The english invitations were a bit more of a labor of love, and I have been waiting to share them with you all.
We ordered the cards from Minted, but we got most of the tools and accessory pieces from Paper Source. We had a basic invitation card, an information card with the details of our wedding weekend (welcome picnic, ceremony/reception, and farewell brunch), and an rsvp card.
I knew that I wanted a couple of features in our invites before we started:
- green envelopes with orange liners
- green bakers twine
- cute tags
- glassine envelopes
- wax seals
- a small card with our website information
I wasn't sure how I was going to put all those pieces together, but when I started working with them it all just came together.
Here are all the pieces in one place pre-production:
The main invitation card was A7 (5x 7), so I ordered glassine envelopes on Amazon that were also A7 for our inner envelope.
For the outer envelope, I turned to A9 Clover green envelopes from Paper Source. There is such a thing as A7 and a half, but they are rare and don't come in many colors.
Do you like the little hearts? I picked up this heart punch without knowing what I was going to do with it at the time, but once I punched out a few cute little orange hearts I knew we had to incorporate them somehow. The outside of the envelopes seemed like a perfect fit. Mom and I stuck them with glue sticks on the bottom outside tips of the outer envelope and the rsvp envelope.
The tags were made (with quite a bit of pain and effort) from this cool tag punch from Paper Source. It would be have been much easier if we had been interested in all three sized tags, but we only wanted the largest one, so we had to do a bit of finagling.
To package the various cards, we took the invitation card, the RSVP card and envelope, along with the information card and tied with baker's twine with a tag and a bow. The tag had the invitees first names on it.
We printed the website card information on a little business card and tucked them into these baby envelopes with a bit of sparkly embossed hearts and arrows.
Then that package went into the glassine envelope:
and lastly, we added the wax seal.
and then we placed the sealed package into it's outer envelope with our embossed return address: