Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wedding Wednesday – You’re Invited


Happy Wednesday everyone! Around these parts it has been so sunny and relatively warm. Very unlike our Canadian winters! I actually confessed to Ryan yesterday that I have enjoyed this winter. Not too cold, not a lot of snow and relatively sunny. Weird.

It’s probably no secret to anyone that I have really enjoyed the wedding planning process. It is like the ultimate dream for an organizing, list making, OCD freak like myself. There have been few issues and few things that I have troubled with.

At the beginning of this process I thought that my wedding dress fears were going to be the worse of it, HA! In reality, the dress picking process was very enjoyable and the least of my worries. Who know that the wedding item that I had the most difficulty crossing of the list was the wedding invitations!

I have mentioned to everyone on here before that when Ryan and I started planning our wedding we wanted to keep things as local as possible. That meant that at the best of our ability we wanted alot of our resources to supplies locally.

When it came to the wedding invitations I knew exactly who we were going to get to supply them. Our local newspaper, The Equity is a fantastic printing and office supplier. In fact, it’s who we go through for all of our office needs at the farm.

I knew that they did wedding invitations too so one afternoon I went to pick up their sample book…yikes!

There were so many choices it was seriously overwhelming! Paper, finish, color, font, size…AHH!

I delayed the process as long as I could until I finally settled on one that Ryan liked.

Yup, you read that right, Ryan picked our wedding invitations!

Thankfully, my man has great taste and when I saw our invitations, with our names on it, I got super giddy and the process became more fun! I love our invites and I am so glad Ryan did get to make the decision and it made my life super simple!

The invitation is a folded card stock inner envelope that holds the invite, reception card, response card and response envelope. It’s a neat little bundle.

Amanda's Shower 004

My favorite aspect, something that I personalized, is the response card. On it we ask for the name(s) of the guest that are coming or not coming. Below that, there is a line that says “Now’s your chance to tell us, what song will make you want to dance?”

The outer envelope was extremely boring until my wonderful bestie and MOH offered to her calligraphy skills! So talented!

invites 2

Being that Ryan and I were both off of work on Monday we get all of the invites stuffed, stamped and sealed. We finally got those babies IN THE MAIL! Woo hoo!


It’s felt real for a long time that Ryan and I are getting married but there is something about sending out invitations to make you think, “Oh ya, there are actually going to be people at this wedding too!”

Thank goodness my groom has such wonderful taste and was able to look after choosing the wedding invitations. It was a job I really didn’t enjoy but I did love seeing our names on print with our wedding date! It’s like putting it in print made it official! There’s a wedding happening!

Happy Wednesday!



  1. Oh my goodness! I am avoiding the invitations like it is the plague! I found perfect ones, but then a friend of ours offered to do them cheap and now I don't know what to do. Oy! That's so exciting that you got them done and out. Makes it all feel more "real". Great job on Ryan to help!

  2. It was funny to see my invite lying on Mom's table when I arrived there last night...seems it was lying there not too long ago! haha! Hope the calligraphy was okay, I had fun doing them! :)

  3. YAY! Sending our invites out was so much fun!!! :)

  4. those look great! That's a fun process, we didn't have a big wedding but we had a big wedding party and the invites were fun!

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