Telegram Save-the-Dates

Telegram Save-the-Dates

June 22, 2011  |  Blog, Designs, Featured, Portfolio, Print

UPDATE: My new wedding stationery collection is live! Have a look at the suites available here. This Save-The-Date is also available if you’re interested in ordering.

Whew! Running a business and planning a wedding is hard work! How do people do it?! Although it’s all keeping me VERY busy, I have to admit, I’m really enjoying it. It’s so much fun! All of the details, arrangements, pretty things, etc. etc. I never realized just how girly I am until I was fully submerged in the planning. I can finally admit that, yes, I do like things that sparkle!

So, my fiancé and I just sent out our save-the-dates and I’m very excited about them! We made vintage telegram messages in the style of the old Western Union telegrams. It fits in perfectly with the era of our theme (1920s-1930s). Todd had a ton of fun with the wording in the body which I edited a little for the sake of being somewhat authentic. I took out a lot of the small words such as “the” and “a” since you paid per word back then and those were the first to go. Needless to say, we had a blast creating these.

I couldn’t be happier with the result. I printed them on a parchment-like paper and used kraft paper envelopes with clear address labels. Anyway, just a little something I wanted to share with everyone. Enjoy the pics! I can’t wait to complete our formal invitations next! I believe we’re going with letterpress! Woo hoo!



1) Printed out save-the-dates/address labels. Purchased kraft paper envelopes.


2) Cut save-the-dates to size. Wording by Todd:
“Wedding of Todd Charlton and Nicola Black coming (stop) Swanky event sure to be cat’s meow (stop) Giggle water for lounge lizards and music for you hoofers (stop) Don’t be a flat tire… make sure to SAVE THIS DATE (stop) October twenty-first will be hotsy-totsy, ritzy evening for two swell love-birds (stop) Formal invitation forthcoming (stop)

put your peepers on double-u double-u double-u (stop) mywedding (stop) com slash toddandnicola for more details (stop)”


3) Adhered address labels to envelopes



4) Weighed and stamped at the post office — ready to go!

UPDATE: My new wedding stationery collection is live! Have a look at the suites available here. This Save-The-Date is also available if you’re interested in ordering.


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