Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Target Invitations REMIXED!!

Happy Tuesday Budget Brides!!

I know that I have been gone for a while. I am still trying to juggle working crazy shifts and bringing you fabulous posts. I also went on my very own 4-day weekend staycation. I will definitely post on it later on this week. Well enough about me and on to the next.

Everytime I go to Target I love to browse the stationary section. It is a great way to see what's new and it gives me inspiration for new ideas. Since last year I have seen the Green Flat Invitation below and I thought it was so cute. One of my clients even used it as her wedding invitations. Click here to see post.

While roaming the blogsphere I saw the invite below from a great Green House Wedding. What I love about these invites is that the couple purchase the Target invites and made them their own by adding other creative details.

Image via Design Sponge

These invitations are so cute, right? I think the couple may have used a stamp to add more detail to the invitation as well as other stationary items such as ribbon and a trim cutter to create the "we are one" feature.

Below you can find the invitation that the Berti's used. Even though they didn't add any addition detail one thing they did have was raised lettering. I thought that this was a great option. It gave the invite and added touch as well as a great feel. I still have mine. I know I know I am a boarder line hoarder. Definitely need to make my way over to to my favorite design blogs (GIGS and Blu Label Bungalow) for organizing tips.

Image via Sharise Finley Events

Here are some great tips about store bought invites:

  • Make sure you buy pre-designed invites that are on great paper.
  • Try to determine the paper weight before buying. This will help you when you go to a printer for raised-lettering or more creative detail.
  • Remember to used the creative resources at your finger tips. Don't forget ribbons, stamps and paper cutters which can take your design to a whole new level. (Sidebar: Always get the Sunday paper Michael's craft store always has a 40% off coupon.)
  • When visiting your favorite retailer, ALWAYS stop by the stationary and clearance sections. You never know you may find invites and stationary on sale. Now that would be the perfect GOAL!!! (Sorry so into the World Cup right now. LOLOL)
  • Always buy a little more than you need, open as you need it and then return the extra after the fact. This will help you just in case your local store sells out or you make some mistakes.
  • Lastly, this should probably have been first create a plan and stick with it. You will definitely spend more money if you change your mind.

Image via Sharise Finley Events

What do you think about these invitations? Would you ever by invites from a local retail and then add your own touch?



Bicoastal Bride said...

Great tips! I would definitely use these invites. We went with DIY invites, and they worked out great.

remixed said...

Wow a very romantic wedding invitations, wedding invitations I liked it, very simple and feminine. With an elegant blend of color and modern, very amazing. I want to create a design for my brother, if You have the example design

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