I know that this blog is my pregnancy diary, and I don’t want to take any attention away from that, but I’m very excited that this is my first ever post to do with my wedding – the first of many I’m sure!

As you may already know me and Pete have been engaged since September and with lots going on since then, like moving from Dubai to the UK, getting set up in our cosy little cottage and starting our family; we decided that we’d wait to start planning the wedding until after Rabbit arrived.

We know that we’d like to get married Summer 2015, but with venues getting booked up really quickly as well as peoples time, we’ve decided that booking a venue and sending out save the dates is something that we could do now. Not to mention I’m all prepared for Rabbit now so I do have my time and attention free’d up a little … for now anyway!

We’ve seen a couple of venues that we like, and will be doing some viewings next week but until then I thought I’d check out some save the date designs.

The lovely people at Paper Themes Bespoke Stationary have given me the opportunity to select some designs to review so that I can then choose our perfect style to send out to our guests.

We want a vintage and rustic theme for our wedding, something very outdoorsy with tea lights and neutral tones. There were so many gorgeous styles on the site and it took me a while to narrow down my favourite, but here are the 7 designs that I have chosen to review.photo 1-47

I decided to go for a bit of a variety as even though me and Pete have quite similar tastes in many things, weddings are so new to us both that I really didn’t know what he’d like.

Here are four that I thought were quite funny/ quirky or just a bit different to the usual types of save the dates.

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The scrabble board style card I think is really unique It’s something a bit different and I advent seen a save the date like it before. I know that the scrabble style has become very popular in home decor but I don’t think we’ll use it for our wedding as the colour theme doesn’t really suit our wedding ideas.

Now the moustache one I thought Pete would love – I don’t know why I just thought that this would be his favourite. It’s quirky, funny and very popular at the moment, however he thought it was too modern and wouldn’t set the scene for our wedding.

I love the wooden effect background card. I’d love to get married in a barn so this style I think is really perfect. This is one that I’d love to use as it’s simple yet has a really solid style. I also love that there are different fonts and text sizes.

The calendar style is really different and I loved it but Pete wasn’t as excited by it as me. It’ll go in the maybe pile!

 

Here are three save the date card styles that are more traditional and beautiful.photo 4-27

Believe it or not, Pete’s favourite two were the ones with the floral borders as they are simple they effective. The themes are very vintage and elegant and the colour schemes go with the rustic look that we both love and want to go with.

Paper Themes create gorgeous bespoke stationary and their save the dates are no exception. There are over 90 different styles to choose from ( when you check them out you’ll see why it was so tricky or me to narrow down my favourites!) each with different themes such as Christmas, modern and vintage.

I’d definitely recommend checking them out for your big day and I’ll keep you posted on mine and Pete’s final choice 🙂

Eek exciting times! xxx