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 encouragementâ€¦ 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 offâ€¦ all those slaving hours were WORTH IT!!
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 â€œluggage look.â€ 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 (
The Passport Cover on Shimmer Cardstock (though the picture does not do it justify, I took it on my phone, SORRY!)