Post # 1
ok, so we’re both big readers and our reception is in the back of a bookshop. Our save the dates were bookmarks, and our invitations are made to look like little books! I designed, printed & put them together myself.
the cover. yes, the printing is streaky. no matter how many times i cleaned the print heads and replaced the ink, the cover kept coming out stripey. I hate that but my FI saw how stressed I was getting and convinced me that no one would care so don’t say anything about it! haha.
inside cover. little date stamp for RSVP due date on an old library card, & bookplate with guest’s names. I know this apparently isn’t done in the US but in Australia wedding invitations always have the guests names on them!
middle page. hard to get the idea with all my ‘censoring’ but its the invitation bit and extra info.
back inside cover – my favourite bit! my mum painted the map and I scanned it and added all the annotations. my grandma said ” ohh, I love the map – you’re too young to realise this but ALL children’s books used to have maps JUST LIKE THIS inside the cover!” really grandma? I had no idea. guess I’ve never read a book ever. ahhhh.
anyway. those are our invites! sorry for the poor pic quality, I guess WB compresses the images quite a bit!
Post # 3
Love them – they’re really beautifully done 🙂
We’ve been trying to finalise our invitations the past few days and finally decided on library cards, so I definitely like your book theme!
Post # 4
Oh those are so amazing! Where on earth did you find a bookstore that let you have their ceremony there? That seems SO COOL omg.
Post # 5
They are great, I love the library card in the beginning! Also, your grandmas comment about the map is too funny!
Post # 6
LOVE these! You did an amazing job! I might have to borrow this idea 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Lovely and very well thought out! Great job!!
Post # 8
wow amazing. it’s such a great keepsake too
Post # 9
Invite me! I want one! Those invites are seriously awesome, and as a guest I would definitely remember them! Good job.
Post # 11
that’s so cute, I especially love the library card thing! and the fact that it reflects you, that’s awesome! great job!
Post # 12
@kittyface: yay book themes! mum has “borrowed” an old library catalog drawer from the school she teaches at and we are having blank index cards for people to write on instead of a guestbook! we are making dividers for the drawer so they can file their messages under ‘best wishes’/’funny stories’/’advice for a happy marriage’/’date ideas’/’recipes’ etc. Mum noticed at my brother’s wedding that all the older relatives loved writing on the little cards for the wishing tree that they had, and lots of them wrote multiple cards with tips, advice, poems etc. It’ll be a good thing for people to do if they want a break from dancing!
@distracts: the ceremony is in a park near the bookshop, we are having a cocktail reception at the bookshop. It’s a bookshop/cafe and they had a sign saying that it’s available on sunday nights for parties, so we asked if a small wedding counts as a party and they got really excited about it! I can’t wait to take photos in the bookshop!
Post # 14
That looks beautiful. I particularly like the picture. Go Mum!
My FI and I are looking at doing our invitations as little booklets in a similar style. Not a book theme, but thought it would keep everything together instead of having separate inserts. Do you have any tips for actually putting it together? I’m imagining it being tricky to get everything lined up printing-wise so that it’s easy to trim and assmeble. Did you use a particular computer program to write the text?
Post # 15
These are amazing!!! I love them! And I really wish I’d thought of something like that for my own invitations earlier! They haven’t gone out yet, but….time is growing short. 🙂
Post # 16
Your Mom’s painting is AMAZING! That map kicks the poop out of the one I had 🙂