As you saw last week, I think I've got the organizational part of my planning down, but actually making a decision—the first of which is will determine the save-the-date—is another story. Because we're having a destination wedding this August, I've got to get the save-the-dates out before people start making their summer plans.
At the beginning of this process, homemade save the dates seemed to be the most fun and economical option. Now, after hours on the computer, several trips to my local craft store and a fair amount of stress, I'm starting to wonder what the save-the date should really look like. We want to set the stage with this first wedding correspondence, and our ideas have all centered around maps (trail maps and vintage maps of the town and the state of Colorado). But we haven't been able to come up with a final idea that we both love.
If I were making this project for anyone else, I would have been done weeks ago, but I think I'm making things too complicated. Every time we get close to a final idea, I add another project to it. Now that we've got a design we both like, how can we package the card in a fabulous way? Shall I tie twine around the card in a complex knot? Do a crash course in calligraphy so I can make the envelopes special? Yes, the simplicity factor keeps flying out the window.
I know we need to bite the bullet and send something (anything), but I'm just having a tough time making a decision. Got any great save-the-date ideas? I'd love to get inspired by some fresh ideas and a little healthy encouragement to get to the post office pronto.