Ok, more headway on the invitations. My weird killer cold left me pretty much housebound all day yesterday. That led to me getting things done on the invitations…so, good for colds, I guess?…I was going to keep the invites under wraps so that the people who are going to get one don’t see them before hand, but ultimately I decided that was silly for two reasons:
- It’s not like wedding invitations are supposed to be some huge surprise, and
- Most of my guests don’t even read this blog.
Yep, ironically with all the people reading the blog these days, most of my guests aren’t followers. I started this blog mostly to keep my moms involved, so I haven’t really given it out past that. So, sorry for spoiling the surprise, moms, but I’m sharing the invitations step-by-step.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to dress my invitations up. I have blue pocket folds from Envelopments and I know that a lot of people add ribbon that wraps around or have square cards on the front of them. I tried both of those, but I didn’t come up with anything I like. I really wanted to have a belly band when I originally was picturing my invitations, so I decided to just do belly bands on the outside of the pocket fold, even though they don’t really need them. I have ribbon that I bought at Costco last January…probably within a week of our deciding to have a Disney wedding. I thought this ribbon was so pretty, it ended up being the catalyst for choosing Cinderella blue as our wedding color.
Of course, at the time I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I figured that if I did belly bands I could at least incorporate it into something. So I was messing around with the ribbon and the pocket fold today, trying to figure out what I was doing, when I noticed something. The ribbon has three different sizes of glittery blue circles on it and it’s probably a Disney thing, but when I see circles in different sizes, I just want to do this:
And then I loved it. Of course, I had to cut three circles out of the ribbon (which was kind of a pain in the butt) just to do this one invitation and I have a 100 invitations to do, so clearly that was a silly idea…
A silly idea I so went with:
I just have to figure out where to put them now. I kind of like them in the corner of the pocket part, but I could center them if that would be more aesthetic. Of course, I could have saved myself a lot of time (right about three hours) if I had just used my large Mickey punch and punched some shapes out of glittery blue paper, but I was happy as a clam in front of the couch watching DVDs and cutting circles. I’m glad I spent three years getting a law degree so I could hang out on a Wednesday and do this kind of stuff. Plus, I had a ton of ribbon because I got it from Costco and there’s still plenty left for the belly bands.
It’s funny, but up until I did all these circles, I was actually trying to keep Mickey heads off of my invitations. I debated for a long time about buying Disney wedding invitations and really embracing the theme, but I decided to err on the side of subtle since we’re doing the whole Disney wedding. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful Disney invitations, but I was worried that it would be overkill and distracting from the fact that this invitation is announcing something so important, so I made the conscious decision to limit the Disneyness to the vintage postcard RSVPs. Now that I see them, though, I think it’s just the right amount of Disney magic for the invites…
So, what do you think? Where should I put them? I think it’s going to be strictly a one mickey head per invitation situation, because I am not about to cut out another 300 circles.