When it came to invitations, ordering them never crossed my mind. I knew that what I wanted was unique, and making them myself was my best option.
I found these Wilton Wedding Toile Invitations that I fell in love with. I loved all the details, and knew they were perfect for what I wanted to do. I also found the perfect font that I have used for almost everything — escort cards, table names, etc. — Becarria.
When it came time to design the invitations, I wanted to keep my literary/Jane Austen/vintage theme going (future librarian here). I found several awesome ideas for literary invitations and RSVP cards and combined them all together…
I added the silhouettes to the top, and the rest of the invitation is laid out like a book page. I created a chapter number (three has a special significance for me: past, present future, and my triquetra tattoo), chapter name, chapter quote (Jane Austen of course), and a page number (31 for the 31st of October).
Designing the RSVP card took much longer than the invitation. I wanted it to look like a library catalog card. I created a “call number” that consists of our initials and our wedding date. Since we have been having issues with verbal inviting and we can only have 50 guests, I decided to go a step further with personalizing. It took quite a bit of time to type different people on each RSVP card. I do like the end result though. I think it adds more of a personal touch as well.
Overall, I am very happy with how they turned out. Actually… they are even better than I envisioned.