- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
Despite having a sassy peacock themed wedding this upcoming May 19, there is truly an underlying theme that is closely guarded by my fiance and I, and that theme has been “Find what you want- and then find it cheaper!” We have been dedicated to having the wedding of our dreams without heaving ourselves into debt- not because we can’t afford a more expensive event, but simply because we’re too practical to spend an insane amount on a 5 hour party 🙂 (Bless your heart if you are!)
Once wedding planning was in full gear I started searching for the invites 🙂 I wanted something different. A bold theme is deserving of a bold invite :). I knew certain things I wanted right off the bat: 1. It had to be colorful. 2. I had to have a peacock feather in it. 3. Because most of our guests were not from the area, I knew I would need a pocketfold….
Eventually I did find that dream invitation, and with it came the dream invite came the real world price. Almost $400! EEEEK! In looking at some many invites I knew I could just make my own! Granted I had no idea how involved the process would be, I thought I’d share my end results with you- enjoy!
Wedding Colors: Teal, Purple, and Accents of Gold
Included: Invitation, RSVP Card, Three Inserts
Pocketfolds/RSVP Cards: Came with an invitation kit at Michaels I then ordered cardstock (paperandmore.com), linen paper (Paper and More), heavier envelopes(Paper and More), purple rhinestones (Ebay), peacock feathers (8 to 12 inch)(Ebay), and picked up purple organza ribbon from the local Dollar Tree.
Final Cost: About $130.00 for 80 invitations 🙂 (Not including postage)
I will warn that postage is a darn arm and a leg, AND I highly recommend adding a tissue paper sheet or it can smudge.
Front of invite:
Back with Feather detail: