Post # 1
I had more than a glitch or two, and these babies were about 2.5 months in the making and I’m so glad they’re gone!
My advice looking back?
- Spend the money on the RSVP envelopes and stamps. It’s way more fun to get an RSVP in the mail than on your wedding website. Plus, it’s classier and better etiquette. I really flubbed it on this one, looking back.
- Plan how to address the envelopes at least a month ahead of time, whether you hand-write them, print them, <font color=”#666666″>DIY calligraphy</font>, or send them off to a calligrapher
- Get your addresses way ahead of time (I sent 5 invites out late bc I was still waiting on people to get back to me with their addresses)
- Double the spelling of names and titles (I inadvertently sent an invite to a pastor who recently earned his doctorate degree and did not include "Dr" but "Reverend. oops!)
- Get help! I seriously had so many friends and family members that wanted to help. <font color=”#666666″>My cousin</font> and I created the design, my sister and Bridesmaid or Best Man Rae helped me cut and assemble, My friend Kim helped stamp, stuff and seal the envelopes. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you!!
Here they are!!
envelopes (pre-ugly yellow heart stamp)
The back of the envelopes (I later added a clear address label to the top of the flap.)
(and I am so not a photographer. I’m thinking about asking a friend to take better photos of the invitation suite for my blurb planning album!)
Post # 3
The envelopes are exquisite. Lovely invites all around.
Post # 4
Absolutely fabulous! This is one of the prettiest invite suites I’ve ever seen..I like it a-latte!!!!
Post # 5
These are stunning! You did such a good job on these! I love the colors. I love the dandelions. Gorgeous!
Post # 6
Beautiful!! Did you GOCCO? I loooove the design on the envelopes. How did you do that? Where did you order paper?
I am just embarking on my DIY invite adventure and could use tons of advice. We are doing chocolate pocketfolds (LCI paper) and ecru card stock inserts and am trying to find orange backing for the invite part (to mount the ecru on).
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
Latte, these are so beautiful! You did a great job with the design and layout. Plus, I love the Psalm that you included! :o)
Post # 8
I’m going to be doing a DIY/budget breakdown post on these invites, as soon as I get it together for my blog.
This was by far my favorite and most time-consuming wedding project, but I think it was totally worth it!
Erin-I didn’t Gocco. I printed everything on 8×11 sheets on my cousin’s laser printer and cut each piece by hand! I stamped the envelopes with brown ink and acryllic stamps from JoAnn’s (after realizing embossing just was too much work!).
Post # 9
They’re so pretty! I love how talented the Hive is – you ladies inspire me!
Post # 10
I love your envelopes! Nice job!
Post # 11
Beautiful! I love the swirl on the envelope 🙂
Post # 12
So pretty! Wish I had the talent and patience you do because it sure paid off, pat yourself on the back!
Post # 13
Wow! Gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the DIY post and budget breakdown!!!
Post # 15
WOW! This totally makes me think I should start me invitations now.. or maybe last week…. 🙂
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
They look awesome! I really like the graphics you used and the envelopes.