It pains me to post these pictures of our wedding invites with big ugly blurred out bits all over them but if any more people I know figure out I have a wedding blog I'll die of shame... so names have been mostly scribbled out to protect identities!
I wanted nice invitations that hinted at a relaxed fun time that we were hoping to have and left people looking forward to the wedding.
The Mr just wanted to send everyone a text message- but that wasn't going to do.
I had fallen in love with these gorgeous invites. But preferred something with an Australian twist, given our beautiful bush setting.
I played around to get the invitation wording how I wanted it to read. I came up with this:
I wanted some nice artwork to go with it. So I spoke to a few different local stationery places to suss out getting some custom invites made and ended up going with Wren Press who were really professional and had some beautiful examples of their work on display.
After talking to them about my ideas and doing a bit of chopping and changing and editing the text a bit here are the wedding invitations we ended up with.
We changed the Bbq, Booze and Boogying to "Feast and Merriment" because the Mr didn't like the word boogying (who have I married?), and I'm glad we did because in hindsight the word booze isn't very nice either. And we went with "..exchanging vows of Love and Partnership" because it is more descriptive than plain old "marriage". We also bought the RSVP date forward to 1st March. On the back we had info about the shuttle bus and the camping.
I was pretty happy with them. Had originally imagined something a little more colourful, but these are the tones of the native bush so think they work quite well. A lot of our guests RSVP'd that they were looking forward to 'cheering us on' which was always nice to hear!
But my favourite detail is still the envelopes which were hand lettered by my Grandpa