- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
Paper was ordered from Cards & Pockets – Sparkling Merlot Signature Pocketfolds, Dark Gray Envelopes and matting cardstock, Tile pattern paper in the sparkling merlot color on white background. Main invite and the inserts were printed on a laser printer, 110# bright white cardstock. I did all the design/layout.
The DIY part is that I’m cutting and assembling everything, which will save a TON of money. Even cutting the belly bands myself vs ordering theirs saved quite a bit of money. I have a guillotine paper trimmer which is a MUST if you’re doing a lot of straight cutting. The kind that has a blade in it that rolls is not good enough for a heavy-duty project like this. Using Zip Dry Glue which is awesome. These are coming in right at 2 oz on my manual postal scale at home – have to take it to the post office and am crossing my fingers it’s at the 2 oz mark to get the 65 cents postage!
All RSVPs are electronic/phone, no envelope. Before postage, they are $1.85 each (including any excess materials I ordered), should be $2.50 total with postage. I LOVE paper goods and enjoy doing them, and they don’t have to be mailed until January, so it isn’t stressful.
The outside closure on the belly band says “An Invitation for” and then the guest name, so each person will have their own. I figured this was a nice takeoff on the inside envelope. Everyone likes seeing their name in writing, right? I did them via mail merge (although they do all have to be cut individually, they are not on labels).
I will handwrite the outside envelope using a white pen. I am going to try to print the return address on the back flap in black, I think? Or may get a sticker. I think an embosser would look AWESOME but our addresses now are not permanent and it seems wasteful to buy the embosser at $30+ when our addresses will change.
I LOVED looking at real invite pictures while designing mine, so I figure I need to share back!