I've been waist deep in wedding land lately, making a big push to get the Save the Dates (otherwise known as STD's, but I just can't bring myself to call them that...) ready to go. It turns out that means preparing a surprising amount of other things, too, including the website, the registry, and the hotel block, so I've been super busy working on all those things. These past couple days has been all about designing, printing, and starting to make the Save the Dates themselves:
This is just a little sneak peek of my pile of practice sheets (the bottom two are the closest to the final thing) and materials, since they're almost ready, but not quite prepared enough for their full post. I'm going to bring a pile of them to work with me tomorrow and spend all my spare time stamping and coloring. Then my shifts next week will be all about writing addresses... so excited for that part...
I originally planned to get the Save the Dates sent out right after the holidays, but not nearly enough got done in December for that to happen, so my new realistic goal is to have them sent by the end of January. That means I'll definitely have them done next week, and I'll be posting all about how we made them ourselves (on a super minimal budget)!
Until then, I thought I would share this bit of bridal ephemera I got a huge kick out of, and I know you'll love it, too:
My coworkers at the children's museum found this magazine lying around somewhere and thought of me (which is awesome). It's a Burda magazine from 1973, all about the current bridal fashions for every type of wedding! I picked my favorite pages from the magazine to share with you.
The German on the front cover translates to "the most beautiful dresses," which must be an idiom for wedding dresses in German, since that's all that came up when I did a google search for the phrase. I had google translate the title on each page, and the translations were so good I just had to leave them as is. Enjoy!
"for the small wedding dresses short"
"tenderly hooded dresses hug the face"
"petals for the summer bride"
"flowers for the young bride"
"for the winter bride a bouquet of hellebores (Christmas roses)?"
"elated glad we go to the registry office"
Amazing, right?! Some in a good way, and some in a very very bad way. Which bride is your favorite? Which one do you think is the most ridiculous? I think I'm leaning towards what I'm calling the Little Bo Peep Cupcake Dress for that honor.
I can't decide what to do with this magazine. I feel like it should go to some worthwhile use... any suggestions?