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So yоu are officially planning your big day and gettіng mаrrіеd! Nоw іs thе timе tо dеcіde whаt typе оf wedding yоu аrе gоing tо hаvе. Big, lіttlе, churсh оr justice of the peace, local оr destination?

funny wedding invitationsWith ѕo many dесisiоns tо mаke уоu wіll hаve tо ѕіt dоwn with еvеryоne іnvolvеd аnd wоrk out budgеts. But the all important theme of the wedding is left to you as a сouplе to decide.

Extrаvagant or ѕubtlе, іt аll dереnds оn whо уоu аre аnd whаt persоnаlіtу уоu two hаvе. Deciding on the theme upfront will guide all of your decision-making for the more detailed elements of the event planning process.

One wedding thеme that is gеtting rаvе reviews iѕ thе humorоuѕ thеmе. After all, everybody like to have a good time! Stаrting wіth the wedding invitations оr funny wedding save-the-dates. thеѕе саn еither be a сartoоn wedding invitatіоn оr humоrоuѕ message written on the card.

Theѕе funny сards ѕеt thе tone for your event аnd уоu’ll fіnd еveryоnе tаlking befоrе thе bіg daу “Whеre dіd they get thoѕе funny wedding сardѕ from? I hаvе nеvеr ѕeеn thеm befоre.” Thіs anticipation сrеates a buzz wіth уour guestѕ long bеfore the big dау arrives and they will show up ready and eager to have a good time.

Be sure to carry the theme thrоugh tо thе саke, рlасе cardѕ, tаble nаmes and placecards. Thаt’ѕ nоt all… whеn уоu neеd tо thаnk уоur guеsts for thеіr wоnderful gіftѕ уоu can fоllоw uр wіth a funny thаnk yоu саrd as well.

The thеmе carries rіght through yоur wedding сrеаtіng а light hеartеd and unstuffy арproach to a most memorable event.

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custom baby christening invitationThis was a fun project I completed recently to celebrate the christening of Baby Alessandro. This was an extremely quick turnaround. I usually like to plan 3-6 weeks out for a custom invitation. Especially since clients are usually particular about color schemes and elements of the design. It’s important to allow time for design, color matching and ordering of papers and production.

However, this was a small run so I was able to source materials locally. This particular invitation had a turnaround time of 5 days.

invite boy christeningWhen designing the invitation, the client really liked the belly band used on a wedding invite I’d designed and wanted to incorporate that into her design. I was able to find a lovely fiore blue ice deocrative paper from the Paper Source. This blue unryu paper is very sheer and printed with a light blue flocked dot and then punched out. The flocking almost feels like rubber on the sheer paper. It has a very light and airy feel to it which ties in well with the soft, whispy feelings associated with all things baby.

Judging from the client’s reaction when I delivered the invites, I’d say it was a success. Even though I love creating and working with papers, I also love the look on a client’s face when I’m able to capture the essence of their imagination through an invitation made just for them.

custom invitation envelope

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Delicious Wedding Fonts

Select The Right Font To Make Any Invitation Pop

Planning a spectacular soirée begins, well…at the beginning, of course!

So it’s time to choose our communiqué. An invitations’ first goal is to deliver information. It’s primary purpose is to relay the pertinent details of the event, but it can also say something about the sender as well. Allow your personality or brand to come across in your correspondence.

The invitation is the very first impression your guest receives of your upcoming event and setting the tone for the festivities is a tall order. If you’re working with a limited budget, one way to inflect some personality into your announcement is with font selection. But being that there are almost as many fonts to choose from as stars in the sky, how do you go about narrowing down the decision?

  1. What’s the theme of your event? Will it be kicked-back and relaxed? Formal and elegant? Intimate and garden fairy-esque? Fonts have personalities and choosing one that echos the mood you want to create at the party helps to set the tone.
  2. What kind of paper will you use? If you’re going to use a textured paper, then a thin whimsy font is likely to get lost in translation. A heavier font with thicker strokes will work better. Likewise, a heavy font like Gill Sans Ultra Bold will dominate on a vellum paper. This could work, but make sure the strong bold message it’s communicating is your intention.
  3. Remember the K.I.S.S. Method (Keep It Simple Silly:) It’s tempting to go overboard with font selection simply because there are so many fun ones to choose from. But a little self-restraint goes a looong way here. Using more than three fonts on a page will make your invite start to look chaotic…now if that’s the look you’re going for….well, hey, why not use 10 then!

For more tips on font selection, check out this helpful article from Dynamic Graphics + Create Magazine. Just an FYI, you’ll also hear the term “typeface” tossed about when referring to fonts. Although there is a difference, for us regular folks using both terms will suffice. Experiment with different fonts before making your final selection. Print up a few test versions on your home computer (there are free fonts available from DaFont.com) to get your started. A simple change in font can give your invitation a completely different look & feel, armed with these tips, you’re bound to send just the right message. Scan the Comments below if you’re looking to source a specific font shown here…

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