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Our MIB Invites with lots of pics and additional info!

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#1 sunshine2413

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    Posted 27 June 2011 - 03:39 PM


    My invites are all sent out and I could not be more relieved (and excited of course)! First, let me start by thanking all my fellow BDW Brides, who haven given me so much inspiration and encouragement… THANK YOU Ladies!! I would be lost without this fabulous forum, and a SPECIAL THANK YOU to Laura Hamway for being such a great resource and helping me SO much with the MIB idea/template!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!


    Ok so now that my guest are receiving our MIB invites I am thrilled that my hard work has paid off… all those slaving hours were WORTH IT!!


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    I started by assembling all of the boxes, folding them inside out, so the brown was on the outside, and securing them with the hot glue gun. Grrrrr that glue gun and I are NOT friends (I did get a battle wound from these darn invites), but it all worked out! Then I cut ribbon and glued it on the outside of the boxes, to give it a more “luggage look.” The luggage handle is made out of foam and secured with gold paper fasteners. I printed up clear labels and cut them down to size for the tags for the mailing labels/luggage tag.


    I wrapped each bottle in raffia, securing a starfish charm, and filling them with sand, shells, and our wrapped up invite.


    We printed our invite on resume paper (after many trials of various different paper, I had a genius idea and it worked). Originally, we attempted to burn the edges of the invite to give them a more aged looks, but we could not come up with a way to avoid the ashes making the paper black. So we decided to scratch that and keep the clean edges, which I am happy with the clean turn out.


    For additional resort and travel info, I made a wedding passport for all the information that was not on the MIB invite. I used a passport template from Aylee templates (IMG_0901.JPG


    The Passport Cover on Shimmer Cardstock (though the picture does not do it justify, I took it on my phone, SORRY!)


    #2 sunshine2413

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      Posted 27 June 2011 - 03:45 PM



      My RSVP



      Invite inside the Bottle

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      #3 sunshine2413

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        Posted 27 June 2011 - 03:48 PM

        The box and how I stuffed it all in


        Label inside the box



        Madness in the Making



        Off to the Post Office!!




        $$Cost/Location of Supplies

        Boxes & Bottles from http://www.sandartsupplies.com/StoreBox/message_bottles.htm 

         ($0.44 each and $0.89each)

        - Sand (FREE from local beach)

        - Ribbon for the outside (9 rolls) from Joanne’s ($3.49 each)

        Ribbon for Passport Bundle (1 roll) from Micheals ($1.00)

        Front of the box guest labels from Staples ($5.99)

        Aged tags for bottles from http://www.kraftoutlet.com/store/Default.asp ($6.99 for 50)

        RSVP Cardstock (used for inside pages of passport, too) from Michael’s ($4.00)

        RSVP Envelop from Michael’s ($2.99)

        Passport Cover Cardstock ($0.69 per sheet)

        Raffia from Michael’s ($4.99)

        Mini Umbrella’s from Walmart ($2.00)

        Tiny starfish from Ebay ($5.99)

        Starfish charms from Ebay ($6.99)

        Shells from Ebay ($4.99)


        It was a lot of time and hard work, and I felt like I kept running out to get something, but it was such a rewarding project! 


        Please let me know if you have any questions or I can help you in any way!

        #4 daisymable

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          Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:40 PM


          #5 Sllefebvr

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            Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:44 PM

            Love these!

            #6 LisaMatterni

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              Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:46 PM

              Love love love the idea!!! 

              #7 all the love

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                Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:10 PM

                Wow, you put so much work into these, and they look incredible!

                #8 ErinDoc

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                  Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:16 AM

                  Shannon these look incredible!!!!  Thank you for sharing!

                  Erin & Bryan ~ 11.6.11 ~ IRHS, Jamaica

                  50 booked!!! .

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                    Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:48 AM

                    These are amazing!

                    #10 torilynnsmith

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                      Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:07 AM

                      These look incredible, you must be absolutely thrilled!!! What was the cost per invite if you don't mind me asking?!

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