7/8/10

Save the Date Y'all!

Save the Dates designed and sent - check!

Ok, I know, that seems like a relatively short time between when we decided upon our *new* December wedding date and Save the Dates dispatched. Let me introduce you to a little friend of mine: Paperless Post

Paperless Post is an online invitation service that I stumbled upon over the past 6 months of wedding blog addiction. I wish I could remember the first blog where I spotted information on it, but to be honest, I had even forgotten about the site until a few weeks ago when my bestie brought it up randomly as something we might want to consider. After playing around for awhile on it, and talking more with Marrv, we decided we wanted to go the paperless route - at least for the Save the Dates. It's definitely economical, it was easy for us to play with the designs and personalize them without having to be a graphic designer or be a photoshop expert.

This was my first time using Paperless Post, but so far so good. Or rather, so far SO Amazing! Honestly, it was so easy and they have so many cute designs to choose from. They have so much more than Wedding Invites/Save the Dates (and even more than just wedding related parties) - I have a feeling this will be an account I use for years to come.

When you first open your account you are automatically given 25 "stamps" and 10 "coins". Stamps are used like typical stamps - send one invite via email, use one paperless post stamp. The coins are for tiny upgrades to your invites (think envelope liner. I know. Envelope liner on email invites! Love it!) And then after you design your card and send it to your list, there's a handy tracking service where you can monitor who has opened the email.

Ok, this is starting to sound like a sponsored post - which it's not. (However, if Paperless Post would like to start giving me some dolla dolla bills y'all to chat them up, I'd be all over it)



Ok - it's tiny at the moment. Still working on uploading a better image BUT here is what it looks like. If you actually click on the photo it'll pop up bigger for you in the screen. Fireworks design at the top, a great blue color with slightly yellowish/slightly green print, love that even though it's online you can see the "texture" of the paper. Sigh. To me it's simple, modern and crisp (is crisp even the right word to describe something related to your wedding?) but we love it.
[and yes, if you can read it, there is smaller print at the bottom advertising our "wedding website" that is still a work in progress but hopefully will be a great place for our guests, and extended family/friends to learn more about all of the upcoming festivities!]

8 comments:

  1. That is a GREAT idea! I love the envelope liner on e-mail save the dates!! So cute. Can't wait to see them & thanks for sharing the site!

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  2. I've been really curious about Paperless Post. I'd love to see what you came up with, even though we're well into the (recycled) paper route. Could you try taking a screen shot and cropping it?

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  3. Show me the STDs!!!! (and yes, I am saying this in a creepy, crazy Tom Cruise way.)

    That's awesome and sounds really fun to use. I love my designer boyfriend, but I miss not being able to use all the fun tools available on the webbernets.

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  4. @Lizzie - the site is so great. I think it's super user friendly and with so many options. After your stamps run out you pay small fee for more, but such a nice way to save money!

    @Olivia - We're still not sure what we're going to do for the actual invites. I do love this option SO much. But at the same time, I think the idea of a paper invite to keep as a memory is nice. Tho paperless post is obviously helpful when you have a ton of invites to send overseas :)

    @Angie - oh don't get me wrong...if I was a Graphic Designer (or had a designer to latch on to) that would be amazing too but I felt like this was a cool way for me to mix and match fonts, images, papers, etc. at a very basic level.

    and by the way - isn't STD just the worst acronym EVER? HA!

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  5. I know... most acronyms are so sucky, but it's a time saver!

    Reminds me of that old SNL skit with David Spade parodying an infomercial that helps people save time by shortening words. The most asinine idea, but so damn funny. So glad SNL is funny again.

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  6. I'm so jealous. You changed your plans yesterday and have STDs today. We've been working on ours for months and I'm still waiting for the last piece before I can get them printed.

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  7. Fabulous idea!!! Glad you got to check that off your list. Hope your week is off to a great start :)

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  8. Thanks for the birthday wishes! xo

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