Interactive 8-bit wedding invitations #Invitations#8-bit#custom invitations#diy invitations#gamers#invitations#nintendo#video games August 12 2010 | 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. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Amorae Amorae is a book-loving, computer nerd who is far to obsessed with Harry Potter. She's very excited to marry the other pea to her love pod, Jonny, and they shall do so next month in Dallas, Texas. PREVIOUS Jescia & Matt's inflatable Peter-Pan syndrome wedding extravaganza NEXT Shirt bleaching tutorial: make things infinitely better by ruining them! Show/Hide comments [ 21 ] 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! Reply OMG! We are working out our invites now and this is too awesome! Reply FTEW! That's, for the EPIC win.. more than just for the win! Reply Duuude… it's addressed to Harry Potter!! *geeky swoon* Reply Totally epic and utterly awesome! Reply 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! 🙂 Reply HEADSPLODE Reply Very, very cool!! Reply Are you for real?! These are insane. You win at life. Reply Wow! Somebody tie me up and call me Mario! These invitations are FANTASTIC! Reply Great, great idea! Reply very very very cool. great idea executed really well! love it!! KAPOW! Reply These are the best invites I have ever seen! I love them so much! Reply 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! Reply Awesome idea, killer execution! If this showed up in my mailbox it'd be an instance "Hell yahs, I'm going!" Reply 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!! Reply Awesome! Love it! Dig that the sample is addressed to HP, as well! Reply I'm jealous. This is really neat! I fully intend on doing something similar whenever I get married. Reply I love these but I wanna know how you get them to pop out the top when you pull the bottom! mind=fried! Reply HOLY FRICKLE FRACKLE. I'm gonna do something similar do this for the exhibition invite I'm designing. Reply Hi: Do you have some tutorial for make this Interactive 8-bit wedding invitations. Greetings from Chile. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.