- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
These invitations were semi-DYI: I ordered the orange envelopes (tangleo) and 5×7 gray (storm) z-card from envelopements. My dear friend designed the actual invitation/RSVP/monogram tag and I had them printed and cut. All assembly was by yours truly. Hence, the DYI part. 🙂
The envelopes…not a good photograph but they have this amazing shimmer. I will be printing our guests’ addresses directly on them:
When you first open the envelope, our guests will see this. Yep, no inner envelope. Or envelope liner. Eff you, Emily Post!
Take it out of the envelope, and you get this: a 5×7 z-card (basically, a pocketfold without the actual pocket, I’ll get to why I did that in a second). I made a 2×2 monogram of our first initials (since I’m STILL not sure if I’m keeping my maiden name or not) and attached it to a piece of orange cardstock with double sided tape. The sheer orange ribbon is attached between the layers, again with just double sided tape.
When you take off the ribbon tag, and open the Z-Card, you have the actual invitation. I couldn’t find ANYTHING pre-made that wasn’t too froo-froo or girly. Not my (or my FI’s!) style. See the reason why I didn’t get the pocket? In an effort to keep down costs and pieces of paper, all I have is the RSVP. All other information (hotels, directions, etc) can be found on our website. I attached the RSVP to the z-card with self-adhesive silver photo mount corners. I also just attached the invitation to the card with double sided tape.
The RSVP is a 4×6 postcard. On the front:
And the back:
We still have to add the # of seats (in black) to each RSVP. In retrospect, I should have gone through and added up how many I needed to print with “1” or “2” or whatever else, and had them printed on. Ah well.
All told, these were slightly pricey, but I love them, and I think they look way more expensive than they actually are.
For the envelopes: 65 x 1.10 = 71.50$
The Z-cards: 65 x .60 = 39.00$
All printing: 46.50$
Cardstock: 1.78$, and I will in all likelihood will have to go buy more.
Photo corners: 6.69$ for 210.
Cutting of all three (to reduce costs I had both RSVP & invitation printed 2 on a 8.5×11, and 20 monograms on 3 sheets): 5.00$
Total cost: 172.97
Total cost per invitation (65): 2.66$