Wedding Wednesday #6 - Invitations

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Once the venues where booked my next big task (after finding the dress!) was to get the wedding invitations sorted. I knew I'd be designing them myself, I saw no sense in asking someone else to design them for us, especially as I had a pretty good idea about how I wanted them to look. And as my friend once told me, 'why have a dog and bark yourself?'

I had them printed by Moo. I opted for the Luxe option (meaning I could have a red stripe to the edge) for the invitation and RSVP / song request card and ordered the square business cards for our gift list information. Meanwhile, I found brown envelopes to send them out in and small red envelopes for the RSVPs on Amazon, along with some shiny gold hearts. I printed several pages of stripes to cut out and use as the bands to hold everything together.

I enlisted the help of my Mum and Sister-in-law to put them together and we sat around one afternoon chatting, drinking tea and stuffing envelopes, all the while talking about the wedding.

For the RSVP envelopes we used an address stamp from The English Stamp Company, my SIL had them done in no time at all.

That evening I set about hand writing all the addresses - printing them onto sticky address labels would've been so much simpler but I wanted them to be done by hand - so I only have myself to blame for the hand cramp. It was worth the effort though.

To seal the envelopes I used a small damp sponge - no on needs to lick that many envelopes in one sitting - and I can't recommend this method highly enough.

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I was so excited to start receiving the RSVPs, although our first reply was a decline on account of them being on holiday, but since then we've had 3 more replies and all can attend.

People are coming...

Shiz just got real!

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  1. These are beautifully done Hazel!! I love them!! So exciting!!! The colour scheme is really nice. My sister in law did ours as she is a graphic designer.x

    1. Thank you - it certainly helps being a graphic designer! I'm really pleased with how they turned out.

  2. Replies
    1. It took me ages to find the perfect font but it was worth it.

  3. They turned out beautifully! I love how simple and chic they are. And go you for addressing them all yourself!

    1. Thank you, it all took a little time but it was worth it. And it's so exciting to be receiving RSVPs already!

  4. IT IS SO SOON!!!! This is so exciting. And those invites are mint.

  5. Simple, classic and so beautiful, I'm so excited for you X

  6. P.S. Thanks for the gif link- I wanted to make one and your post was most timely!x

    1. You're welcome. It's super easy to use. You'll be seeing more gifs here I shouldn't wonder


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