In my last post, I revealed the outside of our invitations. Today I’ll be sharing what was inside. Ours was a semi-DIY invitation. While we didn’t get nearly as hands on as the now Mrs. Squid did with her invitations or as Miss Orca did with her Save the Dates, our invitations required a good bit of legwork and elbow grease.
After we decided to move away from the designer we used for the Save the Dates, Mr. Crab was in touch with one of his professional contacts who is a printer. He offered to print our invitations for us at a discount, if we could provide a “print-ready” design file. On our very first call with him I explained that “letterpress” and “engraving” were outside our budget, to which he replied that he wouldn’t charge us extra to letterpress our invitations. Say whaaaat?
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Well, hive, at that point my mind was off to the races with the possibilities of what our invitations could be. I was struck by inspiration and mocked up a suite in Powerpoint and sent it along to our contact to get a quote for how much it would cost to print the invitations.