Wedding Weekly: Save the Date!

Twenties Wedding

They are out! Addressing the save-the-dates has been hanging over me for a while. For one, it feels like the first big step in making the wedding official, so I was nervous to put them in the mail! And two, I really couldn’t send them out until my wedding website was all ready to go. I didn’t feel comfortable revealing a website that wasn’t complete because I anticipated that many guests would never go to the site again after the initial visit. I used Wedding Window for the site, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I just wanted something simple, but with lots of page and color customization options. The basic site is free on Wedding Window, but I chose the $59 upgrade simply so I could customize.

But on the the save-the-dates!

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I used Minted.com, and although I was frustrated that I couldn’t see a printed proof (only an online version) before buying, they looked exactly the same online as they did in print. I wanted something simple and classy but with a hint of fun. And since I couldn’t choose between the templates with pictures of the couple and the cleaner look of the ones without, I chose a teeny picture as a compromise.

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[The picture obviously has more clarity on the printed version and the color is more of a creamy linen than white. The smudge near Texas is where I removed our website URL:)]

So now it’s official – I wish you all could come!

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    September 20, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Those look great! You’re so ahead of me…lol. I’ve totally been slacking lately.

  • Lisa
    September 20, 2012 at 9:15 am

    That is too cute! : )

    My fiance and I decided to not send out save-the-dates to save on costs. It’s officially 1 month until The Big Day for me. Ahhh! : P

  • Lindsay
    September 20, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Very cute! I’m not engaged yet (hopefully soon) but browse save the dates just for fun! I also go back and forth between using a picture of the couple or not!

    • Laura
      September 24, 2012 at 9:50 am

      The pics are just so fun! Hope you get a ring soon:)

  • luv what you do
    September 22, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Wow, that is an adorable Save the Date!

  • luv what you do
    September 22, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Wow, that is an adorable Save the Date!

  • Laura
    September 22, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I love your save a date! So simple and eye-catching. I remember sending mine out, it made it all feel so real! Have fun!

    • Laura
      September 24, 2012 at 9:49 am

      Thanks!

  • Abbie
    March 8, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Just thought I would let you know in looking for this website I googled “Laura Younger Matt Allen Wedding” and the first thing that came up was your actual wedding page, which I know you were trying to keep confidential with the blurring out. Hope you have an amazing day and good luck with these last months ahead of you!