Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A lull and indecisiveness..

I feel like I don't have much to talk about this week and when I'm not doing some wedding related, I get a little anxious feeling like I'm wasting perfect opportunities to be productive so that I'm not waiting till the last minute. ARGH. I guess there are just sometimes where you just might not have things to do though!!

One thing that is bothering me is the fact that I can't decide on invitations. I like certain ones, I don't LOVE certain ones, and I'm frustrated. I wish I could combine the ones I like for a less expensive price. Of course the ones I'm REALLY drawn to, are the uber expensive ones and that's frustrating for me. I like some of the ones on the online shops like Minted & Wedding Paper Divas, but I still don't feel quite right about them.

Here are some options I'm kinda digging, and I'd LOVE opinions to hear what you have to think! Throughout this whole process I feel like I can like something, but what's really important is that just one or two OTHERS like it too. I know it's silly, but I just am having the hardest time committing!!

OK, a little stationary inspiration.

One of the faves from Minted.com

Cute one from Weddingpaperdivas.com

I swoon for this pricey beauty from Oblationpapers.com

An old favorite but super pricey from bellafigura.com

Mod city themed invite for Raleigh from tgkdesigns.com

Pretty little beauty from crane.com

Anyway, all over the place Amanda is still sitting here, unsure of all the options. I like something about each one. Concern #1, I want my invite to say "mr. & mrs. request the pleasure of your presence at the marriage of their daughter". I want that traditional bit on my invites! #2, I also think I prefer white paper versus a cream color, case in point the last option above, I'd rather see it on white paper. Just my personal preference. #3, I'd like gray fonts, maybe a pop of orange, or black fonts, so some of that is changeable which is nice. #4, I do notice that I'm a huge fan of typology and fonts. I adore them and that's why all these invites really lack any pictures. #5, I also don't want to spend an arm and a leg, so invite 1-3 are totally doable right away, the others may be more pricey because I'd probably have to find someone to almost recreate them. Dilemma...

What do y'all think? Any favesies?!? Suggestions of any websites that I haven't visited are also welcome. I'm open to suggestions! Until then, I'll just let time pass... JK. I really need to get on this, so help is appreciated!



  1. I like the 1st one, 5th one, and the last one. If you could find someone to recreate the last one, but do it on white paper and make your names in the orange (all other text in grey), then I think you've got the perfect combo. If you really need to cut the budget here, I would still be impressed if I received the 1st one in the mail. The only one that I don't love is the 2nd one.

  2. This is such a tough decision, Amanda! I love them all, mostly because I think that each design fits you & Nick as a couple really well. When I think of your wedding, 'classic yet modern' comes to mind, and these invitations fit that notion! Regardless, I'll be excited to photograph any of these for you!