Tuesday, December 21, 2010

{Invitation Inspiration} Just My 'Type'

My attitude towards DIY invitations was little wishy-washy.  One day I believed I could create every little detail for our wedding, including a beautiful invitation suite.  And the next day I'd realize that my DIY list was getting out of control, so I'd frantically scour the internet for ready-made designs that fit our budget.  

Then one day, I realized that time was running out and I had to decide between purchasing or designing our invitation suite--and my urge to DIY prevailed!  And so, in honor of my creative ambitions, I've decided to share with you some of our invitation inspiration. 

First up, the Winter Flourish Wedding Invitations from Minted:  

Image via Minted / Design By Annie Clark

I bookmarked this design nearly two years ago and I still love it--the size and placement of the names just tug at my heartstrings.  The swirls and flourishes are a "must have" in our design.

I don't plan on using a ton of color or a floral motif.  Just simple, gorgeous type.  

Image via Etsy / Invitation by OhSoSuite 

The next design is by Oh So Suite and features the name of the couple in another gorgeous oversize script.  My favorite detail here is the layout, it's in landscape or as my friend described it, "the paper is sideways."  

Design and Image via HelloTenfold

This adorable invitation by Hello Tenfold featured a beautiful swirly typeface, and a gorgeous vintage banner.  It's somewhat simple, but still really beautiful and modern.  

As far as the rest of the suite is concerned there was one more element I knew I was going to include:

Image via OhSoBeautifulPaper / Design by J+K

Vellum.   This suite, featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper, actually uses vellum in the main invitation.  I thought I would go the route of vellum envelopes or better yet a vellum enclosure, maybe with a quote on it.  

Something like this: 

Image via TheIndigoBunting / Design by Erin Jang

I liked the idea of using a quote to introduce our invitations, and this quote was almost perfect!
And there you have it, our invitation inspiration.    Lots and lots of big swirly type, a touch of vellum, possibly a quote, and for good measure, we're flipping the layout on it's side. 

How about you?  Are you going to DIY your wedding invitations?  Where did you find your inspiration?


  1. I love looking at other peoples' invitation inspiration. Inspiring, indeed! I love them all!

  2. I love them all, too! I reallllly love the first one. Isn't that font almost $100, though?! Ridiculous! It's so pretty, though! Awesome inspiration!

  3. I found a font that is a whole lot cheaper and still gives you the calligraphy look! Just wait, I may *cough, definitely,cough* be using it on our invites!