☩DIY☩ Wedding Invitations

So this isn't really a tutorial. It's more like a photo diary of all the steps we went through making our invitations. It was definitely more work than having them made, but it was something Rubin and I got to do together. Plus, I enjoy putting in personal touches where I can and at $250, you can't beat the price.

Things we used for this DIY:
❤ a letterpress kit
❤ letterpress paper & ink
❤ a customized letterpress plate (I designed ours in photoshop)
❤ a typewriter
❤ a custom stamp (a replica of text from our typewriter) & ink
❤ a ruler
❤ an x-acto knife
❤ stamps

Total Time:
about three days

Total cost:
$250

Please excuse my messy office...

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The first step was cutting the paper to size.

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It took awhile.

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For the back of the invitations, we typed up what we wanted the invitation to say using our typewriter and had a stamp made from the sample so we could use the typewriter to add in the names.

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The typewriter belonged to Rubin's late grandmother.

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Rubin was in charge of all the typing.

I was in charge of all the letterpressing. Here is the plate.

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I cut out the center and printed that first.

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Then the sea fan in black.

We used the typewriter to address all the envelopes.

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We had a bunch of vintage stamps and used them for postage which looked really nice. I think you can buy vintage stamps on Etsy.

Standing at the mailbox.