Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Wedding Invitations: The Big Reveal

Finally, FINALLY, after months of planning and deliberating and stressing and gluing, I'm ready to show you our wedding invitations. My apologies for the delay, but I wanted to make sure that everyone had received theirs so that no blog-reading invitee got their first glimpse online instead of in person. As far as I know, all the invitations have safely arrived at their destinations, so, here we go.

First, the envelope, addressed and stamped:


Next, what you see when you open the envelope:


A closer look at the lining:


When you pull the invitation out, you see this:


When you open it, you see this:


A closeup of the main part:


A closeup of the pocket and inserts:


Although the main invitation was in both German and English, the inserts were done separately and each person was given only the ones in their appropriate language. Info card not pictured because I would have had to blur out basically everything:


Also, as a side note, the RSVPs have started to come in, and can I just say that even though "Can't wait!" is pre-printed on the card? Every time a "yes" comes in and that circle is checked, I'm all like, "Aww, they can't wait. How sweet!" Yes, really. Apparently I'm easily tricked.

And lastly, all of them piled together, sealed and stamped and ready to be mailed:


By the time they were done, I could no longer tell if they were pretty and interesting and reflective of us, or if they were just boring, amateurish attempts. But looking at these pictures, I think it's the former. At least, that's what I'm going to keep telling myself.

77 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Jess! I love them!

    I'm wishing there was one with my name on it in those big piles...

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  2. Beautiful AND original - amazing job!!!!

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  3. Oh I love them! The color is gorgeous and I love the polka dots inside. :)
    Receiving rsvp's is the most fun part of the invitation process I think!

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  4. I love the fact that they're in both languages. The split of the main invite looks lovely.

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  5. They're so creative and perfect and pretty. Your day is going to be so special... if you see a redhead wandering outside of your wedding spot, pay no attention!

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  6. GASP - they are BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am so excited for you - they really are stunning - the color and design are amazing...congrats on getting them done!

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  7. They look amazing! I love how they are just totally different from the typical invite.

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  8. GREAT JOB, Jess! So creative and original! ~LA

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  9. I LOVE the circle where the address goes. So pretty!

    Well done you!

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  10. Those are so neat! And creative! I would so check the 'Can't wait!' box! :)

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  11. I LOVE THEM! They are lovely and original and personal... they are just perfect. Well done!

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  12. I also like the Can't wait/Can't make it idea. I never know what to put on that line where it says: M_______________________ It feels weird to put Homer and Marge Simpson. Perhaps I need to grow up.

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  13. they look great! i can't wait to make my own :)

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  14. Hi, are the first few shots taken on your couch? BECAUSE I SAT ON THAT COUCH! Wow. I'm a giant nerd.

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  15. Yay! I think they're very "You." (You know, insofar as I actually know you.) :-) Nice job.

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  16. They are so totally YOU. And I really love how thoughtful you were to both the English speakers and German speakers. And the idea that you had both on the actual invitation is such a great illustrative to the merging of your families into one. And, well, they're just great. Probably because there's enough overlap with ours that I'm also patting myself on the back. hahaha. And I echo your sentiments - totally exciting to get the RSVPs. It makes that day so much more real!

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  17. Wow! You and friends did such a good job!

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  18. I think they look really great! You did an amazing job!

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  19. yaaaay!!! i knew how they were supposed to look, even, and i am STILL so impressed with how awesome they came out!! i love the 'can't wait', that's super cute :-) :-)

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  20. So pretty! I love the little folders, I wanted those so badly - gorgeous! = )

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  21. I really like the envelope lining and the pocket in the invitation to hold things. The finished product looks really fantastic!

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  22. Wow they came out great! Totally worth all the effort. They're perfect!

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  23. I love the dual-language thing so much, I wish I'd married someone from another country!

    Those are beautiful, and so fun!

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  24. I definitely want to make my own wedding invitations!

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  25. Love the purple,love the liner. Love the bilingual.

    Congratulations. I remember how relieved I was once mine were in the mail.

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  26. My goodness I never saw so much sweet purple in a single serving. They look so pretty!

    I loved getting little notes back on our RSVP cards too. I wished I had saved them.

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  27. Excellent, and VERY creative. Congrats!

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  28. Love them! I am sure everyone really can't wait :-)

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  29. Wow! You put so much work into those! They look great.

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  30. So pretty! It is weird that I was curious to see what stamp you used? I think the stamp always says a lot about someone. Yours is really pretty and fits the color scheme. Isn't it so fun getting them back in the mail? I felt like every day was Christmas when I checked the mail :)

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  31. I think they are supremely lovely and VERY reflective of you guys! I can't believe you did them yourself! Beautiful!

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  32. So, so perfect Jess! They are awesome!

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  33. purple is the color of royalty - I hope he treats you like the queen you are : )

    congrats, lady!

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  34. Yay! Oh they're so purple! And pretty!

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  35. Beautiful! You did a really nice job.

    And I totally felt the same way about my invites after.

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  36. Wow. The invitations are so gorgeous!

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  37. How cool! I feel like I was really just invited to your wedding!

    But don't worry. I won't crash it. Or, er, hmmm... I'll TRY not to crash it. I'm really excited for you too!

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  38. I love them ... wish mine had been as pretty!

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  39. I LOVE THEM! Especially the circular holes(?) at the insert.

    Getting RSVPs in the mail was SO MUCH FUN. Everyday, we ran to the mailbox. Enjoy it!

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  40. Look great! And I know how relieved you must be- getting out the invitations is a huge accomplishment.

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  41. Seriously awesome!
    I would be totally checking the "can't wait" and thinking just that!

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  42. BEAUTIFUL!!! I lurrrve them.

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  43. They're really beautiful!!! If I'd got one of them and it only said yes/no, I'd have added the can't wait! :-)

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  44. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO adorable!

    i especially like the lining of the envelopes.

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  45. OMG I love them. I love the envelope tab inside, the color, everything. Wonderful choices.

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  46. so you! and wow...that must have been A LOT of work. holy crap!

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  47. I am so excited for you! I love the white polka-dot on the front, beautiful!!

    xox

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  48. Great job! I also made our invitations so I know how much work goes into them! Doesn't it feel good to have them out the door? Now the fun of getting back RSVPs begins!

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  49. They look amazing. Like the inside of the envelope- Pretty! All those little details make them amazing!

    Very you and trés cute!

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  50. They are gorgeous! I'm so impressed!

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  51. Well I'm so behind but when I saw the title in google reader, I knew which post I was starting with. They're gorgeous, Jess! Very classy with polka dots for added fun and the font is lovely. You guys did a great job of incorporating both languages on the invite.

    You did it!

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  52. Oh my goodness, I love how awesome they turned out.

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  53. Your invitations look great! And getting response cards in the mail on a daily basis is really exciting!

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