Even though I said that I shouldn’t get ahead of myself in planning a wedding (after all, we still have YET to book a venue, caterer, and date – although hopefully soon!), I really can’t help it! Invitations and Save The Dates have been on my mind quite a bit. Initially, I had wanted to buy creative invitations from Etsy and I had bookmarked a ton of favorites. Over Thanksgiving, however, I revisited my bookmarks, and while they’re gorgeous (and I couldn’t dream of being so crafty and creative), they just left me feeling kind of blah.
I know there’s a lot of creative license permitted for Save The Dates. But for invitations? Formal, formal, formal. RSVP card, inner envelopes, outer envelopes, precise wording, scripted fonts. YAWN, YAWN, YAWN!
Then finally, it hit me! A fabulous idea that speaks to a major interest of mine and my fiance’s. While I’m still ironing out the details, we will most certainly not have invitations with pockets and inner and outer envelopes and pocketfolds and all that … stuff. My idea should cost about $3/invitation + some DIY time and potential photo studio costs (like JCPenney studio cost, not professional photographer cost). I also have a few ideas for save-the-dates, most of which are inspired by these types of cards:
But, let’s take a look at some other invitation and save-the-date related items I’m looking at.
We’ll definitely need some Save-the-Date props. What do you think, buy from Etsy or DIY?
I love this idea of using a mosaic of stamps for addressing envelopes. Over-the-top complicated, or cute and memorable?
I’m thinking of buying a custom stamp for our return address for our envelopes. Standard stamp or go with a monogram-type stamp?
Has anyone ever had their wedding invitations addressed by a calligrapher? What did you spend? My fiancé suggested just printing them on the computer, but all the stuff I’ve read says that’s in poor taste. Thoughts? Some calligraphy options I’m loving: