Friday, February 29, 2008

An event to remember!

When I meet with a bride to talk about save the dates and invitations, I always try to find a fun angle, or element(s) of the setting to bring into design. I'm a fan of tying it all together. A big fan.

I was having dinner with my friend, Jennie, who was busy planning her wedding. She was stressing about what to do for her save the dates and pulled out a bunch of magazines and catalogs to show me things she found. I was quick to remind her exactly who was sitting across from her at the table. No way was I going to let her be the victim of another Save the Date magnet or poorly designed calendar page. No. Way. It was at that point that I offered her my wedding gift of designing her stationery. She was thrilled, and I was excited to give them such a personal gift.

Because they were getting married on a Friday night, rather than the typical Saturday--my angle was easy. I wanted their Save the Dates to be a big announcement for an event that you wouldn't want to miss. And what better of a way to do that than with a poster. It didn't hurt that they were having a black and white wedding, with accents of green. I searched around and found a good typeface for the application and had Jennie send me some of their engagement photos and wedding information.

To dress it up a little bit, we bought some Chartreuse string tie envelopes to pull in color---and have it stand out in the mail. I even designed a mailing label that matched the poster.

"Concert" Poster Save thee Date

And, because it's ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS--I made tickets to send along with it. One for each guest. They were a hit.


This design can also convert to a wedding invitation, like I did for Zoe and Kevin:
Zoe and Kevin's Invitation

If you want to make your big day an event to remember, email me.

1 comment:

Lizzie said...

Oh gosh. I love this and might steal the idea just a little bit from you. My fiance is a graphic designer, former singer in a rock-band, and he loves the idea of getting involved in the design and feeling like a rockstar in the process. Thanks for sharing!

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