- 5 years ago
Finally mailing my simple, easy, inexpensive, even-the-kids-can-help, totally homemade invitations, reception/directions/info insert, and business card style RSVP insert!!! My husband and I had already been married a couple of years ago in a civil ceremony (which was totally fun and sweet due to medical reasons. We both knew we would do a church ceremony once we were able and the opportunity to begin planning presented itself. Well, it presented itself sooner than we planned for. Being that my hubby and I are an Encore Bride n’ Groom and are parents to 3 awesome kids, there isn’t much room for wedding expenses, so we both decided on the absolute necessities and how we could achieve the details we were trying for without breaking the bank. As much as we love formal style weddings and details, it really wasn’t the style we could afford. Then I came across the “vintage/shabby chic” inspiration photos and fell in love! Talked to my hubby about it and he was kinda iffy. But I showed him ideas and pictures of my inspiration and he started to put in his ideas and how we could achieve certain looks with a little creativity and elbow grease, decided we would jump into the Shabby Chic pool holding hands. We are officially a DIY couple and loving it! It gave us an opportunity to include the kids in the planning and creating. This being the reason we decided to begin our invites “Together with their children.” It is totally a family affair. So, here, after that info, is our first completed DIY project.
Totally homemade and super casual but fun! Like other fellow bees, our budget is super tight, so decided against actual RSVP cards. We chose to put the money for return postage towards favors. The directions and reception information we printed on one insert but on opposite sides. My super cool MOH created a wedding address on a free site, so we advised guests to visit the site for additional info. The rsvp’s we used postcard paper (Avery Brand) and printed the RSVP info on the cards, but made them business card sized that fit 2 per postcard. We asked guests to RSVP via wedding site, email, or phone.
Well, there it all is and thanks for checking out our invites! Happy planning and creating lovely bees!!!