Of course music lovers will meticulously plan the tunes for their wedding day. Mayhaps some of you audiophiles will take engagement photos with your beloved record player or instrument…Chelsea and Cole are starting at the very beginning with their Save the Date Cards! I was ecstatic to receive this email from the excited bride-to-be:
My husband-to-be, Cole, is a local musician here in Austin, Texas, playing in the indie-pop band The Gentlemen Rogues (ex members of The Fall Collection) who are regular staples on BBC 6’s “Introducing… With Tom Robinson” and post punk band The United Snakes of America (members of Legsweeper). We met as neighbors at an Austin apartment complex that promoted itself as a haven for musicians and artists, boasting stained concrete floors perfect for ashing cigarettes on. Music has been a cornerstone in our relationship and naturally became a big part of our wedding planning. We’re even getting married at a SXSW venue!
We were working with a shoestring budget but still wanted to do something expressive for our Saves the Dates and knew that it would set the tone for the theme of our wedding. As a band photographer and poster designer, I decided to adapt the standard Saves the Date magnet into a common music lover’s experience. I designed the magnets to look like vintage show posters, which our guests would peal off of the wall of one of Austin’s entertainment district staples, revealing a fake stenciled graffiti of our wedding website. Many of our guests were so excited to “steal” the poster, they totally missed the stencil detail!
This was a very affordable way to incorporate music into our Saves the Dates without breaking the bank. The entire project, including envelopes, cost us less than $40 for 50 mailouts.