Here are our invitations. I created the invitations in Microsoft Publisher, and again uploaded the file to vistaprint for free prints .
I made RSVP postcards for everyone (saw this idea on another bride's thread). All for free...Again gotta love vistaprint
I then took the invitation used a glue gun to attach a white ribbon, a few pieces of raffia and a white starfish.
I bought 8x5 brown kraft boxes, used turquoise tissue paper to line the box and placed the RSVP cards on the bottom and then placed the invitation on top and folded the remaining tissue paper over the invitations.
Here is how I wrapped the outside of the box with either purple or turquoise ribbon. I made printed each individual's name on shipping label paper (with adhesive on the back) and used turquoise stock paper to frame it. I love the shipping label paper because you don't have to worry about glue .
After I had these all made, I bought some brown kraft-wrapping paper at Michael's and gift wrapped them all, created shipping labels on the computer (used a calligraphy font) and printed them on shipping labels. It took quite a while to make off of these, but they were totally worth it!!!