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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Labor of Love

As most of the invites have been sent out and received by now, I will now give you the big reveal of the invitation suite!  At times a labor of love... at times the bane of my existence!  I've heard nothing but glowing comments from friends and family that make me grin ear to ear...


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Ready for addressing...
Invites complete with stamps.  We chose to go with the Shelter Animals as it supports our love of rescuing strays.  (Heck we have 4 cats now and the only thing keeping us from bringing home more is the house being too small.)




Out of the envelope....  
The invites are held together with a quote band.  The band of the paper is handmade and tissue paper thin.  The quote is a verse from the Beatles' "Real Love" and is Gocco printed in gold on paper stamped with different color stamp pads. (Future hubs is a huge Beatles fan so it was only fitting we used a Beatles quote)



Envelope Details...  
Gocco gold/yellow sunflower details, Gocco gold return address, craft punched envelope liners



Invite Details...  
Two Stardream card stock sheets with all the important details.


The green card stock contains the wedding information on the gold top sheet that features a bunch of hand-drawn gocco sunflowers.  The middle white sheet has all the important information about the reception.  All 3 are held together with pink eyelets and finished with a pink and white ribbon bow.


The brown cardstock contains the RSVP, registry information and a Map (that I made in 5 hrs using Photoshop).  Yes as you can see we did not have paper RSVPs.  To respond guests are given 3 options...  1. Call our home phone.  2. Email us.  3.  Use a bit.ly link to jump to an evite for an electronic RSVP.  Two additional sheets of paper cut using a special shaped rotary blade contain additional info.  The first sheet has directions to the wedding site on the front and directions to the reception site on the back.  The second sheet contains additional notes such as telling our guests to bring their favorite picnic blanket or lawn chair for the wedding as we are doing a rather informal park wedding.


So that's our wedding invite suite.  What do you think of it?

2 comments:

loveisyouloveisus said...

Wow!! These are incredible! I really love them and haven't really seen much else like them..great job.

ps..clicked over hear from WB after a comment you left ;)

LabRat 101 said...

Thanks! They took forever but came out amazing. Needless to say, I couldn't do these for a living as after 50 I was ready to poke my eyes out. ;)

Glad you found me via the bee. =) I'm honored to have a bee browse my blog. If you ever need vent about crazy dads... come find me. I could write a book about mine.

 
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