Long before we had a wedding date or a venue, we browsed invitations online. We wanted to get an idea of available styles and cost. We quickly found one we both liked by Wedding Paper Divas and bookmarked it. Once we booked the chapel we knew we needed to get in touch with our guests ASAP. Our families are mostly in the midwest and on the east coast and would need time to make travel arrangements. We knew it would take too long if we ordered Save the Dates and waited for them to get delivered to us. We took a less traditional route and sent out e-vites as our Save the Dates. Some bridal etiquette experts advise against this practice. Oh well. It’s a natural tendency for me to buck the system… Blame my father. Overall, I think it worked well for us. 1.) It was fast. 2.) The website confirmed when the emails made it safely to our recipients inboxes. 3.) It saved money, paper and postage. 4.) They were adorable.
We had discussed incorporating Chris’ love of postcards into our paper suite. We thought it might be fun to use postcards as the RSVP cards. We went back to the invitations we had bookmarked online. We realized that they were square and the envelope would be too small for postcards. We renewed our search. We found one we loved even more than our original choice. Chris hopped on ebay and bid on a few packs of vintage postcards. He got a group of 35 postcards for 99 cents and an additional group of 10 for less that $3.00. Both matched our invitations and were perfect to use with our collection of vintage stamps. We ordered our invitations on a Tuesday night. We didn’t put a rush on delivery or anything and they were delivered only a few days later. I was very pleased with how easy and pleasant our experience was. Chris printed out the postcards and I drew gold leaves on the postcards and invitation envelopes. Chris stuffed envelopes and I licked more stamps than you can imagine. We make a good team. I am so grateful.