Despite being told, repeatedly, that our invitations will set the tone and theme for our wedding M and I have decided to go for simple and plain. We have bought some beautiful correspondence cards in plain off-white. We are going to write the details on ourselves with a calligraphy pen. We are going to make a stamp with a peacock feather on it for the corners and then we are going to pop them into plain blue envelopes and post them.
Not that I think this is the 'easy' way out, no, not at all. Hand-writing invitations to 120 guests (approx 75 invitations) will still take some time but it is simple and beautiful and does not involve glue.
I don't like glue. Things do not look neat or chic when they are glued (unless you are incredibly good at glue-ing, are incredibly patient and do not scream loudly when things invariably **** up.
I can do calligraphy... I can do calligraphy under pressure (75 name plates the night before my boy's brother's wedding). I can address envelopes. It will be fine. Just as long as I do not read wedding p0rn and have a similar conversation to this (but about invitations):
PeacockFeathers: (watching a wedding show and in a worried tone of voice) "Do you think I should have got a pouffier dress?"
BestFriend: (also watching wedding show, looking horrified) "what?"
P: "Do you think it's boring having a long slim straight dress?"
BF: "But you love your dress, it looks great. It's simple. Your style is simple."
P: "But do you think M will want to see me in something more, I don't know, bigger?"
BF: "No. Your dress is great. Stop stressing."
BF: (firmly, ending conversation) "your dress is beautiful. Be quiet".
Aaaahhh. I no longer know if I stand by any of my choices. Maybe I do want frothy and detailed. Maybe I should stop looking at facebook weddings and wedding blogs.... I think I need a cup of tea and to worry about things in the right order. Like the fact that the wedding is 9 months last Saturday and the save-the-date e-mails still have not gone out...