Monday, July 22, 2013

our wedding invitations.

Now that all our invitations are out and in the hands of our guest I can finally share all the details! Well not all of them because I'm sure I would bore you with my new found love for fonts! Who would have figured that one out?
This was fun. There might have been some rough patches in the mix but overall I loved making our wedding invitations. The map of course is easily my favorite.

I had a few moments where Thomas looked at me like I was a bit crazy.. for example the printer. We sure bonded during this experience and all in all she did well and didn't fail me, (although I killed the yellow ink prettttttty fast) but we had some margin issues. It caused me to not only babysit and fed the printer one by one, but then I went back and trimmed both the invitations and the maps once they were printed (this would be the moments when Thomas looked at me like I was crazy, until I showed him the side by side comparison, there's truth in those pesky details).

Surprisingly I found it oddly therapeutic.  
And I mean, come on.. they look so much better with out that 1/4 of a inch on the top. 

It took a good couple of weeks for me to cut all the paper and print everything off-- I did it all in hour spurts after work and on the weekends. It was during this time that I realized I had no idea how I was going to compile them all. Lucky for me I have a mama and some friends to bounce some ideas off of and I landed on the grey envelops and the pretty flower paper that I love so much. My friend Lara came up with the sticker idea which was perfect and gave it that pop of yellow I wanted. They turned into pretty little packages for all our guests to open and I love that. 

Last weekend I dragged all my paper goods up to Ohio and we sat at the table and wrapped our pretty invitations. I really didn't think it was going to take all that long, but it ended up taking us a good chunk of time! And we were all soooo happy that I didn't go with my mama's idea of tissue paper.. oof. 

Here they all are stamped and ready to go! 

It felt weird just leaving them all. I had spend so many evenings and hours working on them that I was (and still am) oddly attached to them.. ha. It was a lot of fun and thanks to Pinterest I did add some fun addresses to the mix.. including: The President and The First Lady, along with Cinderella and Prince Charming. :) Here's hoping we get something fun!! 

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