i don't understand the obsession with elaborate, handcrafted, letterpress, professionally designed invites. It's pretty, yes. But it's pretty expensive too, and doesn't feature at the actual wedding anyway. I guess because it's one of the first things that i very excited bride gets to do so she puts a lot of energy into it? Does it set the tone of the wedding? Amp up the anticipation? i think if i can get away with it i'll do paperless invites. I probably have lots of relatives that wouldn't work for though... Maybe simple invites, that i'll print myself for cheap and an online rsvp?
I'm not impervious to the charms of pretty invites though. i really like this design... it think it's possible to do it yourself.