I think that invitations are one of my favorite parts of creating a party… they help build the anticipation for the event, they give your potential guests an idea of what the party will be like, and best of all, they help you figure out how many people will be at your event (don’t forget the RSVP line). So, today’s Friday Finds are some great links to great sources for your Buy it Yourself invitation need as well as those for the Do It Yourself crowd.
BIY: Buy it Yourself
1) I’d say any guest receiving these fortunes would know that they have a bright, fun future in front of them. (Paper Fortune Cookies from imeon design‘s etsy store)
2) A summer crab boil would be even more exciting with invitations like these! ( The Stationary Studio has a great selection of unique invitations)
3) I’m completely in love with this whole carnival/ playbill look that has been going around right now. April Ink’s Etsy shop has a really beautiful example of this type of invitation.
4. Don’t underestimate the hand-written invitation on beautiful notecards– Oblation Papers (a Portland, OR gem) has handmade papers with beautiful letterpress printing. (Be still, my heart!)
DIY: Do it Yourself
1) Michaels has great printable invitations at super low costs–find one that matches your party style or wedding and print them off with your home printer.
2) I can’t tell you how much I love going to a Paper-Source store… it is a little heaven with rows and rows of colorful paper, envelopes, stickers, ribbon and markers that all coordinate! The on-line store is just as cool and they offer discounts on bulk orders.
3) Need a certain kind of envelope? Action Envelope has a fantastic selection of different sizes and colors for great prices.
4) Love letterpress but prefer the do-it-yourself costs? The at home Letter Press Machine makes Letter Press invitations more accessible and affordable.
Reader’s Question: Where is your favorite place to buy invitations? Where do you get your do-it-yourself invitation supplies?