Low Impact Wedding Series - Stationary

We made our own wedding invitations and other stationary.

My lovely groom did all the water colors and a lot of the layout. I did a lot of the wording for the invitations and some graphic design. We used PhotoShop to create the images and wording and a desk top printer for the printing. They were one of the things we got the most compliments on.

We used Genesisâ„¢ Recycled Stationery in Milkweed 8.5 x 11 80# cover and we ordered the paper from Treecycle. I recommend paper that is at least 80# . That is the minimum thickness the USPS will take for postcards. Be careful, they also have a minimum size.

We tried not to use too much paper so the invitation had a printed map of the venue with info on the back and and the RSVP's and Rehearsal Dinner invites were postcards which helped cut down on the amount of money we spent on stamps.

The wedding programme was made by folding an 8.5 x 11 page in half length-wise and it looked really slick although I do have to admit some of the font was a bit little small. We printed a quiz on the back of the programme which gave people something to talk about before the wedding started and we had a friend who's got a good sense of humor stand up during the toasts and give the answers.

Stationary Budget:
.90 Stamps (100 Invitation, 150 Postcard, 80 Thank You)
.00 Ink ( per color cartrige)
.99 Card Stock (500 pages of #80 paper)
.17 Envelopes (250 matching card envelopes)

Total = 1.06

Kindly compiled by Foy Spicer.

Published: 24-08-2009

Published By: Rosie


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