7.12.2009

may i present to you...

Our invitations! As all DIY invites are to the brides that spend hours slaving over them, these were truly a labor of love. I designed them, cut them out, rounded the corners, attached the ribbon, made the belly bands, cut out envelope liners, attached envelope liners, stuffed and embossed the pocketfolds, stuffed the envelopes, sealed and stamped all 215 of them with the help of Mr. M, our families, and a dear friend. The only things we outsourced were the pocketfolds and printing. A family friend even did the calligraphy on the outside for us.

Despite all the hard work that went into them, I wouldn't have done it any other way. We could never have afforded invitations like these without making them ourselves. I'm very happy with how they turned out, and from the feedback I've been getting, our guests like them too!

Did you DIY your invites? Were you happy with how they turned out?

7 comments:

Cheap Wife said...

I am sure you hear this all the time since you joined weddingbee....but I think you have got to be the most talented crafters I have ever seen. You really do amazing things! :-)
Those invitations totally blow my mind! Love them! :-)

Christine said...

Wow - they are gorgeous!
Great work! :-)

We had them printed outside and did the rest ourself.

The Mrs. said...

WOW! They look amazing!! Awesome job!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Wow, they turned out great! your guests are going to love them. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

They look great. :)

Heidi said...

Those look fantastic! You did a great job!

anna and the ring said...

They are amazing! They look so good.

Any hints or tips to a DIY dunce!

P.S. New to your blog and can't wait to read more!