(Even though I trapped you into another Alien Instructable, I made sure to mix some sweets in here so that you aren't too grossed out!) My PredAlien came from a mall, from a cart that sold toys. Amazingly, they had this thing for around $20 and I fell in love with it. These Alien-type toys usually go for up to $100 each. Totally lucked out. So you have this cool, detailed toy that was never meant to play with, because it's too fancy...what do you do with it? -- Answer - DRESS it up. Celebrate it. Haha.
All you need for this instructable is an imagination, some cool props and a camera.
The candy words are via Madmoo on Fiverr :) <--- here is a link to her stuff. Wow, I love the colors.
Step 1: Think About Your Message.
Basically, you want to find something that expresses who you are and your union. Maybe if you have a Star Wars Wedding, you could pose a couple action figures, dressed up, standing in the grass under some sunlight. That would be awesome. Maybe you want to just send the fancy message...so you can get some stones and paint letters on them and spell your message out. Or even buy the image from someone else and then send out... www.Fiverr.com is a great place for personalized photography. One seller actually does the stones that I'm talking about.
The decision is up to you, if you love to create, maybe you'd like to do your own. Or if you want to leave the work to someone else, there's a great outlet for that now. And believe me...I took on way too many projects for our wedding! :D
Step 2: Execution!
Then you can print as-is or have someone edit it for you. Everyone probably has a friend who uses photoshop these days. If you don't know anyone, you can find me on Fiverr - KristyLynn, and I'll edit it for you. :) Just get your image looking perfect, elegant and ready to send out!
Step 3: Printing!
Or you can spend extra money and put your image into one of their templates that lets you add design under or around the photo so that you don't need your text in your chosen photo. It's up to you, the options are endless. Just make sure to be creative and have fun with it.
Step 4: Mailing!
I'd love to see something like this in the mail to announce someone's wedding. I would love to get a photo of two legos getting married, all to find out that a nerd couple that we know - would be getting hitched. Or maybe even pets or my little ponies. I don't care. I love to see things out of the norm. And I really love that people aren't buying into the corporate expectations of what should be purchased in order to announce a wedding.
Hope that you enjoyed the instructable and perhaps, you'll take another viewpoint on the whole idea of "Save The Dates". <3