Offbeat invitations

An invitation that will stick in their minds With envelopes to match!

Some of the most fabulous weddings invitations I’ve seen feature a plain sheet of paper with the relevant information paired with a second, patterned sheet for pizazze. For those looking for really gorgeous or really crazy patterns, origami paper is the way to go. Paper Source carries beautiful sheets of Japanese paper with matching envelopes in a wide range of playful and colorful prints.

Origami paper is delicate, pretty, and, can help you differentiate your wedding invitations from those of your friends. Origami itself is furthermore creative and offbeat. If you want to really individualize your invites, include a small sheet of origami instructions. Your potential guests will be hard-pressed to forget about your wedding date after they’ve spent a few mintues creating a crane or box out of a portion of your colorful and vivid invitation.

4 Responses to “Offbeat invitations”

  1. Twistie says:

    While I loved our invitations, I sort of wish I’d thought of the origami paper. It would have been a subtle, graceful way of working in a little more of my beloved’s Japanese heritage. Neat idea, NtB!

  2. jenny says:

    What a great way to help your invites stand out from the crowd! I can just see a bunch of folks doing a “quick sort” through the mail, only to find themselves jumping up from the table three hours later, triumphantly holding aloft a lopsided crane or jumping frog…

  3. Never teh Bride says:

    Those cranes can be wicked tough!

  4. Ninjarina says:

    Hah, I’ve done the “thousand cranes” thing for a sick friend once so I bet having to do a few hundred won’t be too hard!

    The “thousand cranes” superstition: