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diy scroll wedding invitations

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They’re finally done. I made the pocketfolds and enclosures. The girls helped me re-tie scrolls and I ordered bulk tissue paper from nashvillewraps.com.

The only part of the invitations that we did not make were the scrolls and the shipping boxes. I ordered the scrolls from Indian Wedding Card. They had all kinds of super-ornate designs, so I customized a plain lavender scroll with chocolate text. They didn’t have any "tassels" that matched our theme, so I just ordered silver ones to be replaced with silver organza ribbon. I designed the header image to include the dragon, phoenix, and double happiness motif.

diy scroll wedding invitations

diy scroll wedding invitations

I had some of the girls over to help replace the wine-colored tassels with pretty silver organza bows on all of the scrolls. They did a great job and we finished in no time! I’d probably still be tying bows if it weren’t for them.

diy scroll wedding invitations

diy scroll wedding invitations

From other DIY projects, the enclosures were organized and brought together. Donny put together the RSVP envelopes.

diy scroll wedding invitations

I stuffed everything into the pocketfolds that I laboriously made.

diy wedding invitation pocketfolds

diy wedding invitation pocketfolds

…while he folded boxes. I bought these boxes from Ebay user megaboxwarehouse. I recommend them. They were cost effective and fast.

diy wedding invitation boxes

It took a LONG time for me to finish stuffing and organizing. After stuffing, each invitation was tied with lavender ribbon. We did a criss cross pattern so that the bow on the scroll would be a focal point, as if to say, "OPEN ME, DAMNIT!" (You see this in the final pictures way below.) This is the back of the pocketfold with the little bow securing the x-pattern.

diy wedding invitations

I printed shipping labels with the tail design on Staples sticker sheets and he stuffed tissue into the boxes. Divide and conquer!

diy wedding invitations

Finally, I took our 220 invitations into assembly-line mode. Open, fix the tissue that he did not properly place into the box, insert filled pocketfold, insert scroll, close box, stick printed and cut label onto box, repeat.

diy wedding invitations

diy wedding invitations

diy wedding invitations

diy wedding invitations

diy wedding invitations

diy wedding invitations

I organized them into groups and continued.

diy wedding invitations

…and here they are ALLLLLLLLLL DONE and ready to be sent.

diy wedding invitations

diy wedding invitations

Postage was not as bad as we thought it would be. The man working when we sent these puppies out definitely hated us, or life, whichever. After an hour of printing and sticking each stamp onto the boxes, he handed us an itemized receipt.

Itemized receipt

Itemized receipt

It was 15 feet and 10 inches. The international boxes were on a different receipt that definitely pushed our length past 16 feet.

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4 Responses to “DIY | Invitations”

  1. NJerseyABC says:

    You did a great job on these! My invitations were also scrolls for my Chinese/English traditional invitation and I made layered inserts similar to those inside your pocketfold but I just put them in the box held together with a decorative clip. I also boxed mine with tissue too but we shrink wrapped the boxes and affixed mailing labels to them. I like the way you did yours — much less time consuming than the way we did ours. I’ll post all of mine in a bio post wedding.

  2. Val says:

    These are so lovely! What a beautiful job you did on them. I wish I’d seen your design before I did my invitations- the scroll idea is just so neat and different.

  3. Tammy says:

    These are gorgeous. I’ve been trying to find a way of making an image flow through my inserts but when I do it in Word, as soon as I hit print everything moves. Can you please tell me how you did it?

    • Thao says:

      Hi! Sorry, I just saw this. What placement setting do you use for the image? I out the images behind the text so that it wouldn’t move with the text.

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