Interactive 8-bit wedding invitations

August 12 | Guest post by Amorae

Offbeat Bride reader Amorae made some awesome 8-bit wedding invitations that not only look cool but they act cool — they're interactive! Amorae explains 'em in her own words…

That's right! Our wedding invites are interactive! A friend of ours came up with the idea to incorporate a sliding mechanism and we ran with it! When you pull the ribbon, our Mario avatars raise up out of the pipe and a Game Over-esque screen slides out of the bottom to reveal our wedding website URL and RSVP-by date.

We wanted to incorporate our love for video games and comic books into the invites so we stylized a lot of the images (which our amazing photographer, Brandi Thompson, took). Making the wax seals was fun… well, except when wax melted onto my finger. The custom stamps were made on Zazzle.com and we also made custom address labels for each invite with the Mario tube and 8-bit font.

I really like our maps because they include an 8-bit rendering of Dallas. I'm also really excited to see what we get back on the RSVP cards since we included an "Imagination Box" where guests can draw in their favorite superhero or make one up!

These invites were a lot more time consuming to create than we had anticipated but they are totally worth it! I think that after receiving these invites in the mail, our guests will have a perfect picture of just how nerdy this party is going to be.

  1. WHAT?!?!?!?!!! I can't even begin to describe how freakin' cool this invite is!!!! I'm running to show the fiance now, he's going to love this too!

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  2. FTEW!

    That's, for the EPIC win.. more than just for the win!

  3. Your invite is amazing. Also, you have the same wedding date as my parents (well, 29 years later, but you know) – it's a good day to get married! :)

  4. These are the best invites I have ever seen! I love them so much!

  5. I just adore the "draw your own superhero" interactive RSVP. As someone who has never quite understood the value of an RSVP card, I have completely come around!

  6. Awesome idea, killer execution! If this showed up in my mailbox it'd be an instance "Hell yahs, I'm going!"

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  7. I just wrote up my "mad-lib" style RSVP card last night! I love yours, very cute! We are also doing a lot of 8-bit for our wedding, and these invites are adorable!!

  8. Awesome! Love it! Dig that the sample is addressed to HP, as well!

  9. I'm jealous. This is really neat! I fully intend on doing something similar whenever I get married.

  10. I love these but I wanna know how you get them to pop out the top when you pull the bottom! mind=fried!

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  11. HOLY FRICKLE FRACKLE. I'm gonna do something similar do this for the exhibition invite I'm designing.

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