Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Save the Dates for our Maine Wedding!

I am so excited to finally be able to share these with you. Our guests have received them, so I do not have to worry about spoiling the surprise.

I shared a sneak peak of the envelopes with you last week (if you follow via twitter and facebook). We created custom postage, wrap around labels with our wedding icon (the heart reveals the location of our wedding) and I also lined every envelope with a gingham pattern I made. The gingham will be a theme throughout our wedding, it's the fabric I'm using to sew our napkins...which is for another post! These envelopes were time consuming, but I LOVE them.

Now, for the full reveal! The invite contains a small red envelope, which contains a lobster bib for our guests. The bibs are printed with directions on how to eat a lobster in order to prepare them for a weekend in Maine.

A close up of the envelope, "Attire Enclosed." That's my favorite part. :)

For a little added extra detail, we decided to make use of the back of our save the date. Over the last few years, we've saved emails from friends/family and written down quotes about us as a couple. We always wanted to do something with them, and thought the back of our invitation was the perfect canvas for all the wonderful (and funny!) things people have shared with us.

These were a lot of work, but we had such a great time designing them together. It's hard to design your own invitations, especially when you're marrying a designer! But, we did it and we love them. Now, time to start our invitations! Photos are also on Facebook.

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