I am seriously addicted to online research. Can you be addicted to such a thing? Before every decision I make I hop on the interwebs and check out the situation, ie; reviews, deals, coupons, etc. Wedding invitations were no exception to this illness. I ordered packet after packet of free samples from companies and spent long lengths of time looking at each one and trying to decide if I really cared about paper weight.
After much ado, I decided that I liked what Invitations By Dawn had to offer the most. The invite wording was 100% customizeable and I love the way they turned out!
With our invitations we also ordered inner lined envelopes, coordinating RSVPs, and tissue. When it all arrived packaged so nicely I realized I had no idea how to put them together or what I wanted them to look like. After some more brainstorming I bought a tag puncher by our girl Martha Stewart and some lovely amazing bakers twine from The Twinery.
One night while watching American Idol I sat down and punched little tags out of yellow corrugated oak tag and stamped a grey heart on each one. I piled the paper goods together in the order of invitation, tissue, rsvp, website card, and wrapped them in three rounds of twine. I secured my little heart tag, and voila, my invitations were finished!
Needless to say I am now in love with bakers twine and I want to use it for everything.
We also decided to take a page out of fellow BSB blogger Julie's book and include a wedding website card to let people know [again, it was on our save the dates] what our website is and where they can get their information.
Invitation tips I learned along the way:
1. I've said it before, sign up for newsletters and pay attention to sales for the best invitation bargain!
2. Take a finished invitation product to the post office before you plan on mailing so you can be sure of the correct postage for your invites.
3. Do the invitation process in pieces so you don't get overwhelmed or frustrated. Trust me, it makes a difference!
How is the invitation process coming along for ya'll?