and have found some really great sites. (I will have to write a blog just to list all my favorite sites! I’ll start working on that for all you brides to be out there! :))

The first project we have to start is the Save-the-Date cards. I have gone back and forth about whether or not I want to make them myself, or order them. I had decided to try to create my own after I found this gorgeous template on , which is a great site for DIY ideas and downloads.

Save-the-Date Template

I loved the black and white and the calendar with the heart! I decided to create my own template, so that I would be able to print it at home! It was really easy to recreate, and I did it all in Microsoft word! This is what I came up with:


I love the way it turned out, and it looks almost exactly like the original! I was ready to start the project and started making a list of all the supplies I needed…. nice cream paper, computer ink, a paper cutter to create the cards in the correct size and with straight edges, envelopes, stamps, labels, and anything else I may have needed that I can’t even think about now! That’s a lot of supplies!

It was the day that I had decided I would make it out to the craft store that Brett and I received a Save-the-Date card from one of Brett’s really good friends, Elizabeth. It was so nice, and in postcard form! I thought it was genius, because you don’t have to worry about purchasing envelopes which is an added expense.  Her Save-the-Date card looked professionally done, and I saw the website where she purchased it on the back and immediately logged on the the website to take a look. = Amazing!

So I played with the website for a majority of the day, actually, and came up with these Save-the-Date Cards which I love! So I will leave it up to you, which one is your favorite?

Number 1

Number 2

Number 3

Number 4

I can’t decide! I love different components of each one. I need help! So, I will wait for some responses before I order! Thanks for your help!

8 Comments on My First Wedding Project

  1. Elaine Schloss
    December 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi Janie … I really like all of them but I love the post card idea .. and # 3 & 4 especially

    • Jane
      December 30, 2010 at 4:41 pm (7 years ago)

      I know it is so hard to choose!! I think those are my favorites too! Thanks for the advice!

  2. mom
    December 30, 2010 at 4:49 pm (7 years ago)

    I love #3

  3. Mike
    December 30, 2010 at 5:33 pm (7 years ago)

    No. 3.

  4. Loreyn
    December 31, 2010 at 2:57 pm (7 years ago)

    Aw Jane they are all so cute! I think I like number 3 the best :)

  5. Lauren shulman
    January 3, 2011 at 7:45 pm (7 years ago)

    Def either 1 or 4 but like I told you before.. I really like 4 bc it goes with the whole beach theme of ur wedding and is perfect! It looks so pretty! So 4 it is for me :)

  6. Lauren shulman
    January 3, 2011 at 7:49 pm (7 years ago)

    My mom says either 3 or 4 .. And I def agree with everyone also 3 is nice as well.. Agh there all nice! Her final choice is also 4. that’s a harddd decision!!

    • Jane
      January 3, 2011 at 7:58 pm (7 years ago)

      Hehe! Thanks for the serious consideration of my save-the-dates! I told you I couldn’t decide either! It is so hard, because they are all so different! Thanks for the advice!!


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