In Germany traditionally every wedding invitation is very much in line with the whole theme of the wedding itself starting from the colour to the design even the font will be found again at the actual big day in form of place cards, table plan and other stationary. Well, once again we wanted to break out of the normal mould and I had something fun and defiantly bavarian inspired in mind for our wedding invitations to our German guests. After spending endless evenings on Etsy, Pinterest and German wedding pages nothing really stood out for me until I discovered a German version of Easy which is called Dawanda where I fallen in love with a design which did hold some significant for both us us going back to our beer festival proposal.
I started with ordering a sample of the card itself and loved everything about it but the price. At 2.50€ per card we decided we just couldn’t justify to spend that much on ‘just’ an invitation. So the search continued…
A friend of mine told me to check out Vistaprint which would have been the last place to look for wedding invitations but actually after browsing for only 10 minutes I found one which might have not looked like the bavarian theme we wanted to go for but it was quirky, fun and defiantly very different!
I asked some of my German friends and cousins to help me with any spelling mistake and grammar because I am helpless with that and after everything sounding correct I went and ordered them.
Because wedding planning wasn’t stressful enough of course there was trouble with the delivery and I received a half ripped open parcel with a sticker from Yodel saying my delivery has been repacked only to realise that mist if the invites had dirt all over them. Panically calling Yodel and Vistaprint they sorted it for me and I have received another batch only 2 days later.
So here are our finished German Wedding Invites:
I am not going to to translate the whole invitation because it basically has all the info on it found on a normal invite but I found a really nice and fitting phrase for us which I added on the top of the invite it said:
“Nobody is that crazy, that he couldn’t find a crazier person to understand him!” (Heinrich Heine)
All the feedback we received from the guest was that they loved the invite and that saying suited us to a T!
I also added a little homemade card with the RSVP date into the envelope which I could have saved myself because when does an RSVP date ever work?
Well, that’s another tick off on my wedding to do list!
Now onto more wedding planning adventures I shall see you on the other side!