So, apparently it’s wedding season. I am in the middle of working on an invite for my brother-in-law. It’s a little different because they are having a joint wedding with his bride-to-be’s brother. Because of this there will be a little more copy, so we are printing a tall card (~9″ x 4″) that will fit in a #10 envelope.
The personal elements that I was given that I picked to include are: the capital letter ‘M’, maps, Sego lilies, gold, and a general theme of unity/addition/ampersands, etc. Though it is very simple I was please with how it turned out. I think it has a nice, classic feel. It will be letter pressed with deep teal and gold ink, so it should look really sharp. Unfortunately, my soon to be sister-law (who, I should mention is super awesome) has hesitations and feels like it doesn’t really feel right.
“I don’t know really how else to describe it because it IS classy, other than it’s just not my style; nor my sister-in-law’s, who, although more casual than me, also likes things more antique or cutsie (but elegant) looking as opposed to the more stylistic.”
So, this is where I need your help. I will fully admit that I don’t know how to do cutsie, and to be honest, in my mind cutsie and elegant are not compatible. However, I really want her to be happy. It is her wedding, after all. Any ideas on how I can change this in a way that you think might be more what she is looking for? (Ana & Holly, I know you’re out there). I would prefer not to start from ground zero again.