Thanks to Joyce, our day of coordinator, I was able to work with Myra Greenlee of double-sided tape to design our invitations. Myra was able to give us exactly what we wanted for a reasonable price. I included a couple of elements to personalize them even more, and I am so happy with how they turned out. The pictures don’t do them justice.
All photos are personal and have been blurred for privacy.
I picked up some twine from the Etsy store thetwistedtwine. Jessie sells twine in manageable lengths. You can find twine at a lower price, but I didn’t need 2000 yards of twine. I only needed 60, and I still have some left over. And I tied the Moo card in with our website to give it a personal touch.
Here is the whole suite:
I loved the way Myra was able to incorporate embellishments and a monogram. She really understood the simple, classic style that we were going for. The response envelope was black, so Myra asked if we would like to order a stamp for our return address. I thought this was a better idea than white labels, and I will be using the stamp on my Bengali invitations for the return address. Our white sending envelope had the same design for our address on the back flap. We chose to only have one information card, and elaborated on details on our website.
For invitation wording, we wanted to send a personal message, but still hold some formality. I turned to Invitation Consultants after reading about it on Weddingbee. We mashed two different wordings together to come up with:
Because you have shared in our
lives through your friendship and love,
(My Full Name)
(His Full Name)
together with our parents
request the honor of your presence at our marriage.
Both of our parents seemed averse to being named on the invitation, so we just used “together with our parents.” We truly felt that everyone who came to the wedding is somebody who has been important to us in some way, and the invitation seems so much more personal with that opening line.
I really enjoyed working with Myra to design these invitations. She was very responsive and helpful, and made several edits to the wording and the response card. I don’t have any complaints, and I have received several compliments on the invitation suite.