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I wanted to do a boxed, pocketfold invite with woven/basho paper, embellished with seashells. I priced it myself to DIY and it came to around $8-9/per invitation once I bought all of the supplies. So, when I found these online at Eiffel Print & Design for $10.50/each I decided that I would spend the extra money to have someone with the time, patience and experience to make them for me. Brittany has been wonderful, we have corresponded by email and she has worked with me to customize my design based upon this sample:
Here are the mock-ups I received from Brittany...
One came in a Vanilla Box and the other in a Chocolate Box
Joseph and I like the Chocolate one...
This is what each one looks like once you open the box:
(it is wrapped with a chocolate colored suede tie and the sandollar is hot glued onto it, creating a band)
This is what the inside of the chocolate one looks like:
Here is the inside of the vanilla one:You cannot tell by the pics, but Brittany also used two different types of white paper for us to see and choose from. One has a golden pearl effect and the other is more silvery...we have chosen the silvery one (it is also the same sparkle as the pocketfold...which I believe the color is called tiffany blue). We will use the chocolate box and the vertical pocketfold and invitation orientation (we like that it is not as traditional as the horizontal, more book-like one). The only thing we might change is having our names in a larger font. Other than that...they exceed my expectations 100%!
The enclosures (sorry they're blurry...my camera is hit or miss!)
That is the map I made using tips from the Map Bio!
I used MSPublisher and Paint for mine and saved
it as a .tiff file so it would be high enough quality to print.
Brittany was great about using my fonts (Bonheur Royale is the Script and Maiandra GD is the Serif one)...she didn't have the script fonts so I emailed it to her. It matches the map I made and I also used it for our Boarding Passes below. I plan to use it on our wedding programs and menus as well for consistency. I cannot recommend her enough! She has been great and I know that our guests will just adore our invites (I had my BFF sneak a peek and she couldn't rave enough!)
My boarding pass welcome letter....
I will send this and a customized luggage tagto my guests after they RSVP.
Mahalo to MauidAims for the luggage tag inspiration and the boarding pass template.
Click here to get your own!
We'll make personalized bag tags, similar to this, with self-laminating luggage tags:
Just for fun, I made up some monograms for fun in MSPublisher...
We might use one or more for Luggage Tags, Palm fans, OOT bag tags, water bottles, etc.
I made these trifold letters in MSPublisher for the OOT bags...
Joseph and I both have our own websites for work (every opera singer these days has a website!), but we knew we wanted one completely dedicated to our wedding plans and details. I considered DIY (I created and maintain our professional sites), but after seeing the offering as WedQuarters, I decided it would be more convenient to use their web-based templates and hosting. Here is a screenshot of ours.