Monday, August 11, 2008

Our Invitation Suite

When I begin planning our wedding, I was the most excited about the invitation suite. I knew that the invitation suite was to set the tone for the whole wedding (along with the Save the Dates) and therefore, they had to be perfect.


Long story short, these invitations kept me up at night and had me hating them one moment and loving them the next. Somehow, in the end, I was happy with the results. They are all done and all but two should now, hopefully, be in the hands of their invited guests.

The fiance was nice enough to take pictures of snippets of our invitations, so that I could share them with all of you...

(Please credit tying the knot with the invitation pictures. top: color, bottom: black & white)
Our invitations included a plum koala pouch that was flat on one side and had a pocket on the backside. The invitations were adhered to the flat side with Scotch double sided tape. The four insert cards (smallest to largest) were the RSVP, Reception, Accommodations, and Directions (map on the backside) cards.
We laid them one on top of each other and inserted them into the pocket. The RSVP card return envelope was too big to fit directly behind the RSVP card, so we stuck it behind the accommodations card. The invitation was banded together with a raspberry/wine colored stain 1.5 inch ribbon with our monogram square affixed to it. More pictures to come later.

The koala pocket and paper for the invitation were ordered for me by a vendor that I worked with. In case you are wondering, here are the envelopes that I used for the outer envelope and the RSVP envelope:
In the beginning I had these big goals of learning calligraphy so that I could address the outside of our invitations myself. Well friends, that didn't happen. What I ended up doing was purchasing a plum sharpie and creating my own calligraphy. And it looked goooood if I do say so myself. Pictures to come. The RSVP envelopes were run thru my printer to display my parents home address on the front of the card in the font that we used for the rest of our invitation suite.

10 comments:

Candice said...

Aww Chris captured the invites wonderfully!

who-dey said...

and she didn't even know they were coming!

Ms. 122 said...

beautiful! thanks for sharing!

Melissa's Greetings said...

so pretty!

apple321 said...

Beautiful! I was wondering, who designed these invitations for you? Did you have them printed? Were they done with thermography or engraving or letterpressing? They look outstanding.

Molly said...

GORGEOUS.

Miss G said...

Oh they look so wonderful! I should have two samples in my hands within a day or two and then I need to choose, design the reply card and make a final decision on the envelopes! I need to get those babies in the mail! Thanks so much for sharing. Kelly

Guilty Secret said...

Oh they look so very classy!

jessica lynn said...

apple: I was VERY involved in the design process and used the monogram we have as my inspiration. there was no thermography, just printed off of a printer through a vendor that i found in the indianapolis area. if you would like more info on the vendor that printed my invites for me (and they were really reasonable!) just drop me an e-mail or another comment! thanks for the compliment!

apple321 said...

Thanks Jessica! I really enjoy reading your blog. And your engagement photos are just gorgeous! :)