Jul 08, 2011


Cordially with invites

My wonderful MOH and I met as graphic design majors in college... eight years after graduation she's working in the field while I'm teaching English. This means that I have an overwhelming desire to design my own invites in a professional manner and an overwhelming fear that I've probably both forgotten everything I've learned and that design programs have changed beyond recognition in the last decade.

Thank the heavens that my darling friend is willing to help a bride out! I'm just trying to keep ideas, images, and wording all together so that she isn't completely lost when I try to explain my "vision."

(all photos below came from PW photo gallery unless otherwise sourced)


Cordially inviting help with invites photo 1

pretty much what I want the outside to look like, minus the initial

I think I like this arrangement... not sure

I love this arrangement and the elegance

Cordially inviting help with invites photo 3

I think I like the flourishes here... but I'm not sure...


Cordially inviting help with invites photo 5

There is something very elegant about the organization and the flourish

(source - PW photos)

(special thanks to SanFran, who searched out many of these images)

Here's what we ended up creating:

Monogram ideas

Since I'm not changing my name, having a traditional monogram isn't going to work. Instead, here's what the talented Sarah (GTBG) came up with for us - I love them!



Here is the mock-up of my MOH first version!



Mr. and Mrs. my parents
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Lauren Kathleen
Daniel Joseph
son of
Mr. and Mrs. his parents
Friday, the eighth of July
two thousand eleven
at six o'clock in the evening
Manor House at Commonwealth
300 Tournament Drive
Horsham, PA 19044

Reception to follow


From Upper Bucks County – Take Rt. 611S to Horsham Road (Rt.463W). Make a right onto Horsham Road and follow for 2 miles, turning right onto Tournament Drive. The Manor House is the last building on the right hand side.

From I-95 – exit Woodhaven Road (Rt.63) to Rt. 1 exit (Roosevelt Blvd) to Turnpike entrance. Take PA Turnpike West to exit 343/Willow Grove. Follow Turnpike directions.

From Turnpike exit 343/Willow Grove - Take Rt. 611N (Easton Road) to left on Horsham Road (Rt. 463W). Follow for 2 miles and turn right onto Tournament Drive. The Manor House is the last building on the right hand side.

Please see our website for maps and detailed directions:


Response Card:

We have reserved __ seat(s) in your honour.

The favour of a reply is requested before May 30, 2011.

( ) accept ( ) decline

Name and meal choice:

Vegetable Risotto

Roulade of Chicken

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes 

M___________________ Choice:_________
M___________________ Choice:_________


[I figure this would make it difficult to add children or other not-invited guests] 

(3) Comments

The first monogram is TO DIE FOR!!!  I love it!!

I love the wording of the RSVP card. I have been wondering the best way to limit the ability to add univited family members/dates etc...

the invite ideas are really nice. Mine are also a pocket fold concept.

I love the style of the invites you want! Exactly the way I want it.