There’s been a little trend with Save-the-Date Cards lately…send out two versions because you can’t decide which photograph you like best! Not a bad problem to have. Does it also say something about the future bride and groom when all the photos are so cute and great no one can narrow it down to just one? This particular happy couple happens to be one of my younger cousins, Chelsea, and her fiance Neil. They met at Indiana University, of which both are recent alumni. (Hence the Hoosier spirit of the cards). They had an amazing photo shoot and couldn’t decide between what we dubbed “the wine basket” and “the college shirts.” I mentioned that another bride of mine had the same dilemma and ultimately decided to order two versions. She jumped on the idea so here we are! Design-wise the layout is almost the same, and I just love how the typography came together. Combining too many fonts can be tricky but I think I found a pleasant balance. The back of both cards is the same; the black and white “date blocks” that they specifically set up with the photographer. (Clever!) I started in a completely different direction for these and it’s always funny where things end up. Early drafts never compare to the end result, and some day I’ll be daring enough to show those too. Looking forward to the wedding invitation soon!
I’d like to get more of my past projects loaded up my blog, so I’m kind of picking them one at a time. I did this wedding last year for a cool chick who’s day job was planning wedding and events at a local concert venue. Seeing so many other weddings, she knew exactly what she wanted and had every tiny detail planned and coordinated. Her direction was “trendy and chic.” The funny side note about this wedding was I literally had my second son right before her date, and was emailing her from the hospital about Escort Cards. I had originally planned to sneak to the venue and take pictures but after complications sent me back to the hospital that didn’t happen. So I had to settle for my own photos, bummer. I would’ve loved to see her decor!
The suite included a flat 5×7″ Main Invitation Card, a double-sided Map & Directions/Hotel Info Card, a Layered RSVP Card with Color Envelope, Belly Band Wrap, Layered Monogram Card (to seal Belly Band), Patterned Envelope Liner and Color Envelope. In addition she also received Booklet-Style Ceremony Programs, Layered Tented Escort Cards, Layered 4×9″ Menu Cards, Layered Table Numbers, Folded Thank You Cards and “In Lieu of Favors” Signs. (They made a donation to the Humane Society, great idea.) Yep, that’s a lot to stuff! But it all turned out fantastic and came together really well.
I should add that the bride did all the assembly herself to save some bucks. I’m always happy to let the clients assemble themselves! (It’s fun for like, for like, five minutes and then you realize you have a loooong way to go.)