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as promised, here are some behind the scenes shots i took while working on mine and tee’s wedding invites.
i thought the letterpress dies were so cool, i asked the printer if i could keep them. not sure what i’m going to do with them yet, but i’m sure i’ll think of something…
here’s a close up of the mint color hand painted edge of the invite.
the tools for the job…
another helpful tip, always make sure you go to the post office with a complete invitation so they can weigh it and let you know if any extra postage is necessary.
due to the thickness of the invite, the envelope could not be fed through the post office machine, as it is too rigid, so extra postage was definitely necessary.
the long awaited debut of mine and tee’s wedding invitation…
this definitely was the most stress i felt throughout the entire wedding planning process. no lie. compared to this, everything else including the actual wedding day was easy breezy!
i knew i wanted to incorporate one our engagement pictures taken by christine chang photography some how into the invite. envelope liners are always fun and adds that extra “something-something.”
i also knew from the get go that letterpress printing was a MUST! i mean, seriously, have you seen and felt letterpress printing??? G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!
as you know, i am a bit of a paper snob, so of course i had to use the best of the best when it came to letterpress paper. crane’s lettra 220# pearl white paper for the invite and 110# for the reply card.
with the thickness of the 220# invites, mint color hand painted edges made for a fun added detail and a great way to introduce the pop of color that will be incorporated in the wedding colors. (i’ll be sure to share some behind the scenes shots of the hand painted edge process in another blog post.)
a useful tip i read about and applied to our invites, when we got ready to mail them out, was numbering the backside of each rsvp card with the corresponding number assigned to each guest on your list. you’d be surprised at how many rsvp cards get returned back without a name.
this way you can refer back to your list and see which guest is #35.
here are the corresponding wedding invites to the great gatsby inspired save the dates i did for nikol & luke. these invites are nothing short of fabulous. with the gold glitter envelope liner against a solid black envelope, metallic gold ink printed on white card stock and a touch of blush pink for the belly wrap and thank you notes. these invites are definitely a show stopper.
lots of sparkly, fanciness going on at the studio right now! can’t wait to share all the new & fun invites i’ve been working on.