Post # 1
I love love love the look of shaded Roman font on a plain white or ecru panel. In fact, it’s been my ideal invite since I first saw it in my 1929 Vogue’s Book of Etiquette, and it happens to be just like my parents’ and my grandparents’. Now I’m discovering that in general it’s cheaper than colored, patterned ones, too. But I can’t DIY it, especially since I want thermography (I know engraving is more traditional, but I can’t justify the price).
So I’ve found one online store (david gregory) that can do about $75/100, but I’d like to know if there’s anything cheaper out there, if I’m better off going to a brick-and-mortar papeterie,… What do you think? Am I the only bee to skip the motifs and colors?
Post # 3
Are you just talking about a very basic black & white/ecru invite? I have a flourish on mine but it’s black type on cream cardstock, backed with black linen cardstock. Very basic, simple, and to-the-point. I think there’s something very classic and elegant about that look. I’m sure your invitations will be lovely!
Post # 4
I’m traditional too – although there’s lot of beautiful, creative invites out there, I really wanted something classic and simple so we’re doing a white card with a silver border.
Post # 5
I used to work at Papyrus and their prices weren’t horrible. Crane’s makes a lot of tradition invitations- I would check them out. If you do have a local Papyrus I would check it out
Post # 6
FINALLY close to a decision here on the invites — and in the end, I think I’m going with what you’re all described, and I LOVE it; it was staring me in the face the whole time: beautiful, heavy stock cream (it’s Crane’s white) Crane card, it’s really large with black ink; beautiful assortment of fonts. Just one envelope, lined in their white moire (looks like silk of white grosgrain). It’s so elegant that I wonder what took me so long to figure it out! We’re doing black tie optional (I know, I know; we’re not supposed to say this on the invite, but I have a lot of “international” folks coming and they have no clue what to wear even for a Sat. nite wedding in NYC). The wedding is basically white on white; BMs in black, so the invites make sense after all. They were just more expensive than I thought. So what else is new?