When you run your own small creative business you wear soooo many hats. Finally, I got to wear the photographer hat. Photographing your work is so important! I used my new Canon T3 to help show the texture of the paper and the detail in each design. More to come! Stay tuned…
1. Research, Research and Research Some More! There are TONS of wedding stationery websites out there. Take your time and look through to find examples of what you like and what you don’t like. You could like a font from one and colors from another! When you create your own Save the Date think of it like a puzzle and you are just putting together the pieces.
2. Be Creative! Save the Dates aren’t as formal as they used to be, so have fun! Here we have a magnet resembling a ticket to a concert neatly placed in a larger card that shares a wedding website for guests to visit. This was created for Katie and Paul by Penna Ink. It was a lot of fun to design and very much a collaborative effort between Penna Ink and the couple!
3. Stay Calm and Carry On! Remember, this is supposed to be fun! Leave yourself plenty of time so there isn’t a mad dash a week before you need to send them out. Remember, sending them 6-9 months before the wedding is the norm but if you have a destination wedding or you wedding is on a major holiday give your guests a little extra time to plan their arrangements. Once you have all of your research done sit back and think. Get family and friend’s opinions to help you choose. Enlist an artsy friend or hire a graphic designer to figure it out for you!