Pwani20

WEDDING DATE:

Aug 14, 2010

Pwani20

:::::Invitation madness::::::

Okay, this story is unbelievable. I started off thinking I had sooooooo much time to do my invitations and get them out.....WRONG!! All of a sudden, it was beyond time to have the invitations sent out! AND I had NOTHING!! We are doing DVD invitations and our DVD wasn't burning right, the printer was drinking the ink for the labels, I didn't even have anything as far as paper is concerned (to put the dvd's in, the insert cards, RSVPs, envelopes, NOTHING!). So I put in an order at cardsandpockets.com and got them by the 2nd day (I super expediated the shipping!) and FI ordered a super DVD burner from EBay. Then we got to work....OMG. I didn't realize how much work I would be doing and what I would be getting myself into. So I contacted Sarah (GoingtobeGoff, www.signaturebysarah.blogspot.com) and had her put together a design for my insert cards. Not only is she friggin amazing, she's extremely talented and TOTALLY awesome. So after a whole afternoon of chatting and going back and forth, Sarah put together this AMAZINGLY gorgeous design. She got my vision before I even understood what it was.
THEN it came time to print. ***BIGGEST LONGEST SIGH EVER*** What a headache. I went back and forth to Office Depot cutting cards (I only ordered one set of insert cards so I had to go create more (the guest information/map inserts), buying ink, and buying sticky pads (to seal). After countless ink cartridges, glue sticks, sticky pads, cardstock, scissors, a cheap busted paper cutter, several messed up envelopes, 4 days of starting around noon and working til 3am, and a NEW PRINTER, VOILA!! Here are my DIY invitations. Enjoy yourselves.

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FI burning DVD copies after a 10 hour work day.

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Utter chaos...

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SEVERAL ink cartridges....these things are EXPENSIVE!!

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New printer that printed the DVD labels FLAWLESSLY!! (AND it's a Kodak...less expensive ink...SCORE!)

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My friend helping out. We had an invitation party.

COUNTLESS hours of work....Look at the chaos...

FINALLY Assembled.

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After all that, here are the insert cards and the final look.

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The assembly line...Almost ready to mail out!

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***We got our first RSVP back not too long after mailing out the invitations!!

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YAY!!!

(9) Comments

I love your unique idea it was a beauty, Im sure your guest loved it.

I love these invites!!! How did you attach your monogram to the little square at the enclosure?

So beautiful and unique!

love your invites! very unique!