My Invites are complete and mailed!

WooHoo!



We got the last of our invites made and sent out this morning. What a project that was! But we're happy with the end result. What do you all think? (click on the image to view it larger)







I'm just thrilled we needed only one .58 stamp! These babies were thick! After we added the ribbon to seal them (not shown), it made it really fun to get them in the envelopes. ;) Thank God for my FI! He rules.


I'll have to update my Knot Bio to show the photos of him assembling them. ;)
Posted on April 1, 2008 at 7:03 am
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They look great! I love the initial tag!
Posted on April 1, 2008 at 7:25 am
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Oooo I like! I'm also very jealous as we are just in the beginning of the DIY invitation madness.
Posted on April 1, 2008 at 7:40 am
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Thanks! I wish I was able to get a photo of how we attached brown ribbon around them and affixed our monogram as the seal. Not sure how I missed doing that. ;)



Here's the monogram design:


Posted on April 1, 2008 at 7:52 am
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So Pretty!!! Congrats...you did a great job!!!

Just curious...What does the font (closed) look like?
Posted on April 1, 2008 at 8:59 am
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Very cool Mandy. I think I'm going to make ours too when the time comes. Did you really do it because you're creative like that or to save money? I'd be doing it to be cheap personally. I just hope they come out half as decent as yours:) Great job!
Posted on April 1, 2008 at 9:08 am
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Posted on April 1, 2008 at 9:59 am
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Thank you! :)



its.nicsknack - Are you asking what the font looked like on the envelopes that we mailed? We used the Feel Script font (that was used for our names and in our monogram) in like size 36 or 48 to make it appear hand done. We printed them out through Joe's printer and they came out perfect!



Pixie - Well, I guess we did it mostly to save money and because I had a semi-vision of what I wanted and didn't find anything that was like it online or in the stores, without costing a fortune. But yeah, I'm cheap, too. Hee! Thank you! ;)



kohler - Actually, an awesome gal I met online (weddingbee!) made the map for me free of charge. She did the directions that went on the back, too. I'm not sure how she made it, but she sent the files over as a PDF and we just printed them. I'll see if I can find some other resources I had for maps that may of be some service for you when I get home. :)
Posted on April 1, 2008 at 10:12 am
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Those look fantastic!! Well done, I'm a little envious of your creativity!

Kohler, you can make a map in powerpoint or paint using lines, dots etc and the rotating function (very helpful) then you can click on the icon that says "group items" and it will make all the lines into one item on the powerpoint slide, then you can cut and paste it into any other application. Within paint just save the file as a jpeg and its an image that can be used in any application. Hope that helps, its an easy way to do it :)
Posted on April 1, 2008 at 10:39 am
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Awesome...great job!! :) Now the waiting for replies begins!
Posted on April 1, 2008 at 10:44 am
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Posted on April 1, 2008 at 11:48 am
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kohler - you're half right. She did the monogram, but not the maps. That was from another person who contacted me and offered to help when I was inquiring on how to do them originally.

However, Phyllis is doing all our stationary for the wedding (sans the invites). I'm helping her build up her portfolio for her business and she's already shown me amazing work from the proofs she's emailed us.

I'm blown away by her talent and generosity. And I see that you're using her, too! She's so nice! I can't wait to see how your invites turn out with her. We would of had her do ours, but I couldn't imagine imposing that on her so suddenly, and we had already accomplished a lot by the time I was in contact with her.
Posted on April 1, 2008 at 11:56 am
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Posted on April 1, 2008 at 12:03 pm
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Yay!

Oh, I'll definitely post whatever she comes up with to share and promote her. She's got a real eye and a great aesthetic for design.

She's already shown us the table cards and a semi-proof of the program. I hope to see more, soon!
Posted on April 1, 2008 at 12:15 pm
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awesome!!!
Posted on April 1, 2008 at 3:45 pm
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I have a question. I LOVE your wedding logo. DId you design it. My FI and I have a wedding logo we want to design. I wanted to know what program to use or how you created your logo with the birds and the tree etc. Thanks in advance!
Posted on April 2, 2008 at 6:25 am
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flour - Aww, thanks! Well, actually, I really just inspired my stationary designer to create it. I showed her a lot of examples of other monograms and details that I came across and provided her with the Feel Script font for our name.

My guess is that she purchased the vectors for the birds and trees. A good place to check out is istockphoto.com or just do a google search for "vector" stock photo, tree, birds

HTH!
Posted on April 2, 2008 at 6:28 am
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Its so nice to be done with the invites isnt it? Not that I am not in love with mine...but it definatly takes some time....congrats...yours are lovely.

Now, you get to know the feeling of looking forward to the mail every day.....and finding an RSVP!!!!
Posted on April 2, 2008 at 8:03 am
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they look great Mandy- congrats
Posted on April 2, 2008 at 8:07 am
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Congrats Mandy, they look great!

Have fun with the mail everyday! FI and I always want to get the mail first (and I used to never get it) and then make sure that we have opened an equal share. :) It is so much fun!

flour~I created my monogram using Microsoft Publisher and clipart.
Posted on April 2, 2008 at 2:20 pm
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They look fantastic congrats:)
Posted on April 2, 2008 at 9:44 pm
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