When it comes to your paper goods for your event have a little fun and let these pieces really bring to life the theme and style of your event. If you are going for a more classic elegant event your invitations should set that mood since they are the first things your guests will see of your wedding. If you are going for a more themed event like our fall editorial, this can be the perfect place for bringing in some of those authentic details like triangles and arrows without it seeming to forced or overdone. Megan Bailey with Pink Piggy Design shares more with us about the inspiration and design details of the paper goods:
“With many of the other details from this editorial shoot I was inspired by the color palette on the striped table runner. I wanted to bring this western ombre stripe into the invitations while also incorporating Native American details like triangles and arrows. We printed on the ombre stripes on the back of the main invitation and then also used gold foiling on the names and arrows to give it a pop of metallic! Gold foiling is really huge in invitation design and we love it’s paired with the other bold colors. We tied the invitation suit off with some leather for an added rustic detail.
When we create a custom designed wedding invitation suit we like to carrier those same details into the other paper goods for the event to give it a cohesive and well planned out feel. We took the same design elements and used them on the coordinating menu cards, escort cards and favor tags. Many of my clients tend to think that adding on these extra paper goods will really add a lot onto their stationery budget but these additional items are actually more affordable then you might think! Talk with your custom stationery design about the costs for adding these items to your list of goods. If you are using the same design elements that you did on the invitation the time and cost to create these other details is surprisingly affordable and will really add to our event!”
“For brides, we cannot stress enough the importance of sharing your vision with your vendor team. Be sure to bring swatches, pinterest board links and notes from other vendor appointments to share with them. Remember that flowers and linens aren’t the only places design opportunities exist. Your stationer will want to know about your menu and food presentation: will you need printed menu cards? Signage at food stations or buffets? Signature cocktail signage or menus? Custom cocktail napkins? Your florist will also want to know details about the menu: in addition to signage, do you need floral at your bars and food stations? At your guest book? In the restrooms? If you’re not working with a planner, be sure to give everyone the details of all the different elements, so you can be sure not to miss design opportunities. Your florist, stationer, rental company, caterer and lighting designer are the primary service providers who will all need details about the vision for the event.”