Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winter Wedding: Invitations & Programs

When it came to our wedding invitations, I had no idea what I wanted or where to even begin. We wanted simple, something to compliment our wintery theme and used our wedding colors in some way (navy, green, silver).

We met with the designer who made my sister's wedding invitations, and everything he showed us that was 'wintery' was so elaborate, expected and super expensive. Anything custom would be crazy expensive.

Bradley and I decided that since we were spending more money in other places (my dress, photographer, etc.), at the end of the day, our invitations just weren't that important in the big scheme of things.

So...on a whim, I decided to look online and find something I liked that suited our needs, was low cost and would get the job done.

I stumbled upon Wedding Paper Divas.

After hours of searching through their designs, I found exactly what I was looking for. A simple design with a green wreath and our initials. I highly recommend Wedding Paper Divas -- not only was it much more affordable than specialty invitation shops and custom invitations, they have matching reply cards, enclosure cards, reception cards, etc.

And...you can customize pretty much any aspect of the pieces. I wanted to add "a seated dinner will be provided" to the reply cards and I just made a note of it in the comments. Then they email you proofs for you to review before they print. It was so easy to do completely online -- and we got them in two weeks after I approved the proofs.

I was so surprised at how nice they were!

Ordered navy ribbon in bulk from another website online and tied all
the pieces together before putting them in the envelopes...
Most of the designs included matching menu and program designs you could order too, but of course the design I picked did not. So I came up with a menu (see previous post) design and a program design I liked utilizing the same features of our invitations. We then asked a family friend who is a graphic designer to create the program and menus for us. We gave her an invitation and she did an awesome job!

Everything matched perfectly... loved it!

Then I got creative with my new camera and our rings... here's where I pretend to be a wedding photographer...try not to laugh, but it was fun. :)


Read the rest of my blog posts about my Winter Wedding in Birmingham, AL on 12.10.11.

8 comments:

Dana Powers said...

I love the simplicity and elegance of these! Good choice in my book :)

megan said...

So glad you posted this! I've been looking for cute places to order Save the Dates that are resonably priced! :)Your's look great! I love the simplicity of them.

Kim @ keller-creative said...

I love wedding paper divas and often go there for inspiration when I design my pieces. The cleans lines are right up my alley!

PS I am obsessed with your wedding dress.

Amy said...

Thanks for adding me to your blog list! I just found your blog - love it!! Adding it to my list :)

Amy
http://www.sixthofapril.com

Ashley said...

I love your blog! and those invitations are simple but so classy, and I have to mention how gorgeous your ring is!

Sara said...

I love your blog! Your invites are amazing!

Elizabeth said...

I love how pretty and simple your invitations are. And your ring is gorgeous! Definitely gonna start following you!

Elizabeth

Sweet, Pink, and Preppy said...

I LOVE wedding paper divas! I just ordered my save the dates from there and I'm very impressed with the company. Your invites were so cute - I love how everything matched!