Hello! Welcome to the official Wednesday post! Ok, so where were we? I've picked my colors, my dress, the bridesmaids dresses, the flowers...I guess I should probably think of some way to let people know, "hey! we're getting married..and you're invited!" Right?
I loved so many invite ideas online. Wedding Paper Divas and Storkie were two of my favorites. However, when you're inviting 400 people to your wedding, the invites can get a little expensive. Enter iDIY and their wonderful templates! I found an amazing swirl template and then changed the words, edited the colors and the size and printed it out on white cardstock. It was then mounted to a piece of orange cardstock on top of a pink piece of cardstock. And this is our invitation! (blacked out personal/location info)
Around here, people like to include maps, hotel info and registry info on a separate card within the invite envelope. I KNOW, I know, you're all going to yell at me and tell me it's not okay to put registry info with the invite but everyone here does it so it's really not a big deal. Just like it's not a big deal here to have cash bars either! How many of you are walking away right now and never coming back? oooppss! I will say that we are paying for drinks through dinner and probably partially through the dance, so I think that will be sufficient. Anyways, back to those info cards. Here are ours with my cute little map that I made. I followed a tutorial on how to use Google maps and Word, I can find it if anyone wants me to.
Our programs are still a work in progress. We've only met with our Pastor once and the next time we will nail down all the details about the ceremony. We also are not sure whether the best man will be able to make it yet. In the mean time here is the front page and the first inside page.
The programs will be like a fan with rounded corners and tied with orange ribbon.
I've also started designing our thank yous. I got a bunch of free return address labels from Vista Print and since we had so much pink already, I went with blue. Then I found an image that worked with the address labels and edited it in Photo Shop again to make it work for a thank you card.
And thank you for stopping by tonight! Oh, I almost forgot to show you the rehearsal invites. We're still not 100% sure which one we'll be using. My future MIL and I have been working on these since they are throwing the rehearsal dinner. It's going to be 4th of July themed since it is the 4th of July weekend. (I'm kind of wishing we would have went with navy and red for our wedding colors).
Tomorrow I'm going to show you my centerpieces, reception decor ideas and church decor! All DIY, I hope you'll come back and join me!