a. Express the tone of the wedding in the Save the Date: From the get-go, we knew we wanted our event to be kinda hippie have a sense of humor to it–so we made the Save-the-dates with shotguns that have flowers protuding from the barrels to hint at our ‘Shotgun’ Wedding, and hints of ‘make love not war’.
b. Pick a Primary and secondary font that will adorn all of your graphics. I used HLMT rounded (available for free download) as our primary font, and Futura as our secondary font. These fonts were used throughout the event, from the invites to the thank-you cards.
c. Convey details of the wedding in the invites: Once we got around to designing the invites, we also knew that we wanted our wedding to be fun, relaxed, romantic, personal and outdoors, so we made sure those things came across in our invites. The back of the invites were designed to look like it was actually ‘from the back,’ our kitty made an appearance on all graphic elements and we hid storks carrying babies on the invites too. Very few people had to ask us ‘what to wear’ to the wedding etc. because they could ‘get it’ just from the style of the invitations.
d. Use the same graphics for your wedding website or blog.
e. Create a graphic representation of the bride and groom–do this by using specific fonts to write out names, create a monogram with initials, or illustrate the bride and groom like I did–we used paper to collage ours. Simple.
f. Repeat key graphic elements on all of your materials. For us, collaged figurines and a collage of our cat, Luda, adorned all of our printed materials.
a. Our cake designer made our collaged figures out of candy to adorn the cake.
3. CHOOSE COLORS AND THEN HAVE FUN WITH THEM
Photo by Zachary Rosencrantz
a. Pick a color scheme, but don’t be rigid. For flowers, bridal party outfits and other details, we went with our color scheme of marigold and grey. But by not being too rigid about the color scheme (we asked our party to wear what ever they wanted in grey and yellow)–we got all shades (and pops of blues and reds) that gave out wedding texture and personality.
That’s all for now–more on the wedding soon!