Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Linda Curtis of Invitations For Less, based in Kilkenny, Ireland! Enjoy:
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
Well I had been working in graphic design since I graduated in 2005 with a degree in visual communications from University. When I began planning my own wedding for August 2011, it was then that I realised that allot of the invitations on the market were hand made and quite expensive. So I decided to design my own invitations which had a quirky & fresh feel to them but yet were elegant at the same time and were quite affordable. It was at this time that I realised that this was something I could see myself doing so I set about creating a website and advertise my services.
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My favourite combination is usually something bright. My favourite colour is magenta but thats probably because that is my brand colour. I don’t really have a favourite combination as there are lots of lovely colours used in weddings these days. One of my own favourite designs “The stick couple in love” is in black and white, very simple and very elegant. Sometimes the simpler the better.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
I think my design the “tandem couple” is my most unique design. The idea of a bride and groom cycling to their reception after their wedding is quite playful but yet it has a vintage theme and I suppose back in those days they may well have cycled to their reception.
Do you have a favorite typeface?
I love type and the way it creates a design in its own right. It can make or break an invite design. My favourite typeface at the moment is Freebooter Script and Savoye.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I do not get a lot of bizarre requests mostly a bit different, although I had a client recently who asked me asked me to include her dog in the design and was contemplating having the invite coming from her dog. A small big strange.
I think it depends on the wording and the design. There are some beautiful ampersands but some are not so nice so it just depends.
Any advice for brides?
Just keep in mind that this is your big day and you should source invitations that reflect your event and personality. Try and be different and surprise people. I recommend that you source vendors that you have confidence in and that make you feel comfortable and that most importantly you enjoy every minute of it because it will be over in a blink of an eye.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
We certainly do, we also produce birthday, christening and general event stationery.
Thank you Linda! For more about Invitations For Less, check out her WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to her website.
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