Saturday, November 06, 2010

An Invitation

I have plenty of invitations to go places, lots to do. If I'm not working, I go to have my hair taken care of and work at needlepoint.--Ethel Merman

Who knew Ethel Merman did needlepoint? I hope this wasn't taken out of context.

Today the bridesmatrons and junior bridesmaid accompanied Sissy to find invitations. Let me tell you how frackin' indecisive she has been about this. I think she's been too worried about the "invitation setting the tone."
Initially she wanted something "destination" and "beachy."
So I went through a million things online and came up with:

She was leaning toward the coral, but Jersey didn't think it looked like coral.

Today we went back to Papyrus. (We went in New York because it was around the corner from Kleinfeld's.) At any rate, after going through nearly every wedding invitation book at Papyrus (again), including Vera Wang, Martha Stewart, and kate spade (the three most likely, I thought), she chose a pearlized ecru card layered with a pearlized navy cardstock that has a gold ribbon (flat, not tied). It has their initials above the ribbon, and the text is right justified below. Let me tell you how much this is the opposite of everything she described to us. It only took two hours.

I need a nap.


Anonymous said...

Love the etsy seaside invitation. All of your picks were lovely, though. What she picked sounds pretty, as well. Very elegant and simple. No wonder she couldn't pick before, if she was trying to find that under beachy.. Congrats on ending the invitation saga.

Jenna said...

Stupid browser. That was my comment above.

Anna van Schurman said...

It's true, Jenna, you can't find something elegant when you are looking for something completely different! I should be more patient.