- Mrs. Bunny
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: July 2009 - Everal Barn, Westerville
I was stuck and inspiration-less for so long when it came to invites, and then, when we picked our envelopes a few weeks ago, the ball was set rolling. Now we’re just days away of having everything we need.
Envelopes? Check! Address list? Check! Paper? On order! RSVPs? Thanks to my amazing MOH Sunny Bunny, absolutely CHECK!
A few summers ago, I bought a lot of about 50 romantic antique postcards off eBay on a whim. They are one of the best buys I’ve ever made and are the inspiration for the whole wedding.
My original plan for RSVPs was to take about six of the postcards I really loved and have 25 copies of each printed.
But my sister Sunny was adamant. Wouldn’t it be so much cooler to have real antique cards? Each an original design for the RSVPs? I could encourage guests to write notes on them and display them at the wedding, ala the photo below from Inspired Goodness:
‘Yeah, sure,’ I thought. Because of course, that would be awesome. But I’m trying so hard not to stress, and who has the time or energy to go sorting through those massive boxes of postcards at antique stores looking for appropriate cards that aren’t written on?
So I told her to go right ahead, if she wanted to. I gave her a $50 budget and said I needed around 150 cards.
And she did it. She spent two afternoons sorting through postcards at an L.A.-area antique store and struck a deal with the owner. Last week, she mailed me a package full of vintage postcard-goodness.
Sunny, you’re incredible. Thanks for being the best MOH a girl could ask for, in spite of the 2,250 miles between us.
And now, a sneak peek of our invitations:
- 150 Kraft paper envelopes from Create For Less
- 6 packs of Luxe Cream cover weight paper from PaperSource
- 150 vintage postcards handpicked from an antique store in Monrovia, Ca.
- 1 Martha Stewart “simple scallop” edge punch
Add a brand new typewriter ribbon, Adobe InDesign, printing and cutting from Kinko’s, and engagement photos, stir well, and you have our invites!
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