Our guests will find a lovely treat in their mailboxes this week — our invitations! Finally! I never thought the day would come. Here’s a look at the complete suite, a.k.a. our pride and joy:
And the cost breakdown:
- Invitation cardstock: $20.00
- Invitation mats: $16.20
- RSVP postcards: $16.00
- Inserts: $14.00
- Additional cardstock: $5.75
- Pocket folds: $88.20
- Envelopes: $25.00
- Ribbon: $16.00
- Monogram stamp: $12.00
- Illustration: $10.00
- Gocco supplies (screens, bulbs, and inks): $80.00
- Miscellaneous supplies (adhesives, ink, embossing powder, etc.): $38.00
- Postage for invitations (61 cents each) and RSVP postcards (30 cents each): $79.18
That’s $420.33 for 90 invitations, or approximately $4.67/invitation!
Sure, I had to re-adhere the monogram stamps to the ribbon three times before I got them to stick. And, yes, each green is a slightly different shade. And, of course, sometimes I wanted to throw the Gocco out the window. But would I do it all over again? You bet!
Last week I placed stamps on the RSVP postcards and envelopes and hand addressed each one. Then on Thursday night — before leaving for a holiday getaway — we stuffed and sealed all 90 pretty little packages. And I just dropped them off at the local post office to be hand canceled and mailed.
These have truly been a labor of love! You can read previous posts here:
- Invitations Part 1 – Setting the Stage
- Invitations Part 2 – Tackling the Gocco
- Invitations Part 3 – Gathering Supplies
- Invitations Part 4 – A (Not So) Sticky Situation
What DIY projects are you most proud of?