I will be doing a DIY and cost breakdown post soon, but here is the completed invitation.
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, DIY calligraphy, 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. My cousin and I created the design, my sister and BM 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!!
Without further ado--my invitations!
(I hate to ruin the look, but gotta keep the privacy, ya know?)
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!)
And there you have it!
How long did it take you to DIY your invitations? Was it longer than you thought?