So, I guess I should have invited you all to the wedding before I just jumped in and started talking about it. *shrugs* Too late now. Wanna see my invites? Of course you do!
Random fact about SYM: I LOVE invites (particularly wedding invites. They’re fancy.) and nice packaging. I was taught the invite set the tone of the event. They let your guests know what to expect. It gives them all of the pertinent information for the event. Time, location, occasion.What should I wear? Will it be formal or more casual? Needless to say, choosing the invites was super important to me because this the first glimpse our guests would get of the wedding.
Well, I knew I didn’t want anything too frilly. That’s not me. I knew Husband wouldn’t agree to flowers. I didn’t want those anyway. I knew we wanted elegant and modern…clean. Art Deco…which would now be called Gatsby. lol. Just so you know, I beat the trend. I shopped around for about a week. I found some I liked and got some quotes -INVITES ARE EXPENSIVE!!! I presented my findings for my top three to Husband. We decided to go with the “Greatest Pleasure” suite by Jennifer Chocrane of Creme Paperie.
She’s now doing a full line of invites for grooms who marry grooms! It’s called Two Guys Wed. I never even considered that guys might want a different kind of invitation, but it all makes sense. #noflowers
Like a lot of great things from the wedding, I found her on etsy. She was GREAT to work with and she was really committed to giving us exactly what we looked for, even if I wasn’t able to quite articulate what that was. 🙂 We made a few modifications and added a custom Save the Date card. We also added black pocket folds and the lined envelopes. Then, when I couldn’t have troubled her with another request, she graciously designed a custom monogram with our new last name to seal the pocket folds in wax AND a return address stamp that we ordered from Back to Zero, also on etsy. I got some metallic twine on etsy too, because etsy is great.
When all was said and done, they turned out AMAZING. I loved them so much. So did our guests…even if they couldn’t figure out how to get them open with the wax and twine and all the Suite goodness. My bad.