There isn't any mystery behind the wedding invitation. It's simply a formal
announcement of marriage and a request that the invited will honor the bride
and groom by attending.
We'd heard lots of horror stories about other folks paying insane sums of
money for invitations, so we decided right from the start we were going to
do our own. We bought a kit that included invitations, response cards,
invitation envelopes, and response card envelopes, and did them ourselves!
Since we'd built a Microsoft Access database to keep track of everyone we're
inviting, it was a simple matter of performing a mail merge with the
database information into Microsoft Word to personalize the envelopes and
print mailing labels. We're very happy with the way the invitations came
As soon as the invitations have been mailed out and we're confident everyone
has them, we'll post images of them here!