Wedding Budget Wednesday: Deanna’s Handmade Save the Dates

by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

Planning a wedding without the internet strikes horror into my soul now! Ack! Thank goodness I did not get engaged in 1996! (also because I was 16! And my boyfriend had a drug problem!) But, I digress. What I meant to say is that you can get so many great ideas from so many uber-creative people just with a click of the mouse, and I love it. This weeks inspiration comes from Deanna, who illustrated and made all of her own paper goods. Go to her website and oogle them. Additionally, she made all of her paper goods for something crazy like $2, a rubber band, and some magic. Deanna is also having a budget-diy-Sunday-brunch wedding, which is exciting to me. Above is her save the date card. Not all of us are talented illustrators, but in the age of the internet there are so many things you can do on your own, or with the help of friends and family. We’ve asked one of our talented friends (hi Gina!) to be our official wedding artist, which will hopefully leave us with a way other then photographs to remember the day. We are asking another talented friend to help us with our Save The Dates, but that’s all a bit hush-hush right now.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit #NASTY

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  • Okay, I have some private comments for you on those save the date cards, but later, later… for now, something completely unrelated: our friends posted frequently-asked questions on their wedding website (for the record, I really don’t like wedding websites like this generally, but everybody’s doing it nowadays), and they are hilarious.

  • thanks for featuring my invitations, meg! you rock. good luck with your planning.