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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Invitations: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

All the invitations are in the mail and most have arrived to their destinations. Our grand total was around 140 invitations. I know you're thinking..."wait, aren't you the one with the tiny chapel that only seats 85 and a reception place that only seats 100?" Yep, that's me.

Crazy? Well, Fiance and I are expecting a much higher then average "No" rate because a large amount of our friends live overseas and we know they love us but not $3,000 a person plane ticket love us. We had invitations that went to Japan, Korea, Scotland, Belgium, Senegal, Hong Kong, Turkey, Germany and even Iraq. We also had a lot of courtesy invitations to extended family that we knew weren't going to be able to make it but we still needed to include. So far we have 46 "yes" responses and 21 "no" responses

Here is the final product-


^ The outside envelope. The envelope paper is is Aspire Petallics in Beargrass, size A7, 80lb stationery weight. The wrap around labels are from The Bella Bella Co. Couture Correspondence Etsy Shop. The font is Liffey Script SF. The stamps are from the U.S. Post Office and I'm thrilled the green stems of the flowers matched our green/white colors cause I really didn't want to have to pay extra to get "personalized" stamps.



^Here is the back of the wraparound labels with our pre-printed return address on them.




^The inside envelopes are also Aspire Petallics in Beargrass size A6. The font is LainieDaySH.



^The invitation. Not sure of the paper as my sister printed them, but it's a similar light shimmery white like the Beargrass envelopes. Most of the text font is Copperplate Gothic (this comes standard on most word processing programs), the cursive names are in CygnetRound, and the flourish design at the bottom is WMDesigns1 small letter "d".




^Here are the RSVP envelopes. We used clear sick on labels from Office Depot and the font is Liffey Script SF. Yes, the Liberty Bell "Forever" stamps are ugly, but our RSVP date falls close to the date when stamp prices go up, and I'm sure we will have a few stragglers who send their RSVPs late and I didn't want them to be returned to sender. There aren't any 42 cent stamps available yet so the Liberty Bell it is!

We also had an insert for the reception and an actual RSVP card but they just follow the general look of the invitation.

Whewww...glad that's done!

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5 Comments:

Blogger Miss Shirlington said...

I love the Bella Bella Co. wrap around labels and how you incorporated the flourish from the backgroud of the label into the actual invitation. The whole look is gorgeous!

Monday, March 24, 2008 9:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you have Bella Bella print your labels with your recipient's name or did you do that yourself?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 9:03:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Capitol Hill said...

I printed the recipients name myself on my home printer using microsoft word. It took a little playing around but once we had a template with the right spacing it was easy, we just put in one label at a time.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 9:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Thanks. I'm planning to order from Bella soon....I appreciate the great inspiration!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 9:28:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Capitol Hill said...

If you need the word template just shoot me an email at capitolhillmiss at gmail dot com and I'll send it to you so you don't have to fiddle around with it.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 1:07:00 PM  

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