After the fantastic feedback we received from the Save the Date cards I made, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t feeling pressure to create equally creative wedding invitations. Obviously this was self imposed and only resulted in a MAJOR design block. For like, months. My angst was mostly centered around the RSVP card. Who knew it would be so hard to design for myself!? After a ton of printing option and design research, I thought I’d share what I came up with for my wedding invitation design.
All it takes is one little spark, and I got mine after seeing scrabble pieces that spelled out “love.” I created 4 cards, each one with the letter L, O, V or E. E! E is for Eads (new last name)! It was perfect for us. On the other side of the L card was the wedding invitation verbiage, with the bonfire verbiage on the opposite side of the O. The V had detailed directions and the E was perfect for the RSVP card. I finished it up with a scroll that linked all 4 letter cards when lined up (and a bird on a wire, cause who doesn’t love a bird on a wire?). Contact me if you’re interested in your own custom designed wedding invitations!
Photos by Mary Kate McKenna Photo, the amazing DC based photographer who took our wedding photos. I’ve also included some photos she took of other graphics details I came up with. The final image, that I took, is our wedding invitation framed and ready for the wall!
:: 4 cards from the front ::
:: 4 cards from the back ::
:: Detail of the reverse side of the “L” card, our wedding invitation words ::
:: More graphics + details. Photo by MK McKenna ::
(TL) Back of the program, with our wedding rings strategically placed. (TR) All seats had a card explaning our donation to Stand Up To Cancer. (BL+R) Every guest got a custom made seating card – including LG and I. I wasn’t quite ready to be Kate Eads, so I went ahead and gave myself both names!
:: We decided to frame the invitation and I can’t wait to get it on a wall ::
Contact me if you’re interested in your own custom designed wedding invitations!