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Wedding Invitations

Welcome back to another edition of the DIY Playground.  This week I’m going to be sharing with you how I made my wedding invitations.  I bought a standard kit from Micheal’s and decided to make it my own.  This was a pocket invitation kit with inserts.  I used my HP deskjet printer to print all the individual pieces and then assembled them.

The first step was to work on the covers of the invitations. The cover of the invite was a solid blue so I decided to spice it up with some pink backing.  We decided to use our engagement picture as the cover and backed it with hot pink paper.  I attached it to the cover with double sided tape.

I then printed my inserts and attached them to the inside of the invite opposite the pocket with double sided tape.  We opted for a semi-casual wording and used a calligraphy font.

When making my registry cards I turned  to my favorite stationary website, Vistaprint.  We were very luck and were able to order personalized business cards with our name and wedding date.  I printed up a clear label stating where we are registered and attached it to the front of the card.

Another great find at Vistaprint were our RSVP cards.  Since we are doing a family style potluck reception I need to make sure there was a spot for people to signify if they were bringing anything.  I was able to personalize this on their website and they were shipped directly to me for only the cost of shipping.  I attached an address label and postcard stamp for an easy reply.

We needed to make sure the directions were included.  I opted to use the inserts that came in the invitation kit.  We decided to print the directions to the church on the front and the directions from the church to the reception hall on the reverse side.

After filling all the envelopes with the above information it needed to be sealed.  We ordered the personalized seals on shutterfly for some of the invitations.  I then used the seal that came with the kit for the rest of them.

If you have any questions about how I did the invitations please let me know.