Paper goods are a huge part of a wedding, but they can sometimes be a detail that can get overlooked. Until I started planning my wedding, I didn't realize how many choices and styles of paper goods were out there and how many different ways you can create things like invitations, place cards, programs and thank you cards. Even then, paper goods do not stop here. There are many other ways you can incorporate paper into your weddings like save the dates, menu cards, bridal shower invitations and games and seating charts.
I personally didn't use save the date cards so the first glimpse guests got of my wedding was the invitations they received in the mail. Invitations are a great way to give guests a sneak peek into your theme. We chose vintage and rustic inspired invitations which incorporated our colour scheme – mint and peach. We kept it light and fun, which was the vibe we were aiming for with our entire wedding. We decided to order our invitations as a digital PDF from Etsy and then print them ourselves. I purchased our invitations from the shop Jade & Eve. Lacie, the shop owner was so easy to work with and customized the invitations until I felt they looked just right and the turnaround time was very fast.
A tip for anyone printing their own invitations: Wait for Michael’s weekly 40% off coupon and purchase your card stock there once every week. We did this and were able to cut the cost quite a bit. We also ordered mint coloured envelopes from a cheap paper stock website online.