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Our wedding: handmade rustic ‘save the date’ cards

Charlie

Deep breath… I have been really nervous about sharing our wedding details, but I’m finally ready to take the plunge.  Up first are our handmade ‘save the dates’.  They are quite tiny, printed onto 100% recycled brown card and don’t need an envelope.

These shots were taken by our wonderful photographer Mark Tattersall and show the ‘save the dates’ open and sealed up.

I love making things, as do my mom and sister, and Mr Rigg and my dad are hands-on-DIY-ers, so it was clear from the beginning of our wedding that the whole thing would be quite hands-on.  This coupled with being quite particular (read fussy) about how I like things to look, the first handmade item on the list was our ‘save the date’ cards.

18 months ago when we got engaged, ‘save the dates’ still seemed quite a new idea in the UK, but I thought it was a lovely idea – both practical to make sure your nearest and dearest have plenty of time to keep the date free and also I think it starts to build up the excitement.

Later this week will follow a ‘do it yourself’ blog post on how we made them and where we got all the bits and pieces from.  Would love to know what you think!

Images: Mark Tattersall Photography

Comments

Louise - Bow Occasions on 21. June, 2011

I love these and was going to ask where you got the materials from :) Can’t wait for your DIY details post!

Vici-Jane Kohring on 21. June, 2011

Wow they’re for your wedding! I didn’t know you were engaged, how exciting! These are great, and I love the stamps! Congratulations – I’m sure you’re wedding will be bloody gorgeous! x

bonnie on 22. June, 2011

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I’ve not seen cards like that before, they look fab! Looking forward to hearing how you did it!

emma on 23. June, 2011

Really lovely and personal…I ordered the same stamps as you for ours!!
x

CharlieB on 23. June, 2011

Lovely to hear someone else thought they were as pretty as I did – are you still planning your wedding or are you married? Would love to see what you did :)

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Nicole on 2. January, 2015

Completely in love with this idea. My fiance and I were recently engaged and as a young couple, we are hoping to have our wedding be as cost effective as possible. Is there a tutorial on how to prepare these “save the dates”? I am curious to how you completed the printing on each card. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

Charlie

CharlieB on 2. January, 2015

Hi Nicole, so lovely to hear from you and congratulations on getting engaged :) Here’s the link to my ‘how to’ for how I made our save the dates https://thenaturalweddingcompany.co.uk/blog/2011/06/do-it-yourself-eco-friendly-brown-card-and-raffia-rustic-save-the-dates/

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