Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wedding invitation

For the last few days, I've been concentrating on making wedding invitations for a friend. Finally, I have a finished product!


I designed the birdcage monogram using Photoshop, printed it on white cardstock, trimmed then embossed it with my Cuttlebug. And don't you just love the ribbon? It goes so well with the base cardstock, Bazzill Basics Crabapple.


Inside is the official invitation on the left and a pocket containing various cards on the right side.


There is a reply card, a card with directions, and one with general instructions. Elegant and functional!

Since these invitations were for a friend, I only charged her the cost of the materials.  However, this got me to thinking about possibly designing and making invitations to sell.  I wonder, though, how much people would pay for invitations like this.  So, I ask you, dear readers.


  1. These are awesome!!!!! As for a price I would have no idea. Try to compare what ones from a store would cost, but also consider all your time. They are beautiful!

  2. I used to work for a highend seamstress. Her basic formula was 1/3 materials, 1/3 labor, and 1/3 design and expertise. Of course these ratios changed somewhat depending on the particular project (sometimes the fabric was very expensive, sometimes there was a higher than normal amount of labor involved). Still it at least served as a good rule of thumb. Hope that helps even just a little.