Monday, September 20, 2010


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. 

Then I made a 1" slit along the fold in the middle of the cardstock, and threaded a purple ribbon thru.

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?


  1. Love these!! That is so inpsiring to see that you made these yourself and saved so much money. Keeping this post starred hopefully for future reference! ;)

  2. I love this design, and way to go for starting early! I was an early-starter, too, mostly because I was just too excited to wait. Better to start early than to wait until the last minute and then have to rush!

  3. I love the look of the ribbon. I'm thinking of doing something similar.

    I am a procrastinator by nature, but have been really on the ball with wedding stuff. Just super excited, I guess.

  4. These are beautiful! I'm very impressed. I don't think I have the craft-chops to be able to pull this off myself, unfortunately. Otherwise, I would definitely be starting to work on them about now!

  5. LA DEE DA.

    never would guess they're so crazy cheap!

  6. I am happy for you but this post bums me out when I think of how much I paid for my invites. I loved them, and still do, but DAMN I could have saved!

    Nice job.

  7. I am impressed! These look great... And you did them so much in advance. Wow. I am a total procrastinator about everything I do.