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Old 02-15-2011, 04:23 PM   #61
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I'm jealous! The girl I talk to (didn't write down her name!) told me that I could only speak with a consultant at 18 months out, and that I would have to call them in order to get that set up. At least you are off to a good start
I would call back and see if you can talk to someone else. If they still hesitate, just stress that you have questions a consultant needs to answer.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:28 AM   #62
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In light of seeing some other DISbrides with notes on their PJs due to being able to find them in search results, and I can find this one, I am going to be re-naming my PJ. I have some people I would rather not have find it.

Just an FYI to my lovely followers, the new name is DisneyShamrock's Wishes Wedding ~ 1/17/2013 WP/WHR ~ Not Quite Penciled in Yet PJ.

Not many people off of the boards know my screen name, so I figure I'm safe!
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:51 AM   #63
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Invitations

Sorry I haven't been posting much. I didn't abandon my PJ, life just got in the way.

As noted in the title, this post will be about invitation. I am DIYing, them because I'm picky as all heck, and I wanted them to be personal (and, it was cheaper). I first started with the idea of having a Disney/celebration/magical wedding with pixie dust.

I will start with posting my original invite design. It is a folding invite (like a greeting card). The inside design is the same inside and on the RSVP, info card, and name cards (which I haven't designed yet):

Cover


Inside


Info Card (more info will be added)


RSVP


I made the design for my invitations over a year ago, and I was pretty happy with it. When I started looking for envelopes, I kept seeing all these cute designs and realized I wasn't quite as happy with them as I thought. I still liked them, but I didn't love them. So, I started reformulating.

My first plan, and really my only one, for jazzing them up was to color over the lines of the stars with a gold glitter gel pen. Again, I liked it, but I just wasn't feeling the love.

I spent some time looking at invitations and trying to find envelopes yesterday. Actually, I spent nearly the whole day outside of class and work doing that. I got a brilliant idea (when I couldn't find envelopes for less than $25/100) that I could just make the envelopes. I only need 15 for the actual wedding, and I found an easy pattern, so it seemed achievable. Until I started sizing.

In order to make them in the right size, I would have to get super large paper that was really expensive, and it only came in a medium weight which wasn't thick enough to cover the invitation designs. Plus, most people (myself included) don't save envelopes. So, I dropped that like a hot pan.

Putting the envelopes aside, I started reconsidering my invite design. I like the detail in the corner, so I knew I had to find something similar. I thought about what I had collected for the wedding thus far, what my dress looks like, what flowers I'll have, and where the wedding is, and decided to look for some nice roses.

I searched for quite a while through images for 'rose corner,' 'rose embellishment,' and 'rose border' before stumbling across this awesome corner stamp on eBay. I am not a stamp person, but I loved it. I took a screen-shot and started reworking the invites with the new design, and it was definitely love. Through about fifteen minutes of playing with sizes (it felt like more), I realized the stamp in actual size was too big, but I could scale down and edit the pictures.

Genius plan! Lighten the images enough to color over them with scrapbooking markers and use a green glitter gel pen to highlight the leaves. The brown doesn't look that bad, but I'm going for more color. I will be doing medium green leaves and pink roses to match my flowers. Result: an invitation I loved. I still have a little work do with coloring yet (it's still not a white background), but I have an invite!

Cover


Inside


Info Card (more info will be added)


RSVP


I'm not sure which design I'll use for the at-home, but it will be the simple flat style with just the main invite and an RSVP.

Now that I have the invitations figured out, I still have to find envelopes. I was planning on printing them myself, but I can't seem to find them for what I feel is a decent price. Any ideas? Where did some of you ladies get yours?
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Updated 9/12/2013: Our Wishes Wedding~11/7/2013~WP/WHR~Updated 9/19: Tuxes & BM dresses

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Old 02-22-2011, 06:44 PM   #64
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Lovely invites!! I wish I had suggestions for you about the envelopes, but I'm about to be in the same boat as you with that! We are doing our own save the dates as well
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:47 PM   #65
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Lovely invites!! I wish I had suggestions for you about the envelopes, but I'm about to be in the same boat as you with that! We are doing our own save the dates as well
Ditto with the STDs. I figure I'll just break and buy the pink envelopes I fell in love with. I figure I can get 100 and cover the wedding and at-home reception. They weren't that expensive. . .
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:49 PM   #66
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hehe, that's what I say. I really wanted them. And they weren't thaaaaat much
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:30 AM   #67
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Aw I love your invites! They're so pretty! Very elegant too!

For the envelopes what if you did the wrap around pieces that you print out on a different piece of paper? Get envelopes that match the color of your embellishments and then make something similar to this for your address and such...
Kind like a bellyband for your envelope? I'm trying to find pictures as a reference but googles not working for me. lol
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:36 AM   #68
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Aw I love your invites! They're so pretty! Very elegant too!

