- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
So here is our finished wedding invite. After a lot of work I think they turned out pretty good.
Close up of the wedding invite. We have two different invites. Both with the same wording, but the “Dinner Reception” part was moved to the right and the butterflies were on the left side. Just opposite of this one.
The Reception and Accommodations Card.
And the map which is on the back of the directions card
Response card. I found the saying online, when I was looking for funny sayings for the RSVP cards.
Plain pocket fold. I also found this template on here. Here is the link for it http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-pocketfolds-4 It had all the measurments and pictures of everything, which was very helpfull.
Finished inner envelope. Had to make these myself, the company that I ordered the paper from was out of these color of envelopes, but they had text weight paper and I used that I and used a sample envelope that I had ordered to make all the ones I need. The wax stamp was done by my fiance.
Band with Happiness tag. Here is were I got the happiness tag from.
http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/our-finished-invitations I used left over cardstock from cutting out all the backings so I wasn’t wasting so much paper.
A couple things, the finished invites were heavier then a normal invite. I had to use a 65 cents stamp and I also had to add to use a 20 cent stamp because the wax stamp. They said that it was considered bulky mail and they could not be put through the regular machine. Which I did not know and I had not seen that on any of the other post I had seen. So be warned. Make sure you make a test invite and let them know that there is a wax stamp on there so you get the right postage.
The paper was ordered from LCI paper, so it was not that cheap. The invite paper is called “Snow Williow” which looks best when printed on a Laser printer. I tried to print on my ink jet, and it works, but it looks sharper on the Laser printer. The blue is “Royal Blue” cardstock and I also had text weight paper for the envelopes I had to make. I also ordered the A4 RSVP envelopes and the A8 envelopes for the outside envelope. I would suggest ordering samples if you can of the paper you want. To make sure you are happy with the colors and also so you can do a test print on the paper. And to make sure the envelopes are the right size.
The embossing I did my self. I used a white embossing stamp, and the embossing powder is “PEARLustre Lapis Opaque, EP231,” I used the Marther Stewart embossing gun, and I purcharsed a butterfly stamp. All of that was purchased from Michaels Craft store. The purple cardstock was also purchased there. It is 12×12 and the color is “Concord Grape” Paper weight is 65lb cover. I got this on sale, I think it was 5 for a dollar or something close to that.
The font for the names and everything is “Edwardian Script ITC” and the other font is “Gabriola” I downloaded the fonts from online.
The map I made for free on “Weddingmapper.com.”
I also found that double sided sticky tape works the best for everything. I used it on everything from make the pocket fold to taping on the invites. It works great and once you stick something with it, its not going anywhere.
I hoped I covered everything.