- Mrs. Bunny
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: July 2009 - Everal Barn, Westerville
Everyone has gotten their invites, so here they are!
On first impression:
Mr. Bunny typed the addresses on his typewriter. That way we avoidedthe cost of a calligrapher and made sure they were neat and legiblewhile adding an old-school vibe.
Buying vintage stamps seemed like too much work if we wanted to getthem out on deadline! Thankfully, the Forever stamps looked just fineon our kraft paper envelopes.
I designed the address labels to echo our invitation design and hadthem printed on a full sheet label at Kinko’s, then punched them usingthe Martha Stewart circle scallop punch.
I Photoshopped the envelope liner using an amalgamation of severalpages from a 1952 edition of the newspaper I write for. My grandmotherconfirmed that my grandfather did indeed lay type for my paper thatyear! I also ’shopped our names and other details about us. Hope no onethinks we’re pregnant just because I left that cute little stork iconin!
My final design for our invites was much different from what I hadoriginally planned. My vertical design became horizontal after Idecided the punched edges worked better on either side rather than ontop and bottom.
The fonts are Calamity Jane and Tagette, both downloaded from DaFont.
The monogram was dreamed up by me and executed by an artist.Originally I had planned to have it clear inside a solid blue circle,but a test run at Kinko’s showed that their laser printers had troubleprinting that much ink on the textured Paper Source paper.
In a hurry to get the invites printed and mailed, I redesigned themin the middle of the night and had them printed the next day. Thus, thenew flowery monogram was born of free Photoshop brushes and midnightcreativity. I really love the way they turned out. The invite was allblue before, but the new floral motif inspired me to inject them with alittle more color.
Here’s the whole shebang — invite, RSVP postcard and engagement photo with our website addy printed on the back.
Feedback so far has been very positive. Everybody LOVES the vintagepostcards, and many people are flat out refusing to send them back tome! I’m trying to guilt them into it by letting them know we want toput them in an album, but even that’s not working very well.
I’ll do a budget breakdown on these soon!
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