Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wedding Talk: The Invites

It's been a while since I blogged anything wedding related, so I figured I would share my invitation suite today! My degree is in Digital Media Studies, so I took a lot of graphic design classes. I thought it would be kind of sad for me not to put all that school to good use for my own invitations. Here's the suite laid out all together...

It was SO HARD for me to pick out colors for the wedding. I just like all colors! I ended up just picking gray and yellow, but I also used blue and purple here and there. It was just really mis-matched, but I like hodge podge, so it's all good! I knew that I wanted something consistent throughout the whole suite, so I came up with the idea to use this bouquet of white paper flowers in all the designs. The lovely and talented Katie of Lemon Jitters made the bouquet for me and I photographed it on white. I loved the subtle photo with simple type...it's just a great reflection of my style. It's kind of a reflection of Rhett's too, I guess. We are both pretty simple people. After the save-the-dates came in, I realized the gray was too light, so that's why the rest of the text is darker.

detail of the beautiful bouquet that Katie made

This is what went out with the invitation. I had the folded yellow pocket envelope (seen open and closed), and it was sealed with a sticker showing the bouquet on it. Inside the pocket was a card with a map on one side and a photo on the other. A lot of people have put the photo on their fridge, which makes me happy! The pocket also held the RSVP card and envelope. I pre stamped the envelopes and had a stamp made to add our address as well. That address stamp cost me about $12 and saved me a TON of time. I definitely recommend getting one! The big part of the invite had the address and date and whatnot on it. I put all of that inside a gray envelope and stamped our return address on the back. It seems like a lot, but it was actually really easy! It was also pretty cheap for the number that I had to get. I got all of the prints on gotprint.com and the envelopes at envelopes.com

I did a long card for the programs, rather than something folded. I was honestly just trying to save money! I also didn't want to have to tie or staple or fold stuff, so a single card was my best option. I had the ceremony schedule on the front and the wedding part stuff on the back. 

I also went ahead and printed thank you cards with the same design. Unfortunately I received WAY too many, so I have a ton left. Got Print is very strange about quantity. If you order 100 prints, you may get 150 or you may get 99. That kind of frustrated me because I don't understand. I guess they just fill up whatever box they are sending it in? If anyone knows why they do this, I would love to know! 

I know this isn't the most interesting post in the world, but I put a lot of time into this aspect of the wedding, so I really wanted to gush about it. I hope you guys enjoyed seeing it all! 


Angela Spencer said...

These are beautiful! I'm really impressed with the whole collection. And I think the color selection is great :-)

alicia said...

i'm stationery nerding out hardcore right now! i always said that i could never have a traditional wedding because i'd blow the entire budget on invitations... love 'em!

Oh, My Darling said...

Ooh, exciting! The paper goods are a wonderfully fun part of weddings!