Designing my wedding invitations was something I was initially looking forward to. I have designed custom invitations for countless couples and love bringing a bride’s vision to life! I couldn’t wait to get going on my own.
But then when the time came to actually start designing my own invitations, it was a little trickier than I had thought. I felt like people had high expectations of me. I felt like I had to create some outrageously creative work or I’d let my guests down (and potentially lose some future clients!).
And this is where I experienced a creative block.
I have a personal preference towards simplistic design and I knew that a simple suite wouldn’t necessarily wow my guests. But I had to to get over these perceived expectations in order to design something I truly loved! I had to remind myself that, ultimately, these invitations are going in the trash post-wedding and that guests will be excited to receive the invites, no matter what they looked like.
And this is where I was able to really get into it!
I took inspiration from our neutral colour palette, vineyard setting, and design elements from our save the dates.
I printed the invitations from vistaprint.ca – a cost-effective, favourite of mine. There is always a coupon code available online and I’m really impressed with their customer service. I initially ordered the invites with the wrong venue address but it was as simple as chatting with someone in their Live Chat customer service to ‘stop the presses’ and re-order.
I included accommodations and shuttle information directly on the details card and also encouraged guests to visit our website for even more deets. And of course, as someone who is Instagram-obsessed, I included our wedding hashtag right on the details card, as well. 🙂
The fonts used on the invitation suite, will be consistent through other printed pieces on the wedding day such as menus and signs. We also used the same fonts on our wooden welcome sign. These are truly things only marketing keeners will notice but I want to make my designer guests proud!
Overall, I am thrilled with the suite and think it sets the tone for our wedding. Can’t wait to send them out!