Throughout the planning process, I mentioned before that I wanted to stay sane and delegate where I could. Â That included finding a florist who I trusted to do just about whatever she wanted, letting my parents be in charge of the catering and the alcohol, and letting my bridesmaids choose much of their own outfits. Â However there was one thing I couldn’t let go of – I wanted to make the invitations and other stationery myself. Â Naturally, that began with Save the Dates.
I found a vintage postcard of the Cathedral of Christ the King, scanned it in, edited out the nice message on the back, added our information and I was done! Â On a recommendation I used Prints Made EasyÂ to print them because I wanted to keep the texture matte, and I mailed them in envelopes after hearing horror stories of postcards getting eaten up in the mail!
Moving on to the real thing – the invitations. Â I knew that I could have gotten more beautiful, more intricate invitations if I had ordered them, but as I mentioned, I was determined to complete this part of the process myself. Â With very little computer knowledge, I decided that the best way to go about crating the invitations would be to use really nice Paper Source paper and the ever trusty MS Word. Â I cut some black satin ribbon as a belly band and called it a day. Â For being ultra simple, I was very pleased with the results and would absolutely do it again!
The last stationery item I was extremely proud of was the escort card board. Â I knew that I wanted tiny envelopes with the table assignments inside, so I bought white, ivory, and gold envelopes, and attached them all to my lace board with tiny gold pins. Â The board was set in a gold easel when guests arrived.
In addition to the projects I have shown, I made all of the signs, table numbers, welcome packets and bags, itineraries, and programs. Â These all got done within a month of the wedding, and I did not quite put in maximum effort to make them the perfect creations I envisioned they might be. Â In fact at the time I was somewhat afraid that it was all overkill! Â In the end, I was relaxed during the wedding weekend knowing that I had done enough, and that all of the guests had multiple ways to figure out what was going on.
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