Ah, weddings. I LOVE weddings. Everything about them - the bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, the greatest family and friends gathering together, the celebration of marriage, the food, the beverages, a room full of joy and love, the chance to get dressed up and dance the night away... What better reason to celebration than a man and woman covenanting together for the rest of their lives. Such a gift we have in marriage!
What's even more exciting is that my little sister is getting married this Fall, and I had the privilege of designing her invitations. Sarah and I share the same tastes in just about everything in life, so creating these paper goods for her upcoming celebration came pretty naturally for me. The wedding will be full of natural elements and neutral colors, hanging lights, burlap, lanterns everywhere, hanging pennants, trees lit up with stringed lights, and deep wine-colored long flowy bridesmaid dresses. Oh, and a s'mores bar. Does it get any better that that?
To keep costs down, Sarah and B.J. stayed away from the traditional mail-out R.S.V.P. and set up an email account instead. As you can see below, they used every bit of space on the info card and included all their R.S.V.P. and registry information and location details.
Some say etiquette frowns at these kinds of things, but I say, make it classy, make it beautiful and do what you want - it's YOUR wedding! So, for the bride and groom on a budget, consider this option for saving money and making it just a little bit easier for your guests to respond and find your registry.
And here are a couple snapshots from Sarah's recent Bridal Shower. We a blast showering her with love, gifts, and lots of food. Here's the bride looking ravishing.
Me and Sarah.