I knew that I always wanted the "photo-strip" type of save the dates. My bridesmaid, Whitney, is a great photographer so she took the photos for us, and made the signs! She is also planning on taking our engagement photos as well.
Here is what we designed...
We also decided to make them magnets which is fun because then guests can just stick them on their refrigerators and they won't get lost! We got them from www.freshimpressions.us. They were VERY helpful and I think they were fairly reasonable as well. We ordered 100 magnets and 100 envelopes and paid $149 plus shipping which was around $9. When we recieved the order, there were 40 extra magnets! We're not sure if they do this for all orders or if there was a mistake on their end, but none the less, we were happy. All of our friends loved the save the dates!
I also went to Office Max and bought some printable address labels and used a templet that was already in my Microsoft Word to type up all of the guests addresses and our return address. This made the save the dates look more expensive and really didn't cost much at all! Kevan was even impressed.
And don't forget to go to the post office and get wedding related stamps. They cost the same as normal stamps and add another extra something. Here are the ones I chose for the save the dates!