Oh Em Gee! These Invitations Will Be the Death of Me!

OK, maybe I’ m being a slight bit dramatic…but after about a month of working on all of the pieces that will go into the invites, I’m feeling a bit on the edge. I keep repeating to myself: This is going to save us money. This is going to pay off. Everything will be all right.


Image via Everything Fab

Mr. B peeks in and rambles something about not caring for the font on the RSVP…What do you mean, you don’t like that font?! I’ve been working on this for hours upon hours, and you don’t think that font is quite right?! AAAAHHHH! OK, OK. Stop. Calm down. Everything WILL be all right.

I need to stop over-analyzing and just go with my first instinct. I could spend two hours just switching around fonts!

Our invites started out in an identity crisis like the theme of the reception did. I wanted a rustic feel like this:


Invite by Typecast Press via Design Sponge

Or this:


Invite by Paisley Quill via Green Wedding Shoes

But with a whimsical, carnival-ish twist like this:


Invite by Thoughtful Day via 100 Layer Cake

It’s coming together in Photoshop…slowly but surely. Can you imagine a whimsical/carnival feel mixed with rustic/outdoorsy? Stay tuned—it’s coming along!


Mrs. Balloons

Aspen, CO
Wedding Date:
August 2011
Wine After Wine
Take My Sweater: It's Cake Time!
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  1. highwire Member
    highwire 1021 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:09 pm

    Whimsical and rustic? Music to my ears! Can’t wait to see how they turn out

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    lisamarieloves 19 posts, Newbee @ 3:12 pm

    “Whimsical/carnival feel mixed with rustic/outdoorsy”? I can imagine it! It makes me think of the movie “Water for Elephants.” Very dreamy. I can’t wait to see!

  3. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:16 pm

    Can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with, B.

  4. meerkat Member
    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:19 pm

    OMG I am dying to see your invites now! I love concept!!

  5. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:22 pm

    These sound awesome! I can’t wait to see what you make!

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    tocarat 324 posts, Helper bee @ 3:50 pm

    YES I imagine it because its what I’m aiming for too!! I feel like you are speaking my language…Must be the Colorado in us :) Can’t wait to see what you create Balloons!

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    Zinzerena 4207 posts, Honey bee @ 4:19 pm

    Ummm… I must be weird, because YES! I can imagine it!!!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!!

    And, isn’t designing your own in Photoshop FUN!?! I had a ball doing ours!!!! I even took some artwork I’d done for the cover for our guestbook and used it in the invites! YAY!

  8. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:46 pm

    Intrigued! Can’t wait for the reveal.

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    Ms. Wolf 127 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:17 pm

    Ah that first one is to die for!

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    AuroraRose2011 76 posts, Worker bee @ 11:25 pm

    I’m picturing a charming “county fair” feel. Whimsical and rustic and so cute!

  11. snowcone Member
    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:25 am

    I’ve found that stress always pays off in the finished product, so your invites should be amazing :)

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