Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Invitations completed

I'm a bad lil blogger. I finished the invites over a week ago now, but have only just sat down to blog them.

The final set:
  • Invitation
  • 6 page booklet, hand bound
  • RSVP card
  • RSVP envelope
  • Large envelope
So. Things I've learnt from making these invites:
  1. Try to pay someone else to do the invites if you can. If you know a good graphic designer, use them. Unfortunately, I hired myself!
  2. Try to remember to include in the RSVP: details for names of guests, and special dietry requirements. Guess who didn't remember.
  3. Get wedding invites done at least 4 months before the special day if you can. There were other wedding things that I should've been working on at this time.
  4. Adanas just weren't made for big runs.
  5. Make sure your rollers are perfect before commencing a big run like this.
  6. Get someone else to guillotine for you.
  7. Double or triple your allocated time limit for making the invites.

Overall, I'm reasonably happy with them. We've had great responses from the recipients so far.


Ampersand Duck said...

Well done you.

Now treat yourself to a pot of silver and start mixing some fun metallic shades and print a few runs of lush cards. That'll cheer you up.

Megan said...

Wow! These are so lovely! You should be very proud! pretty, pretty...

Queen Bee Amy said...

You did a fantastic job! I hope the wedding is equally as beautiful.

Sarah said...

They look beautiful! Congratulations.

Meliors Simms said...

How are you getting on with your C&P?

ally & kim said...

hihi, they are gorgeous! you actually bought a letterpress machine so that you can do your own wedding cards??? it's incredible. i cant get letterpress done in Singapore at all, what more the training process. Will you be going into business and doing letterpress invitations and stationery on a regular basis?

Anna Laura said...

They look amazing! I am sure you look at them and think of all the hard work that went into them and reading previous posts it seems like a lot of work did, but they stand out and look amazing so you should be more than proud of your effort.

Poppy Letterpress said...

Thanks for the encouraging words everyone! The recepients all consider the invites to be very unique and well-made, which is just what we wanted to achieve, so we're very happy.