Friday, November 5, 2010

Invitation Inspiration

Guys it’s time. I need to buckle down and design the Cheetah invitations. There is just a wee little problem…

I have no freaking idea what I want.

Here’s what I do know:

  • They have to be awesome
  • They have to be designed (but likely not printed) by me
  • They have to be different/unique (either in overall design or have some special awesome detail)
  • They have to have the vibe of the wedding (modern/fun/elegance/stylish)
  • They have to be in our color palette of black, white, yellow, petal, peony, & grey
  • They have to be awesome

I love wedding invitations. I love the designs, the pretty paper, the excitement of seeing something fancy in your mailbox, the way it first represents the wedding to the guests. I love that you can frame your wedding invitation like Mrs. Seashell so it can be a lovely keepsake after the wedding. So needless to say, I’m invested in the invitations (invest-tation?). But I don’t know what to do for our invites. After the ease of designing our Save the Dates, I guess I was due for a design struggle. I’m having a hard time committing to an idea, especially when there are so many great options out there in the Hive!

Both Mrs. Joey and Mrs. Pin Cushion created ingenious invites with the uniqueness factor I’m craving:

The Joey Posters:

Pop-up hearts in the Pin Cushion invitations:


Swoon. Drool. Swoon. Sigh.

Some other ideas I’m toying with are some sort of folding or booklet type of invitation, or maybe even wrapping them up in a wonderful little box ala Mrs. Perfume and Mrs. Penguin:

There is some exquisite invitation inspiration (invi-spiration?) out there, but I don’t feel like I’ve had the invitation break-through that I am hoping for yet… crossing my fingers that it happens soon.

Did you encounter any problems in choosing your invitations?

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