Invitation Only (part three)

Catch up with part one and part two!

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:

Two lives, two hearts
joined together in friendship
united forever in love.

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

Jessica Lynn
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
immediately following
in the Franciscan Ballroom

Join us for the reception, beginning with a cocktail hour,
immediately following the ceremony 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:

Our seal for the invitation

So there you have it: Our invitation suite! While I love it, there are a few nitty-gritty things that I would change. I may save them for another post, or maybe not write about it at all, because as my lovely fiance would say, “Nobody will notice.” And he’s right. Personally, I think it looks about 100 percent better printed on the paper and stuffed in the pocketfold, so check in tomorrow and you can see the whole complete package!


  1. It looks gorgeous! I'm having an issue with the wording currently. So many people are helping us pay for the wedding, that it would be insulting to just put our parents…plus mine are divorced and it's a weird thing haha. I saw one that just said "boy met girl. for the rest of the story, join us…." and it was cute. but I kind of want something more.

    I so love that your wedding is a few months before ours…you and I have some pretty similar styles, and sometimes you save me from searching websites for days on end 🙂

  2. Yayyy I love your wording, and adding the "song request" is also a great idea! I was contemplating this as well, but it didn't make it on to our rsvp's

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