The Otter Invitations: The Inspiration

After sending our STDs, it was time to move on to the invitations. Early on, I had a few favorite bits and pieces from invitations but nothing that felt just right to purchase (or even create) as a full set. Everything was beautiful, but just not quite “us.”


Photo via The Knot / Photography by Allyson Magda Photography / Invitation by Hello!Lucky

I love that these invitations featured the font Strangelove (a favorite font of mine) and the wrap around mailing labels.


Photo via Style Unveiled / Photography by KIM+PHIL Photography / Invitation by Paper Bloom

I love the RSVP cards from this invitation set! I would much rather send something fun like this (and leave space for a little note from friends and family) than send the “yes” or “no” options.

Regatta Wedding Invitations by Oscar & Emma


Regatta Wedding Invitations by Oscar & Emma From Minted Paper Goods via

This invitation grabbed my attention because of the anchor, something that I love and really wanted to incorporate into our wedding—especially the paper goods.

So while that left us with a lot of inspiration and bits and pieces to use, it really didn’t leave us with a set idea of “okay, let’s work off of this design.” Off to Pinterest I went, where I hoped to find something that would allow me to incorporate all these different pieces into one invitation.

I did find something there…but first, what do you think of the few items we planned to incorporate?


Mrs. Otter

Indianapolis, IN
Wedding Date:
April 2013

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    almost-mrsp 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:26 am

    Great inspiration choices! I especially love the rsvp options. :)

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    Mrs. Toadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:15 am

    I love the font on the first ones, but is not something I’d feel like incorporating in our wedding, it just doesn’t go with the vibe. That is the tricky part, is not just about what you like, it’s about what fits.

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    Mrs. Wallaby 2002 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:31 am

    I love those! I used a very similar font (Canoe) to write on our chalkboards.

    Can’t wait to see what you picked :)

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    Mrs. Otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:44 am

    @almost-mrsp: I do too! I think they’re so fun, and I can’t wait to see what our family and friends end up sending back to us, haha.

    @Miss Toadstool: Very true! As you’ll see, it didn’t quite end up working the way I planned…

    @Miss Wallaby: Now I have to go look that font up! :)

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    jeip 29 posts, Newbee @ 8:28 am

    I love the “regretfully attend, gladly decline.” Very tongue-in-cheek!

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    Mrs. Dragon 2891 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:41 am

    These are all so cute!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:43 am

    Guests love fun rsvps too! Can’t wait to see how you incorporate these fun things into your invites!

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    Mrs. Fox 1634 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:52 am

    I love the fun RSVPs.. I kind of wish we had a little space on ours for guests to write or doodle things, since they always seem so cute when I see others blog about them!

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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 12:02 pm

    I love all the fun elements you hope to incorporate: the wrap-around designs, the fun RSVPs, the top font, and the anchor. Can’t wait to see how you combine them!!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 7:55 pm

    I like the fun RSVP cards too…much more inviting!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:55 pm

    I really like the inspiration!

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    Kimberly, Guest @ 8:09 am

    From a fellow Indy bride-to-be (and also we booked Mustard Seed Gardens) I just wanted to say hi! I came across your blog while searching for anything and everything I could find about Mustard Seed Gardens. I will be following your journey to the big day!

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