March 24, 2011 § 4 Comments
I have a confession to make: wedding invitations are way over my head. I saw this diagram on Envelopperinc.com and thought maybe Cesar and I should invite our guests via phone call. And I loathe talking on the phone, so that gives you an idea of my enthusiasm level over formal paper invitations.
Why so many options? And what information is really vital? Names, dates, location, time, RSVP: these details seem very important to me. Maybe a local map. So why are there so many elements and peripheral cards in all of these packages? Are card backings and cellophane bags really going to enhance the invitation viewing experience?
I’m going to be completely honest here: I have never really wrapped my brain around good paper presentation. In college I agonized over the books we had to produce documenting various processes in my draping, tailoring, and crafts classes. My classmates seemed to produce effortlessly beautiful chronologies which left me thinking, “Why is this part so difficult for me?” I am far more interested in the object I’m crafting than I have ever been in the 2D paper representation of that object. And that’s the best way I can describe how I feel about the task of creating wedding invitations. I thought some of the stationery sites would inspire me, but they have only left me confused.
Can anyone point me toward solid inspiration that does not include digital diagrams of the 1000+ options available to me? We want to design our own, but I need visual research!