REALIZED: FALL 2013 CLIENT: SELF DELIVERED: PRINT COLLATERAL
Like many brides, I discovered while planning my wedding that my taste far exceeded my budget. After scouring every source I could find for wedding stationery that matched my vision, I decided to use that age-old adage – “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.”
I created a three-piece invitation suite, consisting of a double-sided A7 invitation card, a single-sided RSVP card, and a double-sided details card. I used a handwritten script font and some simple leaf illustrations to complement our theme, as the wedding was held in a historic building with a garden in a wooded setting. These pieces were printed in a dusty purple on off-white linen card stock, and tied together with purple and white striped bakers twine. Each bundle was placed inside an aubergine euro-flap envelope, along with a matching return envelope for the reply cards. The return envelopes and the back flap of the mailing envelopes were marked with a custom return address stamp, and finished with a hand-written mailing address for each guest.
We utilized a single-sided A7 card with a ‘thank you’ message in place of a traditional ceremony program, and anchored them on the reserved seating rows with river rocks. This theme was carried on in our non-traditional guest book; Each guest was asked to sign a river rock, which was then placed in a large hurricane jar to be displayed in our home after the wedding.
Finally, each guest received a large glass mug as a wedding favor. These could be immediately used during our reception for our hot drinks bar, featuring apple cider, chai tea, and coffee. To make sure guests recognized that these mugs were favors and not simply part of the place setting, I included a business-card sized favor tag in each, in a style matching the ‘programs’.