Phew! Invitations have been posted, so I’m skipping from foot to foot by the letterbox most days now, waiting for replies!! I have already had some replies by email and verbally (my nan – no computer!) so that’s ok – there WILL be people there!
This is a pic of the invitations (excuse my ratty fingernails!):
This is the dummy, so the real ones had a small banner across the bottom of the green part saying ‘wedding invitation’. I was really happy with them – I had an idea to do fancy pocketfold invitations, but when I actually thought about it I realised that that would take far too long and probably not come out as I had hoped.
As I think I’ve said before I was inspired to make my wedding stationery by my friend Catherin, the Crafty Little Blogger, as she is the craft Queen but, sadly, she was unable to help make them as she lives too far away :0(. Nevertheless, three of my friends and I gathered and they organised me to make the 31 invitations required – in hindsight, I should have made 32, as I don’t think I’ve saved one! I might have saved the dummy though, hmmm.
The instructions for making this invitation are as follows:
For one invitation you will need:
1x A6 card
1x length of ribbon (of your colour choice)
1x rectangle of card/paper (as above)
1x smaller rectangle of card, the same colour as your A6 card
1x banner embellishment stating ‘wedding invitation’
1/2 embellishment(s) of your choice – we chose silver hearts
1x folded insert with wording
double sided tape
sticky foam pads
1. Take the smaller rectangle of card and mat it onto the coloured card
2. Wrap the ribbon round the card and secure with double sided tape inside the card
3. Stick the rectangles of card on the top
4. Stick the folded paper with the wording on inside the card, securing it with double sided tape where is hides the ends of the ribbon
5. Affix your embellishments as you choose.
Bob’s yer uncle! It really is easy to make one, a little harder to make 31, but that’s where your good friends and cups of tea come in handy!!
I also hope to make the table place cards and the table plan to a similar design – just need to get those replies coming back!!
If you don’t have the time, or don’t fancy making your stationery, then there are a few suppliers that I have heard good things about that can do it for you. These are:
Scrapbookerry – Kerry is a lovely and very talented lady who makes all manner of papercrafty things, but has recently posted some pics of her wedding stationery and they are really pretty.
Kate Kelly – Kate is actually the sister of the lady who is making my cakes (more on that another day) and she is a Graphic Designer who creates some beautiful designs on one-offs and collections.
Bee-Mine – Bee-Mine are local to me in Poole, but they can take orders through their website. I have seen some of their designs at various wedding fairs and they do some really cute things.