Wednesday, July 22, 2009

High WASP Entertaining, Online Invitations Finale

I'm not alone in this online invitations wave. Just the other day even Abby at Style Me Pretty (on her way to challenging Martha, no?) posted a digital save the date. Offbeat Bride has another one here. These are video. You see, in the case of video, the tool set is already in the hands of the consumer. As opposed to animated web invite design and development, still owned by scary boy experts for the most part.

Someone from emailed me to politely tell me they have another online invite service. I haven't looked at it, but they were very polite. Chelsea at frolic posted about cocodot, new and started by a photographer.

But, I concede, at this time, paper prevails. After all, I'm not completely unreasonable. So, if you're looking for wedding invitations, Mimi from Mika78 did a great roundup for Weddings Fresh here. If you simply cannot keep your creativity under wraps (it's hard sometimes, isn't it?) my particular favorite is the Edward Gorey style below. I mean, who can find even a hint of sentimentality in Mr. Gorey?

In conclusion, as we said in college, even more special is if your mom and dad PAINT your invitations. For the final word on the subject, I give you Buckeroomama's wedding invitations. She's moved on to kids now, in the way of the world, but still. Invitations of an underwater scene painted by your mother and father because you like to scuba dive?

Goodness me. To say nothing of photos of Hong Kong wedding cars. Life is good. Life is very good.



Blogger Princess Freckles said...

The Edward Gorey invitation is super cool! Boy do I feel like I went the boring route! :)

July 23, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Maureen at IslandRoar said...

I am amazed at people's creativity in this department. My kids like to do their own invitations on line, and I guess I let them handle mine since I have no formal events to worry about. Good to know there are lots of choices for when/if I do....ever...I hope...

July 23, 2009 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

Oh, isn't that post just lovely!! Mika78 is just amazing at what she does and her eye for beautiful paper. I agree, there is nothing like pretty paper :)

July 23, 2009 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger cara said...

Hmmm, despite your indepth analysis of the online invite (or evite if you will) and assurances that they really are acceptable I'm just not convinced. They just don't seem *proper* to me. God I sound English.

July 23, 2009 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Buckeroomama said...

So many choices... makes you just want to drum up different get-togethers just to get a chance to use some of the ideas for invitations.

Thanks for the mention. :) Wow.

July 23, 2009 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger SocialApproach said...

Hi This is shawn Gold the CEO of cocodot. Thank you for mentioning us. We are an ad free membership site but if any of your readers want to use cocodot free, they can use promo code COCOFRIENDS for 3 free cards and 1 invite.
great site!

February 2, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

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