Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Big Invite Reveal

Need a quick refresher? Read this to hear about my plans and fails for our invites, and read here to see a list of my inspirations and examples of not-so-inspiring options I designed.

K? Are we all caught up? Good!

So I took the advice of my sister and practiced some more with the fonts, spacing, and color. After about 2 days of working on it, my next draft was finished - and I was damn proud.

Ahhh it just makes me happy :)
Josh was pleased with it, too, so it was done! This is what our invite would look like.

But what about the rest of it?

Well, I wanted EVERYTHING! But I knew I couldn’t have everything because a) we’re on a budget, and b) well, as much as I like to rock some gaudy looks from time to time, I guess this isn't quite the place for it.

So, we narrowed down our list of wants. I knew that I wanted these three things: Dark grey envelopes (preferably with white ink addresses or wrap around labels… *swoooooon*), a “different size” (ie: not 5x7), and pockets! I chose to go through Cards & Pockets because I had heard such great things about them. Once I saw their pictures and prices, I was sold! 

Here are the different pieces of our invites:
6x6 pocketfolds in Fairway
Invitation mat in Emerald

Square envelopes in Dark Grey

 All images courtesy of Cards & Pockets

I am SO excited to see these come together, because the colors are so much better in person! I'm still undecided about what will go on the front. Probably a monogram or design of some sort.

What should I put on the front of my invitation? Any ideas would be SO helpful! Did you have a long process with lots of fails for any of your wedding items? What did you do?


  1. Hi! New follower from WB. I love your invites so far except the "and" in the year. I think a monogram or a little symbol would look great on the front of the invite. I used a tree on lots of my wedding things. I only put a monogram on one of my cakes.

  2. I think it looks great. I love pocketfold invitations, but we are not going to do them since they are so expensive to mail.

  3. @Genevieve - OMG Thank you for pointing out the 'and' in the year. I think I'll be taking it out... it sounds a lot better that way!

  4. I think it looks great as well! I've always loved pocketfold invites!

  5. Love your design! It looks amazing!