We didn't want your ordinary invitations - and we didn't want fussy invitations either. We wanted something that was unique, special and something we could keep - and that's when we found Invitation Tea Towels.
It was very "us" - something cute, memorable and Jesse thought it fitted this "kitchen goddess" perfectly.
I'd come up with a heart design which we're using throughout the wedding (you saw it in our DIY Wedding Mad-Libs Post) so of course we included it.
I've blanked out the details, obviously, but as you can see - Invitation Tea Towels allowed us to develop our own design, using one of their designs as the inspiration. We used the Kaleidoscope Heart Design as inspiration - adding our own heart and wording and using the same colour as found in our original heart design.
The invitation reads;
Because you have shared in our friendship and love, we Kristy Sayer and Jesse Jones along with our parents, invite you to share the beginning of our new life together as husband and wife.
This was a message we came up with early on as we wanted something that was more personal than your usual "Mr and Mrs xxx and Mr and Mrs xxx invite you to the wedding of their children...." etc. Each and every one of the guests at our wedding are important people in our lives - they've supported us, the big move, the visa process, our careers, this blog - they're true friends and family members who mean the world to us.
We paired the invitation with an RSVP and Wishing Well Postcard. All our guests have to do to RSVP is cut the postcard on the line, attach a stamp on the back and send it away. The back of the RSVP section has our address pre-printed for easy send off. I designed them all myself (as that's what I do for KISS Freelance Designs) and had them printed on Matte Postcards at Vistaprint.
Wishing Wells are becoming more and more popular, however, in a previous post I realised that it's still a little bit of a controversial choice. We discussed this choice with our friends and family who told us that this is what they thought would be the best option - and what they'd be happiest with considering our circumstances.
Many of our friends and family members told us they'd be happier putting the money into a bank account versus a card, so the back of the wishing well card has our bank details for anyone who wanted to do it that way.
The poem on the Wishing Well card was written by me and says;
Kristy and Jesse are making a new start,
Now together in Australia, they never have to part.
They're more than ready to make a house their home,
But there's a lot of saving to do before they can roam.
A gift of money, an amount you can afford,
Would really be appreciated, you can be assured.
But most importantly, the couple requests,
That you come to the wedding as their guests!
The back of the card also lets our guests know that if they'd prefer to buy a gift, or give a card, that's more than fine - and there will be a place for those on the day as well.
Invitations - Invitation Tea Towels
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RSVP/Wishing Well Cards/Wedding Mad Libs -
Designed by me (if you're interested in getting your own custom printables/invitations etc - contact me at KISS Freelance Designs - I design for clients all around the globe!).
Printed by Vistaprint.
But tell me,
If you're married/planning -
what were your invitations like?
If you're not yet married -
what's the best wedding invitation you've seen?