In the last post, I shared about how I made our pocketfolds. After finishing them, it was time to fill them with the invitations and inserts. I am no graphic designer. I am terrible at using Paint on my computer, let alone professional editing software. No, it was time to call the awesome Mr. Sea Monkey in. He makes graphics for work sometimes, so he was really experienced in this area.
I knew the idea I had in mind, but I needed help executing the design. Mr. Sea Monkey was awesome and got exactly what I was saying. He left a huge space in the middle so I could add this ribbon and starfish. We actually made the invitations removable from the pocketfolds by putting on Velcro dots.
Instead of buying the mats, we bought a pack of card stock and made them ourselves. One sheet could be used per invite.
Ceremony and lodging / Personal photo
Mr. Sea Monkey even went as far as making a map. He actually used Adobe Illustrator and drew his own map. He got the little road signs from Wikipedia. This was my absolute favorite piece, and he had so much fun making it, he said he should make a business out of it.
The only thing that we didn’t do ourselves was the printing. We sent that in to the Cards and Pockets Print Shop. They did amazing and so did Mr. Sea Monkey. They looked beautiful.
And that’s all she wrote. I am so happy with the way these turned out, and I can’t believe we got them done. I never would have thought I could make something as major as wedding invitations, but I set my mind to it and got it done.
Did you make your own invites? What was the hardest part?