Now that my fiancee and I have sent out our invitations and everyone has seen them, I can share them with you.
We ended up going with the Cosmo invitations, made by InviteSite. They're said to be perfect for a contemporary garden or outdoor wedding. (Our wedding is going to be outdoors in a park.)
We're really impressed with them. We've received numerous compliments from our guests as well.
Here's a picture of the open invitation (before having been put together):
All materials in the Cosmo set are eco-friendly. Some items are completely tree-free and some are 100% post-consumer recycled. Take a look at InviteSite's list of eco-friendly invitations.
We decided to order the materials only from InviteSite and put the invitations together ourselves. (My fiancee deserves the credit for most of this, as I am not the artistic one). They gave us Word document template files, which we customized to our liking. Then, we printed the invitations and RSVP cards and put them together.
After going through the process I have some pros and cons about InviteSite:
- Pros: Eco-friendly, beautiful materials, friendly customer service, templates provided
- Cons: Minimum order of 50 sets, unable to order online
The pros definitely outweigh the cons. Maybe they'll add Internet ordering in the near future. The minimum order requirement is obnoxious for people with small weddings - we're expecting 30 guests - but we plan to use the extras as our thank you cards.
If you're planning a green wedding I highly recommend InviteSite. Just be sure to look at their eco-friendly list and ignore the rest.
If you'd like to read more about our upcoming wedding, I posted a few weeks ago about planning my vegan wedding.
(Images courtesy of InviteSite.)