At the beginning of every consultation, I tell my brides that we encourage everyone to personalize and customize everything. This really intrigues them and grabs their interest, but then I am asked the same question: How much does this cost?
The answer is nothing. There’s no hidden fee. It’s completely, 100% free. We know weddings aren’t one size fits all, so neither are our invitations. Your wedding invitations should be personal to you. They should tell your love story. They should be a reflection of who you are as a couple. For us, it’s so much deeper than just paper: I want to get to know you as a friend, learn about your favorite dates, hear about your proposal story, what you do for a living, what your hobbies are, how you spend your free time, and what you’re looking forward to in your married life. I love getting together with my clients over coffee or cocktails, getting to know them on a deeper level, and forming lasting friendships with them.
The invitations you see on our website are what we consider ‘templates’. It’s very rare that a suite leaves our studio printed the same way it appears online. We love changing colors, fonts, layouts and orientation. Adding elements? No problem! We can do it all, and we love it.
When Tracy and Chris came to me last winter, they described their wedding ceremony and reception as intimate and nontraditional with hints of botanical elements. Tracy planned to wear a colored wedding dress, carry a colorful wedding bouquet and have purple hair (yes! purple hair!). Chris visioned himself in a suit, rather than a tuxedo, that complimented Tracy’s wedding dress. Their ceremony would be held outdoors with a casual reception afterward with close family and friends invited to join them. For the invitation, Tracy and Chris said they liked botanical elements but didn’t want over the top floral and loved typography. They wanted something fun and unique, and leaned toward these invitations:
Tracy liked the playful fonts on the Kathryn suite, but it was too floral for her liking. The Madeline suite had the botanical look they were going for, and both Chris and Tracy liked how the leaves swept around the invitation. The Harper suite had elements in it’s crest that they loved, though. So we combined what they loved from all three invitations, and created a completely custom invitation for their wedding day. Taking their ideas and inspiration from Tracy’s Pinterest board, I set off to design their wedding invitations.
And here’s what we created:
We printed Tracy’s suite on our 110# Crane Lettra Flourescent White paper with a combination of digital printing and silver foiling. How amazing did these turn out?!
And Tracy and Chris’ wedding? Pure perfection, a day filled with love, romance and family. The day radiated with love, and you could see their personalities shine through the entire day — from the decor to the flowers, the venue itself, and every tiny detail.
Wedding Team: Foxburg Inn, Allegheny Grille, Blush Paper Co., Dorman’s Jewelry, Mt. Lebanon Floral, Glitter & Grit, Shear Heaven Salon, Leeann Marie Photography