I have a theory that wedding invitations can tell you a lot about a girl. I had a hard time finding ones I liked and ended up making my own because I didn't want hearts and castles on them. And I wanted something more than just a simple glossy border. So I conned about 10 friends to come and help me assemble my complex beaded invitations. Yes, I said beaded. They were time consuming and beautiful and we needed 275 of them. Yup, you heard that right...we needed 275 invitations. We invited 767 people. (Pick yourselves up off the floor please!)
Here is what they looked like. I saw them in a wedding magazine and thought they were so neat and unique. My husband, computer wiz that he is, figured out how to print them and then we assembled them and wired the beads. I had two "bead parties" in which I fed my friends dinner and we sat around and made them. They stood up pretty good to mailing, and we only heard of one person that received on with smashed beads. I was happy with how they turned out! ( I am only showing you the part that doesn't have any last names, so don't whine about how you can't see the whole thing!)
Anyway, invitations really tell me about someone and what kind of style they have. Simple invites, fancy invites, flowery invites, ones with golf foil or raised letters, invites with many little cards tucked inside. And yes, those tacky ones with the bridges and castles. I apologize if you chose those and if you loved them, no, I'm sorry, I can't apologize too much. I just don't like them.
Now, some of these invitations we received were from friends of Charlie's. Some are family and some are friends. Some are people that we don't really know all that well and others are people we would say are family.
I don't know why I am telling you all this, but I thought you would find it entertaining that we will be headed to the alter several times this summer. I may wear the same dress each time, or I might buy something new. You never can tell with me and my closet.
Anyone want to make an invitation confession? What were your wedding invites like? I certainly must know if you were a castle invite girl!