It has been ages since I’ve updated this blog. It’s not out of laziness but instead is a consequence of having a wedding coming up. Wedding stuff has pretty much taken over my life. Only a few short weeks before freedom, sweet freedom. As much as I’m looking forward to it, there is a (big) part of me that will be relieved for all the craziness and stress to be over. Anyway, just thought I’d share the invite now that we’ve gotten them all sent out.
I screwed up the RSVP by not leaving a line for people to write their names, but it wasn’t the end of the world as we figured out who they were from eventually.
I have to confess that I cribbed a part of this invitation from one we saw online that we loved, so I can’t take complete credit for it. The original didn’t quite fit our purposes though (and I’m pretty sure it was letterpress), so I modified the layout to fit our event and added a few elements to help it better adhere to our woodsy theme. I loved the way it came out, though it was A TON of work since I was not especially familiar with design programs (though now I’m an old pro. No teacher like experience, right?) so I don’t recommend trying to do it over a single weekend if you decide to design your own (unless, you are in fact, a pro).
The whole package, tied with baker’s twine. Looks cute, but actually a bit greasy. Not sure I would recommend it but too late to change now.
All the paper and envelopes are from Paper Source. We printed them at home with a photo printer (Canon Pixma, best purchase ever) so no expensive printing either. Overall, I think they cost under $150 (including postage) so if you’re willing to put in some elbow grease, you can do some nice invites on a budget.