making our wedding invitations wasn't even a decision - i had too! being such an intimate part of the wedding detail and planning wasn't an easy task but it was worth every moment!
the first step was designing them
that wasn't easy.. i went through about 4 prototypes
all very differant
then it hit me..
the reason i was making these invites was
1. i love to scrap
2. its our wedding and no-one could make it more us then... well us
so what is my favorite thing to scrap?
answer: mini books!
that's when it hit me and i knew i had to make everyone there own mini book invatation
here's making our wedding mini book invites
there were a total of 6 pages + a front and backing
also, every page had a vellum "cover sheet"
so there was a total of 14 pages
the bright green is the backing
we wanted to make them humorous
so mom & i sat down with a strong glass and came up with this
it took an entire afternoon - but it was a blast!
- oh yeah.. i knew where everything was! -
the front cover is 4x4 acrylic which i rounded the outside corners
and the first 3 pages are a waterfall to make the book lighter, and easier to turn the pages + it looks better!
which was all hand cut (all 52" x 4 yards of it) by mom!
here she's helping me stuff all the envelopes and addressing them all.... by hand!
the ivory "shell" with the quest's name on it
which was inserted into...
it needed the extra protection - to insure it's safe arrival to each quests home
each ivory envelope was sealed with a gold waxed heart
i just watched a couple movies and did each one...
almost every RSVP i received back said how much they loved them... and i have to admit i was pretty proud of them myself! after all the whole process took about 4 weeks!