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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    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:31 pm

    Very cute! Love the rounded corners!

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    perfume 2239 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:46 pm

    Yet another great product, Miss M!!!

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    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:51 pm

    At the point when my RD invites needed to go out, I was so wedding stationery-ed out, I was so glad MIL decided to order them from WPD!

    Good for you for being so on top of things!

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    Curlysue 1703 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:52 pm

    I love them and the little knot in the ribbon is a nice difference compared to the typical bow.

    Not to the point of even starting my invites otherwise I would have more input!

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    labrador 1823 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:53 pm

    I’m seriously in deep deep Bee envy with all the recent invite posts. I’m going to feel like a total loser when I finally post mine. Just thought you should know. :P

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    Miss Red Head, Guest @ 4:53 pm

    Miss M, I love seeing your paper products, they are so amazing! Thank you for all the inspiration!

    I did send a rehearsal invite and slipped them in the wedding invitations. It was a simple card with date, time, and location! I did that mainly so my MIL and I won’t have to answer SO many questions the day before. There will still be questions, just hopefully not as many!

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    LovestheBear 1250 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:03 pm

    They’re great. I like the knot detail and the rounded corners.

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    ScatterbrainedBride 58 posts, Worker bee @ 5:05 pm

    I love the colors and your map! We’ll probably include rehearsal dinner invites with our main invitations, just putting them in for those that are invited to both. It definitely makes planning easier for your guests!

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    tenmylove 435 posts, Helper bee @ 5:09 pm

    Miss Mascara – I didn’t know if I knew you were getting married in WI. Cool! So am I :) Next weekend.

    I love how they are matchy-matchy with your wedding invites :)

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    Jenniphyr 3426 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:09 pm

    I love love LOVE all your stationary. =) Everything is so incredibly streamlined! I love the fonts, especially.

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    Champagne Wishes 1187 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:09 pm

    Your map is awesome! I am doing them so I have an excuse to use that florish paper from the Paper Source!

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    alvina 807 posts, Busy bee @ 5:10 pm

    AHHHHH I like! I’d love to use the design (well… as inspiration). Where did you get the green flourish paper and the shimmery paper?

    Thanks!!

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    mascara 859 posts, Busy bee @ 5:18 pm

    @Miss Labrador: Oh stop! Miss Lab I’m sure yours are gorgeous! :)

    @tenmylove: I’m actually getting married in Michigan! But it’s right on the WI border, so our RD is in WI.

    @alvina: The green flourish paper is from Paper-Source and the shimmery paper is from paperandmore.com!
    http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/item/Moss-Flourish-Wrapping-Paper/3106.001/44363550.html
    http://www.paperandmore.com/metallic_cardstock_ruby_purple_105.html

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    Charm bracelet 1952 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:02 pm

    I plan on sending them out. I think it adds a nice to touch to be invited. I know most of the wedding party expects to be there but other family wouldn’t know if they were invited, FI sisters, for example.

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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:58 pm

    Very cute :) I love the ribbon w/ the little knot.

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    Miss Slice 173 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:33 pm

    Ahhh i seriously loooove your entire invite suite. And your tutorials make me feel like even I can do it! Can’t wait for the next one.

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    Soon Mrs. B, Guest @ 8:34 pm

    I sent my Rehearsal invites electronically to everyone that I could, and printed just a few to hand-deliver to the folks who (gasp!) aren’t electronically inclined.

    :)

    I think it will help clarify – but I’m still fielding a few questions (and wondering if I forgot anyone!?)

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    Soon Mrs. B 38 posts, Newbee @ 8:36 pm

    Oh yes, and had to let the FI know it IS appropriate to send rehearsal invites, so shhh!!! Don’t tell him they are considered “optional!” :D

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    argyle 2519 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:55 pm

    How did you create the map! It’s cute!

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    dewdrop 381 posts, Helper bee @ 9:10 pm

    Those look great! We sent out our rehearsal dinner invites with our wedding invitations, but it was a necessity. (Our guest list for the rehearsal dinner may have gotten just a little bit out of control…)

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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 4931 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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