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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rehearsal Invites

I finally got around to making our rehearsal/rehearsal dinner invitations this week.

Actually, I suppose "got around to" is the wrong way to say it. Let's face it: I realized we have three weeks left and had to get my ass in gear.

Earlier this week, I confirmed everything with the church and restaurant. I wanted to make sure all of the times were finalized before I printed anything.

I designed the invitations in Microsoft Publisher. I decided to make the dinner invitation and the rehearsal invitation separately, since there are people (mostly grandparents) invited to the dinner that don't need to be at the rehearsal itself. Because some people would only be getting the dinner invitation, I decided to make that the main focus. I concentrated on designing that, and then simply made an insert card with the actual rehearsal info on it.

The design was centered around two things: 1) Being easy to put together, and 2) To use some paper that I had left over from both the wedding invitations and the shower invitations, as well as extra envelopes I had. I didn't want to have to have to buy more supplies when I still had stuff left that could be utilized.

Anyway, here is what I came up with. Don't mind the black/white boxes. I had to use them to block out personal information.

I cut all of the paper myself this time around. I only had to make 25 invitations, so it didn't take too long. I used rubber cement to adhere the three layers of paper together.

I'm happy with how they turned out. They are a bit more casual than the other invitations I have done so far--which is what I was going for--but they're still nice.

I still have to address and stuff them all, but my goal is to get these in the mail on Saturday.


Linda said...

I really like the font you used.

Dana said...

Your invitations look good.

Melissa said...

I also love the font, and simplicity of them.

Lyndsay said...

So cute! Simple and perfect for the occasion.

I was really excited about making our groom's dinner invites, but FMIL took it upon herself to do them. I was a bit bummed, but in the end was so happy because it was one less thing on my list! They turned out super cute too. :)

Anonymous said...

I just got engaged and somehow found your blog...AHHH I was in tears looking at how beautiful your invitations were!!! What font did you use for these Rehearsal Invites? Everything looks PERFECT!