Bride Blogger Marybeth is down to the final count and is here to tell us about her invitations! For me, while I have been in the wedding industry for quite some time now, I am still always learning something new…and today, Marybeth has introduced me to a new vendor and idea!
With under 30 days to go, our RSVP’s are rolling in and final details are being decided. Our invitations went out the standard six weeks prior to our wedding date, and now that our guests have seen them first I wanted to share with you the final product.
Months ago I wrote a post about the monograms we had created. I absolutely love our monograms and definitely wanted one of them incorporated into our invitation. During one of our trips back east James and I looked at sample invitations our wedding planner had and showed her ones we liked on Minted and Wedding Paper Divas. We quickly realized we favored the clean, white space look and wanted to do a landscape-formatted invitation.
From there our wedding planner put it in the hands of Sarah at Belletristics, the same person who created our monograms. I have to say the process was simple and quick; two proofs later we had our invitation design.
Belletristics charges a flat design fee and then you can print your materials on your own or bring the design to a printer. In addition to our invitations, Sarah designed an address label wrap for our envelopes. We purchased our paper from paper-source.com and our wedding planner had them printed for us.
Below are pictures of my favorite parts of the invitation, envelope, address wrap and cherry blossom stamps. The best part I wasn’t able to photograph is the cost. We got totally custom invitations, including postage for under $700! Sorry the invitation looks a little rumpled, I’ve been carrying it in my purse to show everyone here in San Diego. I also included a few pictures of other invites that were our inspiration and a few address wrap examples.