Thursday, August 18, 2011

DIY Wedding Revisited: Invitations

You are cordially invited to revisit the wedding of Ann and Reid!  Our wedding anniversary is August 28th, 2010 and on our anniversary week (okay well technically a week and a half) I wanted share the triumphs and tribulations of a mostly DIY wedding. 

Our wedding invitations were ordered from Exclusively Weddings (after a failed DIY mock up attempt).  We choose the Stylish Wrap Wedding Invitation and we had to face the cold hard facts that for the invitation, RSVP card, AND reception card at $199.95 for 100 invitations was wayyy cheaper than the DIY version.  This was a time when you had to give up your DIY pride and go store bought! 

The wedding invitation sets the stage for the whole day so it’s pretty darn important.  Plus it tells people those pesky details like the date, time, and where the heck they should go.  As you can tell from these invites our wedding colors are light aqua and bright pink.  I know, I am so lucky my hubby let me incorporate pink!         

Even though these invitations included the RSVP card and wedding reception card I still needed a solution for a map.  I wanted to give my guests clarity and piece of mind when it came to directions and where to park.     

Soo…I created a wedding map to round out the set.  The great thing about a pocket fold invitation is that you can add stuff that is not part of the original invitation.       

I was pretty satisfied with my finished map, made on powerpoint from this tutorial, with a couple of hours time and little to no skill! I was able to add little icons to symbolize the church and reception tent as well as incorporate all the colors for the big day.         


  1. Thanks for sharing this. I love the pocket style invite!


  2. Thanks! This was the most inexpensive option for pocket folds I could find - I was really happy with the way they turned out!

  3. Where did you order the paper for the directions?

  4. I got all my paper from Paper and More - their webpage is - they will ship samples for very low cost to make sure you get the specific color and weight you want!

    1. Thank you so much!! :)


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