Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Time To Reveal The Invitations!

Since we are in the process of giving out the invitations and those who are likely to read this blog have already received theirs, I think it's time to share them with you lovely gals. 

As you may recall, Mr. Milk designed our invites and we had them professionally printed by a friendor. They arrived in a box looking like this




Pretty overwhelming to look at initially!

A close-up of our RSVP card

Accommodations insert

And the thing Mr. Milk is most proud of (I think), the directions insert with his DIY map.

The belly-band (which I am most proud of)!

While this isn't the best picture, you get to see how shimmery the paper and lettering is.

The whole thing put together. Due to the picture quality, you can't see the glittery paper unfortunately, or how it makes the ink shimmer. I love how the D, A, & R align. 

And all wrapped up with the belly-band. We ordered regular pocketfolds and asked our printer to cut the flap of the envelope to move the point from the center to the right-hand side. 

A better, detailed shot.


And here you can see what the invitation says (click to enlarge). 

There you have it ladies, our invitations in full! So far we have gotten great feedback for them, which makes Mr. Milk very happy. A few important people didn't have anything in particular to say, but we've decided to just ignore them :) All in all I am super happy with how they turned out.

Were you happy with your invitations? Did you DIY, take the pro route, or a combo?

32 fabulous blogger's comments:

Salt said...

Hooray!!! Everything looks GORGEOUS! Your guests are going to be so impressed!

Hannah said...

I think you used the same M as us!! (We used it on everything because we both have M last names)... LOVE these invites they are so simple and so pretty :)

Em said...

LOVE THEM!! Looove the swirly font. And I *really* love the wording you chose. Great job!!

Kristy said...

beautiful!!! i LOVE the belly band, its such a great detail and makes them into a fun little "package: to be opened by your guests.

PartyPlannerGal said...

Those are gorgeous! The colors and shimmery paper are amazing. As you know, we DIY'd our entire suite, so I know how proud you must feel. And definitely ignore the people that haven't said anything - the invitations are lovely and you two did an amazing job :)

SG to SP said...

These really do look great! I love everything about them!!!

We bought our invitations from Michael's to print and assemble ourselves. I loved how they turned out...that is until they mailed and got messed up going through the mailstream. Sigh.

Erica said...

They look great! I love the shimmer in the paper. We bought shimmery paper for our invites too. Hopefully I can reveal ours next week!

Dancy said...

They look awesome - you can see the shimmer in the paper, it's almost pearlized - they're so pretty! I love the colors.

We're hoping to send ours out this weekend - after the fiasco we've had this week I just want them in the mail already.

penga said...

ohh choco, they are gorgeous! i love the shimmery! and how you had the belly band to the side, very pretty!

Ghenet said...

They came out so well! You must be so proud of them and happy they are done. We're DIYing our invites and I can't wait until they are in our guests' hands :)

Ams said...

I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!
Love love love!!!

Morgan said...

Those turned out beautifully! I especially love the belly band!

LauraLou said...

Gorgeous!! I love them!

Heather said...

Beautiful!! The colors are gorgeous!

Bicoastal Bride said...

They look beautiful! The color scheme looks so nice, and the design is super classy. Love them!

Katie said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!!! great job!!

ruthy ann said...

holy cow...what a great job Mr. Milk did in designing them!

We went the DIY route...the invitations where one of the things we went WAY budget on.

Gaynor said...

Yay they are gorgeous; I love the ribbon bellyband!

Your guests will love them; ignore the peeps with nothing nice to say!

As you know I DIY'd mine too!

JEM - Aqua Bride said...

Ahhhh, a woman after my own heart. I love the aqua and you used the same font as us. I believe it's called Chopin Script. They look really, really great. Congrats on getting them out.

redwhitebride said...

Love your invit! so gorgeous! the colors are just perfect!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

They look amazing! I love the belly band so much! All of it came together so well. I am truly impressed. And I love the pocket fold having it offset a bit.

You know I did the DIY/Pro combo...I custom designed our invites with a pro who then printed them all out and cut them and sent them off to me to assemble. I also embellished them a bit with rhinestone jewels :) Loved them!

k80 @ onegirlsjourney said...

Gorgeous, Chocolate Lover! I am sure they will stunning to receive in the mail! Great job! They looked like they cost a fortune! Very impressive!

Amy said...

I love your invitations! The shimmer adds that extra touch of awesomeness to them :-) We did a combo of DIY and professional for our invites.

My Dream Ring said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love everything about them! All of the elements fit so nicely together, beautiful!

"Queen" Vic said...

OH wow, I absolutely LOVE them! Well done - the font is fantastic, the colors are lovely, and it's just so beautiful!

We haven't hit the invite stage yet!

And did you know you're sealing the deal the day after my birthday?! Hooray!

honey my heart said...

great invites! they turned out amazing :) i went the pro route, but put the pieces together before mailing them out.

Spare Thoughts said...

They look amazing, you should both be proud of yourselves!

Blicious said...

they are beautiful!!!!

new follower! :)

Ann said...

They're lovely! Something I'd like to have if I get married someday. Which will probably be next year, but we haven't decided the date yet.

NuFlaiir - Planning a Destination Wedding said...

FABULOUS !!!
You guys did a great job!

~lilian~

Mrs T said...

Wow that shimmery paper is so pretty. Must be so nice to have them all finished.

Haddock said...

That is a well planned and laid out card.