- Mrs. Crab Cake
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum
Last week, I shooed my rehearsal dinner invitations out the door (and, thankfully, it was my last huge paper undertaking).
They should have all reached their recipients, and now I can share them with you!
These were way simple and fuss-free.
Can y’all tell I’ve discovered Picasa and the collage feature? I heart it big time! Everything was printed on Classic Crest Baronial Ivory (it’s the same paper that our invitations were printed on, minus the linen texture).
I ran the invite cards through my Xyron and then adhered them to some more of that lovely patterned paper y’all are getting tired of seeing. I found a book of 4.5×6.5 cards atJo-Ann’s meant for matting 4×6 photos and went from there. I did end up having to trim a tiny sliver off the short side to get it to fit into the envelopes, but it was still easier than cutting all of them out by hand.
I’m a dork and completely didn’t put a decline place on my cards. Duh…also didn’t realize this until after they were all sealed and ready to be mailed. Good news is that most everyone that we invited will be there. These were sort of a formality, and it doesn’t really matter.
I also included a little card detailing what the chicken is and what the cow is, so that people aren’t making a decision without all the information they need.
We’re serving poppy seed chicken with wild rice and grilled veggies and burgundy beef tips with mashed potatoes and grilled veggies. We have a few vegetarians in our bridal party (one of his sisters and my sister) and they will be served black bean burgers with salsa, wild rice, and grilled veggies. We didn’t want to open up a third option, so we left those off the invites.
I wrapped everything up with little bows from Mrs. Emerald’s tutorial.
Those bows were super simple and really tied things together nicely.
The envelopes were printed at home using the same font. They don’t look perfect, because my printer hates me. But I’m really at the point where I don’t care anymore.
We used the King and Queen of Hearts stamps (plus two ugly 10 cent clocks, cause again, I’m a dork and forgot to bother getting these things weighed before I bought postage. It’s okay though, ’cause I’m really not a huge fan of those cake stamps…).
The actual invitation got a queen and the RSVP envelope got a king, so everyone got to see both. (Who am I kidding, no one looks at the stamps except detail-obsessed brides!)
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