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Envelope Pocket Bridesmaid Cards

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Last you heard, I was making the tough decision of deciding how many bridesmaids I should have, 2 or 11.  Well, we (my fiance and I) decided on all 11, and we’re sticking to it and very happy with our decision.

I wanted to ask my bridesmaids in a special way, and found so much inspiration on wedding blogs  it was hard to choose.   But when I stumbled upon a fantastic post about Elise’s Envelope Pockets, I knew I wanted to do the same, but different :).  Again, I am so thankful that I don’t have to re-invent the wheel but rather just refurbish it to suit my own taste.  Thank goodness for wedding blogs!

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The front of the Envelope Pockets.  It looks like I have a pretty equal showing of blondes and brunettes!

Using the instructions from Elise,  I made the Envelope Pockets (in gold) with such ease that I am contemplating using them for my own wedding invitations.  I used most of the same categories, but changed the content to apply to my wedding.  Then as you will see I labeled the silver information cards vertically on the side, instead of horizontally on the top, and cut the cards with an exact-o-knife so that the bridesmaids could read all categories when they opened up their envelopes.  Finally, I regressed to grade school and made cut-outs of the girls and their respective hairstyles and pasted that on the front, asking them to be my bridesmaids with a silver marker.   In inserted the envelope pockets into a larger silver envelope and voila, a complete package!  7/11 girls have received my cards and responded with a resounding “yes!”  Let’s hope the last 4 do too :)

Inside of the Envelope Pocket
The inside of the Envelope Pockets

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The outer envelope with labels from Paper Source.

How are you planning to ask your ladies to be your bridesmaids?