Post # 1
The Invites (Click on images to enlarge)
To see how I made the maps and other components:
How to make Word function like Photoshop (making the maps) Part 1
and Part 2
After a couple weeks of slaving away, the invites are out. They put up a fight but we fought harder. Without further ado:
When our guests get the invites, they will look like this:
Front – As I mentioned, they are a tad see-through.
Inside, they will find the following packet held together with ribbon:
The components of the packet include:
An RSVP postcard with one of two front images and a single back side image:
A directions and information card.
So there they are. Seems like it’s not a lot compared to all the misery we went through to make them. At the last minute we opted against the pocket-fold. At this point I can only image how late they would be getting into the mail if we had to construct the pockets. The ribbons were hell enough. We liked the idea of a postcard RSVP because it’s fun. I wanted the “Leave us a message” component so that guests who cannot come still send something for our guest book/scrap book. I chose to do two images so that any keepsake we put together wouldn’t look so repetitive if we put two images per page.
I cannot begin to tell you how stressful this process was but I’m thrilled with the results. My fiance helped soooooooo much in this process and kept me sane. It’s really important to work as a team when things go wrong. Don’t believe me? Here he is in the wedding sweat shop:
Post # 4
OMG….these are realy nice…can you send to me them plate…please…thanks at [email protected]
Post # 5
Oh these are beautiful! Great job.
Post # 6
You did a beautiful job! Really gorgeous!
Post # 7
I will look into finding the files for these. Unfortunately, my hard drive failed and the files live on a backup somewhere. Also, half of the invite (including the map, monogram, etc.) are pretty particular to us and would be no use to someone else.
Post # 8
These are beautiful. Definitely a labour of love.