A Wedding Planner Gets Married: Choosing the Invitations

Invites & Stationery, Wedding Style & Decor

In the fourth installment of our series following wedding planner Sarah Pease of Brilliant Event Planning as she plans her own wedding, Sarah and her fiancé, Cass, select their wedding invitations:

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.

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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

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