As I’ve mentioned, I got an amazing deal on my invitations. But of course, I can’t just throw them in the mail and hope for the best! I mean, normal people might be able to, if they’ve included all the necessary information, but I can’t leave well enough alone. So, I set about crafting all the pieces necessary to create a mockup of our invitation suite.
Here are the invitations themselves:
Lovely, but simple! I’d have liked to have matted them, but then I would have to buy new envelopes, and that’s just not worth it.
When I made my water marbling post, I was envisioning a center piece to hold the band together, so that’s what I created first. Guys, I learned a whole new program for this wedding! I took to the internet, found this amazing tutorial, got myself a free trial of Adobe Illustrator, and got to work pretending I had any idea what I was doing. A couple hours of painstaking line drawing later, I had a result I was really happy with.
I distilled the very middle into a logo and a separate little bat to be used in all kinds of other places.
Then I created an RSVP card with our newly-selected menu choices and a card with accommodation information.
The front of the envelopes will be embellished in some way, and will likely be written in either gray or gold.
We’re using black, purple, a range of grays, and silver and gold metallic (this is why we don’t tell people specific colors! We just know it when we see it). The current thinking is that I will print the RSVP cards on purple paper, and either print in gold or use gold paper for the centerpiece on the belly band. I’m hoping to be able to use some tricks in order to emboss the design as it’s coming out of the printer.
Have you designed your own wedding invitations? Any tips or tricks you want to share with BAB? Tell us in the comments below!