After we sent off our save the dates, we began working on our formal invitation suite. The first step was to write the wording, which was more difficult than I was expecting. I tend to lean more on the traditional side, as well as my mom so that was a good start for us. After looking through tons of different wording, layouts and fonts, we happily decided to go with the middle design above, only excluding my last name and adding a couple more flourishes to some of the lettering.
While fixed invitation designs are quick and easy to use, I absolutely loved working with Becca and creating something from scratch because we were able to get exactly what we wanted, even if we weren’t quite sure what that was until we saw it. She continually sent us designs and changes, until she was confident that we were completely happy and I am so grateful for her patience and guidance in that! I also loved designing something custom, because we were able to add special pieces that were unique to Jamie and me. My favorite part of our invitation suite was a small card that read:
“For the Lord has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for his own glory.” Isaiah 61:3
My hope was that our guests would use that small card as a fine art print, framing it in their home or putting it on their desk as a reminder of how The Lord is using them for his own glory.
Becca also did an incredible job of incorporating our wedding logo and making special touches to our suite like the gold painted edges, fun belly wrap and playful envelop liners. She kept us on time, making sure that everything was being handled in a timely manner. I could not have come up with a more beautiful invitation suite for our wedding. She exceeded all of our expectations and we were so happy with the final product!
Our paper goods timeline looked something like this:
December 3rd (6 Months out) Send our Save the Dates
March 8th (8 Weeks out) Send our Invitations
April 12th (3 Weeks out) RSVP Due
May 3rd Our Wedding
Image by Nancy Ray Photography