- Mrs. Champagne
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception
I guess I should start at the beginning. You may or may not know that Mrs. Tiramisu and I are good friends. We are in the same profession, and we met along the way. Basically, she introduced me to Weddingbee, and I was quickly obsessed! She also introduced me to the Gocco, and truthfully, after we did our save the dates on her Gocco, I knew I had to purchase one for myself.
Our invites were centered around a monogram we had created by Aimee over at Creative Montage. This is the same monogram that guests will notice on the out of town bags, menus, cocktail napkins, and bathroom guest towels. We used our initials for the invitation, and we’ll use our married monogram after the ceremony.
Now that the invites are finally out of my hands, here you go! The invitations were created all with my Gocco, and this truly was a labor of love. I ordered all supplies from Envelopper, Inc. and I highly recommend their services.
Much of our invitation set was custom cut by Envelopper, and the rest (the vellum for the belly band and the belly band elements) I cut with a paper cutter I got at ACMoore using a 50% off coupon.
I did run across a few snags along the way. The Gocco can print with a limited size screen, so I had to do some of the invitation elements in steps. The invitation cards and accommodation cards were done in two stages (I Gocco’d half, let it dry, finished the other half), and I made sure to have extra in case they were uneven at all.
Close-up of the invite card:
The entire invitation set:
I did what many bees have done and numbered the RSVP cards in light pencil in case anyone forgot to write their name in.
I mulled around with the idea of attempting calligraphy. I even bought a book and some intro equipment, but ultimately it just didn’t look good! So, I enlisted the help of the fabulous Michele Clark. Her work is wonderful and she’s so easy to work with. We chose her style: alt caps script.
We chose gold ink for the return address:
Now that these babies are gone, a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders! Now it’s on to the next DIY!
(To check out the origial post, click here.)