Post # 1
Finally, they are done! After hours of printing, cutting, gluing and assembling, all of the invitations are in the mail. Let’s just say I never want to see a corner rounder again.
1. The invitation envelope and what you see right when you pull it out. The set it wrapped in copper paper and sealed with a sticker with one of our symbols on them.
2. My working table (aka our coffee table). See all those finished invites! YAY!
3. The ‘formal’ invitation. The photo card on the right comes off and has info about out website on the back.
4. The invitation set for our out-of-town guests.
5. The fold-out travel & hotel guide for our out-of-towners. It has hotel info, a map with directions, and a short listing of our favorite places to eat/shop/have fun.
6. The RSVP postcard.
7. Our local guest set. The only difference here is that, instead of the fold out, there is just a double-sided card with directions and a map.
8. My faux-tickets for our pre-wedding party! After our rehearsal dinner we’re inviting all our friends to a private concert with my fiance’s uncle’s band, who actually broke up about 2 years ago. They are getting together for a one-night-only event just for us!
So that’s them! I’m so giddy about them – I’m totally in love!
Post # 4
Beautiful! They look fantastic! 🙂
Post # 6
Love the ticket the most but all of it is GREAT!
Post # 7
I LOVE the ticket idea! What did you use to create it??
Post # 8
Thanks! I made it myself using InDesign for the layout and Illustrator for the patterns.
Post # 9
These are really cute! Can I ask if you printed them yourself or had them professionally printed? We are in the process of debating to spend money on a printer or just having someone else do it. By the way, love the invites to see the band! That sounds like a lot of fun!
Post # 10
These look so awesome! What a great idea!!!
How difficult is it to learn adobe illustrator? I just downloded the free trial – I would love to be able to create patterns, how do you learn this! Any suggestions, tips or tutorials would be so greatly appreciated. I know you are probably very busy 🙂
Post # 11
These are such a neat and unique idea! Very creative!
Post # 12
Thanks everyone for the comments!
I did print them myself, on an Epson photo printer. I printed everything on that thing – STD cards, invite sets, programs, favor tags, etc etc etc.
Illustrator isn’t terribly difficult to learn. My recommendation for a beginner to make patterns is to google ‘free vector patterns’, find one you like, and then you can dowload it and edit it to make it your own. If you wanted to be adventurous and make your own, you want to make it in a square so that it repeats properly. It’s a lot of fun! Good luck!
Post # 13
I would love to use the template that you created, is there anyway you can share? My colors are green and purple and think this will work perfectly. Also, I have been looking into tickets, did you make these yourself or did you purchase them off a ticketing place?