Tuesday, April 15, 2008
When Jumpin' J's mom and I were on the train heading to the game last weekend, she got a call from another friend who is getting married next month. She was going through some wedding preparation stress (which I hope is better now!) But it got me thinking about my wedding preparations again. I don't think I let myself get too stressed out by all the details, but if I had to do it all over again I would definitely do the invitations differently. I bought invitation stock, created the text, and printed them all myself. While I was happy with the way they turned out, it was a lot of work and wasted paper trying to get it all perfect.
Next time I think I would use 1st Class Wedding Invitations. They have invitations of all types to choose from, finding the perfect one is easy. You can search by theme, color or paper type to find just the right style. Once you choose the invitation, you then personalize it just the way you want. They offer verses for you to choose from which you can modify as you like, then you choose from 70 different fonts and your type color. You can also choose to enlarge the couple's names, have the outer envelopes printed, or have a lined inner envelope.
I found an invitation very similar to the ones that I created for myself. I love the very simple, elegant Ecru Traditional invitation. Their invitation price also includes the blank outer and inner envelopes and tissue. Even with the additional options I would choose, lined envelopes and enlarged names, the price is about the same as I paid to do all the work myself, but without all the stress.