What I need to do this weekend:
- Pick up and paint dowel rods and accessories for the girls flower wands
- Pick up, paint & assemble ribbon wands
- Unpack & organize all our new kitchen toys from the shower!
- Mail shower thank-yous (they were finished Wednesday, but I'm just now getting around to getting to the post office)
- Finalize invitation nonsense
This last one, the invitations, have obviously been killing me the last few days. But as always, I think I've found a solution that I'm happy with and won't break the bank.
Before I go into specifics, here's a visualization of the new invitation with my oh-so-lovely Photoshop skills.
Using the blue invitations I still have, I'll be layering green and white mats, the white containing the printing. The text will be black, and our names and the design will be blue to match the backing. I'll be returning the original RSVP cards I bought (luckily they're all still in the package!), and having the company custom cut and print the new ones to match the green of the mat. The printing on that will be black.
Despite all the new paper, and the double-sided and color printing, this will probably only run about $100 or so total. The company I've found is absolutely fantastic, and has promised me a 2-day turnaround on printing, and 3-day shipping! So, if all goes well, I'll still have the invites a week before I wanted to send them. Awesome!! :)
Even though these have ended up costing more than I originally planned on spending, when you add in the cost for the Gocco, this new route, including the professional calligraphy, will probably only end up costing an extra $50. Not too bad, right? When you take into consideration that the average invitation costs $3.50, and ours will end up right around $1.15, I don't feel so bad!