Save the Date + Invitations
- Last updated on September 24, 2009 at 12:46 pm
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Since my sister and I are graphic designers, AND my future husband Josh is an art director, anything having to do with art and design in this wedding has been meticulously mulled over. This includes our save the dates and invitations. I decided to cut costs and go green for the save the dates by designing them in Photoshop and just e-mailing them out to our guests. Our wedding color palette consists of orange, light blue/green, and ivory. Josh did the cute illustration of us in the bottom left corner and the other whimsical ones.
For the invitations, I just knew that I HAD to have letterpress. A MUST. I salivate thinking of the texture, the indentations of each letter applied with loving force into the paper. ... Don't look at me like I'm crazy!! As you may know, letterpress is pretty pricey, but my fellow designer sister (and maid of honor) did some research and found an affordable company called Accucolor Plus in Chicago that does it with 10% off for wedding jobs. (I highly recommend them, by the way, if you want to design your invites and have them letterpressed. Gary was a breeze to work with and takes payment by PayPal.) So we fiddled about in Photoshop and Illustrator until we came up with something we liked and ended up ordering 125 invitations and reply cards. The invitations are 2 color and the reply cards are 1 color, which came up to just under $500 total.
Here's a photo of my slave labor crew that helped assemble invites: Tiffany, bridesmaid; Amy, maid of honor; and Josh, my fiance.
So many invitations! We had a little fun with the reply cards and asked our guests to recommend a song we can all dance to at the reception.