Our Invitations

June 2, 2008

So now that all our invitations have made their way out into the world I’ll share with you what we ended up going with. We knew we wanted fairly simple, classic invitations that weren’t fussy or too pretentious. After all – we’re getting married on a lawn in Vermont!

We had an idea for my Brother Jon to do a painting of the view from where we’ll get married and that would be the theme around which the invitation was built. Karla at Ink Ink did a fabulous job giving us a ton of options and staying within our budget. She is in Shelburne and I’d highly recommend her for any and all kinds of invitations!

We color copied the images and affixed them with glue dots. The original will be framed with our guest register (a scroll of heavy paper which all our guests will sign).

We actually used the wording from an invitation I saw in someone’s house maybe four years ago!! Only I would email them the next week and ask them to email it to me πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I had it saved in a wedding file and we ended up going with it! We thought it set a nice tone for what was really important to us for the wedding – that we were surrounded by those we love!

The response cards were left blank for notes.

It’s been fun to see what people have written – some just write their names.

Others accept in the formal fashion: “Mr. & Mrs. X &Y accept the kind invitation of Amanda Harris and Jeffrey Herzberger for their wedding at X for the 12th of July.” Whew my hand got tired just typing that πŸ™‚

Jeff’s Brother Ben came up with our favorite which is now on our fridge. “I’ll be there – I love weddings.” This is the same Brother who two years ago wrote us a postcard that is also on our fridge. The last line is….”Are you guys married yet?” πŸ™‚

My Mom suggested calligraphy for the front and I’m really glad we ended up doing it – it added an extra touch and the blue font color matched the invitation liner. As you can see Jeff and I sent ourselves an invitation which we haven’t opened πŸ™‚

These are our rehearsal dinner invitations – we used a photo from our engagement shoot and had people RSVP on the response card. Thank you to Daria for the great photo!

OF COURSE we had to carry the theme through and have Strider on our stamps πŸ™‚

40 days to go!!


The stamp is such a great idea. I just love it. The invitations are so beautiful. πŸ™‚

E. Broderick Photography

Beautiful. That painting is just gorgeous. I’ve never seen anything like it for an invite–perfect. My other favorite touch is the Strider Stamps. Classic.

Orchard Cove Photography

We were psyched to include Jon’s artwork and really wanted to make it personal.
Yes Robert it is a mouthful – soon I’ll be Amanda Harris Herzberger πŸ™‚

“Havemeyer”?! Holy cow!!!!

Robin Dini Photography

what a great idea! i love that you incorporated everyone’s talents into the planning. that’s so cool. we did our own invites too but i never would have thought of the painting idea. that’s just brilliant! πŸ™‚

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