Did you know that traditional 'save the dates' cards can easily cost around $2.50 a piece?! (And that's on the low end). This may not sound like much, but a soon to be bride could easily spend upwards of over $500 + on save the dates alone (not including real invitations). If you're like me and can't bare the thought of spending that kind of dough on paper... this post is for you. I wanted to share a few DIY ideas & tips that will help you deliver max style without burning through your entire wedding budget. Save the dates aren't 100% necessary in this day and age (whaddup social media) but are a nice way to get your family and friends as excited as you are! Plus - you know your crazy aunt is DYING to put that thing on her fridge. Let's do Karen a favor, and make this happen.
Milk Glass. Whether you knew it's 'official' name or not, you've probably seen these pretty vases and dishware in magazines, on instagram/pinterest or even your local antique shop. From the wise words of Wikipedia - "Milk glass is an opaque or translucent, milk white or colored glass, blown or pressed into a wide variety of shapes. First made in Venice in the 16th century, colors include blue, pink, yellow, brown, black, and the white that led to its popular name." If you're looking for something other than traditional glass vases/dishware you've come to the right place.
Maybe it's the holiday spirit in the air, or the fact that there is about four feet of snow on the ground (okay that's an exaggeration, however it's cold AF), but I find myself OBSESSED with the all things emerald lately. Though I am not going this route for my own special day, I can't help but OOGLE at the idea of such an elegant, bold and unique color choice. Something about an emerald, gold and ivory wedding exudes a classic, vintage feel that I am drawn to.