Invitations Part I

Wow, could I make this post title any more boring? Sorry, I only have limited creativity and I think I already used up all of today’s.

Before we actually talk about the invitations, I want to talk a little about what we’re not doing. We’re not doing a fancy invitation suite—that means no inner envelope, no cool pocketfold, no embossing or letterpress, no envelope liner, no calligraphy. Am I a little sad about that? Maybe. There are some really cool invitation suites out there!





Images via Weddingbee / Photos by Mrs. Pony, Mrs. Genie, Mrs. Turkey, and Mrs. Treasure

For us, though, I know this wasn’t the way to go. I didn’t have the time or energy to invest in a complex project myself or the money to pay someone to do it—or even to buy the supplies for a complicated DIY project. Instead of taking on something that would end up being more work and stress than I could handle, we decided to go the simple route, although I do get to do a few small touches!

The next post will talk about the actual invitations, but I do get to share the part I’m really excited about now. I decided to order Moo MiniCards to include the RSVP information (we’re using our wedding website to RSVP) and just to direct them to the website in general. Several brides have done this in the past, and it seems to have worked out well for them. Plus the cards only cost $19.99 and Mr. Lemur found a coupon for free shipping—always check Google before pressing submit!

They even came in the mail a few days before I expected!



I loved how cute the packaging was. We ordered four different pictures for the front. Just for fun—it’s not like anyone will know they got design three or whatever!


They’re half the size of a business card—I put the pencil in the picture for comparison’s sake. The back of the card directs them to the website and of course credits our photographer.

So there you go! Part I. And maybe in the really cleverly named Part II I’ll get beyond the cute little cards and talk about the rest of the invitations.

Anyone else go with a simple invitation? What about an online RSVP? How did it work out?


Mrs. Lemur

Greenville, South Carolina
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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  1. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:19 pm

    @Miss Lemur: Totally justified! But I didn’t even had a wedding website to put thereand international shipping costs ruined my cause.

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    Mathis13 242 posts, Helper bee @ 5:32 am

    This!!! My sentiments exactly! I neither had the time nor stress threshold for a suite. Albeit there are so many gorgeous ones out there I just couldn’t. I also went the mini-Moo card route. That paired with an awesome design (by a friendor who majored in graphic design) and calligraphy (only on the outer envelope, we did online RSVP) made for some really nice invites we’ve gotten quite a few compliments on.

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 5:37 am

    Love that you’re doing simple invitations! Seems so much more practical and fitting to who you are (from what I know!)
    The MooMiniCards are such a nice touch, I’m totally looking into them!!
    We are also doing simple invitations – a shimmery 5×7 pan card and matching RSVP card. Elegant and no frills. I couldn’t bear to spend so much time and money on something a guest will look at literally twice then throw away.

  4. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:43 am

    aww Thanks for thinking my invitation suite was cool! I’m sure yours will be beautiful, too.

  5. mslemur Member
    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 11:44 am

    @WitchyHomemaker: The only thing I’m a little nervous about is making sure people use the online RSVP? I’d like to think because it’s easier they’ll do it right away but without the card there to remind them they might forget…

    @Mathis13: Oh I’m glad having a friend do the design worked out for you!! Our design was a template (you’ll see it in the next invitations post) but I’m really happy with it.

  6. mslemur Member
    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 11:48 am

    @lealorali: Oh I’m sure they’ll look great! I felt like my invitations were a little “empty” without a response card which is partially why I added the Moo cards, but you can definitely have the Moo card and the response card too. The nice thing is they’re high quality without paying a ton of money — they are small though!

    @Mrs. Treasure: I loved the envelope liner on yours especially! Have to admit, there were a few moments of jealousy over that :)

  7. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:05 pm

    I just clicked over for the first time all weekend and thought, ‘that first picture looks familiar…’ Thanks for the shout out!
    Your invitations are sure to be amazing, the first part is just adorable!

  8. mslemur Member
    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 10:23 am

    @Mrs. Pony: When I first started reading Weddingbee, yours was one of the weddings I read from the beginning :) so I had to include it!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:47 am

    I think we’re twins, girlfriend (I also think I’ve said that before. . .? :) ). We also did simple invitations and although we opted for a full business card-sized info card, we tied it on with ribbon! Can’t wait to see the rest. :)

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