All our invites have been sent out and we are starting to get our RSVP's and so with no further ado I can finally share them with you :-).
Back in December we were at home for one of my oldest friends wedding so we had all our gladrags with us. We ran out of time before the wedding but the following day we got all dressed up again and had a mini photo shoot with my Dad and put them through a free app called Poladroid which was really simple to use and converted the images into polaroid type, which is something we had decided almost as soon as we got engaged.
Our favourite was the dancing picture so we used it for the main invite, here it is again.
We imported the pictures to to vistaprint and added the wedding invite text to the bottom. We actually found vistaprint had better font options than the free ones on our computer. The back contains the usual invite text which we could type in ourselves.
We also made RSVP card's mainly because we are having a choice of meal options and we wanted it to be really obvious to everyone that they needed to let us know what they wanted to eat. It was a challenge to find a company that would let us print a card smaller than a postcard but bigger than a business card. In the end we found printed.com which had a great selection of card sizes but was a bit less simple to use. We ended up having to manipulate the photos ourselves in a free photoshop equivalent then upload them to the site and hope they would all end up ok. Which they did, but learning to use the software and not knowing exactly what it looked like made it a bit more stressful.
Once the two sets of cards had been ordered all that remained was the envelopes and we decided to go for black with silver writing. We got the envelopes (100) from amazon for £8 which was a long way cheaper than buying them from vistaprint or in a real life shop. Here they are all ready to be posted!
Instead of printing extra sheets with lots of information anything extra that guest might need to know but that isn't essential we have put on our website. We ended up using wix.com a free website hosting company who have a wedding template. This suited us better than the very wedding focused temples as we were allowed to customise it more and we weren't forced to have sections we didn't want, like the wedding countdown or a how we met page. In case your wondering we have:
- How to get to the venue,
- Gift list info,
- Where to stay,
- Menu Choices,
- Details on the following day's activities, and
- Any Other Questions.
We have also included all the outtakes from our photo shoot like these:
and my personal favourite: