Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Design the Date

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Meghan of Design the Date, based in Cincinnati, OH! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

Design the Date was started as a hobby, helping out friends and family, who were looking for custom stationery to embellish their special day. Quickly it became a business through referrals and increased demand. Design the Date started it’s full time presence in Cincinnati, OH in April 2011.

Read the full interview after the cut!


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What is your favorite color combination?

Oh I can’t choose! I tend to prefer a color palette with a pop-color, that specific color doesn’t matter.

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What is the most unique invitation you have designed?

One of the most unique and one of my favorite was designed for a couple who were getting married at the Pittsburgh Aquarium. The piece has fish and sea turtles in love on it. The couple called me after mailing the invitations out and told me how everyone loved them – they said it even made a grandmother cry! There’s no better compliment!

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Do you have a favorite typeface?

I love this question! My husband makes fun of me that I’m such a typeface geek. I’m a fan right now of the handwritten/calligraphic typefaces. I recently purchased MrMoustache and Bellucia.

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What is the most bizarre request you have received?

I’ve had some pretty cool requests that I’ve been able to help out with – I’m not sure any qualify as bizarre. I’ve been blessed to have clients in the USA, Europe, Australia and South America. I’ve done sets in Korean, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and English. I was once asked to design a ring tattoo for a groom who was unable to wear a wedding band. I was a little more nervous about that request than any other just due to it’s permanence, no room for reprints there :)

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Ampersand or the word “and?”

Depends on the font… but I do love &s

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Any advice for brides?

After someone designs your stationery, you’ve read it over, proofed it and think it’s final – send it to someone else to proof. A bridesmaid, mother, the groom, someone that hasn’t been looking at it as much as you have. Better to do that for your invitations, programs, etc than to have a grandmother’s name misspelled.

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Do you offer more than just stationery?

I’m available for most anything graphic design related. I’ve done some engagement story photo slide shows, seating charts, assembly for anything, favors, etc.

Thank you Meghan! For more about Design the Date, check out her WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to her website.

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