Semi-DIY: Celebrating "us" at Home

Today the hubs  and I are in my home state of Alabama to celebrate our marriage with the folks who couldn’t make the trip to our wedding last month.  I’m looking forward to catching up with some old friends and family.  The boy is looking forward to homemade coconut cake!  This is an informal little shindig in the fellowship hall of my parent’s church, but I’m sure it will be equally “us” as our relaxed wedding was.  To keep costs low and things simple, we picked up some of the Martha Stewart eyelet invitations which I formatted to match the fonts from our wedding invitations.  I even included a flower from that set as well.  We then rounded the corners to give it a little extra “something” and they were ready to address.  I lucked out and found them at WalMart on clearance thanks to the wonderful Weddingbee boards, but now I read that you could find them even cheaper at your local Big-Lots.  I think they turned out really cute…especially given we spent $27 for 120 invitations!

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Another thing that could make these cheap-o little invitations a bit more classy is to line the envelopes.  You can either create your own liner as in the steps I used for my Semi-DIY thank you cards…or if you want I can post the document I created you could print off to make your template from.

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