Being Carly, MDW

Making our Wedding Invitations

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:

  1. It’s not like wedding invitations are supposed to be some huge surprise, and
  2. 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.

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  • Reply Kadye

    Not that my two cents means anything, but I love them in the corner like you have them. Putting them in the middle would be more “AND HERE’S MICKEY!” but that’s just me. I can’t believe you cut all of those out! (Any reason to sit and watch DVDs is a good one, though) Congrats on becoming a weddingbee, too. I can’t wait to read more. 🙂

    September 25, 2008 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply thatdisneygirl

    thanks, Kadye! You should always leave your two cents because all the “cents” I get help me a ton. I agree that tucking it into the corner is less in-your-face, so I think I’ll keep them there.

    And thanks for the congrats!

    September 25, 2008 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Neaner loves you!

    No. 1 — I read your blog and I’m coming to your wedding!

    No. 2 — I feel like there might have been an easier way to obtain little blue glittery circles.

    No. 3 — Even though it looks like this took HOURS, they look nice on the invite.

    No. 4 — Feel better! I’m so sick of people getting sick! Vitamins, fresh air, fruits and veggies, and tea with whiskey and honey.

    September 25, 2008 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Christine #2

    Hey there! It’s probably weird that a complete stranger is following your blog, but have to say I love your blog. Thanks for giving me something to read. Congrats on your wedding, I love watching someone plan a wedding from the outside. I honeymooned at Disneyland, I understand the appeal. What fun to have a Disney wedding!

    And, I like the mickey in the corner. It’s very cute and I think subtle.

    September 25, 2008 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Christy

    I love love LOVE the Mickey heads. it IS absolutely the perfect amount of Disney. I think the corner is just right – it’s subtle, but still there. Go Carly!

    September 25, 2008 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply thatdisneygirl

    Neaner – if you’re sick of people around you being sick you should probably stop being a CARRIER MONKEY.

    Christine – at this point it’s not weird at all that a complete stranger is following the blog, it’s really nice! Thanks for reading!!!

    Christy – Hi! (everyone else should now immediately go to Christy’s blog as she is another Disney bride and has the cutest engagement story ever)

    September 25, 2008 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply J Darling

    The circles in the corner are great. 🙂 It seems very “you guys” – playful and fun with just a touch of magic.

    September 25, 2008 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply you're a monkey!

    you’re a monkey!

    September 26, 2008 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply Gayle

    Love your creativity. The invites look great!

    February 15, 2010 at 10:20 pm
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