Are you ready, hive? Pyramid invite week is here! That’s right, we’ve got an onslaught of RSVPs hitting the mailbox these days, so I figure it’s safe to share without spoiling any reader’s surprises (Hi, Pyramid guests that follow!).
From day one, I’ve said that if I could find an invitation suite—be it in a store, on Etsy, or another website like Minted—that was premade exactly how I wanted, I would buy it up and not look back. I wanted something pretty, but I didn’t want to commit many hours to customizing the design, the printing, the assembly, and the addressing. I’m not a designer, so it’s not like this was my area to shine. I just wanted something that would get the job done, but I also didn’t want to compromise on the elements that I wanted to include (can you see where this is going?).
I tried many times to search websites for a design, trying to just pick it and move on, but I was never able to find one that really satisfied me. I found myself browsing pages and pages of wedding invites and I discovered a ton of what I didn’t want, but nothing that I did. If it was formal enough, then it seemed boring; if it was fun enough, then it seemed too casual. At one point I found myself thinking “That invite looks like it’s trying too hard.” What? Who am I? What is this process doing to my head?
I couldn’t find any evidence to show that Jean Shrimpton said this, but the visual is too good./Photo found on Brighton the Day