Tres Cool NYC themed Save The Dates!

Tying the knot in the Big Apple and looking for a fun way to tell guests to save the date?  Look no further than these adorable NYC postcards that turn into foldable big city icons.  Print your info on the back of the cards.

And your guests can turn them into one of these:

I think that’s much more fun than a magnet…


Favorite Posts: Wedding Correspondence – Send it by E-Mail? Snail Mail?…TELEGRAM!

One of my good friends has an old telegram message framed in her apartment. Its a message sent to her dad announcing that she was born (he was in the Army or something like that at the time). It’s faded and full of typos but it always catches my eye.

If you’re looking for a cool way to include some retro correspondence into your wedding plans, check out Telegram Stop.

You fill out the telegram information online and for just $4.70 it gets sent to the recipient anywhere in the world as an old-school telegram! I think it would be a fun way to ask “Will you be my bridesmaid?,” or to say “Happy Anniversary,” or maybe even just to wish the wedding couple a Bon Voyage on their honeymoon.

If you’re the DIY type, click here to download your own Western Telegram template – this would be so cute for Save The Dates!

Wedding Invitations: Tip of the day for RSVP cards

If you haven’t already been told, it is indeed true that some people will return the RSVP card without any identifying information.  Annoying I know! The good news is that most people will respond properly:

GTB rsvp card

The best way to solve this (and you’ve probably been told) is to secretly number your RSVP cards in the same order as your invite list.

If you’re like me and can’t stand the idea of scribbling a number on your pristine RSVPs, here’s what I did to solve the problem….

I placed the secret number under the stamp!  For the mystery responders, I simply peeled back the stamp and voila, there was my magic answer!

I also like the idea of using an invisible ink pen if you’d rather go that route.

How are you planning to deal with this issue?

And the winners are…

Thanks to everyone who entered the custom postcard contest.  The lucky winners are Mely and Pita.  Read below to see how they plan to incorporate the postcards into their weddings.  Congratulations ladies!!!

Mely:  I am on the road as we speak – about to leave London St Pancras for Paris Gare de Nord on my way to study abroad with my darling fiance. We’ll be gone until new years and while I’ve planned most of the wedding, I procrastinated on invitations. I have this dream where we send post cards to all our guests as Save the Dates/Invitations from France, but finding 150 non-touristy post cards and mailing them internationally is almost prohibitively expensive. How much better would it be if we were able to show a picture of us abroad to get our relatives excited about our wedding (not to mention cut down on the number of postcards I’ve promised to write…)

I would totally use these and it would fit so well with our globetravelling personalities and our families and friends could enjoy a lovely photo of us from somewhere in France. (I promise, not the Eiffel Tower. Maybe a quaint scene of us at a cafe or in front of a grand cathedral…) Oh the possibilities!

Pita:  I hope I win this giveaway. I’d use the postcards as a thank you notes to our guests and also use it for the out of town bags since we’re doing a destination wedding.

Monday Morning Freebie – 200 Custom Postcards

Happy Monday.

Today I’ve a great prize giveaway from for 200 custom postcards!

GTB postcard contest

I can think of a zillion uses for these like change of address cards, save the dates, shower invitations, Custom Greeting Cards for the holidays, thank you notes and DIY projects.  Two lucky winners will be selected.

For my wedding, I used Custom Postcards to share instructions with our guests on how to upload their candid wedding photos to our Smugmug account. Cute right?

GTB photo postcard

I put them in the out of town bags and had a friend hand them out at the wedding to everyone with a camera. It worked out great and it was such a fun way to see photos while we waiting for the professional pictures.

Two lucky winners will receive:

  • 200 Custom Postcards (choose your size: 4×6, 4.25×6, 5×7″); 14pt gloss or matte, 13 pt uncoated
  • Full Color on both sides (4/4)
  • Shipping must be paid by winner. Offer valid for UNITED STATES SHIPPING ONLY.

How to enter:

  1. Subscribe to Globetrotting Bride
  2. Leave a comment below describing how you would use the postcards
  3. For an extra entry, tweet or blog about the contest and let me know
  4. Contest ends at midnight, August 30th.  Check here on August 31st for the winner announcement.

Vintage Travel – Free Virtual Rubber Stamps for you DIY Gals

I saw these on iDiY and I think they’d be so great for a vintage travel inspired Save the Date card, escort cards or even wedding invitation RSVPs. Click here for the full story and directions for downloading the free vintage postcard Epherma Brushes.

Wedding planning tip for the organized bride….

You meet so many people when you’re wedding planning wouldn’t it be great if you could hand out your contact details with something more personal than your business cards?

Here’s a great idea….

Make some teeny tiny MOO mini cards! I just made a batch and they have been getting rave reviews. The photo quality is great and so is the paper stock. See how cute and tiny they are?!?!

Each box contains of 100 mini cards and the best part is that each card can feature a different photo. I think it would be so fun to upload all your engagement pics and print your contact details on the back.

Of course there are zillions of other ways to incorporate MOO mini cards into your wedding like place cards, gift tags, save the dates, etc. And be sure to check out MOO for other cool products like holiday cards, post cards, greeting cards and business cards.