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 ribbon...it 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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11 comments:

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...

Beautiful!

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!

~Natalie

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

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