Woohoo, wedding crafts!
I made everything, including the envelopes. Luckily, we're having a very small & intimate wedding with a guestlist of only 50 people.
Our colors are deep red wine, black & silver. We sort of have a plum blossom/nature feel going on... we're getting married in a rose garden and the reception is in metro park lodge.
I was 100% inspired by these Paper Girl invites as seen in InStyle magazine http://www.paper-girl.com/weddingport2.html
Unfortunately, we couldn't afford the starting price of $22 per invite.
The graphics I used aren't from her invites, but are from various artists I found online.
I designed everything in Photoshop CS2 and printed on Canon IP6600D. Almost all of our invitations were hand-delivered (all but 5!) in various cities, so we saved a ton on postage as well.EDITed to add postage costs:
We only mailed 5, but here are the prices to give you an idea:
Ohio to CA was $1.47
Ohio to OH, MN, VA and TX were all $1.30
I'm not a paper crafter at all, so I was SO excited that they turned out to actually look like an invitation!
Here's a sampling of the batch!
The heart of the scrolls are wooden dowels of two sizes. I spray painted the entire dowel, though obviously I didn't need to - I just felt like it was the right thing to do.
I used glass beads instead of dowel caps and attached them with teeny tiny nails.
The scrolls themselves are printed on 8.5x11 paper from Michaels.
The scrolls are rolled with rubber cement and clothes pinned to dry...dry...dry.
Rolled & tied with ribbon.
The envelopes are made from 12x12 paper from Michaels and my new best friend, double stick, roll-on, permanent tape.
They're sealed with stickers (not pictured here).
Information booklets have four pages, including the cover. The first page is "Details," which is an alternate wedding day plan in case of rain (our ceremony is set to be outdoors). The second page is Directions and the last page is RSVP information. They are made from white card stock with some of the beige paper as accents. They're assembled with square brads at the corner.