DIY Rehearsal Invitation

As you might have guessed already, I love good stationery and other paper goods. I think a good quarter of my posts have had something to do with paper.

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Thus, it is probably no surprise that I sent out rehearsal dinner invitations a few days back.

Our wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner are in two different locations/towns, and we are also scheduled for them to be three hours apart. This time gap was due to the time block in which our venue would let us get into the space. I’m not too concerned about having the gap, just that people are aware of the gap. We are after all close to Boston Commons and other historic Boston landmarks. I’m sure people can keep busy as long as they are aware of the gap.

Thus, the need for an invitation that explained the logistics of the situation. I found very few invitations that seemed to address the rehearsal itself, and so I thought I would put something together myself.

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I wanted something that flowed with the overall theme of our wedding, but incorporated some more modern twists, given that our rehearsal dinner location is in a much more contemporary setting.

I also had no budget to speak of, so I wanted to do this as easily and cheaply and possible.

Thus, I pulled out my printer and printed out a simple invitation that contained all of the information on some leftover paper from our invitations. (I am of course making it sound a bit easier than it actually was—our printer does not print on 200 lb paper easily. Actually it jammed about half the time. I am so thankful that I only had to make a couple of them.)

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I rounded the edges and popped them into blue envelopes that I bought from the dollar store, 10 for a dollar. (I just bought really cheap baby shower invites and used those envelopes.)

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Lastly, I put a wraparound label on top and called it a day.

All in all, it was a fairly easy project that took way less time than our invitations. It was also really cheap, costing us less than five dollars total, including stamps, and took a couple of hours.

Did you send out rehearsal dinner invitations? What information did you put on them?

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Mrs. Panda

Location:
Boston, MA
Wedding Date:
June 2013

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:55 am

    Yay for paper goods! Where did you get the wraparound labels?

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:00 pm

    These are super cute! What font is the scripty one?

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    lizzyboot80 99 posts, Worker bee @ 12:13 pm

    Cute! I love the wraparound label. Did you make it yourself? I’d love to use them for my save the dates.

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    meganmarie33 162 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:34 pm

    LOVE the wraparounds. I would love to do something similar for my rehersal invites. Totally agree that there isnt much out there for invites to the actual rehersal.

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 1:13 pm

    very cute, and what a great money saver!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:16 pm

    I love the swirly font. What is it?

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    ladymegbeth 227 posts, Helper bee @ 1:49 pm

    So pretty! And you’d never guess how inexpensive they were! Gorgeous job, Miss P!

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:30 pm

    @Blonde17Jess: @rand04: @meganmarie33: I hodgepodged the wrap around label based off of some things I found online. If you use illustrator and want the template, pm me, I’d be happy to send it to you. I literally just printed it out onto normal printer paper and double sided taped them on. very easy.
    @Mrs. Treasure: @Almost Mrs.P: The swirly font is Carolyna Black.
    @ladymegbeth: @Mrs. Gray Wolf: thank you =) I am amazed as to how cheap I could have these made!

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    Schneewittli 56 posts, Worker bee @ 2:59 pm

    Gorgeous! I love love the floral heart – did you design it? Stunning.

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:22 pm

    @Miss Panda: omg, that’s crazy that it’s just regular paper – it came out great!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:20 pm

    These are beautiful! The definitely look more expensive than what you made them for!

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:35 am

    These are adorable! THey definitely do not look like they cost less than $5!

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    thebestisyettocome 57 posts, Worker bee @ 11:14 am

    These are so awesome miss panda! I love all your DIYs! Did you hand draw the heart? I love it and have been looking for some sort of floral motif like it.

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:20 pm

    @Blonde17Jess: I know, I am amazed as well as to how great it turned out considering how cheap it was.
    @Mrs. Pony: @priyathescientist: thank you, I am really excited about them!
    @thebestisyettocome: check your pm =)

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    mswallaby 2069 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:23 am

    Love love love! So pretty!

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    Red Poppy 22 posts, Newbee @ 7:11 pm

    These are so pretty~ great job!

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:18 pm

    @Mrs. Wallaby: @Red Poppy: thank you =) I’m very happy with how they turned out!

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