Never underestimate the importance of printing methods when designing stationery. There are countless options in creating a finished product unique to you and your style. I'm often asked what is the difference between two of the more popular printing methods – letterpress and flat printing. I have to say, you can't go wrong with either choice. When done well, both choices produce a beautiful end product. But which one is right for your stationery? Use this infographic to compare letterpress and flat printing to help you decide!
Congratulations to Ashley and Aaron on their wedding day! Wishing you both many blessings!
Ashley and Aaron were an absolute blast to work with. From the moment she told me she was having her casual wedding dress custom made (a short sleeve, scoop neck dress with tulle, lace, and a lavender underlay), arranging her own flowers picked up from a dahlia farmer in State College (one of my favorite flowers), and she MADE her own ceramic centerpieces in a pottery class, glazing them all in different shades of purple, I was 100% hooked. Here are the photos she sent me for inspiration:
Seriously... how do I attract such awesome clients?!
I then approached Ashley with a rough concept for her custom invitations: "How would you feel about some fun play on casual, yet pretty fonts with some whimsical and vintage-y looking flowers in colors of dusty blue, light purple, deep purple, greens, and light & dark grey?"
And so we began! The final results can be seen here...
Almost nothing makes me happier than happy clients. Here is some of what Ashley had to say upon picking up her invitations!
"We did the whole thing via email - I was amazed when I saw our first proof because Emily basically nailed it on the first try after all I gave here were some ideas about our colors and the overall feel of our wedding! Would highly recommend Freebird Paperie to anyone... knowing that my invites were in good hands was a huge relief!"
What are the real rules when it comes to inviting plus-ones?
"Whether you're deciding if guests can bring children or if they can bring a plus-one, numbers matter when it comes to weddings. Is there such a things as a 'No Ring, No Bring' rule, where only married guests can bring their significant other?"
Brides Magazine wedding etiquette experts weigh in here.
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You love what you see, but ultimately you do want to know the cost before you get too invested. I have been there and totally understand. If you are like most brides and are on a budget, you are concerned with the overall costs of your wedding invitations and accompanying stationery.
The great thing about Freebird Paperie is that all orders are entirely à la carte. There are no set packages, so you get exactly what you want and pay exactly what you're comfortable with.
The total investment of your final order depends on 5 main variables (items needed, quantity, level of customization, printing method, and paper selection):
If you are ready to get a complete estimate and ask the questions you have floating around in your mind (like what's a belly band?), simply set up a free consultation with Freebird Paperie today!
With all of that being said, if you're just looking for a rough idea of starting costs, I can help with that. Non-custom, flat printed invitation orders (those that are pre-designed) start at $215 for 50 invitations and 50 RSVP cards with envelopes. Custom invitation orders begin at $350. The average investment by each couple is around $600. We will discuss everything more in depth during your consultation.
Both of the above costs include 10% extra envelopes for the invitations and RSVP cards.
Amber Weir of Central Pennsylvania came to Freebird Paperie with a love for the Kimberly Collection, however wanted to put her own spin on the design. She requested that I change the flowers to something a bit more tropical, ditch the mason jars, and spice up the colors to bring to mind a beach paradise--ocean at your toes, wind in your hair, and palm trees galore! Deep fuchsia, a pop of coral, soft pink, bright ocean blue, and punchy orange rounded out this unique invitation,
and the client fell in love with it!
Amber also had me design a custom RSVP postcard for her. She kept everything else super simple, using just a standard white envelope for mailing everything to her guests. Keep in mind that Freebird Paperie also offers MANY vibrant colors to perfectly match your wedding stationery collection.
The Amber Invitation is the perfect example of how you can take an invitation already designed by Freebird Paperie and make it truly your own. Check out the Amber Collection now!
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My name is Emily, and I'm a graphic designer. Jesus is my main man, and life is beautiful and amazing. This blog is going to be mini get-away throughout the week, my personal diary--filled with things I like, things I feel, things that are pretty, inspire me, or give me hope. If ya don't like it, that's really ok! If ya do, welcome!!
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