I married the love of my life in June of last year and despite attempting to persuade my more talented friends to design my wedding invitation, they insisted it was my responsibility.
I wanted to design an invitation that was rich, evocative and easily printable. We couldn’t afford expensive embellishments like foils or embossing and I didn’t have the time to hand glue and cut thousands of small pieces of ribbon or paper.
I wanted something that looked modern, rather than the very traditional or classic styles, but without chevrons and on-trend everything (aka ‘as seen on Pinterest’).
We continued the design across the order of service and the thankyou cards (which we had in place of wedding favours).
In lieu of traditional wedding favours like chocolates or candles, we gave gifts from the TEAR Really Useful Gifts catalogue to different projects, and each table received a different item. Having received a lot of bomboniere that were food or cute tokens, I found it hard to justify that myself, knowing that our guests wouldn’t really benefit from a packet of seeds or something else small that fit within our budget – but that same one or two dollars would go much further for people who couldn’t afford to eat or send their children to school. The thankyou card was simple and explained our decision – many of our guests loved the idea and commented on it afterward to us.
If you’re interested in buying the design or having me create your own custom wedding invitations or bits and pieces, please contact me and let me know. I would love to help you celebrate your upcoming wedding day.
Fonts: Gotham font family, Mountain Retreat, hand lettered names
Illustration: Custom photo illustration by me.
Photo credits: Wedding photo & Program/order of service by Geoff Beatty. Thankyou card by Halcyon Claire Photography. Both of these photographers were brilliant to work with and made us so relaxed on the day. Absolute pros.