TNWC Real Brides: Lisa has been getting her guests in the festival mood with quirky invitations
Your ‘save the dates’ and wedding invitations are often the first thing that tells your guests what to expect from your wedding – I remember when we were making ours that I really wanted them to hint at what our wedding would be like to our family and friends.
Over to Lisa to tell you all about them…
Quirky invitations to get our guests into the festival mood
There is nothing nicer than receiving mail; it’s like a little journey back in time. I don’t mean all that junk mail that litters the mat but birthday cards, Christmas cards, good old fashioned letters and my absolute favourite, invitations. I remember getting my first birthday invitation when I was very young and have loved receiving them ever since.
So for me the invitations to our big day were important, they can really set the tone of your wedding. They can fit into the colour scheme; let the guest know if it’s an elegant, traditional affair or a more quirky, unusual celebration and can really get the excitement going.
Our save the dates were free printable designs from the company that we used for our invitations, we very simply printed them on some good quality card and made them into bookmarks. I then punched a hole at the top, threaded some pretty ribbon through and made a little tie – that was pretty much it. Very simple, very economical and I felt very effective. It was from here that I explored a bit more about the company Something Kinda Cute.
For the invitations, we did really wanted to push the boat out. In my original blog I wrote that I wanted to make my own invitations to give it a real personal touch, however when I saw these particular designs I fell in love with them and thought they fitted our theme perfectly.
I was so pleased when I spoke to Michelle the owner and designer of Something Kinda Cute who was able to do our invitations and when I had the first proof back I knew I’d made the right choice!
It wasn’t just the style of the invitations that I was drawn to, even though this it is the biggest feature, it was the fact these were made by a small independent and local company. Michelle was really helpful and came up with the perfect design for us as well as being really patient with our amends.
I love all the little details, from the saying “We’ve got our wellies on and ready to go!” to the illustrated map.
There are loads of different ‘off the peg’ designs that you can choose from, Michelle also offers a bespoke service too, where you can work through your theme and colours with her to produce the perfect invite to fit your day.
Images: All brides own pictures
Michelle is also going to make our programmes for the day in the same design but into festival lanyards, which I think will work very well with our theme. I can’t wait to see people in the chapel with lanyards around the necks singing the songs from them!
Although I didn’t succeed in designing and making my own invitations for the day, I am over the moon with these invites and can’t wait to get them out to our guests.