With a color pallet in place, I was seeing silver and blush and ready to dive in! With a minimal budget and a quite extensive guest list, I had to keep myself quite limited in certain areas. One being invites. I could spend a fortune on invites, even doing them myself! There are just too many options and unique ideas that can be done!
I designed the invites – along with inspirational research on none other than, Pinterest! I didn’t have a set template or assembled example to go off of. Rather, the pieces fell together rather nicely. There ended up being six pieces to the completed invite.
I’m a fan of Publisher (and am not an owner of a Mac) so I designed the text piece of the invites in Publisher. Again, trying to keep a balance of traditional yet updated with a tiny touch of trendy appeal proved challenging. However, not unattainable.
Three key factors I kept in mind while designing the invite were:
- Legibility – all visions of eyesight were going to be eyeballing these beauts!
- Traditional – per family style, not mine.
- Ease of use – simple and clean would end up going a long way!
Once the text layer of the invite was complete, I printed from my home printer; cut, layered and assembled the invites by hand with the help of a marvelous girlfriend! My friends must learn to be weary of my interest to get together. There’s always something that I could use a little bit of help with.
For paper choice, I had to keep in mind the standard mailing weight and legibility – all visions of eyesight were going to be seeing these invites! Silver metallic was a must! To offset it I wanted to tie in their wedding color to spark memories from those at the actual wedding, 25 years ago! After visiting three stores in the area (in my price range) I ended up going with more of a coral-blush color than peach.
To add a trendy spin, I added polkas and a bit of twine. Oh, and the wrap label for return address. I just couldn’t help myself! To stick to my budget, I designed the invites to fit in the traditional #10 envelope or which I had plenty on hand. And a final touch was a cursive handwritten address.
Love letters on their way leaving way for décor to fill the air!