Choosing a design for my German guests was once again combined by endless evenings spend on etsy, Ebay, German wedding pages and Pinterest to find one which is "us".
Our theme is rustic so I thought I would love to have a rustic, tree, vintage inspired card
which is just a little bit different to the normal picture lovely dovely invitations
the Germans like to send out
(don't get me wrong they are nice cards and stuff but I knew for a fact that I couldn't find a picture
of Mr. C and me which we both liked so that was off question!)
So I found the German version of etsy called dawanda and they had a pretty cool design with
wooden slats as background and a gingerbread heart (the once you get from the beer festival)
with our names & date written inside i ordered a sample to check them out:
But for 2.50€ per invitations I decided to let that idea go and after more browsing
I came across a pretty cool design on vista print.
Once again just like with the English invitations (Link) the wording was a pain in the backside and this time I couldn't even ask Mr. C. for help so my cousins and mum overlooked it (especially my German grammar which was never good!)
The Invitation arrived on the same day then our English ones and eager to crack on with writing addresses and sending them out i opened up the parcel to notice there was a label from the courier company stating it has been repacked by them.
Not only the outside but most envelopes and some of the invites had dirt all over them! I was gutted!!
But after a very helpful phone call to Yodel & Vistaprint they sorted it out very quick for me and 2 days later i had some new (dirt free) Invitations delivered to me!
So here are our finished German Wedding Invitations:
I won't translate them because i guess it says what every wedding invitation is mentioning but i found a really nice and fitting phrase for us which i have written on the top of the back:
"Nobody is that crazy, that he couldn't find a crazier person to understand him!" (Heinrich Heine)
I added a little homemade card with the RSVP date into the envelope which in he insight wasn't a good idea at all because not a lot of people seem to have taken that piece of paper out of
the envelope when opening it.
The feedback i received so far has been that the little line on the top of the back page couldn't be more fitting for us and that its a very unique and different invitation to get.
Well that's another tick for my wedding to do list!
Now onto more wedding planning adventures i see you on the other side!