Today’s post is focused more on the design of the invitations/paper goods and how it should reflect you two as a couple. A lot of couples go the traditional route and the bride makes all the decisions and that works for many people. There are MANY couples however, that this particular way of doing things is not going to fly. I know that when I’m having a consultation, I try to encourage my couples to voice what they like and don’t like together so that the design I create for them is a reflection of both people, not just one. You have to remember, your invitation is a way to let your guests know what type of wedding/event that they’re being invited to, and in a way, it’s your voice on paper.
This Couple wanted a “Great Gatsby” feel.
This Couple wanted an “Old Hollywood” feel with a touch of “bling”
This couple wanted traditional elegance
This couple’s theme was rustic and warm.
This particular bride loved stars this couple happened to pick one of the pre-made designs that were already available.
The paper you choose, the fonts that are used, the design elements, shape, and embellishments are all a sneak peek of what is coming on the date of the event and the wording is your voice. for those who are more traditional, an uncoated cotton paper with letterpressed text, formal wording and a lot of script writing or calligraphy may be your thing, but for those who are a bit more laid back, you may want more of a flat print invitation on kraft paper with printed text, and twine to complete the look. Regardless of which style fits you, it’s best to talk about your ideas with your partner and THEN communicate your ideas to your stationer. My number one goal is to make sure that you and your partner are represented in all of your paper goods, from the Save the date, to the Thank You card, to everything in between.
Give me a call today so we can talk about your next event! 240-812-9568