Our wedding is still 7 months away - but I started working on our invitations this weekend. What can I say, I'm an early-achiever.
If you're curious how I made the invitations, here's a quick summary of the process. First, I created the invitation wording template and printed it on white cardstock. I cut them into 3.5"x5" sections.
Next, I took a piece of 8"x6" purple cardstock and measured 2" on each side and folded them to meet in the middle.
Next, I glued the white cardstock invitation on top of the ribbon and folded the side flaps closed. Finally, I tied a bow with the ribbon.
Simple and homemade! So far, I've spent $0.13/ea for ribbon + $0.14/ea for envelopes = $0.27/ea. I haven't printed the maps or rehearsal dinner invites yet, but I'm guessing there won't be any additional cost for those since I already have cardstock on hand. If my prediction is correct, I'll have my invitations done and only spent $20!
(The postage will be additional, of course.)
I'm still working on the ceremony invitation / maps / rehearsal dinner invitation. Everyone's welcome to attend the rehearsal dinner, so it seems pointless to mail it separately.
Are you a procrastinator, or do you prefer to early-achieve?