OK, back to business, the reason my sister has to go away is because she is at college and I didn't have her school address so her invitation is sitting in my parents' house :( I'm sorry sister Jordan but you'll get your invitation very very soon. So, I also have to continue starting out by saying that I know you have all seen bits and pieces of the invitations. Probably all of them actually, but not officially. Now that they are sent and I've gotten confirmation by several people that they got theirs and none have come back to us yet, here they are! The AshleyKyle invitations!!
Together with Karen and Gary Mentlik
Invite you to come celebrate with us
As we exchange vows!
Dinner and Rock 'n' Roll to follow
in the Riverdale Manor Ballroom
I couldn't resist a little fun. The hotel info is included, we have blocks of rooms reserved at two hotels right next to each other and these are the hotels that will provide shuttle service to and from the venue! The RSVP comes next:
And I couldn't resist filling out one for us :) I asked Kyle and he said he would definitely be there with bells on, I didn't even force him to say that! And of course I will also be there with bells on, so our first response is in... I know it's cheating, but still exciting. In the real invitations, of course, the RSVP envelope is stamped, but I was too lazy to stamp ours, even for authenticity purposes. I couldn't find a stamp at the time.
So there you have it! I'm still a little... 'meh' about the fact that there's not a cute little map or directions insert, but people are coming from so many different places and it just seemed like too much to read. Also, if I got a directions insert in an invitation, I would still google map it. Regardless, we were running out of time for me to keep waffling over whether or not to try and put the map in. In the end, the labels on the map all looked too itty bitty and hard to read and I reasoned that most people that have ceremony and reception in two different places include maps for convenience, but everything's in one place for us... So in the end, I think the invitations are all that we could hope for, and I'm very happy with them.
I want to thank everyone who has given us sweet comments. They were received better than I thought they would be, and my boss even made me blush complimenting them (do not tell him I said that!).
So what do you think? I gotta' say, it wasn't easy per se but I would recommend DIY invitations to anyone who has the time. Would you ever DIY your invites or are you going to leave it to the professionals?