June 29, 2007

Here they are...

This morning I took my box of invitations to the 24 hour post office in Boston. I walked up to the desk and my palms were sweating and my hands were shaking. The clerk admired my stamps and the address design, put them in a tray next to her station and said she would personally hand cancel them herself. When each guest receives theirs, here is what they will experience:

The outer envelope (minus the stamps because I took this picture before I had them)

The inner envelope...TF hand addressed the inner envelopes. Notice our embossed monogram on the flap.

A close up of the monogram on the flap.

Opening up the inner envelope

The invitation

Response card, envelope and map insert on the left, invitation on the right

The back of the invitation also has our monogram embossed on it, just behind the 'Reception to Follow' text on the inside.

Close up of the response card and envelope...notice the embossed return address on the envelope. That was also on the back flap of the outer envelopes.

Wilshire Graphics Press also made us a stamp of our address so I could stamp it on the response envelopes in silver ink, instead of having to write them all out.

I can not even begin to tell you how wonderful it feels to have these out the door. I have been working on them since November!! That is when I first finalized the design and ordered the paper. The save the dates were cut from the same card stock as the pocket folders and they went out January 2, which is part of why I have been working on them for so long.

I can't wait to start getting official responses back!!

(and well, now you know my name :)


madretz said...

Yay Girl! Yay Miriam!! :)

I can just imagine how excited you are. These are so beautiful and elegant and really give that Cape Cod feeling.
I enlarged each photo to enjoy all the details. Phin and I used to work at a stationery store that did wedding invitations. So I'm always drawn to seeing other people's invitations. It sets the tone of the type of wedding it's going to be. And it would seem to me that your's is going to be an elegant and very fun wedding without a lot of foof. I think it's so cool that you got matching postage stamps, too.

If I haven't already said it, congratulations!

phinner said...

That is a lot of work, but your efforts paid off, these are just lovely!!! Classic and elegant.

How exciting for you! Congrats and best fishes, I mean wishes!!! : .)

Nan said...

Love that biblical name. Your invitations are perfection. How in the world did you do the addresses on the front so beautifully? Also love the little pocket holding the map, etc. And the map is a beautiful thing in itself...I can picture it enlarged on a scrapbook page, even on a wall.

I know what a relief it is to have them out the door and in the mail.

Girl said...

Wow...you all are so kind. Thank you. I can't get over great I feel now that they are out the door. I will have to post the stamps that we used on the outer envelopes since they are different than the ones on the return address.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

--mz :) aka girl

zann said...

They turned out fabulously! I think they'll be a wonderful. Beautiful choices in color and papers. And like Nan said, the map is very impressive. It is obvious you too great care in creating them and your guests will feel honored by them. It's like receiving a piece of art in the mail. Way to go!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Ooooooh, beautiful. And so personalized. I love them.