Seriously, I should not be allowed to look at wedding stuff past 7:30pm! Last night, I was up until 10pm looking at fonts and things of that nature…and after that, I just couldn’t fall asleep. My mind was racing with all sorts of ideas about the wedding and our invitations! Lesson learned, because today I am really slow and sluggish from being up past midnight.
So, as I’ve mentioned in the past, I think I want to DIY our invitation suite. I really love paper products, and I know I am creative enough to do it…I am a little fearful about it, but still excited at the prospect of pulling it off! How cool to be able to say, “I made those myself.” And what a great memory and keepsake, too! Needless to say, I have been doing a lot of research into how to design the invites in the most painless—but most at-home professional—way. I want to give myself plenty of time to learn some cool tips and tricks so our invitations really rock!
Here are a few of the designs I am coveting right now:
The invitation suite by Miss Glossy, from Weddingbee.com. Can you believe these are DIY invitations? Her wedding was nautically themed. I love these invitations not for the font, or even the design, but for the tiny details—like the wedding date shown on the envelope liner and the main invite’s painted edges:
Seriously?! I love, love, LOVE this look and it only cost her $4.59—the total cost for a jar of acrylic paint and a foam brush from Michaels. (Above two images courtesy Weddingbee.com).
These invitations aren’t formal enough for our almost-black-tie affair (I still feel weird calling it black tie, but that’s basically what it’s going to end up being), but I definitely would like to incorporate the envelope liner and painted edges into our invitation suite.
What else? THESE fantastic invites from Cheree Berry Paper (image courtesy of MarthaStewartWeddings.com):
This invitation suite was used for the annual Today Show wedding back in 2007, where the couple’s theme was Breakfast at Tiffany’s. What do I love about these invites? I love love LOVE the gold envelope liner and the little note near the envelope flap—it says “A Most Joyous Occasion.” So cute, although I’m not sure how many people would see that when opening up the invite. The other things I love? The fonts used—you can’t see them very well here, but they are gorgeous! I also love the three-tiered invite. It’s thicker, almost poster board like paper with painted edges that have been stacked, bringing visual interest to the invite. Seriously? I love the way it looks!
I have just one more invitation suite to show you. It’s Miss Bruschetta’s invitations, again from Weddingbee.com. I love these invites for one reason, and one reason only:
That AMAZING script font. I LOVE it. Alas, it’s actually done by a calligrapher, so it’s not a font I can download from the Internet. I am actually thinking of contacting the calligrapher, however, to see if I could get her to do some lettering for me for our invites. Seriously, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this font and I want it for my invites! (As a side note, aren’t the colors on the invite cool too? This is also a black tie affair and I really love the formality of this design.) Again, above image sourced from Weddingbee.com.
So, that’s what’s been keeping me up at night! Seriously, I love thinking about designing our invites. I know I’m going to have a blast doing it! Do you guys know any tips and tricks you’d want to share with me?