- Mrs. Lemon
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA
Today our DIY rewind comes from Mrs. Lemon. Mrs. Lemon took her handmade invitations to the next level by embroidering her fabric-covered invitations (at home!), and printing the inserts with her Gocco printer. I still don’t believe that these fit in an A9 size envelope, yet she swears they did! This DIY project was originally posted on May 14, 2007.’
I got confirmation this weekend that everyone on the east coast has received their packages in the mail…so without further ado, I get to share my GIGANTIC wedding project with you…MY INVITATIONS!
Front cover of fabric pocketfold – gold embroidery thread on gold fabric
My solution to the lack of an inner envelope (And it still fit in an A-9 envelope!)
View of contents inside – Invite on the left (secured with glue dots) and inserts on the right
Close-up of the invitation. This was printed using two Gocco screens (one for the design and one for the text.
Front of the directions insert. Text was printed on a laser printer.
Back of directions insert. Map was printed with a laser printer as well.
Reception insert – laser printed
RSVP Insert – printed on laser
RSVP Envelope – printed with my Gocco.
Accommodations Insert – printed with laser.
Close-up of the embroidery.
And to preface any questions: they are completely homemade, they did take a lot of time and effort, they weighed 4 oz (pricey for USPS, but worth it) and they cost around $2 each to make including both envelopes. I’ll have a complete write-up on the cost breakdown later this week along with some helpful Gocco tips!