It’s been a while since I’ve shared any updates on our wedding planning, and I thought I’d give you a peek at what we’ve been working on! We recently sent out our Save The Dates, and I wanted to share the process with you all.
I knew from the start of all the wedding planning that I wanted to use any and all vintage decor, and that crossed over into our invite design. As some of you may know, I collect vintage postcards. I have them displayed throughout my home from places I’ve lived and traveled, but I really wanted to showcase my love of postcards in these invites. After all, would it really be a Font + Fiddle wedding if there wasn’t any vintage snail mail?!
Since we’re tying the knot in Santa Fe, I started hunting down vintage New Mexico postcards wherever I could. I began my search on 6th Street in Amarillo at places like The NAT, 6th Street Antique Mall, and Evermore. I even found some of my favorite postcards on Etsy!
Since I’m a little OCD when it comes to planning, I already had drawn up a design I knew I wanted made into a stamp specifically for our Save The Dates. I sent off the design for the stamp, and, unfortunately, never got an email confirmation. Then, nearly two weeks later, an email came saying that the design was too intricate to make on a stamp the size I needed. And I started to panic. We were WAY behind schedule with these Save The Dates, so I did what any DIYer would do and made a trip to JoAnn’s Fabric and found printable matte clear labels. After tweaking the stamp design, I printed off all the labels, and went to a friend’s house. We mixed a couple cocktails and knocked out all of the Save The Dates in just a couple of hours!
I ended up coming in WAY under budget with these Save The Dates (Holla!), and I am obsessed with how wonderful they turned out! Not to mention, I purchased more postcards than we ended up needing, and I’m coming up with ideas on how to use the rest of them on our big day! Hope you love them as much as we do <3