My brother Kevin and his fiancee Jocelyn are getting married in Puerto Vallarta on May 2. I’ve been helping them plan their wedding, well, since the very beginning! I’ll be chronicling their (our) wedding planning in the blog. I started with the marriage proposal and now, I’ll show you their Save-The-Date’s a.k.a. STDates:
Jocelyn and Kevin knew they wanted a destination wedding in an all-inclusive resort. After extensive research (we looked into the many resorts in Jamaica and Cancun), they decided to have their wedding at the Hard Rock Vallarta in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. With the date reserved and guest list *finalized*, I designed their Save-The-Date’s.
I put together a collage using their engagement photos shot by the ever-so-talented XOXO Wedding Studio. I had the couple take engagement photos early so the pictures could be used for their wedding website and Save-The-Date’s to be sent out around eight months before the big day! I first put together their wedding website to be ready for guests to see once they get their STDate. (A post about their wedding website is set for next week.)
I chose photos that showcased the fun side of the couple because a fun, laid-back party is the tone they want for their own wedding! I also knew I wanted to use Peoni Pro and Neo Retro Fill for their wedding stationery and website. I felt the two fonts together were super cute and fun, but still had a hint of formality to them. I also love how the Peoni Pro looked like modern calligraphy. I basically LOVE every font from Emily Lime (I use Bombshell Pro for the website!)
The Save-The-Date’s were postcards printed by Vista Print, where they also purchased regular white envelopes. It cost around $40-$50 for 100 postcards and envelopes. Printing address and guests’ names labels at the local Fedex Office, on the other hand, were quite pricey! We decided purchasing toner for my printer was more cost efficient, but that was after the fact. Overall, they spent around $70 on 100 Save-The-Date’s. It would be a lot more expensive if labor and design was added, but lucky them, I did it from the kindness of my heart and my love for wedding planning!