OK! Man, I sure have stretched out this thing, haven’t I? Sorry.
The wording was the easiest part of the invitation process. I fiddled with it a little, but I really liked this phrasing:
Together with their families
Bride & Groom
Invite you to celebrate as they become husband and wife
Something about having “husband and wife” printed out was neat. I figured we’d keep it relatively simple with an invitation, accommodations card, and an RSVP card. I laid everything out in Word, used my fonts and stuff”¦but man, was it boring. I thought we might watercolor on the paper a la my save the date, but I didn’t want to do the same thing over, and I think what worked on a flat card wouldn’t be as awesome inside the invitation.
Enter my MOH. I sent her my documents with the missive to “add SOMETHING.” A border, a graphic, something that would fill the space and not look so boring. I included a few inspiration pieces:
(Invite via Bella Figura)
Within no time, my invitations went from this:
(Invite by Clarke Ross Designs)
Hell of an improvement, right? She used the same infinity loop from the belly band in the graphics”¦and I just love them. We printed them at home on some plain card stock and used Mono Adhesive to put everything together”¦
What you’re looking at above actually isn’t stitching”¦it’s paper punching:
Yes, we (my mom, my sister, and I) hand punched every single hole with basically a jumbo tack. My mom happened to have this stencil that perfectly matched the design. Tedious, but it’s my favorite detail.
The assembly line
Ready for the mail! Super satisfying.
Hive, I know I posted way too much about these things (whoops), but I am so, so proud of them. They definitely took awhile and I know some of the little details might not be noticed, but that’s OK.
- Washington DC
- Business Development Executive
- Wedding Date:
- February 2013
- Whittemore House