This is looooong overdue! Between the last post and this one…I GOT MARRIED TO THE MOST AMAZING WOMAN EVER! It was awesome and I will surely post more as I put the creative assets together.
Because I’m supposedly the designer, I took it upon myself to do a number of DIY things for our wedding. Those being – the invitations, table numbers, namecards, programs, website, and thank you cards. In time, I will feature them all. I am now following up the last post on table numbers with another diy element that we had at the wedding – the namecards.
This was a project that really came together in the last 2 weeks before the wedding, but really turned out great and really added a unique design element to our wedding. The process was fairly simple on my end.
Essentially, I drew the outline of a normal rectangular namecard and then included our illustrated deer/forest outline within the rectangle at the halfway point so that when the card was folded in half, the deer and forest would “pop out.” I then got my groomsman, Justin Chow, help me laser cut the design out of cardstock. After that, we just had to punch out and fold the cards. Our friend, Vania Ho, then graciously helped us handwrite all of our guests’ names on the cards. It was definitely a group effort!
Simple enough! This was just a tiny detail in our wedding adventure, but I’m glad we were able to make it happen! Let me know what you think in the comments below! Lots more still to share! Stay tuned!
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!