In my wedding dreams, I have silk folio invitations on letterpress paper, tied with a beaded wrap closure, and hand delivered in a custom gift box. Enter the wedding budget, and my "real life" wedding invites are a world away from that—but still seem fitting for our wedding.
We hired Fine Day Press to create the invitations. Cass and I agreed on a single card, a standard envelope size, and a color palette of blue/turquoise, strawberry, and yellow. And to the horror of many stationers, we're doing all of our RSVPs online (to encourage guests to view our wedding website).
For the text, we selected modern/contemporary wording, and I wanted to incorporate a light touch of South American feel—we have both traveled in the region and discussed that on our first date. My heart was set on noticeably thick stock so we selected a double mounted digital style. I also wanted handwritten, white ink calligraphy on our navy blue envelopes. Our invitation font choices are classic, and Abigail Hancock's specialization in copperplate style was a perfect match. And an envelope liner was the one splurge I couldn't do without.
We just received the printed proof, and it was the craziest pinch-me feeling looking at our wedding invitation. It's nothing like all the invitations in my client sample book, and I love that it's something unique for us.
Stay tuned for further installments to see what comes next in Sarah and Cass's planning process. —Danine Alati