I can’t believe the last 4 years have flown by so quickly! But I also can’t believe it’s taken me 4 years to share my wedding photos. Part of the reason I even started this blog was to share some of the DIYs from my wedding and I swear it was just yesterday that I was slaving over these DIY Embroidered Save the Date Postcards for our wedding. Time flies so quickly when you’re having fun! These hand embroidered Save the Dates were a little bit of work, but 100% worth it. I felt that they really set the tone for our very handmade wedding. I love vintage paper ephemera and I love vintage linen postcards and had purchased a set of vintage California postcards from the flea market to use as “table numbers/names” at the wedding. But, of course, things change, and then I decided to use them as Save the Dates. My husband is originally from North Carolina and his mom collected postcards as a little girl and she happened to have a bunch of vintage linen North Carolina postcards that she gave me, so the North Carolina and California theme was perfect! Luckily, we had a smaller wedding of only about 100 guests, so I only had to make about 70 Save the Dates. Plus, I was in law school at the time, and planning a wedding is THE best procrastination for studying, so I did about 4-5 postcards each night until my fingers were numb from the needle pokes and then I hit the books. To DIY your own postcards, you simply need vintage postcards (linen postcards are best due to their thickness), various colored embroidery floss, a needle, and scissors. Then simply write out a template on a piece of paper and “pre-drill” your embroidery holes. Then use your template to poke the holes on your postcard before threading the embroidery floss on a needle and weaving it through. My suggestion: start on a few practice postcards (not your favorite postcards) until you get the hang of it. The holes are a little tricky, but once you do a few, you see the pattern and then you’ll be an expert. And then when I was done, my friend Emily designed the back. We printed the backs out on a large sheet, double-sided with guidelines on the “fronts” and then spray mounted the embroidered postcards into place. Because of all the embroidery floss and knots on the back, some took more spray mount than others, but we eventually got them all to stick. Then we cut them down, stuck them in envelopes, and mailed them out! The postcards were a labor of love, but so was the wedding, so really, they were perfect! I’ll be sharing more of our wedding tomorrow, including some other hand embroidered details on my dress and my husband’s tie.