C and DW’s wedding shower is coming up and instead of sending out e-vites, we’re sending out real invitations in the mail. Most people these days expect an e-vite, but it’s so much nicer to have a physical invitation that you can put in a photo album or scrapbook.
A lot of showers are mostly just for women, but since some of our family hasn’t met the groom-to-be, we thought this was the perfect time to introduce them to him. So instead of a bridal shower with just the ladies, we’re throwing what we’re calling a wedding shower (which is also kind of like an engagement party also, but since it’s been more than a few months since they got engaged, we’re calling it a shower) and inviting family members.
I don’t know how expensive getting invitations printed out is, but I decided to make my own by buying blank flat white invitations from an art store where they sold 4″x 6″ in a pack of 100 and matching envelopes also in white (pack of 50). I also bought the Fiskars Lace corner punch. The invitation goes from plain to fancy in seconds! Here is what my invitations look like for the shower…I’ve redacted the personal info, but you get the gist of what it looks like. I used Pinterest to find out how people word their invitations and also on how they format it. I originally used the Embellished Neutral template from this free printable website, but they didn’t have the size I wanted, so I just formatted the invitations on Microsoft Word using the same fonts as the website: Cinzel Bold and Great Vibes. For the envelopes, I downloaded the Cinzel Decorative font which I used for most of the envelopes, but the “L” looked weird, so I used the Cinzel Bold for those that had the letter ‘L’.
Now all we have to do is add a little map of directions for the party location and where they’ve registered, then send them out and wait for the RSVPs.