Post # 1
Fiance and I are going for a vintage, flirty, hipster, somewhat ethereal vibe. We’re not crazy about “traditional” wedding stuff–we’ll be skipping on calligraphy, campaign, tuxedos, etc. While our wedding isn’t “casual,” we do want it to reflect our personalities.
I just finished hand typing all of our save the dates (with personal notes to each of our 182 invited guests!) and hand typing all of their envelopes on my grandmother’s typewriter. They turned out SO cute (wish I had a picture) and we love how personal each one is.
Now I’m wanting to hand type the text of the invitations. We COULD afford to have them printed because we saved money in other budget areas, but I think it would be too cute to type them all.
The text would look something like the typewritten invite below, and I think I’d sew up some little “inner envelopes” like the ones pictured here in fun vintage flannels.
I’m thinking all of this in a brown paper open-end envelope with a tie clasp.
THOUGHTS? would it look cheap?
Post # 3
I definitely don’t think it would look cheap – I’d be really impressed if I got something like that! Typing them all individually would be a lot of work, though – maybe you could download a typewriter kind of font from dafont.com? They have a whole bunch: http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=113
Post # 4
Definitely cute and funky, but it may be more work than its worth for you. I added painted details to every invite, and it nearly killed me. Could you type a prototype and have it printed, then add the flannel?
Post # 5
Very nice! I think it’s a great idea, thoughtful and cute and nice. However, since you have so many guests maybe you should really consider if you are willing to do all that work by yourself. I would love it, but think about it.
Post # 6
I think it’s totally cute! I used wraparound labels for our invitations, so technically, I “handtyped” all the addresses too. It’s not as time-consuming as I thought it would be… actually it was much faster than handwriting them since I type much faster than I write. I think you should go for it! 🙂
Post # 7
If you have the patience, go for it. Otherwise I would suggest downloading a typewriter font.
Post # 8
I think it’s a really cute idea!
But…if I got an invitation like that I would not think you spent hours typing them all individually. I would think you went the quick way and downloaded a typewriter font. Plus, your guests will not know that each one is different and unique because they’ll only see one invitation.
Post # 9
I think it’s wonderful! I think you could do a lot of embellishing and personalize each one. If you have time and can spread it out so you don’t go nuts, do it! HOW SWEET that you’re using your grandmother’s typewriter. I love how they feel and the way they punch the paper is just glorious. The only thing i’d say is that they could look stark – but, if you work on the other details, I think that’d be a good balance. Keep taking pix!
Post # 10
I voted cute and funky because I definitely think it meets that description! Unfortunately, I think your last option kind of applies too (it will definitely be a TON of work and sadly, a lot of people won’t care.) You have to decide if its worth it to you even if only a handful of people appreciate your hard work. I’m DIY-ing my invites and it PAINS me to think about people throwing them away…but I know it will happen and have accepted it (sort of…)
Either way, great idea!
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
More like crazy awesome!
I know Mrs. Bunny had Mr. Bunny typewrite all of their guests’ addresses on the envelopes.
Post # 13
I love the look of typewriter type. I used it on my STDs but have to admit, I just downloaded one of the fonts from dafont that looks like a typewriter- SO much easier!
Post # 14
Thanks for all the comments! I’m loving them!
We thought about a typewriter font, but love the way the typewriter actually “punches” the paper… each letter is unique. If we did a font, we’d want them letterpressed to get a more authentic feel, but that’s SO expensive!
Also, although I mentioned we had 182 guests, there’s only really 80-90 invites (because of households and couples) so it’s not that bad. Also, we’re not sending them till july, so we have plenty of time to work on them slowly.
I love thinking that people’s first impression of our wedding would be “wow, they are really putting time and care into this!” Invites set the WHOLE tone of how your wedding will be, so we’re hoping to make ours really dynamic. 🙂
Post # 15
This sounds like a awesome idea!!I love it!!!Go for it!
I spent a few hours doing my own Calligraphy..ugh..that was stressful! But happy to save the money in the end..and they look great! 🙂
Post # 16
I love the idea!!!! Good luck with it!!!!