Tuesday, 14 April 2009

The Invitations (Part Five)

{All images from Author's personal collection}

After an epic story, we finally reach the final chapter...

The invitations are finished. And the ones we have addresses for have been posted. Hip hip hooray!

We managed the final push over the Easter Weekend with the aide of a decent home printer, a guillotine* and a team of M, my Mother-In-Law-to-be and my Grandmother-In-Law-to-be.

Each envelope contained one of each of images 3, 4 and 6 {with apologies for the crude de-personalisation} and was hand addressed and sealed with a peacock stamp.

We expect that they will start arriving on Thursday and Friday of this week so we should hopefully have a better idea of numbers soon. Now we just need to finalise a wedding list and hand it to my mother for monitoring.

*Highly recommended. One of the best £9 we have spent recently. Instead of hours spent with rulers that are never straight and knives which are never sharp enough, cutting up the response cards was easy-peasy.

8 comments:

Marie said...

Yeay!

Marie-Ève said...

Looking great and good for you to have them done! I had bought a guillotine too but hadn't really thought things through since I got large sheets of cardboard, which ended up not fitting into the thing. So I did things by hand after all... And just accepted their non-perfectness.

lavenderbakery said...

We also spent the Easter weekend doing invitations! Love the peacock stamp :-) Cake soon?

Kristy said...

I'm going to have to buy a guillotine, I think, for our save the dates. Unless my aunt has one, and then I'll just ask to borrow hers. I should probably buy the paper soon, so I can print them...

The invitations look fantastic. Did you address them? The handwriting (that isn't blurred out, haha) looks beautiful.

Aubergine said...

They look fantastic! Definitely a good ending to an invitation saga (why are invitations always so difficult that they have to be broken down into multiple posts??).

Love the peacock stamp too. They are beautiful.

Rachel said...

Thank you!

@Lavenderbakery: cake sounds good. When are you free?

@Kristy: Yes, that is my normal handwriting and I did hand address them all.

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admingirl said...

Got my invitation today - yippee! Looks beautiful, love the RSVP card.