In high school my favourite subject, and the one I truly excelled at was Art and Design. It was at F. J. Brennan High School in Windsor Ontario where Prof. Zimmerman stretched my artistic boundaries.
So today I love sitting down at the computer with a nice hot latte to design invitations. I designed and hand made my own wedding invitations and it really wasn’t that difficult. As always my motto in life “How Hard Can It Be?” applied here.
To begin with you really need to look at a million invitations on Pinterest or wedding sites like TheKnot. Once you get a feel for the type of invitation (modern? Vintage? formal? whimsical?) and the amount of stationary you need (invitation, reply card, seating chart, place cards, escort cards, menus, thank you cards, save the dates, programs, various labels, signs, etc) you can happily go shopping.
I quickly found Envelopments to be just what I needed. I located a dealer in Montreal and ordered my supplies along with a double sided tape gun and a paper cropping tool. I also ordered a personalized seal. I asked for the plates to be made to allow for the embossing to look like a letterpress.
It’s always a good idea to enlist the help of friends to assemble an entire suite of stationary and be sure to order at least 20% more of everything as you will have problems with your home laser printer. We did.
I’m writing this as I am completing the shadowbox to preserve my invitations and a few items from the big day. I’m about to design another suite of wedding invitations for a great friend, more on that later!