Feb 16, 2011

I Need Your Help Hive!

I am ashamed. For the last few weeks I have been doing the newly wed relaxation thing and our at home reception has snuck up on me. It is three months away, EEEPPP! How did this happen? It seems like we just got home from the wedding. I have not done a single thing. So now I have to double time all the planning. I have exactly four weeks to design, print, assemble and mail 120 invitations. *gulp*

Hive, I could sure use your help with designing our invitations.

Our theme for the at home reception is simply "Our Story". Very colorful, whimsical yet chic decor (ala Scissors) with signs and photos EVERYWHERE telling why the different things at the reception are important to us or why we love them. Everything at the reception from the food to the favors will have some kind of significance. More to come on this in a later post, I promise.

So my idea for the invitations is to create a little "book" that tells our story. I would love to do something that looks like this on the outside but with bakers twine instead of raffia:

Or like this:

Then for the inside pages it would tell about how we met, got engaged.... Well you get the idea. I have put together a VERY primitive version of what I would like the page to look like. Here is what I have so far:

(Click the image for a larger version.)

As you can see it is missing A LOT of... well something. Hive, here is where I need your help! I have no idea what to write or even if the design looks good. I already had a friend tell me she didn't like the typewriter key heading font so I know there are things I can improve. 

What are your thoughts? Do you like the design? If you were a guests what kind of things would you want to read about? I would love to hear what things you would change if this was your invitation! :-P

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