Invitation Inspirations

Paper is one of those things that I absolutely love. Ever since I was a little girl, I loved back to school shopping, mainly because I loved getting new pens and notebooks. Nowadays, I really could get lost in Paper Source for hours. Thus, I always knew that invitations were one place that I wanted to splurge a little.

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Invitations by Dauphine Press (Kentfield)

I recognize that very few people will appreciate the work put into them, but a lot of it is for me. Now that we’re six months out (!), and the reveal of Miss Gray Wolf’s invitation suite (seriously, how gorgeous was it… oh, my heart be still), I think it’s about time we actually think about what type of invitations we actually want.

I recognize that picking a design is half the battle, but there are just so many pretty invitations out there. The invitations that I’ve really loved during our search included:

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Invitations by Bella Figura (Hendrix 2)

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the Macarons’s Invitations

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Invitations by Golden Rectangle Press

Looking at my inspirations, I think it’s obvious—I really love invitations that have a border completely around the words, where the design is the predominant element. I like whimsical, floral, pretty elements.

Also, I love letterpress. Oh my gosh, a gorgeous letterpress invitation with its thick paper and the clean crisp lines. Swoon. There is something about letterpress that I have a hard time describing but I just absolutely adore. I think it’s the indentions. I just love running my hand over a great letterpress card. And… I’m going to stop talking before I get too creepy now.

Photo by: Jen Lynne Photography on Gwyneth Paige Luxury Letterpress via Lover.ly

What type of invitations are you considering? Anyone else splurging on invitations?

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Mrs. Panda

Location:
Boston, MA
Wedding Date:
June 2013

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    MinnesotanInDC 59 posts, Worker bee @ 7:24 am

    I love letterpress too! My friends started a business doing it, and they make BEAUTIFUL invitations. I’m so excited they are doing mine, and it’s just a tiny fraction of the cost I’ve found online. Can’t wait to pick them up! Good luck!

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:52 am

    I had a thing going for letterpress, too. :)

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    kbiceling 298 posts, Helper bee @ 9:04 am

    We had our wedding paper printed with letterpress. I got quotes from people around the country and finally found a place five minutes from our house that gave me the lowest quote (by far! it was half of what the others were quoting) and the finished product was GORGEOUS!

    They print for people around the country, so if you haven’t printed yet definitely check out http://www.evolutionpress.net :)

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 4:25 pm

    you are so sweet! and girl, i am CLEARLY with you. the only thing i wish i could have done was letterpress…i cant wait to see what you come up with as we seem to be paper product kindred spirits!

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    Red Poppy 18 posts, Newbee @ 5:48 pm

    I was, and still am, really into letterpress wedding invitations. I’m sure yours will be lovely!

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:13 pm

    Glad to know I’m not the only one who loves letterpress.
    The problem with letterpress is just how expensive it is. *sigh*

    @kbiceling: thank you for the suggestion! I actually haven’t really looked too much into the details of it yet, so I will have to look into that asap

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    ecjohnson 136 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:33 pm

    i found my invitations on clearance at target right after i was engaged for a total of $27 for 100 invitations. They aren’t my dream invitations but at that price, I couldn’t pass them up (and I am so indecisive that trying to choose a design would be a nightmare!) good luck with your search!!

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    village_skeptic 1861 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:34 pm

    +1 for touching letterpress. SO PRETTY FEELING.

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