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My fiance' and I decided to use an idea from my cousin who got married almost two years ago. My cousin decided to send electronic save the dates, which they had designed.
To be green and economically savvy, my fiance' with his fancy MAC and design programs, created and designed our save-the-dates, which featured our engagement photos and our monogram. We used a website called Constant Contact which allows you to send out electronic emails and track the emails. The service costs but you get a 60 day trial period to use their services. It's wonderful service and allows you add the emails and send out a mass email with your save the date. You can design you own save the date, use the email formats to insert your design and then email it out.
We also designed our own wedding site through wedding window. We chose the package that allows quite a bit of customization. My fiance' did most of the design and setup of the website, and I added most of the content and details. Please feel free to visit our wedding website at www.FredandJerrel.com. Our website will also allow our guests to RSVP online making it really convenient for us and our guests who have internet access. However, we did make accommodations for those who do not.
If you want to try any of these ideas out, please feel free to ask me how to set it up!
I will note that we did send out about 25 or so printed save-the-dates for those of our guests who don't have email address. For this we just went to Michael's and bought some self printed Save-the-Dates that were on sale and we just downloaded the template and inserted our selected wording and printed it from our home printer.