Note from Miss Pancakes: I wrote this post in November when I was 200 hundred days out. Now that I am 100 days out and ready to post my completed invitations, I thought I should share this post.
Where did the time go?! There are now less than seven months until our wedding…it seems like it was just yesterday that I was saying “I’m not worried—I have 14 months to plan”¦” Sigh.
That being said, things are going well, but I think it’s time for me to order invitations. I will be moving to Amsterdam for the semester in January, so I would really like to get my invitations assembled and addressed before I leave. Finals start the second week of December, so I need to have all the pieces before December. And then I can assemble after finals, between Christmas and January 8th, when I leave.
In addition to my love for letterpress, I have fallen head-over-heels in love with boxed invitation suites. I first saw these boxed suites on Wedding Chicks and fell in love.
But I was obviously worried about the DIY-ability of these suites, not to mention the mailing costs! Then I headed to the ‘bee and found Mrs. Perfume’s gorgeous boxed invitations.
Although Mrs. Perfume didn’t DIY her invites, she did assemble, wrap, and address (label) all the boxes, and from the looks of things she had twice as many as we will need. But I was still really apprehensive. It just seemed like a lot of work: On top of being a full-time law student and working part time as a nanny of four kids and as a research associate at the Vale Center on Sustainable Investment, I have a take-home midterm due in two weeks and my MPRE (Multi-State Professional Responsibility Exam) this weekend!
I try really hard to avoid this term because it is so overused on wedding blogs, but these invites are SOO SWOON-able! I’m hooked. So this weekend my lovely bridesmaid, LA, is coming back to town, and we are gonna start throwing out ideas and making mock-ups! I am SOO excited.
Anyone else loving boxed invitations? If you’ve done it, let me know!