This October I am becoming a Mrs. My hubby to be and I took great care to make sure that everyone close to us knew about us getting hitched before we posted anything online which is why I haven’t posted anything wedding related on my blog. I think it’s pretty important these days to still stick to the old fashioned way on some things and we’ve tied that way of thinking into our wedding theme. A little bit rustic, a little bit Canadian hillbilly and a little bit vintage. All awesome. We are trying to do as many things as we can on our own without having to hire any outside help and to keep costs down. We are definitely a couple on a tight wedding budget and I’m determined to keep the costs low.
For those who don’t know me, I have a bit of an obsession with mustaches. I may or may not have one tattooed on my finger. My dad used to have an epic mustache and he saved it off when I was about 19 because the pollen was sticking to his mustache and was making him sneeze during allergy season. His upper lip just hasn’t been the same since and I’m proud to announce that he is growing it back for our big day. Now that’s love.
Mustaches aren’t the main theme but are acting as accents as you will to our rustic-hillbilly-vintage theme. Evan came up with the brilliant idea of doing Shave the Dates (well after we spent hours making our actual save the dates he came up with this brilliant idea) which we did on the envelopes.
A friend of mine told me about this wicked blog called The Wedding Chicks. Not only do they have great posts on real weddings but they also have lots of DIY project tutorials and free (yes…FREE) printables that you can customize right down to your perfect wedding colors to create inexpensive invites or signs for your big day. I passed their blog onto another one of my friends who’s getting married and she created her invites from their site too. If you’re a bride on a budget check it out!
We went with the mason jar print for our shave the dates. I created a mustache stamp out of an eraser and you can find the tutorial here at The Sweetest Occasion blog. I stamped the back of each envelope and wrote “shave the date” on each one and it’s kind of become our logo. Evan thinks it should be our family brand which I obviously support.
I love the way they turned out and I already had the ink and card stock so all it costed us was envelopes and the cost of stamps. We will definitely be using these blogs again when it comes time to do our invites. Stay tuned for more wedding DIY projects in the future!