October 27, 2008
We finally sent out our wedding invitations a week ago! I say finally because it took about 2 entire weekends to design, guillotine, glue, address and stamp 40 of those bad boys. It is in fact still 5 months to the wedding so it's not like they are late or anything!
We decided to make flat cards - one with the invitation on, and one with response options on one side, and our address for return on the other. We also found awesome shiny champagne coloured paper to print all the information on - that was the best! We just printed it all on nice thick white paper, trimmed the pages, and then stuck them onto purple card using this amazing (and amazingly expensive) craft glue spray that we found at the shops.
Here are some selected views of the invitations (couldn't be bothered to blur out all the personal info, so just leaving those bits out!):
Close up of roses graphic (literally just a spiral, but it looks quite definitely like a rose though - we think anyway!):
A lame attempt at photographing the awesome shiny paper:
You can see how good the paper was for printing though, the black ink really pops on it.
Endless sorting was required to make sure everyone got everything!
My word, were we pleased it was over when we chucked them all in the post box! It made it all seem extremely real, and I have been a bit over excited ever since. I got even more excited on Saturday when all the wedding dress fabric shopping was completed - I can't wait to show that next time!
Posted by jen at October 27, 2008 02:45 PM
They look wonderful! I love the spiral roses.
Posted by: Nicole at October 27, 2008 07:39 PM
I've been visiting your blog quite regularily for a little while...
Just wanted to say Congrats' - for the wedding, and your courage to make everything yourself!!
Getting married in January myself, we decided it quite spontaneously, and the next (or 2 or 3) week-ends are planned for sending cards out, too...
Have fun with all the preparations - it's a once-in-a-lifetime-thing ;-)
Best wishes from Brussels,
Posted by: Frauke at October 29, 2008 08:59 PM