We are thrilled to have Abbie from All Things Tiffany Blue here today to share her wedding stationery with our readers. Abbie and Matt will be married on July 12, 2014 and today she is sharing her inspiration behind her Save the Dates choice.
Choosing a Save the Date is no easy task. When selecting our Save the Dates for our July 12th Wedding, I attempted to focus on showcasing who we were as a couple and creating a piece that gave our guests a taste of our wedding. We immediately knew that we needed a Save the Date that had the ability to utilize the engagement photos that we had taken with Scott Macdonald of San Jose, CA a month earlier. In addition, I also thought back to all of the weddings that we had attended. The Save the Dates that Matt (my future husband) and I love, cherish, and still proudly have hanging on our refrigerator are the ones that were magnets. That inspired us to go the magnet & photograph centered route. While I secretly wanted to order all four of my favorites, and it seemed impossible to pick just one, we found our perfect Save the Date match.
Below are our top four choices for Save the Dates listed in order of preference.
Third Runner Up: Postmarked Montage
The Postmarked Montage is absolutely fabulous because it allows you to utilize more than one of your engagement photos. I really love how you can showcase so many great shots from your engagement shoot, as it proved to be so difficult to choose just one!
Second Runner Up: We the Wed
We the Wed is absolutely stunning when your pictures are added to it. My favorite part of this one is how the word “the” is done. I completely love whimsically fancy fonts. I also love how the writing on this one sat in the perfect spot on the picture that we chose to pair with it.
First Runner Up: Fairytale Seal
I fell head over heels in love with the Fairytale Seal! The beautiful font and ornate scroll-like design fits our wedding style perfectly. It’s vintage, rustic-chic style when paired with our picture showcases the aspects that our wedding is taking on beautifully. However, as soon as I discovered that these also came in an invitation form, I immediately knew that what our invitations would be. That said, I am not one that likes things to match perfectly. I find that oftentimes things look a little more interesting and new when they don’t match perfectly. Thus, I decided that while the Fairytale Seal style will be appearing at our wedding, our Save the Dates needed to hold their own.
Our Winner: Fine Forever
This Save the Date completely stole my heart. We purchased the gorgeous Fine Forever Save the Date Magnets for our guests. In a nutshell, they are just us. The whimsical yet sophisticated font coupled with plain and simple (yet adorable) font perfectly showcases the melting of both Matt and my styles. I am almost always dressed up (fashion is my art form and I love expressing myself through clothing) while Matt is often more simple t-shirt and jeans kind of guy. As shown above, the font styles, much like us, complement each other perfectly. The variation in the font was not only defined similarly to our personalities, but also added much needed visual interest. I customized the top row of font to match our wedding color, Tiffany blue. We could not be happier with the results. Our guests have had such a positive, excited response to our Save the Dates! I can’t wait until they see our invitations!
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