I thought that I would describe my three wedding parties, because they are examples of how I embraced the indie, budget, modern wedding in ways that were meaningful to me.
I found the suite of invitations, very simple off-white cards with drawing of a cake on them, at a stationary store that was going out of business. I bought all of them for around $70. We wrote the text for the invitations ourselves and printed them up on my ex’s work printer. Because they were a bit monochromatic, I used a set of watercolors I had to hand-paint each of the three-layer cakes. This was a bit time consuming, but fun. Every guest was invited to all three parties: they could attend as many or few as they wanted.