Post # 1
Ok Hive, So I’m doing my own invites, and I need your guys unbiased opinion of what I’ve put together
We are having an untraditional wedding in many ways, so I wanted to do non traditional invites as well. We are having a Friday night wedding, doing tapas (passed and at stations) instead of a sitdown dinner, and having the ceremony and reception in a converted warehouse space, so I think this invite reflects the uniqueness of our wedding. I’ve designed everything on Photoshop, without a clue of what I was doing…which meant a lot of trial and error.
The invite: The picture is from a vintage photobooth, and I’m going to mount the actual invites on a piece of 5×7 card stock.
RSVP: Its a postcard instead of the traditional reply card so we can save $$
The info card: its about the size of a business card, well a little bigger. My though it to send everyone to our blog for all the other information instead of a whole bunch of inserts to save which will save paper and money.
The Envelope: A Black A7 envelope with a wraparound label. My plan is to do a mail merge document for the individual labels since I already have a spreadsheet with everyones names and addresses. To get the custom hight and length for them I’m going to print them on full sheet, 8.5×11, labels and then cut them into the individual labels.
So, what do you guys think?
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Post # 3
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Post # 5
I like them! They look nice! That just made me want to work on mine.
Post # 7
Wowsa did you design this all yourself or did you have help? It’s an awesomely gorgeous set!
Post # 8
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thats really pretty! love the labels!
Post # 10
Very modern and cool. I like the postcard RSVP. I wanted to do online but I just don’t know if everyone is tech savvy enough to make that happen. I really don’t like all the paper that goes into weddings so a postcard is a great way to cut down on that. It does save postage, but I’ve been searching and the only postcard 28 cent stamp is a polar bear.
Post # 12
I really like them! Great idea how bout you are all directing them to all the blog,
My only concern is that are the majority of your guests have the internet? what are you doing for ones that dont?
anyway.. I LOVE the design, and the photos are great!!
Post # 14
I think these look great! I love the photobooth detail on the invite!
Post # 15
Wow, I think they look great. Modern and chic. Nice job.
Post # 16
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate the support!! I’m a creative person, but don’t get to use my creativity that often, so it makes me doubt myself sometimes. Its nice to have positive feedback.
@abbee. I did all of the layout my self, the graphic on the RSVP I got a while ago, but don’t remember where. First we used it for our email Save the Date and then I replaced the STD info with the RSVP. I downloaded the free 30 day trial of photoshop to do it all, so if I want to do anything else I have about 26 days left!
@fanatic888…I wanted to do an online RSVP on our blog originally to, but we decided against it to appease some involved who want more traditional elements to the wedding and I was concerned that some people might not figure it out, or put it off and never get around to doing it. With the actual postcard, its a physical reminder for them to RSVP. Oh no, thanks for the heads up on the polar-bear stamp. I guess I will just have to hope they release some new stamps come spring time when I’m getting ready to send them out.
@ccranetobe…Most of our guest do have internet so we aren’t that worried. Of all of our guests, the ones who don’t have it or aren’t that tech savvy are for the most part local relatives, who really won’t need the directions or accommodation information, and that what most of the info on the blog is.
@jordynrose…thanks! at first I was concerned that it was a little narcissistic, by my mom re-assured me it wasn’t. Plus the photos are special too. He proposed to me in Chicago, where I used to live and I am still madly in love with the city, and we took the pictures the night after we got engaged, when we were out celebrating at my favorite Chicago bar!