Ok, well maybe it’s not epic. But it is pretty TERRIfic. That’s because it’s the save-the-date for my upcoming wedding so obviously I’m a little biased. I am ecstatic to say that my fiance and I have finalized our wedding in the Bahamas on April 22, 2013. Once, we got the details together obviously the next thing we had to do was alert all of our family and friends.
Now, sending and creating save -the-dates can be pretty costly. There’s the cost of photographers if you are taking photos, whatever item you chose to put it on, envelopes, and stamps. Depending on the service you choose, announcement method you consider, and the amount of guests, things can add up very,very quickly. Consider, I am a MAJOR frugalista, spending loads of money on a wedding is just not an option. I refuse to go into debt because of a wedding. But I still wanted something fun, and different. We are beginning to think it was impossible considering our budgeting concerns.
And then I had a lightbulb moment. We should put our own talent to use by creating the save-the-date! Now, I’m pretty lucky in the talent department. I’m a dedicated writer, singer and dancer and my fiance is a very talented cameraman, producer, film maker and editor! It only made sense that we utilize our own skills. Well somewhere along the way, we downsized. We went from hosting a wedding spectacular public announcement filled with show stopping acts to a heartfelt journey through our relationship that just might make you tear up. I had a wedding to plan! I had no time to direct a full-out musical production. So instead, I designated the save-the-date job to my fiance. After all, guys never have much to do when it comes to wedding stuff. Here’s what we came up with:
Cute right? I think it’s totally worthy of being on some wedding magazine website like The Knot or Wedding Channel. Considering my last name is Huggins and his last name is Hart, we thought it would be nice to play on the “affectionate” names. Hence, the save-the-date title, Terms of Endearment Unite. I thought it was pretty clever…
What did you do for your wedding? Have you seen any other cute and unique ideas for Save-the-Dates and wedding invitations?
TERRIfic Quip: Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.