When it came to STDs, (insert sixth grade level laugh here), Zach and I didn’t feel the need to be fancy. While I certainly appreciate the beautiful, ornate paper STDs and invites out there, they just didn’t strike me as a must-have item. Plus, we loved the idea of going paperless! Sending the majority of our STDs and invites via email will save trees and save us money! I know it’s not the best thing to do etiquette-wise, but as you’ve probably realized by now, we don’t really bow to tradition very much.
To make our STD, all I did was use GIMP photo editing software (Photoshop’s free, downloadable twin) to add text to a cool picture of us taken at the Uyuni Salt Flat in Bolivia. I downloaded the awesome fonts for free too! I’m no photo-editing wizard, but I think they turned out pretty well for the amazingly low price tag of $0!
To send these out, we just attached the photo to an email titled “Save the Date!” and then wrote a short personal note to the invitee in the body of each email. I think it added a nice intimate touch!
Did anyone else send out e-STDs or e-vites? Would you like receiving an e-vite for a wedding or think it was tacky?