Monday, September 23, 2013

Makin' That Paper

For most of our invitation and paper needs we used The Paper Boutique

Corynn is the owner and is so great to work with.  Not to mention she is quick, up on all her invitation etiquette, and quite a perfectionist. 

We met with her late last fall to go over our save the dates.  Here is how they ended up looking...

I knew from the get go that I wanted to do a post card Save the Date.  It's cheap, no envelope needed, and allowed us to incorporate a picture from our engagement session.  I also came up with the snazzy wording on the back thanks to a little site called Pinterest.  Each card only cost us $1 each and Corynn addressed them all for us. 
This past spring we sat down and began to discuss invitations.  Corynn had a million examples of different invitations she had made in the past with varying sizes, costs and colors.  We ended up picking the fairly simple design below.

Our colors were navy and ivory which, were represented in every part of the invitation.  To go with the vintage-y feel of the wedding we decided to add a lace ribbon down the side of each invite to personalize them a little more.  Corynn added each lace ribbon by hand (I would have went crazy!).  We had 3 inserts with info on the reception, directions to the ceremony and reception, and the RSVP post card.
All together each invite cost us around $4.50 each.  Plus we had 65 cents of postage.  Corynn also did our table numbers, program fans, and escort board lists.  The table numbers were my favorite because they had a little bit of lace added to the tops to match our invites.
The program fans were made on very pretty scrap book paper so the backs were all kinds of colorful navy and ivory print.

One thing I did do myself was our bar sign that we put in an old vintage 8x10 picture frame.  We wanted something to sit on the reception bar to let people know what was free and what wasn't.  I used Pinterest and a friends own wedding bar sign for some inspiration and came up with this...

Not bad for a novice with a Mac!

That pretty much wraps up the paper details of the wedding.  I'll be back later to discuss all the reception decor... which might be my longest post ever!

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