- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
I mailed off my invitations this morning and am so glad to have them gone! Definitely a labor of love, even though mine were relatively simple compared to some suites I see. Here’s the final product:
Blacked out for privacy, obviously
(I won my calligraphy in a contest, but Kristen Henderson on etsy did it and it is beautiful!)
The three separate pieces- we chose to have as few inserts as possible. Invitation, rehearsal invitation, and RSVP card. I had a designer design the tree for me to mimic the live oaks with Spanish moss that are in Savannah and all around our chapel.
My beat up raggedy sample suite! I had to refer to this constantly for the first few invitations to remember how to properly do the twine tying. I’m afraid the first 8 or 9 I did are definitely less neat than the rest, LOL.
The Moo card on the front is to inform guests of the after party and the front of it is a picture of the view from the rooftop bar on River Street that our after party is at.
I printed our return address on the back flap using CAC Champagne font for our names and regular Georgia font for our address.
Just a note; if you’re using twine in your invitations, be prepared to pay extra for postage- about 20 cents per invite. I was unable to use the Civil War stamps I wanted to use due to the postage increase, so I got stuck with the 64 cent butterflies. (There’s also a 64 cent dolphin.) I also had my hand canceled not only because it would look nicer, but so the envelopes wouldn’t go through a sorter and get beat up because of the twine. (They probably will anyway, LOL.)
Overall I love them, but am SO glad they are out of my house and off to fulfill their destinies!