My Purple & Pink Wedding Invitations | My Girlish Whims

My Purple & Pink Wedding Invitations

Thursday, December 15, 2011 |
I finally finished putting together all of my wedding invitations and got them mailed out!!! 

If you remember reading this post  I had been considering trying to DIY the whole thing, but then decided it would be too much unnecessarily stress and time spent for not very much money saved at all. I did compromise a bit though. I ordered invites online and then added my own personal DIY touch!

These are the ones I choose from Invitations by Dawn:

Filigree Flowers - Dewberry Purple - Invitation

I forget how much exactly is was, but it was around $160 for a hundred invitations. I saved money by putting the reception information on the main invitation and only got response cards in addition to the main invitation. Call me cheap but I didn't want to pay an extra 50 bucks just to have a card with the reception info!! 

Here's the outside of a finished invite (those large maroon boxes are obviously not really there...just for privacy purposes!!) I used a personalized stamp from My Rubber Stamp I had won in a giveaway for my return address. I wrote out all the addresses myself as well, I don't have the best handwriting but you can't beat the price!! I won't lie, it took awhile for me to get used to writing in cursive again! Seriously, who remembers how to write cursive upper-case letters?? Not me!!

Inside the outer envelope was plain envelope with the invitation inside!

Here's a picture of the finished product!

You've probably spotted my DIY addition, the pretty pink bow! I loved the look of invitations that came with a bow, but all the ones I found online were so expensive! So, I decided to get ribbon and just add one on myself for cheaper. (In reality, I don't know how much money I saved due to getting wrong ribbon colors once, stores charging like 12 dollars to ship 6 dollars worth of offray ribbon, and totally miscalculating how much I needed and having to pay the absurd shipping AGAIN to get more....but I digress...)
I had originally wanted purple ribbon but I could not find the right color to match the invitation (it's a "dewberry purple") so I just decided to match the hot pink font in our names, and I really like how it turned out!

These are the response cards:

 I tied them up to their envelope with my mismatched purple doesn't look as bad if it's not right next to the dewberry purple... 

After a solid afternoon of Gilmore Girls and assembling with my bridesmaids, an evening of chit-chat and assembling with another girlfriend, and alone time listening to Christmas music, all invitations were all bowed up, assembled, addressed, stamped, licked, and sent out!!

T-2 Months and 10 Days until the big day :)

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Grammy Goodwill said...

I think your invitations look great. I can't believe your wedding is that close. Such an exciting time..........

cameronhomemade said...

Beautiful invitations! I'm a new follower - good luck in the last few months, weeks, and days before the BIG day :)

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Very, very pretty! How exciting!

Emily said...


Christina said...

I think they're SO adorable!! I LOVE them...can't wait to see pictures of the big day...coming SO soon!!!! :) :) :)

Jennifer said...

They are beautiful! And I would have never of guessed the ribbon was a diy touch! Lord have mercy what a new last name you're gonna have! :)

thebluesuedeshoe said...

I'm glad you went with the pink bow. It adds a great accent. Your wedding day will be here before you know it!

MiMi said...

Those are beautiful!!!

April said...

so pretty! I am totally with you on the cursive thing! The only thing I have wrote in cursive since second grade was my name and now that I am married my last name is just a scribble. It looks like two different people wrote my first and last name! lol

Crafty Cousins said...

Hey, you're getting married right by my birthday! Nice! Your invites are gorgeous!


c.w.frosting said...

Congrats, your wedding is coming up so soon! I pinned your centerpieces way back when you made them & came back to look at the tutorial & look around some more. I'm getting married in June & also opted for part DIY invitations. I thought it would be a good idea to try calligraphy but I can't write in cursive AT ALL anymore... it's the slant part. It's definitely tricky to figure out what's worth it to DIY. Can't wait to see your wedding pictures!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

nancy john said...

Looks gorgeous and will be a great resource for what I'm sure will be your fabulous wedding!

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