...Nautical Blue & Red Bachelorette Party Invitations...

When it came time to dream up the invitations for the bachelorette party that I am hosting for my best friend Debbie, I turned to Chelsey of 4th & folded. She was the brains behind turning inspiration into reality in terms of the gorgeous invitations sent out for the "Something Blue" shower that I hosted for Debbie in March. The inspiration for the bachelorette party invitation was the love the Bride and I both share for all things nautical {stemming from our days in Delta Gamma!}.

Chelsey went to town and created the most lovely invitations, beyond anything that I could have ever imagined. The wording we decided upon was, "Debbie is dropping her anchor & tying the knot. Please join us for one final girls night out before Debbie is officially tied down!" Lodging information followed along with requests that guests arrive at 5pm and that nautical attire was preferred {think reds, blues, golds and short little dresses!}. Lastly, the invitation instructed guests to RSVP to me, "the Skipper", and provided my cell phone number. Above: A red laser cut anchor was affixed to the invitation with blue and white bakers twine. It stole the show. Below: Even the back of the invitation was attention-getting as it was coated with red and white diagonal stripes!
I loved the bright bold blue hue of the envelopes that Chelsey sent. I chose to adorn them with the "celebrate" postage stamp and loved the extra pops of color it provided to the envelope.
I know that you're all going to shake your heads at me since, after all, I am a "calligrapher," but I used this fun wrap around label template {shoot me an e-mail if you would like me to e-mail it to you!} for the addresses of the guests. I just couldn't help it! Wrap-around labels are just so adorable and this was the perfect occasion for me to use them. Plus, my hand and fingers needed a little break from calligraphy! I did make a newbie mistake that I thought that I would share. I used a glue stick to adhere the labels to the envelopes and I should have used real glue. Most of the envelopes didn't make it to their destinations and, if they did, the labels were falling off or crumpled. How sad.






I was and still am in love with these little nautical invitations. A huge thanks to Chelsey of 4th & folded for bringing them to life! Please excuse the poor quality of the pictures, taken by yours truly. Please credit both penned & pretty and 4th & folded when reposting any images!

9 comments:

Candicelyn said...

Love love love love love these!

leah said...

Oh these are absolutely adorable!! I would LOVE to get the wrap around template from you, I think it's the cutest thing ever. My email is: Leah.Guenther@gmail.com.

Thanks so much!!

landlocked bride said...

Love how they turned out! The wrap around is great - and so is the anchor!

Nicole said...

hey girl, just purchase sticker paper at Staples...super easy! thats how we did our wedding invitations..

please email me your template...

Celys Blog said...

I loved it!!!I'm making a Sailor theme 1st birthday for my baby and would love to get the template for the label. bastosclemens@yahoo.com
Thanks for sharing!!!

ashley_dcknsn said...

I can't believe this wrap around labels..they are so different~ I would love to have the template.
ashley_dcknsn@yahoo.com

curlydee99 said...

Love this label idea! Please email the template to curlydee99@aol.com Thanks so much!!!!

FriendlyFrogs said...

I love the wrap around label ideas! Would love to have a copy to use for an invitation!

Thanks!
Victoriaebaker@gmail.com

Zane Wooder said...

The anchor is such a nice final touch.

zane