This is the last installment (I think) of our DIY Wedding series. I'm anxious to get started on some tutorials. So, that should be coming soon.
For this last installment, I decided to cover the wedding items that had to be mailed out.
First was the Save the Dates. We actually went rather simple with these. One weekend, we went out with our tripod, and Eric's new camera, and took some pictures with the camera timer, and Eric doing a lot of running. :) We picked one that we liked, did some customization on it using Paint.NET (free software), took the image to Costco for prints, and sent them out. Here's how it turned out.
Next, the invitations. I did all the design work and printing at home. I printed the information on cardstock (cheap at Big Lots!) and bought some corresponding scrapbook paper for the outer cover of the invite. I wrapped it all with a soft mesh ribbon before placing it into the envelope. Here's how it looked.
Once the wedding was over, I wanted to make something special with the thank you cards. Here's what I came up with. Also, I wanted to play with embossing powder and a heat gun. :)
And lastly, the announcements. Since our wedding was on the smaller side and a destination wedding, there were several relatives and friends that we were unable to invite. So, I created these announcements with a "save the date" / invitation to a local family bbq reception.
That's it. :) Hope this helps inspire ideas.
Tutorials are coming soon. :)