• DIY Vintage Postcard Save-the-Date

    vintage postcard save-the-date from the Homesteady on ohlovelyday.comI’m excited to share a DIY from an Oh Lovely Day reader and recent bride, Hannah from the Homesteady. This is the first of a series of DIY she’s going to share from her own wedding. First up, aDIY for vintage postcard save-the-dates. Enjoy!

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    Hi everyone! I’m Hannah from the Homesteady. I’m so excited to share a few of the DIY projects from my wedding with all of you, starting with our save-the-dates!

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    My wife and I love flea markets and thrift stores, and decided to bring that retro feel to the first piece of wedding correspondence our guests would receive. We bought vintage postcards from Ebay and local flea markets, and I hand-stamped our wedding info on the back. Kristie is from Virginia and I’m from Connecticut, but we met and currently live in Massachusetts, so we tried to find postcards from those three states—and a few that didn’t quite fit that mold, but we chose just because they were so beautiful!

    vintage postcard save-the-date from the Homesteady on ohlovelyday.com

    We included the date and location of our upcoming wedding, along with the promise of more information. I used alphabet stamps from Inkadinkadoo (the original was discontinued; find a similar one here) and a bird stamp from Paper Source to add a little something extra! 

    vintage postcard save-the-date from the Homesteady on ohlovelyday.comDon’t you love the finished look!?  I love how simple and budget-friendly these are while still really setting the tone for your wedding and showing a lot of personality.  Thanks for sharing, Hannah!

    Don’t forget to check out our DIY project gallery and all of our DIY weddings for more inspiration!  And while you’re at it, follow us on Pinterest for lots more DIY fun.


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    1. Posted Jun 25 at 6:44 am | Permalink

      So creative!

    2. Posted Jun 25 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

      We did this for our save-the-dates earlier this year. I ordered a custom stamp on Etsy and I think they came out so great! Hunting for the post cards (all from the Tampa Bay area of Florida) was a fun activity we looked forward to on weekend trips. Here they are: http://malloryandjesse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/photo4.jpg

    3. Posted Jun 26 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

      Love this idea! We did something similar for shower invites. http://chalkanddot.com/2010/12/13/tahoe-vintage-shower-invites/

      We made our own postcards from our own photos since finding vintage postcards can get pricy!

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