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My (Chinese Reception) Invitations

December 30, 2009

As promised a closer look and step-by-step instructions. Believe or not, my mother bought this set: 40 invitations, 40 RSVPs, and insert cards, with the matching programs and pages for fourteen dollars!

The full set again. We had no use for the programs so we did not use them or the inserts

Intructions for the most awesomest DIY invitations in the whole world:

1. Download template off the website and change your mind at least a dozen times on how to word invitations just for a reception dinner.

2. Print out invitations and have to swear up and down to mom and dad you used black ink and no you cannot make black ink “blacker”.

3. Glue them to sleeve flappy thing and tie on ribbons

4. Show them to mom and mom reties everything because your knot is just not pretty enough

5. Ask/ Beg Dad to stuff invitations into envelopes and get a big fat whopping “no” cause’ “it ain’t my wedding. I am just paying for it remember?

6. Finally get Dad to help with invitations whereupon he decides mom’s knots are not good enough and reties all the knots, again.

7. Get Dad to buy address labels from Office Depot because no one really wanted to consider the idea of handwriting them. He buys the most ginormous labels you have ever seen because they were on sale for $9.99.

8. Print out mom and dad’s addresses for the reply slips but leave out the zip for esthetics sake.

9. Have reprint them because Mom swears the post office won’t mail them without the zip. Argue for a good part of an hour and give up and stomp to the computer. This time reprint the labels with mom and dad’s address but my zip.

10. Mom yells at you to stop wasting labels (even though there is like 2000 in the pack) and you reprint them right this time.

11. Stick the labels upside down for the first few envelopes and mom yells at you to stop wasting envelopes (even though you have 40 and you only need 25)

12. Get into a yelling match with mom for being annoying.

13. Finally have everyone’s address printed on super big labels and stick them on. Right side round this time.

14. Accidentally stick misprinted label with your zip on one envelope.

15. Have another yelling match with mom for wasting paper and labels.

16. Finally get all of them done and documented and loaded into a box.

17. Go out and drink with friends so you don’t kill mom in her sleep that night.


Pretty, ya?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. barbride permalink
    December 30, 2009 12:21 pm

    Jess, you are too funny! This cracked me up. 🙂

  2. December 30, 2009 2:57 pm

    hilarious post! a very familiar scene…

  3. Gaikkie permalink
    December 30, 2009 7:54 pm

    Best step-by-step instructions ever.

  4. Erin permalink
    January 4, 2010 3:22 am

    Lol! This is awesome!

    You forgot to add that mom’s knots looked exactly the same as yours ;P

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