Cool, Classic Invites
Striking a balance between tradition and modernity can be a daunting task, especially if your mother and grandmother insist you order ecru invitations simply because "it's the thing to do." It’s time to compromise! So why not select a classic-looking invitation and spice it up with an eye-catching detail such as a whimsical icon or stylish monogram? The ladies at Paper Dolls Design, 404-992-3655, paperdollsdesign.com, have several options that will please both "camps." Their 2006 core wedding collection of 26 invites was inspired by the much more expensive custom work that owners Gia Graham and Angela Moland Barnes created for clients. "The collection is classic enough for grandma," says Graham, "but hip enough for the bride." Choose from 18 ink colors and eight fonts for an invite that’s as modern and fresh as it is classic and appropriate. Invites are grouped into four different price ranges, which start at $272.50 for 25 sets.