- Miss Smallville
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
As you may know, I’m professionally a graphic designer who loves a great layout and lovely typography. I also do wedding invitations and reception print items as a side business, so it was only natural to go the DIY route for my own invitations.
I have shamelessly been working on a design and layout for two years, tweeking, and editing, and re-drawing everything. I lot of my work was inspired by Mrs. Plumeria who is a wonderful designer as well! I used illustrator to do the graphics with the leafy autumn branches and used the swashes from my chosen font, bichham script, for my graphic element. The fonts were Bickham Script MM, and Adobe Garamond.
Here are the results:
I chose a 6×9 inch gatefold pocket style invitation from my gatsby (Classic Metallic Ecru), with a main invitation card and the center, and the pocket filled with 3 enclosure cards of succeeding heights, and a bonus map on vellum paper of the area that I drew myself in illustrator. The invite cards were made using Esse Textured cardstock in Latte. I didnt go with the metallic version b/c i wanted there to be a contrast in the paper type since the colors were the same. The vellum was a white vellum that my printer found cheap for me.
The enclosure cards consisted of the RSVP, Directions, and an Info card that contains nearby attractions, Airports, hotels, and registry details.
Some added superfluous touches are the sash made of vellum, ribbon, and cardstock, and a lined envelope (liner printed on vellum). I went ahead and had the return address labels offset printed on the back flap of the invitation, as well as the front side of the response envelope. I also got mailing labels done for the addressing. I got them printed on natural white writing weight paper and then ran them through a xyron to make them into labels.
It was a lot of work because I’d chosen so many different components. I certainly kept people busy one sunday afternoon when we all gathered to put this together.
What do you think?
if you’re interested in working with me visit my site at http://www.tohaveandto-fold.com!