Monday, 14 January 2013

Our Wedding Stationary

Today I thought I would share the save the date cards & invitations for our upcoming wedding (less than 2 months to go!). They are stacked and ready to post today!

When the time came to start thinking about and sourcing my wedding stationary, I had an idea in my mind of what I wanted but was having trouble forming a tangible explanation. Although I have a fair bit of experience with graphic design - I didn't want to put that added stress on me to DIY coming up to the wedding - cue etsy!

Etsy, in my opinion, is every brides dream website for all things wedding. It is my constant source for inspiration and guidance.

After just a few hours of browsing stores and doing a few searches. I had narrowed down to a few select stores/designers. After contacting them for quotes and getting an idea of what they did - I decided that Krissy at New Borrowed and Blue would be the perfect fit for me*. She was very flexible with design, really quick with communication and very affordable. We ended up doing our save-the-dates, invitations & helped my sister organised my bridal shower invitations with her too.

Save the Dates

We posted our save the dates about six months before the wedding, I know not all couples feel the need to do these but since we live away from 90% of our guests, we thought it would be a good idea to let everyone know when it would be so they could know to ... well ... save the date.

I ended up getting a PDF printable which was the easiest and most affordable option for us (since the Etsy seller is located in the US postage is just crazy to Australia). I chose the first printing company I found in town and they printed a bunch of copies. I was kinda disappointed in the quality. It wasn't as awesome as I expected but they did the job. Using postcards was very economical too - not only were they fun and simple but they saved cost because they didn't require envelopes.

To look at the full design (I didn't want to reveal my address/other private information) visit the listing on Etsy.


I was very indecisive on how to do the invitations. In the end.. I decided to get pdf printable files for these too from the same etsy designer and then sourced a much better local dedicated wedding invitation printer. I highly recommend doing this because they turned out absolutely perfect - they were very knowledgable about paper selection and gave me great advice for sizing and envelopes etc.

If you have a look at the listing for this invitation you can see it is a 3 fold invitation with 2 sections for extra information. We decided on very basic wording (basically the same as the etsy listing) Then we chose to have a custom response postcard.

Then began arduous task of addressing and stamping 50+ invitations. It took me the entire Saturday morning to do this but I am so glad it is completed. All I need to do is pop them in the mail and wait for the responses to come back. With each wedding planning milestone that passes - it becomes more and more of a realisation that our wedding is coming up! I am getting very nervous but also very excited for our big day!

*Just in case anyone is wondering... I am not advertising for this Etsy seller - I am simply sharing my experience for our wedding stationary, providing my own personal advise and opinions :)


  1. Love these! They are great and congrats you will be married in less than two months that is so exciting.
    Almost Endearing

  2. Emily they're gorgeous! Not long to go at all now - I'm sure it'll fly by!

  3. These are so gorgeous! I love the font.

  4. They look beautiful!! And congratulations! (:


  5. Congratulations :) love the invitations!

    Kisses, Elly

  6. The Save the Dates and Invitations are great! I have fallen in love with Etsy and started my own store as well! It's amazing!


    Erin @

  7. aw, so pretty! congrats! :)

    xoxo from nyc &

  8. What beautiful invitations! Love :)
    xo TJ

  9. What gorgeous announcements! I love the floral circular design. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I look forward to reading all about it =]


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