A few weeks ago I posted about my pursuit of the perfect invitation for my own event.
First, let me just say that for all of you DIY Brides who welcome the challenge of creating your stationary, hats off to you! After cruising many, many, many invitation design styles, I just could not find "the one" and decided I would just do it myself.
So like most, I started on the hunt for individual items I liked.
Since the event is a desert reception, the theme I decided on is "dolce vita" (translation-Sweet Life)
It started with this paper:
I found this paper at one of my favorite secret stationary stores not too far from the office. You may not be able to tell from the picture, but the paper is iridescent, fuchsia and fabulous. The paper is also 8.5 * 11 inches. Problem #1
Problem #2- The paper also comes in adorable 6.25*6.25 squares. This doesn't seem like much of a problem for a square invitation, except...for this size paper you need the ever so hard to locate, 7*7in pocket and even larger mailing envelopes.
Moving on to roadblock #3. The anal retentive Coordinator in me showed her pretty little head during the design process when I could not locate an invitation design I thought was appropriate and contemporary...
Luckily enough as fate would have it, the amazing Nicole of Pink Design Events stepped in and helped to create a design especially for me! Along with the invitation, we designed the RSVP card, admission ticket and the "dolce vita" monogram. I also designed accommodation and direction cards as additional inserts for the pocket invitation.
The rest...well you tell me. Now that they have been mailed, I can share. What do you think?
Pocket with all inserts
The final product