Photo Credit: Shooting Star Photography

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Joy Wieder, the Owner of Joyously Yours Custom Invitations, based in Boston, MA! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I reconnected with a friend from art school who has been doing custom invitations for years, and she encouraged me to get into the business. She brought me to the National Stationery Show in New York, and I was hooked! As a graphic designer, I loved the fonts and papers and printing methods. As an artist, I loved that I could create custom artwork for couples. Each bride and groom is unique, and I create invitations that showcase their personalities and wedding style from vintage to rustic to formal.

Read the full interview after the cut!

Photo Credit: Shooting Star Photography

What is your favorite color combination?

I like blush and gold for a romantic feel. But with the advent of digital printing, we can use full-color now for less than one or two colors with traditional printing methods.

Photo Credit: Shooting Star Photography

What is the most unique invitation you have designed?

When my daughter was engaged to get married in Brooklyn, New York, and I designed a 3D pop-up of the Brooklyn Bridge, New York skyline and Statue of Liberty for her save the date announcement. It made a huge first impression on all of our guests!

Photo Credit: Shooting Star Photography

Do you have a favorite typeface?

I like to mix small caps with script fonts. For instance, Copperplate Gothic with Citadel Script.

What is the most bizarre request you have received?

A bride wanted a field of red poppies for her Wizard of Oz wedding – which is my all-time favorite movie, so I was excited!

Photo Credit: Shooting Star Photography

Ampersand or the word “and?”

It depends on the style and design of the invitations. I would use “and” for a formal invitation and an ampersand for a more modern or playful invitation.

Photo Credit: Shooting Star Photography

Any advice for brides?

Everyone wants to make a good impression. Your wedding invitations are the first impression your guests have of your big day – quality and style matter! Make sure you print on high-quality paper and that the design of the invitation reflects the style, theme or setting of your event.

Photo Credit: Catherine Pfau Photography

Do you offer more than just stationery?

Yes! Joyously Yours offers menus, table cards, escort cards, programs, envelope addressing, folders and pockets, calligraphy, custom art, save the date announcements, thank you notes, and anything you need to have printed to enhance your wedding.

Thank you, Joy! For more information about Joyously Yours Custom Invitations, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.

Do you have any questions or comments for Joy? Add them to the comments below!