So a few weeks ago I posted that this was a picture of me and Shorty’s wedding invitation card.
It was going to be an UP-Themed wedding hence the balloons and all. We were happy and we were all settled with the design. Then somebody actually pointed out something. That is actually looked more like a birthday invitation card than a wedding invitation card.
So Shorty went back to the drawing board with our designer Chee Ching. Shorty… being as creative as she always is came up with the idea that maybe our invitation card should be in the form of a plane ticket or a boarding pass. Since UP is about adventure and you know, getting married to each other is like embarking on a whole new adventure for us.
The idea was that the boarding pass would be placed inside a typical old-school “Air Mail” envelope that looked like this.
And inside… the boarding passes (invites) to our wedding.
Below is how our wedding invitation card looks like now:
This is the front.
and this is the back.
I gotta say that I’m really proud of Shorty so far when it comes to the wedding preparations. When she asked me what our budget was for the wedding, I gave her a figure that I thought was generous. While one might expect her to spare no expense considering that we only get married once, she actually has been really prudent. Shorty never looked at that figure as a target but actually tried to save in whatever areas that she could but still putting together a beautiful wedding.
This card is a perfect example of that. When we looked at wedding card vendors outside they typically cost something like RM5 per card. She made our wedding invitation card for less than one third of the price at RM1.50 each. And it’s perfect for us.
I think it means a lot to have a beautiful wedding and to be willing to spend on that beautiful occasion. What I have learned to appreciate even more is the opportunity to watch how my future wife spends my money at our wedding. For it gives me an indication on how she will likely spend wisely in the rest of our lives.