The first of probably many wedding posts.

05/05/2012 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

With a wedding comes lots of little things to be bought– and later on probably to, “How   much was that?” to a DIY project.  But for now, I’m still willing to pay someone.  Being 11 months away from the wedding, we have plenty of time and are still at the early stages. Reception and church booked, caterer picked out (mostly because the venue only has one), and that’s about it.  Well one more thing, our unofficial “theme”: Dinosaurs.

Why dinosaurs? you ask.  Well, why not dinosaurs?  first of all.  Secondly, our wedding reception is in the local science museum on the dinosaur floor.  It wasn’t meant to be a theme but it’s slowly gone that way, which is something I’m totally fine with.

At the moment, we’re at the “save-the-date” cards stage of the process, and where does one go for dinosaur save-the-date cards, but Etsy.  I did a simple search for “dinosaur cards” and unfortunately, most of them look like this. But Etsy being Etsy, there are also many classy looking dinosaur cards in the running.


My original thought had been to use something from Dapper Dinos, which still may happen.  Along those lines, I really like this image on the left.  I might actually contact the designer and ask permission. He does sell some prints, though this isn’t one of them.  Still, something that’s going to involve a little less begging would be nice.

This Etsy seller makes bookmark save-the-date cards, which I think is totally awesome. (Thanks to Offbeat Bride for the tip.)  What’s more is that she does custom items, so it might be possible to request some kind of dinosaur design.

These brontosaurus (I said brontosaurus, I meant brontosaurus, don’t give me your apatosaurus crap) cards are pretty neat, and they come in a variety of colors.  They don’t have the kind of green that I want though, so that’s kind of a bummer.  Not a deal breaker though.

This seller has several different dinosaurs, which is pretty cool.  Although, every person will only get one save-the-date card, so multiple dinosaurs isn’t necessarily a must.

Another seller has teeny dinosaur cards, which could be cute, but then one would need teeny envelopes.  The seller conveniently has those too, and actually not for a bad price.  I’m not opposed to paying a small independent artist a  bit more than I’d spend otherwise, because I know that their time is worth it.  Also, in this case, I think it might actually be less.

One thing that I really like is when sellers will sell you the digital file and let you go ahead and print it yourself any way you want.  Cost
effective for everyone involved.  My favorite of those are these cute fill in speech bubble dinosaur cards.  And they have more than one type of dinosaur.

really awesome.   I would prefer something one sided for the save-the-date  cards, but I suppose I could cut them and make them one sided if I wanted to.  Not difficult.

The last dinosaur one that I like that is one sided, is also printable, and has customizable colors is this one. Ignore the “John is turning five” and the actual design is pretty nice, and I think could work for a wedding.  And they  have my colors (apple green, turquoise, and orange.)

And of course, it doesn’t have to be dinosaur at all, and from that standpoint, I like this one. I don’t wear glasses like that, but we do both wear glasses, and it’s still pretty cute.

Ah, so many options…if only I could buy them all.  There are so many creative and talented people out there, I love it.


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