Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wedding Wednesday {DIY Save-The-Dates}

Happy Wednesday Wednesday lovies! I'm so thrilled that I've finally decided on my save-the-dates and have them almost ready to go out!! With just 2 days shy of being 9 months away from my wedding date, it's about time!

A few months back I saw an awesome deal on Groupon for a custom embosser. I had no idea what an embosser was until I researched it some more and then decided I needed this for wedding stuff. While planning my save-the-dates, I knew I wanted to use the embosser I got customized for my fiance and I.

It was seriously super easy to assemble and find the items!

What you need:

4x6 photo prints of your save-the-date
(I designed mine using a free template on Wedding Chicks)
(I printed 100 photo cards on SnapFish for free, just paying for shipping)

Adhesive magnet roll
I found mine at Michaels & JoAnn Fabrics, the plus galore!! I was able to get about 50 magnets from one roll.

Custom embosser
I bought mine from Groupon from 2712 Designs, great designs and quick shipping.

4x6 inch photo envelopes
Bought these from Office Depot, always double check online price with in-store price...they differ sometimes.

Sharpie ultra fine marker in Black
I love the fine point of this sharpie, I used this to handwrite the addresses on each envelope.

This was the custom embossing I stamped into each envelope flap. It turned out amazing and I'm so happy with how it looks!

Here's a close up of the save-the-date picture we went with. I'm so so so happy with how it looks and I think the picture goes perfectly with the whole look of what I wanted to go for. 

I cut the magnet roll into small strips and attached them onto the top middle of the back. The magnets are pretty strong and hold well. 

So there you have it, my DIY save-the-dates, honestly this was something so easy to do and cost less than $50 including shipping it out!! I'm no expert, but if you need any ideas or help on where to find stuff, ask me because I browsed around a ton of craft places looking for ideas.


Now it is your turn! We would love to have you link-up with your wedding tales, planning adventures and day-of memories.


As always, we would love to have you linking up with us and sharing your wedding inspiration, stories and photos of your own! Just please remember to link back to either mine or Macy's blog in order to keep the Wedding Wednesday fun going around.


  1. Your save-the-dates are gorgeous, but I mean, duh, would they be any less?! I also love the embosser idea!! xo

  2. Your save the dates are so pretty and I LOVE the embossed envelope! Such a fun touch! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. Soooo cute!
    XO Ellen from ask away

  4. Making them yourself is genius! Printing pictures is so much more cost effective than buying the save the dates. You are one smart cookie!

  5. $50?! That is awesome and they turned out great!! - Svetlana @Life With a Side of Wine

  6. You did such a beautiful job and the price tag is even better! The bonus is you'll be able to use that embossed press for pretty much everything wedding related! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  7. Gorgeous, lady! These are so beautiful and so special because you made them :)!

  8. These came out so well, and I love the added touch of the embosser. I totally need one of those :)

  9. WOW that looks amazing! I had no idea that was available!

  10. Your save the dates turned out so good! I'm obsessed with the embosser! I diy-ed my wedding invites and while I was hating myself while making them, I'm so glad I did! I found an invite on Etsy that I liked and recreated it for a fraction of how much they were charging! I can't wait to see more of your wedding details in the coming months!

  11. Your save-the-dates came out amazing, gorgeous! And loving your custom stamp seal too <3

    Green Fashionista

  12. Gorgeous and you probably saved a ton of money doing them yourself. I remember my save the date magnets not being cheap.

  13. They turned out beautifully!! You did a really great job and I love the photo you chose!

  14. Your pictures are gorgeous and you did SUCH a good job on the save the dates! How nice that you did something special and added your own little touch!