Here we are, 4 months until the big wedding, which means it's invitation time! Seriously, I might just quit my day job for this because they turned out awesome! And they were really fun to make.
When I first started thinking about the invites, I knew that I wanted them to be simple. I don't really like the silliness of the extra envelope and RSVP card, plus the directions and reception info, not to mention the crazy invitation itself with the fancy shmancy wording that comes along with it. That's just not us, and a huge waste of paper in my opinion. I even thought of doing the invites completely electronically, but there are many people on our guest list who either are not electronically connected or who are old fashioned and would be sad that they didn't get a real invite.
home made paper. I carved a block print of a fern and printed that on each sheet. I bought a pad of vellum paper (tracing paper) and printed out the invites, 4 to a sheet. (I got non-tacky wording ideas from offbeatbride.com. If you've never checked them out, do it. Your head will explode at the sheer amount of awesome ideas it will give you.) These were carefully cut and attached to the paper with the fern print using a couple cross stitches in 2 opposing corners.
5/2/12 Update: HEY! These were featured on the Offbeat Bride Blog! So cool. Here's the link: