Thursday, October 20, 2011

CrinkledNose wedding invitations unveiled, better than red-sequined ex-girlfriends

It’s October, just three months shy of Christmas. But it feels like spring. No, not outside. It’s just that I’m suddenly bombarded with wedding invitations. Most of which, seem to have come up just as suddenly.

I love weddings for a lot of reasons. Yes, there’s the free food. But more than that, weddings are some of the rare occasions where the guests really share the joy of the happy hosts. Unless you’re a jilted ex, of course, and you show up in a red sequined child-size party dress, just to show the groom what he’ll be missing. This happened to one of my best friends at her wedding; thankfully she had the good humor not to let it ruin her special day. She’s classy like that.

I love seeing the many styles of wedding invitations and save-the-date cards couples choose to send out. My niece and her husband designed their own wedding announcements – a wonderful montage of snippets telling their unique love story. I’ve never seen another one like it. I still have it posted up at my desk, in fact.

Sometimes I get wedding invitations with typos. We won’t talk about those. I'll just call them shameful effronteries, like red-sequined ex-girlfriends.

There are so many styles I do like – it’s interesting to see how the flavor of the announcement fits the personality of the couple. You can tell which invitations were solely the creation of the bride, and which ones the groom may have had a hand in.

But I really dig the wedding invitations where bride or groom is a graphic designer. There’s got to be a special pressure on those guys to make really groovy invites. Me, I just need to spell stuff right.

I’m really excited about our new wedding invitation and save the date collection at CrinkledNose.com. It’s a relatively new category for us, but by the looks of things, it’s a good time to welcome our wedding invitation line. I particularly like our Spring Flower and Knot designs. The Spring Flower cards are available in our recently unveiled Z-fold format, which you will recall from our earlier, and very popular, Z-fold blog entry.

This year it seems our wedding season has coincided with our holiday season. You can catch both festive themes – and their respective greetings – in one setting (and sitting), right on our site. You don’t have to crash our party or receive a formal invitation either – you’re welcome to join us any time.

Good news all around.

2 comments:

  1. I really like Jeremy & Lauren's invitation!

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  2. I like Lauren and Jeremy's wedding invitation too -- I heard there was even a song that incorporates many elements of the invitation performed at their wedding! Wow!

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