Wedding Paper Divas is bursting with staff grooms- and brides-to-be who are currently planning their weddings. We’re happy to share their stories with you as a part of this fun feature!
Last month, Chris and I had the impossible task of choosing wedding invitations. It’s great to work at a stationery company and have hundreds of invitation choices at my fingertips, but our indecisiveness went into overdrive. We probably ordered 20 samples!
We knew we wanted something to match our retro and rustic wedding theme, but also set the tone for the day. Our wedding won’t be traditional at all, so we felt it needed to be portrayed in our invites. And most importantly, we had to love them! After all the back and forth, we went back to our very first choice: Rustic Jar.
Here’s our personalized invite!
More than anything, we want our wedding to be fun and our guests to be excited to be there. I saw a great idea on one of our sample response cards: below the food choices it asked for the guests to choose a song they want to hear. Not only does it help us come up with a good song request list for the DJ, but it’ll get the guests excited to hear their requests the day-of. So far, nearly every guest has added a song—some even wrote a long list on the back of the card! It’s making the response cards much more fun to open too. The highlight so far has been from my good guy friend who requested “I Want to Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston. Who knew guys loved Whitney too!?
Here’s our response card. We wrote, “Please list a song that is sure to get your toes tappin.’”
How did you make your wedding invites unique?
Melissa and Chris met in high school almost 14 years ago. They both ended up living in San Francisco after college and became best friends. After years and years of their friends telling them they were meant to be together, one Halloween they gave it a shot and have been together ever since. So, I guess guys and girls can’t be friends after all!
Melissa and Chris are getting married on October 7, 2011 at the SmogShoppe in LA.