Another Invite

Last week I sent out our rehearsal dinner invitations! While not completely necessary, I really wanted to send out invites for the rehearsal dinner so there was no question as to who was invited and to make sure everyone knew what the plan was for dinner. Also, since our RD will be at Mr. M’s parents’ house on a lake outside of town, I wanted to make sure people knew how to get there!

I found my inspiration for the invitation design a few months ago, and even put them together a few weeks ahead of when I needed to send them! I was pretty proud of myself of being so on top of these.



The invitations were made with the same ruby Stardream metallic cardstock, green flourish paper, and white linen paper we’ve been using throughout all of our paper projects. I added a teal blue ribbon to tie in the ribbon we had on our wedding invites, and used the same fonts we used on those, as well. We opted to use kraft envelopes for these, simply because I love kraft paper. Mr. M printed the addresses on the envelopes using our printer, which ended up being the most frustrating step in the whole process. Let’s just say our printer does not share my love of kraft paper!

Printer difficulties aside, this was the stationery project that I enjoyed the most. This may or may not have something to do with the fact that there were actually a manageable amount of invites that needed to be made! 32 RD invites versus 215 wedding invitations is a HUGE difference when DIYing (and even when not DIYing, for that matter)!

Did anyone else send out rehearsal dinner invites? Did they make life easier for your guests?

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Mrs. Mascara

Location:
Chicago/Upper Michigan
Wedding Date:
September 2009
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    moonbeam 1711 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:34 pm

    Oooh, I love the colors.

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    espresso 1308 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:03 am

    These look great! And rehearsal dinner invites? Woman you’re a regular Martha. I’m in awe :)

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    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:04 am

    Those are so cute! you inspire me to start planning some more invites

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    srogan12 23 posts, Newbee @ 5:59 am

    What are the two fonts you used? Sorry if you’ve already shared and I missed it – I looked back at your invite post but didn’t see the font names

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    Jessie516 5480 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:25 am

    Wow, those look great. I’m totally impressed with putting something that pretty together for your RD. I actually did our RD invitations via email, but made a cute PDF invitation in Microsoft Publisher.

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    kbowen 67 posts, Worker bee @ 9:14 am

    I have serious invitation- envy!
    I’m going to try to make this my DIY project too, but I am a novice craftswoman!
    Did you use a double-sided tape gum thingy (that I’ve seen super crafty people use) to put all of the layers of paper together?

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    mascara 859 posts, Busy bee @ 10:23 am

    @WorstTwinEver15: I used Adobe Illustrator and just traced over a screenshot of google maps.

    @srogan12: The script font is called Bickham Script and the other one is Dream Orphans. Dream Orphans is free, I think I got it from dafont.com

    @kbowen: Yes! I used a Xyron it stick all the layers together. It worked out great!

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    emerald 1057 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:39 am

    Those are so adorable, I love them!

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    phruphru, Guest @ 10:40 am

    Just gorgeous! I also love the teal knot and totally dig the fonts.

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    honeymyheart 764 posts, Busy bee @ 5:22 pm

    the invites are soo pretty :)

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    Mrs. Mouse 4738 posts, Honey bee @ 3:28 am

    These are so cute! I just threw my RD invites together! Looks like you really went all-out for these (though I totally know what you mean about how different it is when you have so many less to send out).

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    kmattso2 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:28 am

    I’m planning on sending them out. And I can’t wait because I’ll probably put more detail into them and have more fun since the number won’t be so outrageous!

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