Invitatations Sent!

Posted by Nate in Wedding.
Thursday, July 19th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

Well, kids, as you might have surmised from the complete lack of posts: it’s been a mighty busy few weeks.  On the heels of Justin and Juliana’s wedding I think Karen and I both sort of had a "holy crap, we’ve got a lot still to plan!" moment, and dived right in.  The most immediate result is one I hope most of you have or will soon have: invitations!

pict0005.JPGWe decided to use some nice sustainable and environmentally sound paper from Sri Lanka (look for the fine print on your invitation, I don’t want to spoil it here), and ordered a bunch of 12×12 sheets with plans to cut them in half and fold them.  It all went well, but my printer doesn’t seem to handle the 6" width very well – at the end of every sheet it would start to tilt the feed, resulting in in "stutters" on one side and crooked text.  Crap!

pict0006.JPGSo I ended up hand feeding every sheet – twice.  Once for the top 2/3rds of the sheet, once for the RSVP on the bottom 1/3.  Time intensive, but a clean print.  The only trouble is the paper is a bit fragile on the edges and would occasionally catch as it fed through, resulting in a bit of loss.  I’m afraid the post office’s processing is even less gentle than my printer — a sample we sent to ourselves arrived slightly dinged from the automated rollers they shoot it through…

pict0002a.JPGBut, in the end we’ve got a nice single sheet of paper for the entire invitation / RSVP, no extraneous envelopes or redundant packaging!  If they all arrive, we should be set!  At left is Karen making a sweet stamp we used on the back of the RSVP, and at right below is her hand-addressing(!!) an invitation.  Whoa.

pict0008.JPGWe’ve also added a few pages to the wedsite  (hee hee): RSVP, things to do, pies, and lodging.  If you haven’t booked yet, DO IT NOW!  If you have, awesome, go RSVP!

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4 Responses to “Invitatations Sent!”

  1. Troy Says:

    Wow! I am truly excited for you both!!

  2. Rick Says:

    Yipperooney! I love all the info on the website and I am super excited for your wedding, and … some birdwatching action, and Betty’s pies, and hiking, and our wine and your homebrew, and seeing friends and family, and getting in Lake Superior, and on and on!

  3. Mary Jo Says:

    These are really great–and I love the stamp you used. Reading your blog here I can just imagine how much time you put into these–and they turned out wonderful and very much “Duo Team” style. I really like the additions to the wedding page–think it will take us longer to get up there than we figured with all the things you listed on there. Thanks for the tourist guide.

  4. freddie Says:

    Holy crap! These invitations are awesome. Well done.