Everyone loves snail mail. There’s just something about opening your mailbox to find a hand-addressed envelope with your name on it, beckoning your eager eyes. Personally, when I get a letter in the mail, I practically trip up the stairs while hurrying to put my things down, find a comfortable seat, and delicately open my little treat. Obviously, when that treat includes a wedding invite, that excitement gets multiplied by a million. And when that invite is so stinking adorable that it deserves a spot on the fridge? Well, that’s like winning the jackpot.
The wedding industry is vast and there is option after option available when picking invitations, but since the universe blessed us with Etsy, we all have more unique and creative picks than ever before. Why go with Etsy for your wedding print needs? Not only are you supporting independent businesses, but you’re sure to find absolutely unique, personable, and creative options with the click of a button. To help my fellow Etsy-lovers with their invitation search, I’ve rounded up some notable designers worth diving into.
SHOP NAME: Harken Press
NOTE-WORTHY ATTRIBUTES: Creative invitation suites that include everything from menus to guest reply cards.
SHOP NAME: Digibuddha Paperie
NOTE-WORTHY ATTRIBUTES: Rustic? Glam? Romantic? Whatever vibe you’re looking for, this shop has it all.
SHOP NAME: Chalkboard Design
NOTE-WORTHY ATTRIBUTES: It’s all in the name. This shop is for the crafty chalkboard-lover found in every single one of us.
SHOP NAME: Wide Eyes Paper Co
NOTE-WORTHY ATTRIBUTES: Design and letterpress studio that specializes in rustic, unique invitation suites full of character.
SHOP NAME: Whimsy B Designs
NOTE-WORTHY ATTRIBUTES: Into the regal look? Then this shop is for you. Kate Middleton approves.
SHOP NAME: Olive Juice Stationary
NOTE-WORTHY ATTRIBUTES: Featured in Brides magazine, this impressive design shop has everything from colorful, attention grabbing touches to simple save the dates.
Go ahead, dive head first and get lost in the world of design with these fabulous shops. You never know, one just may have the invites that are “The one!”
About Emily: Emily lives, works and plays in the skyscrapers of Chicago. By day she’s a digital advertising professional and by night she blogs at Isn’t That Charming, where she documents *Inspiration for a charmed life*. Follow along on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!