Eco-Couture Wedding Invitations from InviteSite

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In my search for the ultimate in eco-friendly wedding invitations, I’ve seen everything from homemade recycled papers to 10-page e-vites with music and photos. But I’ve never encountered a company with the same integrity, true sustainable values, experience, and just-plain-beautiful eco-friendly invitations as Invite Site. <!–more–> InviteSite has been producing eco-couture wedding stationery since 1995. That means that when most of us were still wiping our spills with mountains of virgin paper towels and thought that being green had something to do with Kermit the Frog, these guys were printing artisan letterpress on tree-free papers, pioneering some of the loveliest Earth-friendly designs around!

Tree-free, Earth-friendly papers are InviteSite's specialty.

Tree-free, Earth-friendly papers are InviteSite’s specialty.

So it would be pretty safe to assume that InviteSite’s out of your budget…right? Wrong! Their invites are crazy-unbelievable reasonably priced. In fact, they’ll cost you about 60% less than full-service letterpress, with the same (or better!) result. Here’s how they pull it off: All of InviteSite’s invitations come as DIY kits that you assemble yourself at home. It’s not the rough-around-the-edges, homestyle DIY (though we enjoy that too!), but rather, InviteSite’s kits are a totally fail-safe way to assemble elegant,  modern, world-class invitation suites that look like they were hand-finished by the pros. That means that you save the expensive labor costs associated with assembly and still get the same beautiful invitations that lots of other brides pay thousands for. And while all of InviteSite’s invitations are assembled at home, you also have the option of printing your own invites (it’s easier than it sounds, I promise!) for even more savings. If printing’s not your bag, let InviteSite handle offset (regular) or letterpress (fancy-schmancy) printing for you!

Plum seedling wedding invites from InviteSite. Oh, the texture!

Plum seedling wedding invites from InviteSite. Oh, the texture!

One of InviteSite’s most popular items right now are their red-hot plantable paper wedding invitations. The texture of these papers is just un-bee-lievable. And though they’re notoriously difficult to print on, InviteSite’s got it covered, with modern graphic designs that work beautifully with the paper’s natural bumpy groovy-ness.

Pretty on the inside

Pretty on the inside

The seeded wedding invitations are made of tree free, handmade paper with real, plantable Cosmo or Marigold seeds. So your guests can actually drop these babies in their gardens and watch a bed of wildflowers blossom! *Insert sweet marriage metaphor here* My personal favorite design is the Plum seedling wedding invitation, pictured above. It comes in a multilayered, luxurious booklet form that will wow your guests. The portfolio wrapper ismade from recycled cotton rag handmade paper from India, which might be the most sustainable paper known to man, made from actual cloth scrap from the garment industry.

So now that you’ve peeped the invites, here’s the part you won’t believe: 100 of any of the invitations pictured here will cost you just $340 if you print yourself, and a max of $600 if InviteSite handles all the printing details for you. When I recently priced invitations at a local stationer’s shop, a similar invitation suite sold for nearly $2,000!

The Poetica vintage inspired letterpress booklet

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I couldn’t resist throwing in this image of the Poetica, above, which may well be my fave invitation on InviteSite. This vintage-inspired letterpress booklet is printed in violet-colored ink on crisp white, thick cotton paper, with a handsome pocket for an rsvp set or enclosures. It also has a two panel invitation sheet, which makes it perfect for you multi-culti pairs who want to include two languages in your wedding invitation.

This Poetica invite contains...what else? Poetry! "Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination." -- Voltaire

This Poetica invite contains…what else? Poetry! “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.” — Voltaire

The Poetica is made from recycled 100% cotton paper, then diecut and letterpress printed in Pasadena, California. Choosing 100% recycled paper (and not the standard partially recycled paper) goes beyond conserving on your own invites. The more we use 100% PCW papers, the more giant paper mills will make it, effecting a large and significant change across the entire paper market. Right now, about 55% of paper still goes to landfill, and much of the remaining reclaimed fiber gets shipped to other countries. Think of your invitation choice as a vote of sorts. You’re electing better practices in paper mills by telling the people who make paper products that you only want to buy 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Pretty powerful, huh? If all brides made recycled content a priority when shopping for wedding invitations, it would turn the paper and stationery industries on their ears!

And what I’ve learned from InviteSite is that there’s no good reason for wasteful industry practices with papers. Paper can be made from about 500 different plant fibers, including sugar cane, linen, hemp, kane, corn stalk, and even old clothes. The papers that InviteSite uses are diverse and exciting. They make regular old tree paper look like a snoozefest, frankly.

Alright, huddle close because we’re about to wrap up and there’s something I want to whisper to you. Ready? Here goes: Tons of eco-friendly wedding products cross my desk every week, and InviteSite’s eco-friendly wedding invitations are like a big sparkly green diamond in the rough. These folks are the real deal, and I’m proud to tell you about their great values and gorgeous invites. I want you to enjoy the incredible savings and elegant work of InviteSite too! Here’s where to start:IS

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11 Comments

  1. These eco invitations are just gorgeous! Another way to invite your guests in green-style is to invite them online! You save the expense of postage and paper (so your wallet and the environment win)!

    Check out http://www.isentu.com.au for a look at our completely bespoke invitations!

  2. Iam in need of a white wedding gown size 8 if there is anyone who would donate a wedding gown to me I would take good care of it. Iam getting married on Oct 10,2010 we had to change our date from the evilness that my own mother did to me just days before my wedding she never paid for my hall rental or my wedding cake or my wedding gown and she didnt tell me at all thank God that I found out when I did and I dont know what to do except ask for help and pray that kind people would help me out so I can get married on Oct 10,2010 and also if anyone has a black tux or suit the pants size is W 38×32 L and the jacket size 46 LONG we have been looking everywhere and they cost so much money and we cant afford it now because Iam not working yet Iam looking for a job but no luck yet….Thank You for Reading my post…..

  3. I like your ideas about eco-friendly wedding invitation. Here give all the snaps are awesome. I like most is texture one invitation. This idea is something like unique and beautiful also. First one card means tree free paper is also good idea.

  4. This is great idea. I think what I love most about the eco-paper (other than the fact it saves trees) is the texture. The fabulous textures of recycled, seeded, hand made, and tree free papers are so sensual.

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