We were lucky enough to have two of our kids get married in the last year and a half and this time the bride had a vision of a romantic blush wedding with a dash of sparkle and a ton of fun.
The invitation was double thick with matte gold foil. This is a custom order since I included two different processes. Because I am high maintenance.
18 x 24 Art Print
8.5 x 11 Art Print
I used our Art Print option for the signs. The easel sign is 18 x 24 mounted on foamcore. The Guest Book and Unplugged Ceremony signs are 11 x 14 to fit in standard frames.
2″ round stickers for misters in the heat
Program using A7 flat Cards
Back of A7 Program
The wedding day was hot as Hades and we didn’t want our guests’ flyness to melt so we did last minute misters (with lavender, cuz we are cool like that) and since I’m a designer I really needed the little bottles to look cute and not… last minute. So I printed 3″ round labels (because rectangles are way harder to line up on 180 bottles) and we made fans out of Flat A9 Cards.
There was no printing involved in this photo, but isn’t my son so handsome? The bride is pretty cute too.
Each guest had unique menu
Variable data place cards with gold foil
#10 Flat Card for Menus
Our flat foil variable data place cards were perfect for this look. We included a menu which was silly because the guests didn’t have a choice. I created 10 original menus (and printed 20 of each) that included a joke and fortune in case the peeps at the table needed an icebreaker. #10 Flat Cards with rounded corners were perfect to insert in the blush linens. This was a huge hit with our guests.
That’s me and Mr. StationeryHQ smooching on the right. Wish I could do my own wedding all over again, good thing I have one more kid to go… see more of our guest book options and wedding supplies here.
We are pretty sure you are going to love this option as long as you know how to set up your files for print. For now we are only printing addresses on the front of the envelope, stay tuned for addressing + back flap – we are working on it!
For variable data with white ink:
1. Create a multi-page, 7.25″ x 5.25″ document with each name and address on a single page for the A7 envelope.
2. Create a new swatch called SpotColor_White. This example is in InDesign.
3. All artwork, including each name and address should be assigned SpotColor_White.
NOTE: WE DO NOT PRINT BLEEDS ON ENVELOPES, MAKE SURE YOUR ARTWORK IS AT LEAST .25″ FROM ALL EDGES
4. Save the file as a high resolution, multi page pdf file.
5. Upload the file.
6. Proof your artwork (you can view as many pages as you’d like).
Designers have their favorite tools. Some of us old people remember the Pagemaker versus Quark wars which was like debating about Democrats and Republicans. No one is changing their mind.
The one platform that rarely is debated is the illustration tool. Adobe Illustrator won without any serious competitors. It is an amazing tool for design and we love it from a production standpoint. Vector art produces the best output but when it comes to variable data we recommend InDesign.
If you’re an Illustrator purist, there are options for you. Click the link below to learn how to set up variable data in Illustrator, it’s definitely for the advanced user.