Wedding bells and invites

As usual, this blog post is preceded by an explanation as to why I’ve not blogged particularly of late. Many reasons, work, work, work but also small matter of an ahem engagement on the cards. (Cue card below, We Heart Paper):
This is all very big news indeed and it is also now the perfect excuse to perouse one of my favourite things: typography on nice stationery. Yes, with not very long to go (less than four months until the big day), it is time to pick our wedding invites. Perhaps it is testament to my paper-design-stationery obsession that I started to look at invites before I contemplated dresses. Sadly, being on a budget and a big wedding at that too means all dreams of letterpressed bespoke designs are out the window (sigh) so I’m wasting my time wistfully browsing through the cards at Mika 78 or even Hello Lucky.

Still, before I give up on all dreams of simple, understated and pretty designs , I’ve been searching endlessly on Etsy and Invitation Crush for ideas, inspiration and statement monograms (having a bit of a thing for initials, now wearing both mine and his around my neck on my necklace). Loving these kind of invites that show a bit of character and aren’t just same old, same old; playful, casual with pretty fonts, the odd cute (but not sickly) little heart and vintagey playground styles… I just wish I could find someone who could design some for me without it costing as much as the venue!

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