The Invitation Process..

I loved researching wedding invitations, all the different types of printing, typography, types of paper...the list goes on and on.   I have to say my first choice was letterpress, it's just so beautiful!  But unfortunately it just wasn't in our budget.  We decided to go with digital printing - and I couldn't be happier with our invites!  Our day-of coordinator did such a fabulous job designing them!   I can't show you them just yet - since we haven't sent them out  and we don't want family & friends to see them before they get them in the mail.  But to give you an idea, here are a few key things I knew I wanted to incorporate. Kraft Paper.  I love the color & texture of kraft paper, it is exactly the right touch of rustic chic that I was hoping to bring to the invitations.  We opted for kraft paper envelopes.  I think it gives us a more relaxed feel to our invitations.  I love these kraft + chevron save the dates by Lande & Maze, they are so different and pretty darn cool.

Quirky Food Pictures: I love animal + veggie symbols for the rsvp cards, so that was a detail we chose to include.  It's not something I've received on invitations too often (though I know it's all over wedding blogs) so I still felt it was somewhat unique.

Fun Graphics: I just love the graphics on these invites - the bunting is perfect, and it doesn't hurt that they're from a wedding in Philly!  We have a chevron and stripes pattern in our wedding colors (grey + yellow).

Font:  I'm a sucker for a cool font.  We went with a font similar to the Hello Lucky invitation below, that we'd also used on our save the dates.  We thought keeping the font the same helped us have a more cohesive look to our paper goods.

Fun Wording: I also love a double-sided response card - especially when they bring such a fun vibe to the invitation suite.  We did a mini response card with funny wording (but not quite as funny as this rsvp below)..

And of course I'm a sucker for anything yellow, plus the twine is the perfect touch.

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I'm excited to mail them, but a little worried about all the rsvp's - I've heard seating charts are a nightmare!   We are going to number the back of each rsvp, just in case someone forgets their name!  If you have any good tips on staying organized I'd love to hear them!