So, here are some of the invites I considered, from some really amazing Etsy artisans:
These were really lovely, simple and well designed. I was THIS CLOSE to choosing these. The seller was amazing to work with, and asked a bunch of questions to get the "feel" of our wedding before sending us a customized sample.
Handmade, linen invitations with eco friendly envelopes. Again, the seller was great to work with. They were a little too plain for me, but really lovely.
If our wedding invite budget was double what it is, I would have bought these. They were WAY out of our price range. The coolest part? The seller will include customized vintage-style RSVP postcards for each guest with THEIR hometown on it. So cool. Someone please get these and tell me all about them.
And the finalist. I was so indecisive about wedding invites, but I kept coming back to these. Simple, a little different, great quality, and super affordable. I entered one of her giveaways she was hosting, and she gave me 15% off the entire suite. Awesome.
On our invites, the flower petals will be sage green, the envelopes will be a pewter grey, and the writing will be in black and blush pink to go with our rather loose color palette. I'm as psyched as I can be about wedding invitations. To be honest, this is something I don't really care that much about. I just knew I wanted to like them, and they needed to be less than 4 bucks a pop. Done and done. I feel so accomplished.