Monday, December 29, 2008

Wedding Invitations

I mentioned a while ago that I would share my (mostly) homemade wedding invitations and then it completely skipped my mind. I have to say that I am definitely not the craftiest person in the world, but with the help of a few of my girlfriends and the girls on the Hawaii knot.com message board, I was able to come up with quite the creation. I realize the quality of these images isn't the best, but you can get the idea of what I was trying to come up with. Faux airline tickets was fitting for Steve and I considering we met in the airport security line, we love to travel, we're having a destination wedding, etc.

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The temporary crafting area (aka our dining room table)

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Ticket/Invite holder

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Two ticket stubs included in each invitation - most of our guests don't know this, but the 15A and 15B are the seats we sat in the night we met.

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RSVP/Response cards :: Vintage Hawaiian postcards - 20 different designs

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And my favorite part :: the personalized postage for the outside main envelope. We had asked out parents for a wedding photo and didn't tell them what we were going to do with it. Through stamps.com we were able to get these made and I love the end result. My side got my parents stamp and his side got his parents stamp. Needless to say, both sets of parents were shocked and very excited when they received their official invitation.

16 comments:

aimee heff said...

Erin! Darling ideas. I love them all especially using your parents wedding pix! And the tickets of course. Everything is so personal and wonderful.

I know I said it before and I will say it again. Soak up every moment of your wedding. Everything goes by so fast and before you know it everything is over. (Which is good and bad).

I am so excited for you! Thanks for sharing. You should submit your ideas and pictures to wedding mags.

Troy and Ashley said...

Erin - Those are absolutely amazing!!! I love the very personal touches.

Marge said...

I loved your invites! wish I could have kept the postcard.. it was too cute! Its all going in my wedding album of other people's weddings :) XO cant wait!

Stacie919 said...

Hands down THE most creative invites yet!! I love that you put your seat #'s, how fitting!! I'm counting down the days until Maui, it's going to be unforgettable! XO

Melissa Moore said...

By far the coolest invitations I have seen in a long time. If you are not crafty I would debate it, but you are definitely creative.

Michelle said...

I love the part about the seats, I never knew that!!! I loved the wedding invites, so cute. Yippee, 2 months away, I can't wait! :)

Baby Carpinito said...

These are amazing!!!! So personal and creative. Absolutely perfect! Enjoy your big day!

Erin said...

Thank you everyone! Your comments are all so kind. Honestly, if you're looking to save some money - DIY invites is the way to go!

Shelby said...

so cute! Best invitations ever! I love the personal touches.

Courtney and Nicholas said...

I didn't know that about the seats either!! LOVE IT!

Mariana said...

I think those are the best invitations I've ever seen. Is it ok that I got teary eyed when I read the part about the stamps?
congrats and I wish you both the very best on your wedding day!!

Emily said...

Erin, these are just fabulous! Wonderful job - I cannot wait to hear about all the amazing details. Happy New Year!

Lyndsy said...

They turned out so great and I loved the stamps and RSVP reply postcards! It is sure to be an evening/day/trip to remember! XOXO

Mandino said...

This is really cool. It looks like it would also be good as a DVD invitation too. I have been looking for some design in my pacific invitation, and this really looks nice. I was visiting Silver Screen Invites and that is where I got the DVD invitation.

BB Jean Events said...

I stumbled across your invitations online and thought they were fabulous! With your permission, I'd love to feature them on my blog :) Who created them for you?

Good luck and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Brittany Hackett
Owner, BB Jean Events
Bellingham, WA

DelilahIris said...

Wow those are awesome! You should enter them to the dIY wedding invitations contest at www.do-it-yourself-invitations.com