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My invites are out, and I can't wait any longer to share them!! Our colors are light blue (bluebell) and orange (papaya). 

 

I went a semi-DIY route, meaning I had a graphic designer who did the invite & RSVP for me (based on a design I saw from another bride here at BDW), then printed using 123print.com. I used the linen-type paper, and they came out amazing!!! 

 

I then did a quickie design for an insert with our website, and a perforated tear-off for the welcome dinner RSVP, both in word.

 

I wrapped the inside stuff in a strip of handmade Japanese paper, secured with a square of craft paper with the sand dollar on it (Martha Stuart punch), and then tied orange & white twine around the bundle. 

 

The orange (papaya) invite envelopes are from a local paper store (Paper Source also carries them though).

 

I made the envelope liners myself using this tutorial. I used text-weight paper from the same paper store (Paper Source carries it too), and stamped them with a $1 starfish stamp I found at Michaels (because apparently EVERYTHING having to do with my wedding has to have a starfish - hahahaha).

 

I used the white envelopes that came with the RSVPs (due to the size I wanted for the RSVP, the envelopes were free).

 

I used avery address labels for all of the address labels - the guest & RSVP labels are the 4x2" ones, and the return address on the invite is the smaller one that comes 30/sheet. I used the clear labels for all of them.

 

My designer did an envelope seal for us to seal the whole thing off. WHEW. So here's the good stuff - the pics. And honestly, I don't think these pictures do them justice. They are so pretty, elegant, yet total beachy feel. Just what we were going for. 

 

Here's the invite: 

700

 

The RSVP (front):

700

The RSVP (back): 

700

 

The pieces: 

700

 

And all assembled: 

700

 

The envelope seal: 

400

 

Thanks for looking! 

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thanks ladies!!! I'm so tickled with them. 

Originally Posted by Jenna1511 View Post

Looks awesome! You did a beautiful job! I love the starfish and you should be proud of all it! Great job!

 

Originally Posted by jolene028 View Post

Those are awesome, your guests are going to be surprised and impressed.

 

Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 View Post

Very nice, I love the details especially the bellyband!

 

Originally Posted by tyrebride2b2013 View Post

colors go nice together good job.. guest will love

 

Originally Posted by Lysswedding View Post

very nice

 

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These are gorgeous! Was the graphic designer expensive? I feel like I am like you, semi-DIY, and definitely know the designing piece is something I cannot do. 

 

How long did it take to all put together?

 

Fabulous job! You are truly an inspiration to us future brides who have yet to complete invitations! : )

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