Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday Words

I've been super busy lately.

--At work, I've started reading applications, in addition to making contact with all of my New England students and meeting families when they come to visit campus.

--At home, I've been slowly decorating the condo and making it feel like home. Jon and I still have a lot of rearranging and organizing before we can finally say, "We're done." I do want to post some pictures as we finish each room.

--Being singly responsible for the upkeep and cleaning of the condo was overwhelming at first, but I've made a schedule for cleaning and I've been doing a pretty good job of sticking to it... so far!

--I am not quite done with my Christmas shopping, but I made a good dent in the list. I have been sticking to Target and small business shops to save money and support the locals.

--As for the wedding, I have made some progress, although there are still some decisions that I am avoiding still pondering. One of my main problems is that I haven't picked a photographer yet. I'm not sure if I am being too picky, or if I am just holding the decision off because it's such an important one. I mean, these photos are going to be the one thing that I will be able to pull out to bring back the memories. I want to love them. I want to know that every penny will be well spent towards capturing the most important day of my life.

I did order the save-the-date cards, about 2 months later than I had planned. I also started sending some out, but I am holding most of them back for January because I don't want them to get lost or misplaced in the Christmas card shuffle.

I used printsmadeeasy.com to make my save-the-date cards. I picked a template, uploaded my own photo, and customized the text/colors to what I wanted.

(The blank space at the bottom left is where I put the location of the reception.)

I specifically used red, lavender, and white text because I want my save-the-date cards to match the theme for the wedding. I have some OCD tendencies and I feel like it's awfully awkward when save-the-date cards don't match the wedding theme or invites.

I really loved that I was able to completely customize this card. They have a huge variety of styles and fonts that you can use to create the exact card you are looking for. They do postcards, business cards, invitations, banners, flyers, everything! And their customer service reps are incredibly helpful. They contacted me to reduce the cost of my order and ensure that my artwork was correct. They also sent me a preview of my artwork so I could proof it and save it. And the cost, WOW! My cards were 33 cents each! They printed and shipped the cards within 2 days of my order, and I received them about 3 days after that. The cards are exactly as I ordered them, and the cardstock that they used is durable for shipping but also easy to write on.

*PME (printsmadeeasy.com) didn't offer me any compensation for this review. I am just really happy that I used them!


ATTN: I am still looking for guest bloggers for January when I am going to FL and TN to spend time with my friends and Jon's family. Your post doesn't have to be anything long or deep. Just a couple paragraphs to keep my fellow readers entertained. :) Email me if you are interested. yma367 at hotmail dot com.

3 comments:

Cammy said...

Wow, you have a lot on your plate! The save the dates look great :)

Deidre said...

The Save the Date cards look great! nice work.

I don't know if Kyle (from kylehepp.com) will be in the USA in August, but I love her photography - in particular her wedding photos.

Courtney said...

Hey, girl! Sounds like the wedding plans are coming together. I'm sure it is hard picking a photographer. My husband and I ran off and got married so I just have snapshots. Take your time and pick the right one. Love the save the date cards!