So wedding invitations...I can't like - I've found this to be the most challenging part of the wedding process. I took on the task of doing them myself A - to save money and B - to incorporate my own design aesthetic. I wanted them to match the whole wedding vibe - simple, rustic, pretty and vintage. But between learning Photoshop, buying a printer for this purpose and having a million lovely blogs to look at and be inspired by - it's all very overwhelming. I still haven't finalized my design, but I am starting to make some headway on some of the elements, so here's a little looksie.
I've chosen simple kraft paper brown envelopes (with a coupon from Michael's), cream card stock for the invites and turquoise paper for the maps (both from Staples). We're still going with our favourite Travelling Typewriter font and I've been playing around with design and invite wording, as you can see below.
The map is almost ready to go, I made it in Photoshop and printed it on the turquoise paper.
The return address labels are done, they're simple rectangular stickers with our info printed in the rustic Travelling Typewriter font.
I also ordered individual typewriter letter stamps on Ebay so I could put the letters together for a 'J heart L' stamp for the back of the envelopes and potentially for our thank you cards. I simply put the letters together and tied a rubber band around them to make my own custom stamp.
How did you deal with the invite dilemma - were you smart enough to hire someone to do it? Or did you take it on yourself like a crazy person (ie: me!)? Any words of wisdom would be helpful to get me through the home stretch!!
Have a lovely weekend friends...