Monday, March 15, 2010


We bought our DIY set of invites ages ago. Probably a year or more. I absolutely fell in love with them and had to have them!!


I still love them, but the quick, easy, cheap part of the DIY has turned out to be a bit of a hassle. I spent HOURS (literally) mewing over different fonts. I loved the J in one font, but the C in in another and after days of combining fonts and changing sizes, kerning, and character spacing (with some help from the graphics guy with whom I share an office) I finally came up with something I was happy with.

Invites? Done.

Now on to the direction cards. Our kit came with an itty bitty card on which we were supposed to write the directions. BUT, we needed directions to the Church AND to the reception venue. 1 itty bitty card. 2 sets of directions. Now what? We decided to scratch the itty bitty card that came with the set all together and use matching card stock, we have to cut them out, which will be a bit of a hassle, but this way we can print double sided. (apparently you can’t print double sided on the perforated paper that came with the invite set)

Direction cards? Done.

Now those pesky RSVP cards. I wanted something with a little splash. I was about to buy one of those fancy monograms I’d blogged about, but then I thought “I wonder if I can do that myself” so I did.

RSVP cards? Done.

Now I’ve emailed all of our info to the printer who said she could do raised type for $56 for the invites and the RSVP cards! This sounds like an OUTSTANDING deal and will save me the gray hairs of trying to print out the invites ourselves! Without further ado, our invites:

An eensy weensy version with names/dates erased to protect the innocent! hahah!

1 comment:

  1. Nice! It took me forever to decide on and invite font too!