I went through several wedding magazines and online galleries of wedding invitations and I couldn’t really find anything that blew me away. I know that it is a big important day… but I’m really just not into the whole fancy nancy wedding stuff. The wedding is going to be outside and summery and cute and I wanted something that was a little more casual and fun. I decided to make them myself, which was a lot of work, but now that I’m finished I can honestly say that I am happy I did. I felt really accomplished dropping all 94 of them in the mailbox today 🙂
First I cut all the cardstock and fabric down into big piles.
Next I sewed the fabric to the back and the white invitation to the front of the orange cardstock.
After all those were done I went back and cut out random flowers from the leftover fabric, and sewed them to the top of the invitations. Each one has a different flower and a little bit of a different style to it.
Then came the RSVP cards. Same as the maps but I had to trim them pretty small so that they met the US postal service standards for postcards. Unfortunately they didn’t have any cute postcard stamps to go with, so I went with the polar bear. After that I put them all together with a band made of orange cardstock. Some of the invitations got a big S (for Smith) on top of the orange band where it comes together… it was really cute and I wish I would have taken the time to do it on all of them, but my cricut mat was acting up so only a few people got it.
Next came the envelopes. Got a cute wedding bell stamp which I did in orange and an aqua fine point marker to write addresses. To bring the whole thing together I found these cute king and queen love stamps. So there you have it…
100 blue & 100 orange cardstock= 42.00
fabric- 5 yards= $5.00
post card stamps (for RSVP cards)= $15.00
100 envelopes= $9.99
Total cost= $166.00 for 100 invitations