With the wedding less than eleven months away, I've started thinking about sending out save the dates, especially since most of our guests will be traveling a long way and therefore need plenty of advance notice. Also, we don't have most of their addresses yet so thinking about the STDs (that acronym always makes me laugh) early has the double bonus of making me get everyone's address well ahead of time, too.
Anyway, I found a great site that has lots of pretty options, some with photos and some without, and the added bonus that it lets you type in your information and add your photo and see what they would all look like when you order them. I picked my favourite photo of Torsten and me together, even though it doesn't really go with the colour scheme, and then I personalized all the card options that came in purple.
And now I can't choose! I am totally stuck. So I need your help. Keep in mind that the wording is not personalizable--just the names, date, and location. So whatever it says is what we're stuck with. Also, you can click on all of the images to enlarge.
Option 1: This one has a nice shade of purple, but is it too... whimsical and swirly?
Option 2: It's pretty, but I'm not sure I like the font. And their wording doesn't have capital letters, so does that mean that I shouldn't capitalize our names or town? We definitely don't plan on doing that with our formal invitation, so would that be weird? Is this whole thing too plain?
Option 3: The purple is veering toward blue, which I don't like. But I do like the layout. Again with the whole lower case thing.
Option 4: First, please note that this card would also incorporate our last names, which is why the first names are so weirdly aligned to the left of the word "to." Now, is the design on the left too old-fashioned or something? Is the font for our names too swirly and scripty? I like this one because it doesn't include brown--not that I have a problem with brown, but almost all the other ones include a lot of brown, so this one is a nice change. Although the recipients wouldn't know that, I guess.
Option 5: I like the way the photo is incorporated and I like the font and layout. I'm not crazy about the flowers--they look kind of little-girl to me.
I like the circle thing a lot, and I figured out how to fix the lower case issue with this one.
Okay, what are your thoughts? Which do you like? Or do you hate them all?
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