We have sent out a number of batches of invitation cards for our big, special day this week by post - I am so relieved! Just left a few to be handed out.
Barry did a lot to come up with the design working with Adobe Illustrator- All I did was to say "Yes, Yes, No, No, Yes, No, Yes" at the appropriate moment while he was at the PC plus making the mock-up out of an old brown paper shopping bag.
We wanted a card that would give a "beachy" yet casual, classy feel (I know, that's a lot to ask for), thus the starfish motif and satin ribbons.
To make the starfish stand out better, we used earth tones for the card - mocha and cream. We picked the paper and envelopes from the samples that my eldest sis, Evelyn provided. Papers are of the textured type instead of smooth - think sandy beaches...
She also sent the cards to be blank embossed with the "double happiness" character in Chinese within a heart - East meets West concept, ha!
The cards were then lovingly printed, folded, cut and glued together by my sis (thanks huge!). There is even a pocket to hold RSVP contact details and dress code (Barry's idea!).
I did the gluing and tying of ribbons (Shio, thanks for the info on ribbons supplier) - took us the whole weekend with the ribbons, address-printing and licking the envelopes (just kidding - did you guys not watch Seinfeld; the episode about George's fiancee?) but we just loved adding the finishing touches to the cards ;o)
I just love the card and am very proud to send them out. Pocket, RSVP contact details and dress code
"Double Happiness" - very common on Chinese wedding invitation cards (normally red or pink)
Barry and me
Approx. 3 more months to the big day!