Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Angela of Save the Date Originals, based in Chicago, IL! Enjoy:
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
It’s a familiar story: it started with a family member’s wedding. I had never even heard of save the date magnets and hadn’t been to more than one wedding before my sister’s wedding.
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What is your favorite color combination?
I love purple. In my opinion, everything goes with purple. For some reason people often look at me in disbelief with I state that everything goes with it, but, I stand by that statement.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
You know that is a hard question to answer. There was a folded invitation, designed to mimic a book, that might just be the one. I haven’t created a lot of folded invitations (not including pocketfolds) so it was a little more unusual than the other invitations I have worked on so far.
Do you have a favorite typeface?
Lately, I have been fond of Adore
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I like to work on offbeat invitation ideas, so last week when someone asked me to make them a save the date for a pirate-renaissance theme, it was entirely normal. There are a few designs on the website with spaceships on them! The most “out there” would probably be the World of Warcraft themed invitation from a few years ago. WOW is an online multi-player game with monsters, magic, and more.
Ampersand or the word “and?”
It depends on the font style, of course! Some &’s are shapely, and others are just a bit too funky for me.
Any advice for brides?
You don’t have to send out save the dates, and if you do, you don’t even have to send them out to everyone you will later invite; You can stick with just certain groups, such as those who are out of town. If you do send save the dates, though, only send them out to someone who will definitely be invited later.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
I actually specialize in save the date printed fridge magnets! I was offering those long before I offered invitations. It was customer requests that got me into invitations. Magnets can be used in a lot of ways. Favor magnets, or non-wedding-related business card magnets, or family photo magnets. I offer 8×10 inch fridge magnets which are fun for multiple photos or artwork prints. There are even non-glossy month calendars available that people can use to write schedule notes on their fridge.
Thank you Angela! For more about Save the Date Originals, check out her WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to her website.
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