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Vintage Inspired DIY Wedding Invitations

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To set the tone for our entire DIY wedding {and the rest of our forever} our first foot forward as a couple was our invitation.  We designed it to resemble a packet of items one might find buried amongst the family heirlooms in their grandmother's attic.  It had all the necessary makings of a modern invitation: date, time, {our venue wasn't yet secured}, URL of our wedding website for RSVP purposes, dress code, etc. but was striking in its delivery of this information.

Everything was created from found materials, items destined for landfills, and otherwise inexpensive goodies salvaged from thrift shops, flea markets, and Craigslist in an effort to be more sustainable.  We were very adamant about making our own decisions on every detail of our wedding and not relying on conventions to dictate what would become our traditions.  In fact, we bucked a few traditions entirely, opting to buy a full-sized Frogger arcade cabinet in lieu of fancy napkins.

Our invitation "artifacts" garnered such responses from friends, family, and even strangers on the internet that were simply remarkable and we are proud to share them with the world.

Entering this contest will be our first Instructable and we take it as a good sign that the contest wraps up on our anniversary. :)

Good luck to everyone who enters and congratulations to all the couples, new and old!

ITEMS NEEDED ::
{to replicate ours, but should be adjusted according to the contents of your packet}

*access to a copy machine or laser printer
*recycled paper
*recycled cardstock
*ample amounts of tea and coffee
*iron and ironing board
*digital camera or scanned photographs of yourself
*photo editing software {free & online :: pixlr.com and picnik.com }
*airmail envelopes
*old stamps
*vintage pinochle decks
*45 singles
*rubber craft stamp of a postmark
*rubber craft stamp of a decorative border
*brown ink pad
*black ink pad
*typewriter
*tweezers
*scissors
*glue stick
*feathers
*brown paper
*hemp twine
 
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AwajiMan2 years ago
This is a super awesome idea.
Very unique way to do an invitation. I really love this!