Friday, April 23, 2010

Alphabet bridal shower invitations

Y'all know K and C are go-o-o-o-o-ing to the chapel this August, which means it's about time for a bridal shower! After some consideration, we decided to throw an alphabet shower, loosely inspired by Rebecca Thuss' celebration. The idea is that the details are inspired by the bride's name, and as Kate is the word-loving sort, we thought this would be appropriate. We have lots of fun deets up our sleeve (which I won't be showing you until afterwards -- sorry!), but I did want to share the invitations we just dropped in the mail.

I designed the labels in Microsoft Publisher, printed them, and then ran them through the Xyron, which turns them into stickers. The plan was to then punch the edges (as you can see above), but that step turned out to be excruciatingly painful... most of them have plain edges, but I like to think they look "clean" this way.

The front, sans stamp.

The invite itself.

And the card explaining the alphabet gift system. I struggled over the wording, because I didn't want it to seem like we were assuming people would bring gifts, but we also thought it would be fun to include the gift-giving portion of the shower in the theme. What do you think -- did I do okay? Would this card make sense to you if you were invited?


  1. I absolutely love the alphabet (odd, I know), so I think this is a fantastic shower idea!

  2. Ha! I love the alphabet, too, landlocked bride, so I don't think you're odd!

  3. You are so talented, Emily! Thank you for sharing this project!

  4. Darling! I love the idea of giving guests a bit of a "challenge" to make shopping for a gift extra fun.

  5. Thank you, Melissa! I'll be honest, though, they were murder on my hands. If you're working with thick paper, those punches are hard to handle!

  6. This is ADORABLE. Great job!!


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