Back in January of this year, I received an email from a former client who was in charge of planning her sister’s wedding and was looking for some creative invitations on a budget. I was very flattered that she returned to BB10 Creative for invitations!
Leah, the bride, was looking for invitations to incorporate her wedding colors of yellow and gray, with accents of horizon blue. She wanted something simple, fun and traditional and was leaning toward the idea of using a monogram design.
The final design chosen was a very simple design, using a the monogram L&S with a bold yellow stripe down the left side of the invitation. I used a modern sans-serif font with an art deco feel for the main text, and paired it with a modern script to highlight the couples names. On the accompanying cards, I added large but thin words down the side of the yellow stripe to indicate which card was which. The invitation was printed on a clean white linen cardstock and was mailed in a bright yellow matching envelope.
In order to help keep the invitations within her budget, we decided to forgo an enclosure booklet or pocket that you would normally see on a BB10 Invitation. Instead we used a single sheet of charcoal gray cardstock and adhered the invitation card to the front, also concealing the horizon blue ribbon behind it. Then on the other side of the gray cardstock, we placed the remaining 3 invitation cards – directions, reception and an RSVP postcard – and secured them by tying a knot with the blue ribbon.
This was a unique way to keep the invitation together without the use of an enclosure and allows for an overall cleaner presentation versus placing 4 individual cards into an envelope. One of my favorite things about this job is coming up with unique ways to create wedding invitations that not only reflect the personality and tone of my clients’ wedding day but also to help them stay under budget! I’m always happy to see how I can create something amazing for brides on a budget – contact BB10 Creative today!