For the envelopes what if you did the wrap around pieces that you print out on a different piece of paper? Get envelopes that match the color of your embellishments and then make something similar to this for your address and such...
Kind like a bellyband for your envelope? I'm trying to find pictures as a reference but googles not working for me. lol
That's ok. I've blown enough time in image searches to know how hard they can be sometimes.

This is why I'm glad I have so much time to think these things over. I have issues making quick decisions . . .
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:30 PM   #69
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Very nice invites I love the design you did a really good job
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:58 PM   #70
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Date? What Date?!

It was brought to my attention this morning that my grandparents are worried about us having a January wedding. They go to Hawaii every year from the first week of January through the first week in March. My original though was that they would just fly from Orlando to Hawaii after the wedding. This is where I did not take into account how old they actually are.

My grandma expressed worry to my mom several weeks ago (even so much worry as my aunt asked my mom about it), and it was just now brought up to me. Grandma hinted strongly that she and grandpa want to spend more time in Hawaii in the winter months (and, I don't blame them). As such, they are thinking about going to Hawaii right after Christmas.

A trip to Hawaii from Wisconsin, they way they fly, takes most of a day. From Orlando, at least an entire day, if not a day and a half. Both ways. I love them dearly, but they do not quickly, nor do they move well, and we're all afraid that might just be too much travel for them in such a short time.

Our wedding date is changing. We're moving it from January 17, 2013, to November 8, 2012.

This is where a few more hitches come into play.

1. I know November dates for bridal portrait sessions in MK go fast this time of year because they are limited for decorating. This is one thing I will not budge on, and I worry about the expense of flying back to do it later, not to mention keeping the weight down to stay in my dress.

2. My MtOH and her husband are planning on vacationing for the week with us. I know two months sooner isn't much to push, but I need to know the sooner date will be doable for them with work and such before I commit.

3. This puts our planning session in June instead of October. I may hate snow, but I hate heat and humidity even more. I am not thrilled about this timeline shift, but I will still go. Even if it's 100% humidity and 110 degrees.

My grandparents, bless their hearts, have done so much for me and the whole family for so long. They've always been a big part of my life. My MtOH is my best friend, and unofficially adopted sister since we were 13. She's put up with more roller coaster moments from me than the rest of my family combined (though, it might be tied with DF by now). I can't imagine a wedding without any of them.

Two months sooner is great because we were already planning on having all the money by then anyway, I don't have to wait as long to become a Mrs., I can order my dress sooner, and I have everything planned accept what I can't confirm from Disney (and most of that is decided on anyway). I was going to panic and worry over dates no matter what, so there's no real change there.

Whew! That's a long one. This has been running through my head since this morning when my mom told me about it. I know everything will fall into place eventually.

Back to regularly scheduled life (work, homework, exams, interviews, and grad planning).
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Updated 9/12/2013: Our Wishes Wedding~11/7/2013~WP/WHR~Updated 9/19: Tuxes & BM dresses

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Old 03-23-2011, 06:38 PM   #71
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Hi
Just joining in!

I have to say that I love everything you have come up with so far, and am a bit jealous of how much that is! LOL I feel like I am so behind compared to all of you girls!!

Can't wait to see what else you come up with.
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Yay for moving the date up!!
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:33 PM   #73
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I spoke too soon.

My MtOH might not be able to get November 2012, nor her husband. Unfortunately, the places they work don't allow accrual of vacation, they just get what they get. It sucks, but none of us can control that, and they already have vacations planned. And, those two kids deserve some vacations!

We'll figure something out. I just know it has to be in November. So, as of right now, I don't have a date.

At least I have until November to make a decision on the year.
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I looked at my mom with my
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Updated 9/12/2013: Our Wishes Wedding~11/7/2013~WP/WHR~Updated 9/19: Tuxes & BM dresses

My Disney Vacations: 1994 - 1996 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 (Twice) - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:38 PM   #74
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Plenty of time
Although it does go by very quickly during all of the wedding planning!!!
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:19 PM   #75
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We have a date! (again)

Between texts and calls, I have spent more time on the phone in the last 24 hours than I knew I was capable of. But, we have our date. And, I can't move it again.

Since December-April is Hawaii season for my grandparents, and November 2012 was difficult for my MtOH and her husband, I settled on November 7, 2013.

It's further than I wanted, but it's before grandma and grandpa leave, and it gives everyone time to schedule 2013 vacation time. It also gives us ten more months to save up, and that takes off some of the pressure.

This means I have 14 months before I can pencil in, instead of 6, but I've waited this long, what's a little longer?

I also renamed the thread (again) because the title was too long....
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Updated 9/12/2013: Our Wishes Wedding~11/7/2013~WP/WHR~Updated 9/19: Tuxes & BM dresses

My Disney Vacations: 1994 - 1996 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 (Twice) - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005
2009 - 2010 - Dec 2012 (1st MVMCP) - May 2013 (Planning Session) - Nov 2013 (Wedding)


Future Trips: ? Disneyland May 2014 ?

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