- Mrs. Piglet
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2009 - Ceremony at the Lanikuhonua Phase II private estate, reception at a historic hotel in Waikiki
Before getting engaged, (admittedly) I was one of those girls that perused the internet shamefully looking at pictures of weddings galore, thinking of ways to somehow incorporate those beautiful details into our wedding someday. But it was never the wedding gowns, or floral centerpieces that I swooned over… no siree…
It was all the beautiful paper products the brides (and grooms) created themselves! If you couldn’t tell already, I’ve delayed making decisions on reception decor, all things floral, ceremony details, etc., and channeled all my energy into the invitations for the past month. Way to go, Piglet! But DIYing invitations was near and dear to my heart, so the Mr let me be. I assured him I would handle those other details… later… and I guess later is now.
Anyhoot, I experienced my first lows of wedding planning during the invitation printing process, and also felt the ultimate high after hearing the compliments from our parents and a handful of guests on a job well done. Handful meaning 2 or 3, and that was enough for me!
And here they are folks! The invitation suite includes the ceremony/reception announcement, a trifold with information on wedding week activities and driving directions to the ceremony, and finally, the reply card. Pretty straightforward, yah? I can hear my family in Hawaii appending ‘yah’ to all of their sentences in their pigeon accent. I love it!
Paying homage to Bradda Iz. We Goccoed the floral embellishment on the outer envelope, and the addresses were done using the DIY ‘fake me out’ calligraphy trick. Genius!
Although extremely random, I included our wiener dog Georgia May, anywhere I could on our wedding stuff. We have this Picasso drawing framed in my parents’ house. This was Goccoed on the back of the outer envelope, and the front of the reply envelope.
We used the same pattern from the main invitation for our envelope liners.
The leftover envelope liner scrap paper was punched into luggage tags, and tied in front of the belly band with hemp twine and embroidery thread. We added eyelets to the luggage tags to give it a more polished look.
Here’s a closer look at our trifold.
And the front of our reply card.
I still have to go through my files, saved links, images, receipts, etc. so I can share the fonts, images, and tutorials used for our invites.
More details to come!
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