If you have missed the last few posts, you might want to read them to get what I'm talking about!
Way back when, when I was having a big ole fancy damasky wedding, this was my invitation (courtesy of Laurel from GoAgainstTheGrain, of course):
SOB. It still hurts me to see it. Luckily, I wasn't going to order them for printing until December, and things fell apart oh, November 28.
I worked really hard to come up with language for a new invite, which I'm calling the "announcement." It will still have an RSVP card, and is technically still an invitation, but I consider it to be more "announcing" a change. I felt that the flourishes and damask were too much now. I want the theme to be elegant but more simple and contemporary. One of my bestest most wonderful friends helped me come up with language, and then amazing Laurel made me this:
In case you can't read it, it says:
THINGS HAVE CHANGED! (Gosh I love that font, I call it Buca di Beppo, but it's really called Budmo Jiggler.)
Like many Americans, we've been hit by the economy. Some recent changes to our circumstances have forced us to re-evaluate our wedding plans, and we wanted to fill you in! Don't worry! We're still tying the knot! Our ceremony remains set for March 20, 2010 at 3:30pm, First Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana. In lieu of a typical reception, we will be having two casual backyard celebrations this summer, both in New Jersey and Indianapolis. We would love for you to attend what you can! We are thankful that regardless of financial circumstances, we have found something in one another that is priceless. Thank you for being a part of our lives.
We will then include a yet-to-be-designed RSVP card. It will have them check off if they will be attending the ceremony (and how many, in case some families may be only sending certain members, etc.) Under that, it will let them check to express interest in attending the NJ or IN celebrations. That way, we will know who to send invitations to when we set those parties' dates!
Now... what goes on the back of the RSVP card? It's going to be a postcard- but I don't want it to be too much like our STD postcards.
First thought- this cheesy pic. Mostly because of the cheese factor. Mr Pug would kill me.
I love this picture below, but again, not sure Mr Pug wants his foot popping all over the USPS.
This one is also sweet... but a tall picture on a landscape postcard? Is that weird?
I guess I could cut down the above pictures, but it takes away some of the appeal. I see the picture, no matter what it is, being black and white like below. I then envision a few words ("LOVE & MARRIAGE," etc, something like that) in green in the Budmo Jiggler font.
These family pictures could work but I think they're more STD and less RSVP. I pulled this one randomly... Mr Pug will never approve this one either. That's what I get for picking out of the thumbnails!
We could always just do this one of Dixie and have the text read "CRAZY IN LOVE" or something like that! LOL! I kind of like this idea best.... is that weird? I'm thinking it would have to be "SO CRAZY IN LOVE," "CRAZY IN LOVE," or "CRAZY LOVE." What do you think?
So many options! Which would you choose? Which do you think will fit our new theme/feel best?