There is one thing many couples come in saying and I am sad to hear.
It goes a little something like this...
"I want my invitations to be beautiful, but people are just going to
throw them away so they don't need to be anything special*".
I am making up the anything special* part. What they are really saying is that they
don't want to spend too much on something people aren't going to keep, but alas what
I hear is that this part isn't so important. I say, what isn't important about setting the
tone for you wedding day? The fact is, yes, a lot people will throw it away (hopefully
most will recycle them these days), but that doesn't mean these announcements of what
will hopefully be one of the the beginning of a life long commitment of love,
friendship & family shouldn't be anything special!
I think that is why I started this business. When I look back at my reasons I tend to focus on the fact that I had just had a new baby and was leaving my full time job and looking for a way to possibly make a little extra income, be my own boss, set my own hours and be creative all at the same time. But another very important reason was because I kept receiving these plain jane invites, that were clearly just chosen out of a book with no sense of the couples style. This may sound strange to some, but I felt, and still feel, a calling to announce couples wedding with style, be that with different fonts, bold colors, or different graphic art. I even enjoy the mundane task of printing envelopes (just got a new enormous home printer, ask my husband what my new favorite thing is and he'll tell you)! That's how I know I really love my job!
So I charge you with this, whether you are designing your invitations through me
or another designer, inquire about little things that might
set your invitations apart from the rest.
Adding a pocket, petal or gate card is always a nice touch.
Add an envelope liner (my personal favorite) and contact Tobe Reed to hand address your invitations.