Post # 1
so we went from a January wedding with an old school Hollywood, all white wedding sort of theme to a semi-elopement in Texas in October. At least the colors are the same (wouldn’t change that at this point-MOH has her dress (it did cost her $10 and she said no worries if it didn’t work out) and I have some table decor already).
So the theme is out the window (unless we translated Old Hollywood into John Wayne & Westerns!). And we have to get the invitations out much sooner than we had planned.
I have been looking online and just don’t know where to begin. I ask FI for help and he gave a few vague ideas “rustic” “maybe cactus or flower for color”, but then told me whatever I wanted. Haha, he’s been getting advice from recent-grooms and has decided to leave a lot more things totally up to me. Which isn’t a bad thing, of course…
But enough rambling. I have no idea what direction to go in. I looked at an invitation website or two, spent a few hours on Etsy. I just feel like there are too many options, too many directions I can go in.
Tomorrow I think I’ll go to the craft store tomorrow and look in the scrapbooking section for inspiration.
I’ve seen some beautiful things online today, but nothing that screamed out at me.
Post # 3
The words that stood out to me were “all white,” “semi-opulent,” and “rustic.” Based on that, I see a mostly white invitation accented with just a little design work in grayed-out colors to give it a rustic look.
How about these? (I would change the color of the designwork to light gray and gray-green.)
Post # 4
thanks, those are very beautiful! Fabulous suggestion! Although the cost is a lot higher than I’d hoped. But it does give mesome great inspiration and a place to start from.
Post # 5
http://www.rexcraft.com has several reasonably priced, beautiful all-white invitations from traditional to ones with texture and embellishments. They are doing free samples and invites and I requested and got their catalog in the mail and was impressed. They also have an A- rating from Bridal Bargains.
Post # 6
@bananagirl: You can DIY the invitations yourself. You can buy the pocket-folds premade and have the inserts printed up and cut at your local printing place. If you happen to own any stamping or scrapbooking supplies, the emblem design would be very easy to recreate.
Good luck, at any rate!