Today’s insightful guest post comes to us from Barbara of AvantGarde Design. Barbara is a type loving, coffee drinking, ice cream fanatic, runner who loves designing and pushing boundaries. She’s also currently enjoying all the fun of wedding planning for her upcoming nuptials next September! :)
So you want gorgeous invitations, but don’t want to break the bank. Well, that’s understandable! Usually wedding invitations are the first place where a budget cut happens. Your save the dates and wedding invitations are the first look your guests have of the occasion to come, so presenting yourself in the best way possible is the only way to go. Below are some tips I share with clients when it comes to saving money without compromising the final product.
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With so many printing options available it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Barbara Caruso from AvantGarde Design has been good enough to break it all down. From budget friendly and flexible to formal and luxurious, it’s all here!
As you start to explore the possibilities of invitations for your wedding, you will most likely come across terms or phrases that you are unfamiliar with. Among the countless decisions you will need to make regarding your invitations, one of them is how you choose to have them printed. There are many printing techniques that are available; however, we have decided to help you by narrowing down the choices to the best options for printing wedding invitations. Below you will learn more about the printing process for Digital Printing, Letterpress and Thermography. The printing technique you choose will contribute to the overall look and feel you are creating for your event.
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Invitation by Cartoules Press
The wedding invitations will be the first thing your guests will see, so make a good impression. Start as you mean to go on, as they say. Unless you have a particular theme in mind, it’s a good idea to tie in with the fact that your ceremony is taking place abroad. Here are just a few ideas for designing your wedding invitations:
It’s no secret that your invitation is the first thing your guests are going to see that will give them a glimpse into the magic of your big day. So, why not add as much of your personality and style into designing them as you do your ceremony and reception? When it comes to wedding stationery and today’s unique and creative couples, there are countless ways to personalize your paper. But let’s try counting them anyway, shall we?
Photo credit: Denise Ante Photography
No. 1: Color
It’s a given, right? Although a somewhat obvious choice, how the colors of your wedding are used in your invitations can be a powerful reflection of your personality and the tone you’re trying to set for the big day. Whether using bursts of bright colors or just a few subtle accents here and there, color can provide a wonderful preview of what’s to come. (And that grosgrain ribbon is a great way to add a bit of texture, but we’ll get to that in a minute…)
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We have plenty of articles about letterpress printing, but no videos — and Shayna of Steel Petal Press is here with a great one! Check it out:
Letterpressing from The Barkers on Vimeo.
Awesome! To see more about Steel Petal Press, check them out on WeddingInviteLove or head straight to their website. Video is by We Are The Barkers!
We’re back with another great infographic by Carey of Lasso’d Moon, this time all about wedding invitation options and wording! If you missed our last infographic, check out What’s It Called? Wedding Invitation Description Infographic!
Thanks Carey! Go check out Lasso’d Moon on WeddingInviteLove, or head straight to their website.
Ever get confused by the different pieces and parts of a wedding invitation? Carey from Lasso’d Moon passed along this amazing infographic today!
Thanks Carey! Another infographic is coming next week, stay tuned.
Jessica from Odd Duck Press put together this post to make sure you stay on track when it comes to your wedding stationery. Thanks so much Jessica, your posts are so helpful!
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Jessica from Odd Duck Press put together this seriously helpful post about wedding stationery. She previously shared a great post about etiquette and invitation wording, check it out if you missed it! Thanks Jessica, you are a wealth of knowledge. :)
Photo by Lindsay Docherty for Odd Duck Press
Ok, first take a deep breath. This will be painless, I promise! I know that with the myriad of to-do’s involved in getting ready for the BIG DAY, planning the invitation suite can be daunting. (How do you tactfully let people know their kids aren’t invited? What is an escort card?) Let’s take it a step at a time and begin by breaking down the invitation suite.
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Jessica from Odd Duck Press put together this post that’ll make sure you use proper etiquette. She also has some wording options for your invitations. This is the first of a series of guest posts from Jessica, we’re so excited to share them with you.
Depending on how traditional your wedding will be will determine how closely you’ll need to adhere to formal etiquette. Another major factor is who is hosting (ie: footing the bill).
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