I know I should have put this next paragraph in part two, but putting it here seems to be the best segue into a look at the official design.
Before Bridget would even begin crafting the design, the first step was deciding the exact wording for the invitation suite (main invitation, response card, accommodation card). And let me tell you, when your career is centered around writing, you’d think coming up with a simple invitation would be easy. Unfortunately, it was pretty difficult for me to figure out.
I wanted something memorable (for us, at least), but not cheesy. I wanted it simple, but not boring. I wanted the whole thing to flow together and be something I could frame after the wedding like my parents have their invite framed by the front door. After several drafts, the help of countless Internet searches, tons of emails to Kenny, and lots of tweaking, I finally came up with something that pleased everyone.
So would you like to see our invitation suite? Okay, okay, you twisted my arm! Keep in mind that they’re printed on cream-colored paper, and the ones we sent out are swirl-free. You can click to enlarge, or the wording we used is right below the picture. I’ll stop typing now and let you see for yourself:
It is with great pleasure that we,
Mr. and Mrs. My Parents
and Dr. and Mrs. Hist Parents
invite you to share in the joy
of the marriage uniting
First Lieutenant Kenneth
on Saturday, the tenth of February
two thousand and ten
at three o’clock in the afternoon
San Isidro de Capilla (Chapel) at
Our Awesome Venue
777 Rio Grande Boulevard North West
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Cocktails, dinner, and dancing
in the Franciscan Ballroom
Stay the evening and dance the night away
at Our Awesome Venue.
A special rate is available when you
mention the Awesome Couple wedding.
Reserve a room before Friday, January 40, 2010,
by calling 1-555-555-5555 or (555) 555-5555
For more accommodation options and
additional travel, registry, and wedding information,
check out our wedding website:
Ready to celebrate?
Either pop this in the mail or call (555) 555-5555
by: January 24, 2010
O wouldn’t miss it!
number attending ___________
O missing out
We promise to dance if you add this song to the playlist: