49 responses

  1. Cait’s Plate
    April 9, 2012

    Oh my gosh those came out SO cute!!
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  2. Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy
    April 9, 2012

    We sent our Save the Dates out 7 months ahead of time. As far as I know, everyone got them okay!
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  3. Heather @ Housewife Glamour
    April 9, 2012

    Adorable Save the Dates Meghann! Cat and your friend are very talented 😉
    We aimed to send ours out 6-9 months before but ended up getting them ordered, addressed and out the door 5 months before. Our wedding was in July, and there was only one family coming in from out of the country.

    We used zazzle.com for our customized stamps and savethedatemagnet.com for our magnets, but I love the postcard idea! Great job!
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    • Heather @ Housewife Glamour
      April 9, 2012

      PS: When ordering your actual invitations – pay close attention to the size and stamp value it would take to mail them. Because of less than a quarter inch, we had to purchase an additional 250 20 cent stamps on top of the customized 64 cent stamps we ordered in the first place… which ended up being an EXTRA $50.

      That, and wrong addresses seemed to be our only mailing issues. Between the that 5 and 2 month mark several people moved and didn’t update us with a new address!
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  4. Melanie
    April 9, 2012

    These are beautiful! I love the snowflakes! We did a magnet and also used the photos from our engagement photo session – we sent our’s about 7 months before the wedding.

    Great job!!

  5. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    April 9, 2012

    They look beautiful! i’m glad they turned out so well, and so inexpensive!
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  6. Sana
    April 9, 2012

    They look so lovely!

  7. Meghan R
    April 9, 2012

    Super cute! When I sent mine out, I actually sent one to myself to see how they faired.

  8. Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers
    April 9, 2012

    Love that you did postcards! The Husband and I got married in Nags Head, NC (OBX) and during our wedding planning visit to the beach, picked up a variety of local postcards and printed our info on the address side. They all made it safely and were a hit. 🙂
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  9. Heather
    April 9, 2012

    These are super cute. I love the post card idea and I am super impressed you hand addressed them. It is a nice touch, but I didn’t have it in me do to that when I got married.

    We sent our out about 7 or 8 months before the wedding. Pretty much as soon as we had the date and the location settled. We got married December 13 and about half of our guests were from out of town, so we tried to give people as much notice as possible.
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  10. erica
    April 9, 2012

    i love your save the dates! that picture is perfect!!!

    i can’t remember when i sent mine out…i don’t think there were any problems.
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  11. melissa
    April 9, 2012

    I love love love! Absolutely perfect.
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  12. Lauren
    April 9, 2012

    Meghann these are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love everything about them!!
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  13. Hillary
    April 9, 2012

    They look beautiful, Meghann! Glad it all worked out for you in the end.
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  14. Jessie
    April 9, 2012

    I sent out my save the date postcards about two months ago with the SAME stamps! It was all my post office had as well. I laughed, slapped ’em on, and stuck the cards in the mail! Yours came out beautiful!

  15. Mary @ food and fun on the run
    April 9, 2012

    They turned out great! Super cute!
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  16. Sarah
    April 9, 2012

    I have a fun stamp story too. It was exactly at the 3 month mark for getting our official invitations out. I’d hand made all of them, cute square proportions, not realizing that size requires extra postage. So I’m on my lunch break, thinking I can just buy the stamps, quickly(-ish) put the 125 or so stamps on and be done with it. Oh no.

    The square envelopes that I thought were so cute required 3 separate stamps to get to the right amount, and all they had were effing rams and mountains. So yeah, there was a freaking mountain goat on my invitations.

  17. Katie
    April 9, 2012

    Flipping the photo to make the information fit is genius!!! Don’t you love when you have smart friends who can help? Awesome!
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  18. Anne P
    April 9, 2012

    Yay! Ours arrived and it’s on our fridge. 🙂 Definitely didn’t get wrecked in transit at all – they are so cute!
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  19. Kt
    April 9, 2012

    Oops – I think you mean “the quality was great” not “the quality was create”… right?
    They look really nice.

    • Meghann
      April 9, 2012

      You’re right! Thanks for the catch – I fixed it. 🙂

  20. Emily N
    April 9, 2012

    They look great! I am so glad that you got what you wanted for your save-the-dates!
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  21. Claire
    April 9, 2012

    I love the postcard idea! And that picture of you and Derek is really cute.

  22. laura
    April 9, 2012

    Our wedding was December 20 so I took a similar approach and sent our save-the-dates basically as soon as I could! Holiday weddings can be tough that way.

