So, after I got engaged, Josh & I took some time to figure out who we wanted to be in our Wedding Party. After we decided, we asked our honor attendants to go to dinner/lunch with each separately, and asked them there, and the others were asked in person or over the phone/via Facebook, depending on how we were able to do it. All 12 said yes, and our 3 child attendants "agreed" to be in the wedding too. (The flower girl was the only one I was able to talk to and ask and get a real answer.) I thought it would be nice to ask them a little more formally, especially after seeing some ideas online.
Now, one of the girls hasn't gotten the card yet, but I'll post it up anyways. Bridesmaid S: don't look at this post until after I see you!!
I first found this from Mrs. Lightning on WeddingBee, who saw a similar project here.
This is Mrs. Lightning's Card:
And these two are from Elise's blog:
I really wanted to copy Elise's idea, but all of the materials she used was from Paper Source, and their materials are kind of expensive for me, so I changed it up some and got materials from Paper and More, and went for another look. I did use all of her wording, so check hers for that.
I first bought A2 pocket-fold envelopes, 2 different vellum envelopes (I couldn't decide which to use), and card stock (which I later bought A2 sized card stock instead).
I then put some stamps on the cards:
I stamped the insides with a gazebo & their initial, and the back with a daisy, and "Created by PMJ," which will go on the back of all stationary that I make (as of right now). The front I didn't take a picture of (or can't find one), but it has flourishes, a daisy in the center (a package from Walmart), and "Will You Be My Bridesmaid/Maid of Honor?"
I then made some information to put on the inside. I used Elise's outline, and just changed it around a bit. After I printed them out (which was a whole other problem-I printed out 4 MOH's instead of 4 BM's, and when I went to re-print the BM's, the printer was running out of ink. When I started printing for real, I kept messing up and wasted about half of the package of paper!), I used a hole punch in the corner and tied ribbon in my colors, and put it in the pocket.
Here's the final product:
I really hate that I had to blur out the names, but I would prefer not to use names, since I haven't really asked them. I'm fine with not, but I made it so pretty!! I printed out their names on a piece of paper, and traced them on the envelopes a couple times.
So that's the first project I've done for the wedding!!! That's 5/6 cards, one I still need to give, who was unable to make it to the get together, because she lives in Virginia. :(
Look forward for more projects!
Did you propose to your bridal party in a special way?