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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Invitation to enjoy

I'm crafty (duh) and I like paper.  I also like sparkly items and our theme is romantic beachy.  I've touched on the price of invitations that I saw at an expo and I shared with you in that same post the inspiration I had in mind for our pocketfold invites.  We hit a go directly to jail do not pass go incident over fonts with Mr. ST and I disagreeing on what we liked better.  I realized a bit later I forgot to tell you that the part that Mr. ST doesn't like is the "III" after his name (yes he is the third person in his family with the exact same name and I have already discussed with him that there will NOT be a IV).  He doesn't want it too "be too curly and girly looking" and I prefer the more flourished fonts.

So I was back to the drawing board as far as finding a font and working out the wording.  Once I had all that done, I then had to design the RSVP card, the Reception card, the Accommodations card, and the Directions card..... I was feelin' a monstrous amount  bit of pressure. 

I labored for several HOURS to complete the invitation suite, but...it's DONE.  DONE.  DONE.  I'll give you a sneak-peak at the invite itself.  It's all blurred out as far as the personal information goes, so it's a bit odd looking.  But ta-da:



Yes I labored over finding clip art (for free) and finding a program that would allow me to change the color of it.  I then had to find and create the perfect shade of teal for the wording.  I know, silly details, but I love them.  I am proud of them.  We'll be finalizing all the details and wording very soon then Mr. ST will take those bad boys to be printed for 28 CENTS a sheet - which includes the paper.  YAY!!!!!


Did you design your own?  Get them custom made?  Am I the only crazy bride out there that was this insistent on a particular type of invite? 

3 comments:

The Vintage Modern Bride said...

yay! they're awesome :) too adorable :)

GBR1980 said...

Wow they are awesome!! Great job. I have not even started to look at invitations..trying not to overwhelm myself too quickly but I probably should soon!

Saying I do said...

those look great!! I didn't do my invites myself, that was one area I could NOT tackle. Kudos to you, that's super impressive!