Post # 1
I recently got engaged and I am looking for someone to make paper for my wedding invitations. My fiance lost his mother a few years ago to breast cancer. I wanted to honor his mother by integrating her wedding dress into our invitations (his aunt tells me I can have the hem! Yay!). It is my hope that the fibers from her dress material can be mixed into the pulp used to create paper that we can then have our invitations printed on.
Any other bees have unique paper made for their big day? Any suggestions on a vendor?
Post # 3
This is such a lovely sentiment… I hate to make light of it, but my answer would be…. in our kitchen. My Fiance got this idea to make the paper for the fans people will hold during the outdoor ceremony, since we expect it will be hot. They are the most awful, ugly things I have ever seen, and my blender is ruined, but he’s so proud of them. So…. don’t hire him. BUT, there is hope you can try it yourself! If my non-crafty Fiance can do it, you can!
If you can’d find anyone to do it for you, remember there are lots of other ways to use the hem piece you have…. as a bouquet ribbon, perhaps?
Post # 4
rurahrah – Using the fabric as a ribbon would be a lovely idea, too! I’ll see what I can find re: invites. I’ve made paper before, but it wasn’t very pretty. Maybe I’ll give it another go – it’s not very expensive to experiement with.
Post # 5
Check out RecycledIdeas on Etsy ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/recycledideas ) . They make custom, plantable paper and might be able to help you. I know they have some invite designs in their store along with sheets.
Ive bought squirrel shaped plantable favors and they were adorable! Might be worth a shot.
Post # 6
Ask an art student if you know one. I don’t know how to do it myself, but I do remember an illustrator who made her own sketchbook to bring to Italy straight down to the homemade paper.