Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DIY: Photo Save The Dates

I love save the dates. I think they are so cute and adorable. But I hate how expensive some of them can be. Today I am going to show you how we made 125 save the dates for under $30.

You Will Need:

-Pictures (on your computer)
-Picmonkey (or other photo-editing software)
-Shutterfly (or some other way to print out the photos)


1) Using picmonkey, edit your photo, make a collage, add text, anything you want really. Make sure you photo is sized correctly so it will be able to be printed. Here are the standard photo-printing sizes. I also found this tutorial extremely helpful with all of the resizing and other useful picmonkey information

The finished product!

2)Save you edited picture and upload it to shutterfly. If you haven't signed up for a shutterfly account already you can get 50 4x6 printed photos for free! We signed Andrew up for an account since I already had one. Make sure you the photo will be entirely printed and that nothing is cropped out. You can do this by clicking the preview link in shutterfly.

3) Select the number you need, Order your save the dates and wait for them to come in the mail!

It is really easy. If you find a save the date that you like you can even copy the design for most of them! It just takes a little time to get things perfect. I am so happy with how ours turned out and doing them this way probably saved us about $100, since the ones I liked were over a dollar each!

Leave a comment if you have any questions!

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