Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Buttons' invitations: the design

After the trials and tribulations I experience with assembling my Save the Date's, I wasn't particularly excited about the impending doom that could be our invitations. There are so many beautiful options out there, and I was completely and utterly indecisive about what I wanted. Did I want beautiful, classic letterpress? Did I want fun colors and funky prints? What about taking the easy route and just using the pre-made ones at Michael's or Target? I couldn't make up my mind.

And then, a little birdie told me about Mrs. Gloss' new invitation design business, 4th & Folded. Do you remember her wedding invitations? Well, if you don't, go check them! They were absolutely gorgeous; a blend of tradition with modern patterns. I was hooked. After perusing the designs she offered, I fell in love with the "Graham" suite, with a few twists of course! Remember the custom monograms that I commissioned?
I really wanted to incorporate one of them into the suite, and Gloss was extremely gracious to accomodate my request! The monogram is featured not only on the invitation itself, but on our custom envelope cute!

So, my invitation suite consisted of:
  • Invitation (double sided)
  • RSVP card (also double sided)
  • Envelope liner
  • Wrap around address label for the RSVP envelope

I was so excited about how the suite turned out; we used a combination of leafy green, night blue, and white. I love that each of the pieces were different in regards to their colors/patterns, but were cohesive overall with the color combinations! They were unique and fun enough for our younger, hipper guests, yet classy enough to make our more traditional guests happy!

Oh, I'm guessing you want to see what these bad boys look like, don't you? Well, here is a little sneak peek at how the design turned out:

Were you absolutely in love with your invitation suite? What styles were you most drawn to?


  1. YES! I am absolutely in love with my invitations! I actually saw a designer that I loved, but couldn't justify paying a designer for what I could do myself (as a graphic design minor). So, I designed my own invitations, which means that every little piece is exactly what I wanted!

    Here's my Invite and RSVP:

    And here's my Thank You Cards:

  2. Your invites look so elegant and fresh. I really love your color combination!


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