Lauren and Ric's Wedding

Daytona Beach, Florida


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How We Made Our TARDIS Invitations

We wanted wedding invites that were Dr Who related. It was easy to find general invitations that people have made and were selling on Etsy and other websites, but they were either too expensive for the amount we needed or just not quite what we wanted. So, as we did with the Save the Dates, we made our own! We had lots of fun making them and hope everyone is enjoying them. Here is how we made them:

STEP ONE: Collect, make, and print up all the pieces.

* Supplies: Tardis Blue (or as close as you can) premium copy paper, regular white copy paper, glue sticks, extra black ink for the printer.
* Pieces needed to print up: Outline of tardis front, windows, “police box” sign, and “police telephone” sign. (You can search images online for any of these. We liked the display of the TARDIS front from LizQuilty but did some editing.)

*** NOTES: We used a TARDIS front display that was more of an outline with no color because we printed on blue paper. Then we printed the other pieces on plain white paper. This saved on ink (especially the color ink which can be more expensive to replace.)

(TARDIS Front Display)

Tardis Front Display.

(The Windows)

The Windows.

(Police Box Sign)

Police Box Sign.

(Police Telephone Sign)

Police Telephone Sign.
























STEP TWO: Cut all the pieces out. Make sure to size everything and trim down.

I could only fit three TARDIS fronts on one page for the size I wanted.  Save scraps for something. :)

I could only fit three TARDIS fronts on one page for the size I wanted. Save scraps for something. 🙂

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STEP THREE: Grab your stack of the TARDIS fronts and set aside all the other pieces. It’s time to cut apart the fronts.

Trim down any sides that need it.

Trim down any sides that need it.

Cut the TARDIS fronts evenly down the middle. Make sure to put them in two sepate stacks.

Cut the TARDIS fronts evenly down the middle. Make sure to put them in two sepate stacks.


STEP FOUR: Time to cut out your base for the invitations and glue the front panels.

** You’ll need more of the blue paper. If able, a heavier paper of the same blue would make the card thicker if that is your preference.
**** This is where having a demo card done will be handy.

* Glue the panel *with the telephone sign* along the edges of the top right of the paper.

* Using a ruler and pencil,line up the ruler to go along the bottom of the panel and evenly across there paper to the other side. Create your base line starting along the bottom of the panel and going along the ruler to the left. Cut this piece out.

* Now flip over the piece of paper you have cut out. Fold the left side in. This will be the side that comes up with the panel you glued on. Fold to create your first door.

* Grab a front panel (without the telephone sign) and place on the paper, lining up against the glued on panel. Now, fold the right side of the paper over the loose panel, creating a folded edge that will be for the right panel. Once you have this edge folded, you can glue that panel to the outside along the right edge and know where to cut off extra paper.

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***** NOTE: that you have this piece made, you can trim edges where needed and use this first one as a stencil to cut out the base pieces for the other cards quickly for easier assembly. It will be easier than doing this step each time for each card made.*****

* Once you have base pieces already cut to sixe, all you have to do is: Glue the panel with no sign along the left edge. Glue the panel with the telephone sign along the right edge. Fold both along iside edges where they come together creating your door.

STEP FIVE: Police Box SIGN.

* If you are fine with the sign being dull, then you can adjust how you want to cut out your TARDIS outline, but I wanted it more bold than the outline.

* Cut along the bottom of the Police Box sign at the top of each panel side. You are not cutting it off. Only cut to create a loose tab.

* Glue the tabs back down. They may not match up or even touch each other. This is fine. You just want to make sure the bottom edges are even (not necessarly touching). Yiou don’t want anything sticking out from under the new Police Box cutout. Later you will be able to trim the top but not the bottom.

* Now time to glue the new Police Box sign on top. Line the bottom edges of the old and new signs while making sure it is centered with the text. You can always trim the top and the sides if needed.

STEP SIX: Glue on all your pieces and insert your wedding information.

Glue on your new Police Telephone Sign over the old one.

Glue on your new Police Telephone Sign over the old one.

We chose to put the windows on the inside of the doors.  They seemed to give the inside of the card more detail.

We chose to put the windows on the inside of the doors. They seemed to give the inside of the card more detail.

**** Now time for any trimming needed!

Final Result:

Outside

Outside

Inside

Inside

We hope you enjoyed seeing how we made our invitations. We worked hard on them and are pleased with how they turned out. Check out the RSVP cards we made, too!

If you’re going to have Dr Who themed invitations, it’s only natural to have Dr Who related RSVP cards! I simply searched for a basic outlined clipart of a Dalek. Something that would fit perfectly with what I had in my mind for the card set up. The rest just came togther. And of course any Dr Who fan will understand “Bad Wolf”.

I was able to fit four onto one page of card stock for the size I wanted. I simply put address labels of the guest and us on the other side and pre-stamped. And it became an easy RSVP card that our guests could respond on and drop back in the mail to us.

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– Lauren.

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Will You Be My….

We included cute inserts to ask the big question to those we wanted in our wedding party.

The girls of course got super girly cards I made up with my scrapbook supplies.

The flower girls got the same type of card but more ‘floral’.

The boys got something more simple but superhero themed, with a special message written by Ric.

Check it out:

Maid of Honor & Bridesmaids.

Flowergirls.

Best Man and Groomsmen.



-Lauren.




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How Did We Do the Save the Dates?

(Please note: You can click on any photo to view larger.)

Making the Save the Dates were so much fun!!!!

First, we selected 3 photos taken by our friend Charlie Galvin for our engagment.








Second, we used another friend’s talent – this time with photo editing. Our friend Jesse Long altered the photos into comic book format. He also added all the necessities to make each one into a comic book cover.








Third, we went to a FedEx Office and with the awesome help from their very knowledgeable staff, they helped us get exactly what we needed and wanted printed in less than 10 minutes ( and I am including my inability to make a decision on the type of paper). They offered to crop the photos, but Ric and I decided to do it all at home because I have a bunch of scrapbook supplies on hand.

*** We decided to pick specific groups of people for each photo (or ‘variant’). Our friends will get the ‘kissing’ copy, our extra nerdy friends will get the ‘lantern pose’ copy, and family will receive the copy where we are looking out to the river.


Fourth, We cropped all photos and then had to cut up a bunch of extra backboards we had for comic books. I cut them down to size so they would only be slightly bigger than the photo itself.

Fifth, I used a hot glue gun and placed a strip of glue along the top of each backboard, then placed a photo copy on top.








Sixth, I placed each photo w/board in it’s own plastic bag (yes, we bought bags from the comic shop just for this). Pushing the board to the bottom of the bad and laying it flat on the table (using the board itself as a measurement), I placed a ruler along the edge of the board (on the side of the open-end of the bag – see photo). Then, using a X-Acto blade, I cut the bag along the ruler (on the opposite side from the board, simply trimming the bag down.) This left enough of the bag to fold over like on envelope, yet keeping the ‘bagged comic book’ look.








Seventh, I printed up labels for our address and the address of everyone we sending out to. Taking each board out of their bags, the lables were placed on the back of the board as if the were envelopes themselves.






Eighth, Ric made of inserts to place inside each bag to welcome to our wedding celebrations and inform about the wedding website.








Ninth, all inserts, including any additional invites (for the bridesmaids/groomsmen/flower girls) were placed bewteen the board and photo before placing it back into it’s own bag.








Tenth, each bag is sealed completely with tape, stamped, and mailed.









– Lauren.