This month, I’ve been offered the opportunity to share my thoughts on a Save The Date range by Paper Themes.
Save The Dates is something I actually did a ton of research on last May after becoming engaged, but never followed through with. Mostly because we had made certain decisions (no children and a mid-week wedding) which meant that we felt it was better for us to send our full invites out a little sooner than traditionally done.
With this in mind, I feel like I missed out a bit on the Save The Date boat.
(I know some people shorten Save The Dates to STD, but I think it kinda ruins the wedding vibe, yes?)
I received a gorgeous little selection of their Save The Date range wrapped in a cute twine string, and my first impression was that the design range is awesome. Like, really.
So often when we initially looked at wedding invites and other stationery, the design options were either incredibly inflexible or they were so cheap-looking I felt as if we had been transported back into a 90’s WordArt document or for the ones I thought looked incredible, they were handmade and so were very pricey (some of them up to £5 a card. A fiver a card!!! I’d hope they were made of gold for that price).
After a quick flick through of this selection, I found that there was probably something in there for everyone; from the plain and classy, to the “Keep calm” craze, to the open-fold version (I’ve never seen these before – certainly different for a Save The Date) to the quirky moustache designs (you don’t need to look far to know that I love moustaches) to the cute brown packaging and lace combo effect that I’m seeing in so many bridal magazines right now.
Without warbling on too much, these Save The Date cards are really good quality and a reasonable price.
I’m no Queen of Card but once you’ve shopped around endlessly to make your own wedding invites as I did, you suddenly gain a knack for knowing when card is rubbish or not.
Also, at £1.00 – £1.50 a card, I think their prices aren’t bad at all.
Stationery, on average, costs anywhere between £300 and £500 for the average UK wedding. Think about how much dosh that is. It’s mental. So you might as well invest it into something that’s good quality in my opinion.
The average price to pay on Save The Dates, so I’m told, is approximately £100.Depending on which design you go for, this means you could get between 60 and 100 cards out of the Paper Themes range – definitely enough for the average wedding size (remember, you don’t send one to every single person!)
The only thing that I can’t see on the website (but correct me if I’m wrong!) that I’d probably say is missing is a magnet option. I know when we’ve received Save The Dates in the past, we’ve popped them straight on the fridge, because I have the memory of a fish and need reminding of such things. In fact, when we first got engaged, and I’m talking like, a week or two after and had nothing else organised, I was planning on making our own save the dates and found some cheap double-taped magnets in Hobbycraft. Or, y’know you can always just not put it on the fridge…
I feel like looking at this made me feel less left out of the STD crew – nope, STD still sounds wrong. Cheers Paper Themes! Cute collection.
I am in no way affiliated by Paper Themes and I have not received any payment to write this review. They were kindly sent to me to share my opinion and this is what I honestly feel about them, and hope you find it useful when picking your own Save The Date cards! 🙂