Last April, I was busy designing my sister’s church wedding invitations. It was a little hard as I don’t have any background on this and the only "experience" I have was creating my nephew’s first birthday invitations (which I realized are actually two very different things). However after several attempts, we finally agreed on a design my sister love.
The next problem was making it. We had two choices: do it ourselves or ask the print shops to do it. We first settled on the former. It was a bit of a horrible experience. Let’s just say that you have to do so much work, had so many ideas, and wasted a lot of paper to do one invitation; it was going beyond the budget. So one night us tres marias (my sisters and I have all Maria’s in our names *laughs*) decided that it was better to leave it to the professionals.
Finally a few days ago, the invitations had arrived and they have done an incredible job. To see my actual design come to life and be part in one of the best days of my sister’s life is truly something. It was really good except for the envelopes. My sister, who has so many ideas ever since day 1, wanted to add a bit more pizzazz to it.
A fan style wedding invitation with classic and minimalistic fonts in gold and blue for my sister's beach themed wedding.
The blue envelope on the left side is the original. It was bit plain and my sister wanted something extra. She bought these cute blue floral wrapping paper and these brown envelopes as a substitute.
Off to work! Sorry for the messy house, we just moved in a couple of days ago.
The print shop surprised us with these stickers! My sister didn't want them to go to waste so she decided to use them.
Just some of the finished pieces. Four down, 96 to go!
Using gold metallic pens to write down the names. The first one goes to my parents :)
With the invitations almost done, we are almost there. I still have to do the designs for the souvenir tags and the eco/tote bags, which I'm having trouble with -_-. Any tips?