Monday, April 13, 2009

It's invitation week!

That's right, I'm really trying to stick to the calendar we created and get some decisions on invites/stationery made this week [or really, just by the end of the month].

It all started when Ten Thousand Only featured this incredible wedding. Months later the bride graduated to start a BRILLIANT wedding business, Printable Press.  She'll typeset your information into one of approximately 60 designs and send you the PDF to print yourself. Do it up as expensive or budget as you want, it's all in your hands [exactly how I prefer it!]. She also provides fantastic tips and instructions for printing your own invites. Hugely valuable.

So my first decision will be whether to go the 100% DIY route [still on the table] or have Printable Press take care of the design work just for the main invitation card. I would ideally be able to make additional cards based on the main Printable Press invite. In theory.

If we go that route, Mr. B and I have narrowed down to our favorite designs. What do you think?? Leave a comment to cast your vote!

Option 1: Love the classic simplicity. Note that all colors can be changed [and would be to dominate mustard yellow].

Option 2: I really don't want to go down the full out damask explosion route, but I do love this pretty pattern. If we only use if as an accent to the invites, but no where else, is that ok? 

Option 3: Love it. But I think I would replace the pattern, perhaps with the above damask?

Option 4: Loooove it. Mr. B is concerned that it is too casual. Our inkjet can't handle this much ink, so it would have to be printed by a real print shop, and therefore more expensive. Yes, I would carry the bulb light theme across ceremony & reception venues!

So help us choose [if I don't haul off and design my own]!


  1. I like #2 and #3! I think that 3 is my fave.

  2. I'm not sure which of you commented on my blog, but email me at fortheloveofbrides {at} gmail {dot} com. Even though we have the same wedding date-I would love to help you leading up to it!!

  3. There is something about the simplicity of the first option that I like best. (I do like the last one too, but it is pretty casual...)

    Which one are you leaning towards???

  4. I vote for two or four, but really leaning toward is kinda funky-casual, but isn't that the whole vibe you're going for? Funky-meets-dinner party-meets-wedding? That, and the light bulbs just speak to me...

    Oh, and btw, they moved my due date up to the 12th instead of the 7th, so it's looking more and more likely that the best man will actually make it to the wedding. Hooray! Now if only I could...

  5. Option 1 and 3 are very simple yet elegant.


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