Post # 1
Wow, we have been doing our invites this weekend. A lot of work, trial and error. So far Fiance and I have put in about 13 hours combined…and we are only 2/3 done!!
My advice to anyone doing large numbers of invites, on their own, buy extras of everything and have a professional cut it. Most of our work has been cutting. Lots of cutting. And gluing. Tomorrow we get to weigh, stamp, and stuff envelopes. That part will be FUN!!
Post # 3
Lol I feel your pain! I invited 4 friends over and created an assembly line. THey are all fnished, just popping in RSVP cards tomorrow and mailng them out!
Post # 4
I’m so terrified to start mine but the time is coming lol.
Post # 5
I’m asking for a paper cutter for my birthday. I’m also starting them as soon as we pick a venue. They’ll probably be done long before they need to be mailed, but I’m giving myself plenty of time to prepare them. Ours involve cutting, stamping, embossing, gluing, stuffing…I want to have plenty of time to work around the trial and error part so they look just like I’m imagining.
Post # 6
We had NO idea how much work it was going to be. We didn’t practice at all, so we false started on cutting, turns out we didn’t have our designer do it the best way, she combined all the invite/enclosure on one page, so each page is a complete invite. Worked great for printing costs, but a nightmare to cut as nothing lined up exactly. We also epic failed on the gluing first few times, I picked up a liquid glue (thanks Michaels associate for the help) which was a royal mess. Ended up switching to a tape runner, LIFE SAVER. Tomorrow is stuffing and attaching the ribbon bands and monograms. We alos had some MAJOR issues with addressing our Bitter Chocolate envelopes. Tried “clear” labels…AWFUL. They are not clear, they are milky and look like poop on dark colours. We next went to hand writing, which I have not done in like 6 years, so I did about 10 and they were terrible. I had a genius moment today and we ended up buying Kraft paper, used Avery label template from the horrid “clear” labels, a pair of funky edged scissors and the tape gun adhesive. Printed them in nifty font, cut the edges witht he neat scissors, and they look AWESOME now! Fiance was actually quite impressed with my brilliance lol. I will post pics at some point of them as we went along.
Fiance and I are on our own, we don’t live near anybody to drag them in to help lol. And we were pretty disorganized!
Post # 7
@Mrs. Bear Cheese Pie: Lol, good idea! I had grand visions of amazingness…they’ve shrunk significantly since beginning this project.
But, flip side, Fiance amd I are getting lots of quality time, and we are actually doing pretty well for two entirely non-vrafty people!
Post # 8
@Take The Reins: I’m having the same issues.. I have a zillion labels, but everything I read says to hand print them… I have horrible handwriting, and just did my parents and my best friend, and I just want to cry. I don’t want to spend more money on clear labels, and I’m afraid about what that will look like.
I think i’m going to start my own post. I just wrote a bunch on how frustrated I am, and don’t want to hijack this post!
sigh… all this will be over soon….