Life is buzzing at the Bungalow. Snow birds are back. The weather is PERFECT for sitting on the patio. Long gone are the oppressing days of 115. Peoples’ moods are brighter and…
My sister, Mary, is getting married at Inside The Bungalow November 19th. I am beyond EXCITED! She is giving my mom and me a little creative freedom with the decorations. My sister and her fiance have done extensive traveling over the years so we thought it would be appropriate to give her wedding a travel theme, beginning with the invitations.
These were SOOO much fun to make. To do something similar you will need:
- Packaging: Mary and Luke have a lot of guests coming in from out of town. They wanted to include places to stay, sights to see, and directions to the venue. The A-7 invitation pocketfold from Papers and More provided the perfect way to hold all the additional information they were offering their guests. I used an A-8 to mail the entire folder and an A-2 for the return envelope.
- Invitation: I used the recommended size from Papers and More to design the actual invitation. I printed them out on an ink jet printer and used a paper adhesive spray to attach them to the invitations. (It was actually easier for me to get regular paper and cut it than to use the pre-ordered paper. My printer wouldn’t acknowledge it).
- Passport: Aylee Bits has a wonderful template if you are wanting a passport only invitation. I actually created Mary and Luke’s using photoshop because it held all the information on where to stay, directions, etc. and I love to play. I put a single staple in the center.
- Boarding pass: I actually purchased the boarding pass template from Remember When on Etsy and again changed a few things with photoshop to specialize it for Mary and Luke. These worked out really well as the r.s.v.p card.
- Details: I used the Fiskars 12 inch Portable Rotary Trimmer (can be purchased at Michael’s with a 40% coupon). I tried a couple different types of rotary trimmers and this was by far the easiest and cheapest to use. There are different blades. I used the perforated blade to give the boarding pass an authentic appeal. I found it was easier to just fold the paper than using the scoring tool.
Check back over the next couple of weeks to see what other DIY projects we came up with plus some highlights of some of our other ITB Real Weddings. Soooo beautiful. Can’t wait to share!!!