- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
I’m finally done! After tinkering around for a couple of months trying different designs, I’m finished and my fiance loves it.
When we started discussing wedding colors, I let my fiance choose the other main color, as I picked out black dresses for my BMs and was going with a general ivory and black theme. Because we’re getting married in the fall, he chose gold and I tried to match the paper to the GMs’ vests/ties as best as possible.
I was running out of time, so I elected to purchase champagne metallic pocketfolds versus making them myself. I used champagne metallic cardstock for the inserts and champagne metallic text-weight paper for the actual invite, which was mounted on gold metallic text-weight paper.
I hand-punched the inserts and the invite using the Art Deco Corner Chomper (we’re going for more of a 20s/art deco theme).
I added a black satin ribbon around the invite.
INVITE WITH RIBBON:
I know you are technically supposed to not use the married monogram until after the wedding, but I found this great free download from WeddingChicks.com that matched the design I created for the invite perfectly. I printed and cut out the monogram pieces and corner punched them using the Art Deco Corner Punch.
(Sorry that the picture is a little crooked!)
I have done calligraphy my entire life, so I just purchased a gold metallic calligraphy pen (versus the traditional inks since they bleed through) to address the outer envelopes.
For the envelope liners, I created an 8.5 x 11″ sheet with our engagement photos, printed it out on gold vellum paper and cut them to size. Here is what the main sheet looked like with my template version on top: