Nothing too extravagant...simple and to the to point. As you might remember, we purchased DIY printable invites from Michaels with our 40% off coupons.
Our invation will be kind of small to avoid a higher postage, so not too much text space. But the centerpiece card in our pocketfold will say this:
"Two lives, two hearts, two families
united forever in love.
invite you to share in a celebration
as we exchange our marriage vows
(our date), two thousand ten
eleven o'clock in the morning
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church
1849 Lake Avenue
Reception to follow"
I like how the wording kind of captures in a few words the gist of how we view our wedding - two lives coming together--and these lives include the families, friends and cultural backgrounds that have made us who we are. Nice.
There will be a separate card for reception information, as well as a separate card for RSVP directions (we're asking guests to rsvp on our Web site).
Yes, we'll have to print the invites with our trusty printer, but the real DIY process will be the part where we get to be creative and personalize them. Right now they look a bit plain. Hmmm...how to dress them up a bit to reflect our colors and style? Another DIY trial to come!