- 8 years ago
I was so scared of putting together our invitations for the wedding because of the cost! I love letterpress, but it was way out of our budget. While at Target one day, I came across the perfect kit, and I couldn’t believe the cost! $37 for 50 invitation suites (Invitation, RSVP card and envelopes) and they have textured paper that mimics letterpress.
The kit was obviously too simple and not really expensive looking. To spruce them up, I created liners for both envelopes (invitation and response card) in solid for the large envelope and used printed scrapbooking paper for the response card envelopes.
I also purchased this stamp to use on all the invitations to add more of a personal touch. The invitation envelope back was punched and the liner for the response cards were punched with this.
Our STD magnets we made at home with our personal photo printer and sticky magnet sheets. Then we rounded the corners with my handy dandy corner puncher, did the same for our After Party invitation (the backs were lined with more scrapbooking paper!), then I used those little glue circled to stick on the colored side of our hotel information card (made from more scrapbooking paper).
Then I made belly bands from more leftover paper, I wanted to use the printed paper, but I didn’t measure them properly before I started folding and gluing together with our Wedding Logo sticker. The wedding logo stickers were created by printing our logo onto a full label sheet and cutting them out with a large square squeeze punch. The actual logo is courtesy of my awesome FI!
I ordered a custom stamp on Etsy for $25 for the return address, I’m really not keen on labels on invitations, and I also hand-addressed each invitation.
Apologies for not having pictures during the process, but each invitation was unique and it was definitely not an easy project, but well worth the time and effort. I’ve received so many compliments on them!
The full set can be found on my flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rachieeeee/4696859743/in/set-72157624267394230/