The bride loved the sweet look of craft paper for an outdoor winery wedding but only needed 60 invitations and really wanted to keep a tight budget for invitations. We used Natural Savoy Cotton for a nice textured finish, very similar to craft. Most of our flat cards come on Natural Savoy and the envelopes are a perfect match. To create the small hang tags, I used a 4Bar card and set up the files with two cards that I could cut down after printing 30 originals.
I ran a DIY test print with various craft paper photos to make sure that the color was right and it really looked like craft (to non-designers who wouldn’t inspect the edge of the card to see if it was legit).
This solution is not for the purist, but it’s perfect for a quick turnaround, very affordable white-ink-on-craft-paper-look wedding suite.
When the daughter of a printer and a designer gets married, there’s gonna be some cool paper involved. As a designer, I’ve created lots of lovely wedding suites over the years but never felt the kind of pressure I put on myself for my daughter’s invitation. She wanted it to be happy and bright and incorporate sunflowers.
Test printed on a DIY single sheet, ran a few shades of yellow and navy to make sure I had it right.
A7 Navy Envelope with liner, Custom Gatefold wrap
Used the inside of Gatefold for reception info, website, etc.
Instead of table numbers, we went with love stories.
I used vintage books for some tables and printed journals to look like old books.
The seating chart was a giant storybook. I printed the “pages” on custom printed wrapping paper sheets from StationeryHQ.com.
Used bookmarks for place cards
This is how people saved their seat, unexpected cuteness 🙂
Using custom printing to create a storybook wedding.
CEO Mark and Creative Director Erin with their baby girl and her hubs.
At the end of the day, all that really matters is that the Bride and Groom are in love and their guests’ happiness showered them with sunshine.