Creation of our Wedding Invitations

Designing our wedding invitations was a joy and I’d like to share some of the process with you.

All pieces were printed on a slightly off-white linen paper by an Indigo Press. The Indigo is fantastic because it is capable of printing vibrant colors, but can also do small runs. We only needed 30 invitations, so this printer was perfect! We then took the main invitation to get laser cut into the ornate shape shown. We had considered a die-cut, but that is a much more expensive option for a small run like ours. A die-cut can cost several hundred dollars just to make. Whereas, the laser has a small set-up fee and then costs by the hour. This laser cut our 30 pieces in like 5 minutes; so you’re not talking about more than an hour for most jobs.

We wanted to have our website listed on the invitation somewhere, but didn’t want to clutter up the main pieces. So we decided to have a manila tag attached to the invites with the website on that instead. A box of manila tags was purchased at Staples and we designed a custom rubber stamp to stamp on them. After much trial and error with ink color, we settled on Brilliance in Coffee Bean. It has a subtle sparkle to it that looks great on the matte tags! Tying it all together is blue and white bakers twine. The perfect finishing touch!

I love, love, love our vintage stamps!! Our wedding took place outdoors at an organic farm. So I set out to find cool vintage animal/nature stamps. Verde Studio’s (on Etsy) collection was perfect! She helped me put together the perfect combo. And Betsy Dunlap’s calligraphy is just exquisite! It was sooo hard to part with these lovely letters – I adore them!!

Thank You Vendors!
Calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap
Vintage Postage: Verde Studio on Etsy
Custom Rubber Stamp:
Printer: Blend in San Diego

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