Pulling It All Together: Chicago Skyline Wedding Invitations
Well, I finally had my first wedding-related meltdown—and to be clear, it was completely irrational, completely kept to myself, and over in a matter of minutes.
Why? Because the countdown clock ticked to under 100 days, I was deep in the middle of proofreading my invitation inserts (yup, late to the game), looking at the ridiculous to-do list that seems to be growing rather than shrinking, and also stressed at work
So I buckled down, did a jigsaw puzzle (my chosen stress relief), and got the heck over it.
And those invites I mentioned? Well, I haven’t assembled them yet, or sent them out, but we’ve got our aesthetic down. I’ve got the designs down. And I’ve even got the main invites and the pocketfolds sitting in my office at home.
Stock image of our invites—we removed the monogram up top. | Image via Wedding Paper Divas | Side note: I LOVE that Trump tower didn’t make the skyline.
What’d we go with? Well, I wanted classic Chicago, and Mr. W just wanted classic. So we ended up with these beauties. They had a foil option, but I loved the classic black and white, so I ordered them, along with the pocketfolds, during one of Wedding Paper Divas’s crazy Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales.
I did NOT, however, order the inserts—because, let’s be honest…the inserts were PRICEY, and I’m good with Indesign and Vistaprint coupons.
I’m not, however, so good at waiting for my Vistaprint orders to come in the mail. I’m getting impatient, and I know I’ll still need to trim down a few of the inserts—the RSVP is a standard size, but the rest aren’t.
So what are we including in our invite? Check it out! They’ll be displayed in the envelope in this order:
The Information Card
Where to stay, what to wear, how to check out info online. This is one of the ones I haven’t had printed yet—for one reason. Is the bit under the “pre-wedding celebration” okay? Does it seem rude?
As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m struggling with how to phrase a “We’d love to see you but aren’t hosting the event” party.
Information: It’s all on our website (along with some other stuff), but why not make it handy?
The RSVP CARD
We’re giving people the option of RSVPing online or doing it the old fashioned way, and this is the RSVP card.
It’s a little busy (there’s lots of info I want).
RSVP: Designed by me. Maybe a little busy?
The LA Party Invite
We’ve got quite a few friends who are invited but probably won’t be able to make it due to airfare/impending births/days off—and we still want to celebrate with them.
Once we’re back from the honeymoon, we’re going to throw a blow-out house party—very causal, very fun—for all our local friends.
Why not keep the party going?
The Rehearsal Dinner invite
We’re having a small rehearsal dinner—just wedding party, significant others, and a few key relatives (like grandparents), so this is only going in a few invites—but I like the idea of having it all in one place.
And there you have it—the meat of the Wishbone invites.
I promise a post on the assembly/finished product, and I promise it’ll be NOTHING compared to Squid’s epic invites.
Still, they should be lovely.
Any suggestions on how to handle that non-hosted event on the information card? Is that phrasing right? Any other tweaks to be made before sending these out? Clearly, I edited out some revealing info, but beyond that…