Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Handmade Wedding Invitation Card

We went to Brickfields this afternoon to find some paper and stationary supply. I told you I'm gonna make my own wedding invitation cards. So off we went and thank God they're open. I never knew they don't close on Saturdays. Heeee!

Since this was our second trip, we've made up our mind already on what to buy and what to expect. The first time we were there we just scouting and browsed around for bargains and paper types. This time, we went straight to the first store we hopped in and settled everything in prolly half an hour.

With an RM300 budget, and 600pcs cards in the making for the wedding, we managed to get through with just a total of RM220 after the lady gave us a discount of RM4. Cheap, right?

Many types of paper to choose from. 1st picture: Calculator is essential when we're dealing with numbers. I just went dizzy with numbers. 2nd picture: The chosen one. Red card as the cover and cream color paper as the inserts. 3rd picture: Okay, that's my most reliable, almost worn-out wedding diary. I'm lost without it. ;p

The red card paper is RM2.80/pc. You can get 10 A4 size paper after cutting. We asked to lady to potong siap-siap jadik A4 so it'd be easier for us. The red card would be the cover. For the insert, we chose cream color paper. It's RM5/pack. Each pack contains 100pcs A4 size paper. We need about 1200 pcs, so we bought 12 packs totaling up to RM60.

If you've been wondering what we've been up to, here's a peek:

That's a draft of our wedding invitation passport. I made it by myself. Yes...we've asked around and it costs too much for a card like this, even in Jakarta and Bandung. So what the heck, I have the time and ideas, let's just make some to cut cost. Initially, the wordings are in Bahasa Malaysia and English. But Johan is a bit traditionalist in heart, he wanted the wordings to be changed to Jawi instead of English. Lebih kemelayuan gitu. This card is just an outline. Will start finalizing the graphic, dates, wordings, itinerary and whatnots before I produce a hardcopy and start making the cards in bulk.

On a totally different FMIL just returned from Hajj last Tuesday and I only got to visit her today morning. I love the red henna she gave me. The color is outstanding. My mom and sis went wild painting our nails and toenails with the henna. It's halal so fret not about removing it afterwards like the usual nail polish. Wheeeee!


Diana@DD December 27, 2009 at 10:44 AM  

Huhu...nasib saya baca,rupa2nya dah update begitu banyak post!!!Dah statr buat wedding passport ya!!!Nanti bagi tengok sample ya!!!

wawa December 29, 2009 at 12:34 PM  

tumpang tanya..
kedai kat Brickfields ni kat mana ya?
i tak berapa familiar nya area tu?
boleh tak beri clear direction to that shop..i pun nak DIY my invitations.
thanks ya..good luck with ur cards.

Elly ANAILLE December 29, 2009 at 4:20 PM  

hi wawa..
the area is somewhere near monorail brickfields. however, i'll give you detailed direction, just in case. :)

u tau stesen minyak yg dkt dgn YMCA tu x, yg btol2 at the end of KL Sentral? btol2 tepi jln. mobil if i'm not mistaken. kat stesen minyak tu kan ade lampu isyarat simpang empat. u masuk simpang ke direction stesen minyak tu. if you come from KL Sentral, u should belok kanan. if you come from Pasar Seni lak, u should belok kiri.

masuk je simpang tu, u jalan straight sampai kat traffic light. before u reach the traffic light, nnt u akan nampak oldtown white coffee & hotel on ur right side. traffic light tu x jauh pun. just a few meter from oldtown. mmg u akan nampak.

sampai je kat traffic light tu, u masuk kiri. kat situ la area paper suppliers. kiri kanan u ade byk kedai supplier, printing & stationary, jln2 la mintak quotation. i bought mine at Minly Sdn.Bhd, at the end of the road, dekat2 dgn kdai mamak Gandhi kut, if i'm not mistaken.

hope this helps. i'm not good in giving directions. huhu.

jannah sukhri December 29, 2009 at 7:58 PM  

hai,saye new follower..and bride to be too ;)saya jatuh hati dengan blog awk.buleh bg idea...mcm mane bentuk kad awk?saya tgh berkira2 nak design kad sendiri..kad merah yang awk maksudkan tu size nya besar ke?

eila December 30, 2009 at 12:00 AM  

hi... i tiba2 termasuk ur blog... really2 membantu ur direction... memang nak sgt pergi sana tapi x tau kedai paper kat belah mana... all the best on your preparation... link u in my blog

wawa December 30, 2009 at 10:23 AM  

thank u so much..that helps.
i will cari sampai jumpa.

Elly ANAILLE December 31, 2009 at 3:13 PM  

hi jannah..
hehe. jom buat kad sendiri. kad saya tu nanti size die exactly mcm malaysian passport size. kecik kn? but it has few pages la. mcm passport.

kad merah tu, is a big size paper. u boleh suruh tokey tu potong siap2jadik A4 size. klu u pegi kat supplier tu, mmg sume jual standard size besar camtu. terpulang pada u la nak potong sndr or suruh die potongkan.

each paper ade different ketebalan. u kna tgk sample la. mine, the red one tu, sesuai untuk buat cover kad, according to the lady la. we all ikut je. ;p

good luck in ur wedd preparation babe!

Elly ANAILLE December 31, 2009 at 3:15 PM  

eila: i nak link u too! hihi.

wawa: i'm happy to help u babe. no prob. ;)

sarahsayangjiman January 10, 2010 at 4:03 PM  

hey babe...

i saw that passport wedding card when i was surfing, didnt expect to see someone actually done it..well done!!

I was thinking on doing postcard type wedding card. u rasa kecik sangat tak nak letak wording semua tu?

Elly ANAILLE January 10, 2010 at 6:34 PM  

kecik rasanya..sebab nak letak map lagi, aturcara majlis etc. but if you rasa you boleh include sume skali in a page, go on la. one of a kind tu. yeay!

AdzyH February 9, 2010 at 11:07 PM  

Hi Elly!

Your wedding passport invi is gorgeous!! You memang buat designing ke? Kalau nak hire you to do mine interested tak :P

p/s I didnt realise you linked me, so I'm gonna link you back! :)

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Michelle May 16, 2010 at 9:24 PM  

i will use this design in making an a4 card.

nanako July 18, 2010 at 4:45 PM  

hye elly!

i'm searching 4 design my wedding card...
suddenly termasuk ur link,
ur handmade wedding card very awesome!!
may i know da exactly size of ur handmade card???

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