With the two month mark quickly approaching, it’s high time I got our invitation suite put together. Actually, with our Save the Dates as an example, it’s much past time for me to get the invitations started!
I’ve started doing some research on the subject and attempting to get an idea of what I want. I know I want to DIY at least part of it and I know what sort of color and style I’m looking for. Beyond that, no clue. Do I want pocket folds? What sort of inserts should we have? Letterpress or embossed? What about just flat printing? Self designed or template? The questions are never ending!! So many things I didn’t even know existed before wading into the world of stationery. And you wouldn’t imagine the kinds of things that come up when you google belly bands!
Part of my problem is that I mostly know what I want, but I can’t visualize it until I actually see it. My time spent on Etsy and Pinterest usually goes like this, “Oh look that’s so pretty!! I love this one!” A few minutes later… “I don’t know, I think I want a different font” and so on. Once I’ve found enough elements that I love, I’ll be able to combine them all into the perfect invitation suite! Thank goodness for customizable printing templates on Etsy!
I want to incorporate the lace elements into the invitation, so I’m looking at designs like this one that have the lace design around the edges. I really like the asymmetrical qualities of this one, which is odd because I usually love symmetrical things.
We’re planning to get them printed from Catprint. I’ve heard lots of good things about their services and their prices are very reasonable! I also looked into printing services from Cards and Pockets, but Catprint had better prices, though I think we’ll be getting our envelopes from Cards and Pockets because they had a huge color selection. A few other websites I looked at were Paper Source, Moo, and of course Minted and Wedding Paper Divas were great for finding inspiration.
We like the idea of having a dark envelope and a lighter colored writing on it, like these grey ones or the navy ones below. I also like the baby’s breath centerpieces in this collage, but that’s irrelevant.