Help me pick a save-the-date design

Why hello there. Since the last post on this blog a month and a half ago, we:
  • booked an officiant (Celia Milton)
  • met with our day-of coordinator (Carina of Luxe Events--she's really lovely)
  • went to see our band (B.D. Lenz) at a "gastropub", which made us feel really good about our band choice again, and finalized the composition of said band: guitar, bass, drums, saxophone, male vocalist, female vocalist
  • scheduled a visit to the rental company (Brillman's Rental Barn) with our caterer for January
That last one I just did today and it's not like we've actually gone yet and had to actually pick out the colors of our linens and such. The idea of having to make those kinds of decisions fills me with a vague anxiety (what if the linens don't truly express the core color of our personalities?!????) but it's probably good to get it over with. Oh, I did also finish my dressmaking class at Sew Fast Sew Easy which is sooort of wedding-related, and I've bought a serger with some Christmas present money...those of kind of wedding task related too! Are too!

My next actual concrete goal is to get out save-the-dates in January, and after that, put together a project plan and timeline for craftiness to get done in the remaining...less than 6 months. Eek. Somehow now that the big decisions of booking vendors have mostly been made, I find myself dragging my feet on making decisions about all the smaller stuff that I'd been looking forward to as the fun part. I think it's because each decision closes off potential.

So, I need help figuring out the save-the-dates. My friend Amy very kindly put together some mocks for me, and I'd like you to vote/comment on them to help me decide what will be the least annoying when put on someone's fridge for 5 months:

In the postcards to be printed at Vistaprint category:

Option 1, by Amy (would have to be tweaked to fit in an address/stamp area somewhere)

Option 2, by Amy (would have to be tweaked to fit in an address/stamp area somewhere). Also Dan would want to remove the "OMG" bit.
Option 3, thrown together by me. The back would be your typical postcard split. Photo subject to change.
In the "other" category, these Polaroid postcards from Photojojo, the idea of which I'm kind of in love with:


which would look something like this, if I had the Scrabble photo printed up at CVS and round circle stickers made at Zazzle:

Option 4, by Amy (Option 5, the same thing but switch out Scrabble photo for something else)
We have about 40 households that we need to send these save-the-dates to, so with that as the estimate, getting postcards printed up at Vistaprint will have an end result of around $2.77/card, while the Polaroid postcards would be around $1.62. That doesn't seem like much of a difference but it amounts to around $50, with many fewer spares of the Polaroid postcards and much more assembly required. The difference is around $25 without the Zazzle circle stickers. And I don't know if I or the people receiving these will even like the Polaroid postcards more.

Ok, so, time to vote! Likely actual recipients should de-lurk and express their opinion as well. "I don't really care about having a photo of yours on my fridge for the next few months, no thanks" is fine to express too.


5 comments:

Lisa said...

lovin the top one, although all of them are really great! the scrabble idea is sooo cool!

Love Your Way said...

i love the polaroid postcards and the top design...they're both lovely!

Evelyn said...

I voted for Option 2, but I wanted to vote for Option 1 as your invitation layout!

Katherine Mary Teresa Josephine.... said...

I voted for #1 but I am torn between that one and #3!

Abby said...

I love the first one but I know your family and far away friends who aren't lucky enough to see you very much would appreciate a photo.

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