You never pictured yourself a paper pusher — until it came time to do your wedding invitations.
STAMP OF APPROVAL
Rubber's just ducky: For her June wedding, designer Rebecca Minkoff asked a graphically inclined friend to layout the key invitation page using a striking calligraphy font, then sent it off to be made into a rubber stamp. Using red ink and rounded-corner cards, Minkoff created stunning personalized invites at a fraction of the cost.
If it fits in the printer, it's fit to print. Brides-to-be, skip the standard four-by-six and turn to Besotted Brand for unique large-format invites, as well as iconic wedding logos to run throughout your event designs, multiuse die-cut sticker labels, and charming gig posters. And when all's said and done, you'll be left with good design you can appreciate, weddy or not.
Trying hard not to budge on your budget? Investigate cost-effective offset printing at Minted.com, a new online stationery website. Having handpicked nearly twenty independent designers from across the country to work with, they're able to offer a fresh range of styles, various paper weights, and several methods of printing.
PRESSED FOR TIME
Letterpressed for time? Get the look without the extra long lead time by opting for semicustom instead of starting from scratch. With nearly two dozen invitations with modern/vintage appeal, Paper + Cup Design's Era collection fits the bill: The look is set, but color, font, and wording, as well as reply card style, address labels, and other sweet extras are up to you.
AS SUITE AS CAN BE
From the save-the-date to the name card by your dinner plate, only custom-designed letterpressed pieces will do for you. Combining modern typography with classic colorways, BluePoolRoad designer (and former deputy art director at Martha Stewart) Peggy Wong works one-on-one with clients to create cohesive suites that make bold statements without going overboard.