    One thing I did with our save-the-dates/invitations that made life a little easier was ordering stamps online — that way you can make sure to get as many as you need!
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  23. Beka
    April 9, 2012

    These are so cute. They came out great!
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  24. kirsten
    April 9, 2012

    They came out so great!! I also did postcards for my save the dates and didn’t have any issues. I mailed myself one from work a few weeks before just to check. I did that with my invitations also.

  25. Rachel Wilkerson
    April 9, 2012

    They look great! Yay for DIY and saving major amounts of money on them!!
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  26. Army Amy*
    April 9, 2012

    These are gorgeous! I agree that stamps aren’t worth stressing over. Good call.*
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  27. Carrie
    April 9, 2012

    They look great! I just received a save the date from a friend and she went the postcard route, too. Makes sense!
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  28. Melissa @TryingtoHeal
    April 9, 2012

    I got my save the date and it looked great!!!! And I did notice the Aloha stamp and laughed pretty hard. Honeymoon in hawaii? I’ll show you around kauai?!?!?!?!
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  29. Laura @joyful shimmy
    April 9, 2012

    They look gorgeous . I’m definitely going to borrow this idea for a DIY project I have in mind. So excited for you… You look gorgeous in these pics.
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  30. Laura
    April 9, 2012

    We have a 7 month engagement so we did have much of an option on when sending them out! We got them out in the beginning of January for our June wedding.

  31. Caroline
    April 9, 2012

    This came out absolutely wonderfully! They are beautiful, and I’d definitely have one sitting out if i was in your position.
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  32. BroccoliHut
    April 9, 2012

    You and I are on the same wedding planning timeline!! My save-the-dates just came this weekend, and I am so psyched 🙂 I plan on sending mine about 6 months before the date–early May after I graduate.
    I LOVE your save-the-dates–you chose such a cute shot!

  33. Hannah (Hannah Lives)
    April 9, 2012

    Oh. My. Lanta. Those are beautiful! I am so impressed that you, a couple talented friends, and a website made those! Snaps for Meghann!
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  34. diana@mymarblerye
    April 9, 2012

    those look beautiful! Congrats!! I wish your head wasn’t cut off though! BTW that aloha stamp would have confused me!! You aren’t have a destination wedding are you?
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  35. Elisabeth
    April 10, 2012

    So cute (I love that picture)! I also love using Zazzle!

  36. Caitlin
    April 10, 2012

    these look gorgeous meghann!!! love them and love that pic. the snowflakes are a cool touch and such an interesting contrast between the greens in the background of the pic and the fact that you two clearly aren’t bundled up in it. it is after all a winter wedding – even if it’s in FL! i think the fact that there won’t actually be any snow at this winter wedding makes the choice to use winter save the dates more fun! oh, and i’m obsessed with the aloha stamps.
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  37. Coco
    April 10, 2012

    They are beautiful!
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  38. Emily
    April 10, 2012

    Those are the most gorgeous save-the-dates I have ever seen! Btw, I also did NROLW and I would really recommend The New Rules of Lifting for Abs, which I started after NROLW finished. I like the core emphasis with specific abs work and using asymmetrical weights to force your core to adjust to the imbalance.

  39. Melissa Z
    April 11, 2012

    I had a very similar issue with the postcard stamps and my reply postcards. You see…we had a destination wedding (so the invitations/reply cards/etc all had a tropical feel to them) and the ONLY postcard stamps they had a the time had Polar Bears on them!!!! Haha, I could have used your ALOHA ones and you could have used the Polar Bears!!! But definitely not something to go Bridezilla on…just something to laugh about!!!

    Congrats and the Save the Dates are beautiful!!!!

  40. Reenie
    April 13, 2012

    Love them!!

  41. Brittany
    April 16, 2012

    Your Save the Dates are super cute. I’m thinking I want to do a postcard as well. 🙂
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  42. Sam
    April 23, 2012

    Really nice design……..We might take some aspects of this into our new range of save the date cards. Very pretty, design.
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  43. Ana
    June 21, 2012

    Love your wedding blogs…save the dates are awesome!!!

  44. y3lsha
    June 25, 2012

    Hey! I love these save-the-dates! It is EXACTLY what I envisioned for my own! I was wondering which option you chose on the zazzle site? Because I like that it is JUST the picture on the front of the postcard. And the snowflakes and words were added via photshop? I was wondering what I would do with my pics because I am getting married in Feb but I will be taking my engagement pics here in a couple weeks ( June) so I didnt know if it was strange to have “summer-looking” pics for a winter wedding so the snowflakes is a great idea!

    • Meghann
      June 26, 2012

      I had my friend design the save-the-dates in photoshop and then I used the blank postcard option in zazzle.

  45. Steph
    October 13, 2013

    Did the postacards have a “Zazzle” logo on them? They look beautiful.

    • Meghann
      October 13, 2013

      Nope. They did not.

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