Wedding Invitations Go Custom
Hours upon hours of looking for invites and you still haven’t found the perfect one? Call off the search and start customizing your own with the expert assistance of Castagne Graphics.
Designing your own wedding stationery isn’t a DIY project. It’s all about working with the professionals at Castagne Graphics to master the perfect look. Maybe you’re a visual person who has a specific creation in mind; or you’ve shopped around and realized that the options out there — as many as there are — aren’t the right match for you and your day. Custom-made stationery can be the key to rounding out your wedding’s style. But before committing to this project, be aware of your wedding budget and the time the process will take.
Think About Your Vision
Take some time and dream up what you’d like your wedding invitation to look like: soft colors, letterpress font, photo embellishments. Which hues and overarching style (modern or traditional) visually fit you as a couple? Share your story with Castagne Graphics to design your wedding style and the vision you have for your celebration.
Set Your Design Plan
Decide how far you’ll want to take your customization with colors, patterns, and layers of paper. Do you want a combination of specialty printing methods? Is the design you’re dreaming up unique or does your custom job involve a simple letterpressed drawing of a daisy, your favorite flower? Maybe you want a personalized invite but don’t have a specific idea. Castagne Graphics will guide you through the process.
Do the Research & Gather Your Notes
Castagne Graphics will listen and carry out your ideas. Start compiling a file of invites you like: hand-drawn sketches, past invitations you’ve received, and magazine clippings that motivate your creativity.
Choose a Color
Your wedding colors are the strand that runs through all the elements of your day. Decide how you will incorporate these hues into your paper products: Will you use a colored font, a colored pattern, or colored paper? A mix of the three? Can’t settle on one color? Then select two. Pick a pair that will be complementary, but don’t settle on pale pink if fuchsia has always been your favorite. Most important, examine how each color looks on the paper stock. Don’t assume that aquamarine font will look the same on white as it does on cream.
Decide on a Motif
Do you want a monogram or another symbol woven throughout the day’s festivities? If so, consider adding these themes to your wedding stationery. For example, an invite to a tropical wedding might include seashells and coral.
Select the Size and Shape
Believe it or not, the envelope drives the size of the invitation, so your design needs to fall within your chosen envelope formats (square, rectangular, skinny rectangular). And the envelope shape sets the tone for your wedding style (an unusual size signifies an untraditional wedding).