My wedding invitations were a labor of love that involved a lot of both labor and love. I selected a full cotton paper for the RSVP card and invitation, a backing paper made with silk for the invitation, and a fine Italian decorative paper to line the shimmery envelopes. My first real foray into hand-lettering was addressing these envelopes. We had a very budget wedding, and I think I spent more on the papers for these than on my wedding dress. Being a designer, the look and feel was really important to me.