Monday, February 14, 2011

Official Save the Date Photo!

Now that it has officially been a week since our SAVE THE DATES went out and I have gotten confirmation from majority of the guests that they have received them, I thought it would be a great time to share with all of you our official Save the Date photo!

When we scheduled an Engagement Session with our photographer, we knew right away we wanted to do something special ahead of time for our Save the Date photo for 2 reasons!  First, we wanted to do something creative and out of the ordinary (imagine that), that would let our guests know that is how our entire wedding would be.  We are putting a lot of personal touches on a lot of things, and this was just another way for us to do that.  Second, I knew that with our photographer and the changing of outfits and scenery throughout the shoot that it would be very difficult to go through all of those pictures to find THE ONE to use for our magnets!  If we planned something in advance and knew we would use that particular photo, that would save a lot of time and effort going through allllllll of them and trying to compromise later, right? I thought so...

So, that's what we did!  We thought of a unique way to display our date and rolled with it.  Actually, the stickers were completely Mr. Hess's idea and they really turned out even better than I expected!!! We had a few different ideas, but this by far was the most creative and unique.  So, you can imagine my excitement when Mr. Hess showed me the lime green swirly stickers he bought from Michaels to put on our shoes!  The day of the shoot, we strategicly placed our message letter by letter on our shoes and was hoping that would do the trick.  It took a little while to figure out what foot would go where, at what angle.  This picture alone took the longest out of the entire day, but we knew it would be worth it - and I hope you agree!

Photo Credit: Elegant Imagery

Now, when it came to the actual Save the Date Magnet - we worked a little on this photo to make it say and look exactly how we wanted it.  We trimmed some of the top off and added our names, for example: Miss Presh & Mr. Hess at the top left corner.  Then we simply added the wedding location: Orlando, FL on the bottom left and our wedding website on the bottom right.  That's it!  We wanted the picture to speak for itself and put as little information as we could get away with on the actual magnet.  If anyone who got this magnet was interested enough in our wedding to find out more, they would see the website at the bottom and hopefully visit it to find out everything else they need to know about our wedding!


Just wanted to make sure everyone who should have gotten one of these in the mail did first.  And, I have gotten a lot of great feedback on them! YAY!  The only thing that bothered me about them was that they were smaller than I expected.  This type of photo looks better blown up, and the magnet only came out to be about 3.5" x 3.5".  My advice on what I would have done differently? Actually print out the proof when they send it to you for revisions!  We made small changes to it when we got the first proof, but were unable to print it out at that time.  Instead, we listed our changes and said SEND!  We were SO anxious to get them in our hands, but I learned from this and can pass on some useful information for the future brides who are reading this blog...take the minute it takes to actually print it out!  If we had done that, the magnets would probably be a little bigger, but I digress.

Thanks for sharing such an exciting time with me! Sending out our Save the Dates really made our wedding seem like it's HAPPENING!!!! Now, people have a date - in writing - with a website full of information for what our big day will be like!  There's no turning back now Mr. Hess! ;)

158 days until OUR DATE! 

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