- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I can’t tell you how much time I spent looking for invitations, I browsed the internet, wedding invitation makers everywhere. I had fallen in love with the idea of the pocket and thought that this was the classical way to present all the information we needed to. Our colors being royal cobalt blue and lime green, with a vintage and tree twist was making it difficult to find exactly what we wanted. Vintage picked almost completely due to my wedding dress and the tree theme because future Mr. LuckyDuck is a total outdoorsman and eagle scout and because we both see this as a blending of our two family trees. It was perfect – but finding our invitations (that were affordable) was turning out to be more difficult than I thought. When I stumbled upon Cards & Pockets and got a sample I was in love with the quality and beauty of the invites. However, they are a DIY supporter so I would have to design my own invitations – not one to stray away from a little work, I set myself with gradiose sites. I looked for the PERFECT tree image, but since we are getting married in July it was difficult to find a tree that didn’t look like Fall. Every tree was either Christmasy (pine trees with decorations or holly) or trees with falling leaves and fall colors… what’s a girl to do?
So I began looking in other places and what do I stumble upon in the shelves at Michaels… stamps! What a great idea!!! I find a beautiful stamp without falling leaves that were gorgeous.
I buy two different color green stamp pads, stamp a bunch of samples select the best one scan it into the computer to blow it up. I use microsoft word to design the invites – research to figure out the words to use in the invites and made up all of the enclosures.
Now to the enclosures, we needed a reception card with information for where we are going for the cocktail hour and for dinner and dancing, generations of love to explain the need for married photos to honor all of the amazing couples in our lives, the response card with the food choices (wording was suggested because of so many friends and family recommending a reserved number of seats to avoid awkward conversations with guests about them bringing guests) and a cheat sheet card with due dates and important info for the guests.
To keep the invitations classic and vintage, we decided to bring in the wax seals to close the invites. Using Mr. LuckyDuck’s french canadian and boy scout symbol – the fleur di lis.
What do you guys think?