Simple Gray and White Wedding Invitation
I don’t know why I’ve been putting off blogging about our invitations…I think I just needed some space after such a massive project. I did a fair amount of DIY on them and really loved how they turned out, and for that I owe a HUGE thank you to Mrs. Treasure and Mrs. Squid. It will become all too clear later that I plagiarized the crap out of their ideas.
But before all that, we began with a design from Minted. We looked at many, many designs and kept coming back to this one. We wanted something classic and relatively traditional, but I also liked that the borders and text arrangement kept it from feeling stale.
For the sake of actually seeing the design not redacted to pieces: stock image via Minted
It took me a while to let go of the etiquette tradition that says you should spell out all dates and numbers, but this particular design’s symmetry really depends on that. It was also fun figuring out how to list my parents as hosts without giving the impression that they were still married…even though they still share the same surname. We ended up going with “Mr. Adam Sixpence and Ms. Eve Sixpence.” Oh, modern families!
We chose to add a quote on the back, which is part of the Old Testament passage that will be read at our wedding:
Such a lovely sentiment | Image via…well, my “Orders” page at Minted
We actually did make a fair amount of design edits on the reception info cards, and they came out like this:
And staying true to my own slightly bizarre sense of humor, I insisted on a slightly nontraditional wording of the RSVPs:
I also preferred “kindly” over “please.” Because I’m a cowboy. | Image via Minted
OK! So our stationery was designed, purchased, and ordered. Envelopes, assembly, and a good-riddance-send-off coming your way soon in Sixpence Invitations: Part Deux!
Did you order from an online retailer or go another route? Tell me about it! I love this stuff.