Just a quick post of the design work I’ve been doing for my upcoming wedding! I hope to update with all the latest and greatest very soon!
Wedding invitations aren’t my strong suit. In fact, I would say they may be my weak suit.
Because my natural tendency for design isn’t for delicate romanticism. I don’t do flowers and frill.
With that being said, I spent a good deal of time working up my wedding invitations. I can now, with much relief, say that they are done and sent and I’m satisfied with them. Hooray!
Because we’re on a tight budget, letterpress-ing invitations was out of the question. So I looked for ways to create a handmade feel for the invitations. Eventually I felt the process of stamping would be simple enough for me to take on. The good people at readystamps.org were very helpful in explaining how everything would work out. They also pointed out spots in the design that I needed to adjust in order for it to print well. Quick turn around and great service! I would definitely recommend them to anyone!
Color choices were based on our wedding colors. I decided to go with a coral colored paper with white text because it was easier to find the paper in the color we wanted than to find the inkpad color.
The liner was a specialty paper from Paper Source that we bought in sheets. It was on clearance! I then trimmed each sheet down to the correct size to cover the invitation.
After all was said and done, the complete cost of 3 custom stamps, envelopes (amazon), specialty paper, twine, and stamps, came out to be a little under $300 for about 150 invitations. Time wise? It took a while.
The whole process of the invitations was a stressful thing, but I’m glad I was able to create a nice looking invitation for such a low cost. This was a great reminder as to why I’m a digital designer, but it also helps me appreciate all the studio artists around me. Many props! Next I’ll post about the wedding site! Hope you all enjoyed a brief look at our wedding invitations!
I wasn’t UNaware of his existence you see – his appearance in my youtube subscriptions and our heritage were obvious indicators. But similar to many of you, Jeremy’s story in the NBA 2011-12 season caught my attention. As a result, I offered to help and the following was a result.
The Backpack and Team pages were created to showcase exclusive content and as a way to draw visitors back to the site periodically.
The Backpack is meant to be updated approximately once a month with new content. Obviously the items in his backpack may not change every month, but this is a potential area to showcase something new or interesting that Jeremy wants to share. Also an opportunity to have product placement if decided.
The Team allows Jeremy to casually update the website based on images that his twitter followers link to using the hashtag #jlinnation. The beauty of this page is that it can be updated as much or as little as Jeremy wants to. It also allows for permalinks so that fans who notice their images on the site can link directly to them. It builds loyalty and it’s nearly effortless. Brilliant feature!
Overall, the site is now brighter and cleaner. With more social integration and exclusive content, the hope is that more fans will participate and revisit the site.Be sure to check out the site if you haven’t already and leave me some comments!