We went this afternoon to order wedding invitations from Twisted Limb Paperworks. I really like the company and concept and think the owner/president is a very cool lady but their products are rather expensive. Actually, I think invitations in general are ridiculously overpriced. Will and I were planning our own invitations but my mom gave us a gift certificate to Twisted Limb and it suddenly became quite affordable.
Twisted Limb makes handmade colored paper out of used office paper, paper bags, junk mail, and grass clippings from the field behind their office. The quality and variety are pretty impressive and we should have asked for a tour but we were busy trying to decide between the endless possible combinations. We had to choose a cardstock color, two different handmade paper colors, two different flower mix-ins (that they add to the handmade paper while it’s being made), two different font colors, and two different font types. We made our decision within half an hour, which impressed the owner greatly. She says couples have burst into huge arguments in their office or have sat and deliberated for hours on the perfect combination. We were impressed by how she guided us through the process and was supportive of our choices but obviously was not just pandering to us since she did put her foot down and told us we were not even to consider using the black plastic fasteners because it would be an ugly combination.
Twisted Limb has partnered with several area retailers to create a “green” wedding package, an idea that seems pretty cool. The retailers on the list that I know are really serious about being environmentally conscious but many of them were things we’re either planning to do on our own (flowers) or things we’re not planning to do at all (cosmetics). I think people often overlook the “green” option of “doing without.” Anyway, it’s nice to have one more item (almost) checked off the list and to know we will have nice, 98% recycled invitations.
I guess we can’t really check it off until we decide what the invitations will actually say.