In the end I opted for a professional print service & used the fabulous Century Studios (who also run CS Greetings). I'm known for my zingy brights so colour matching was really important, I was so impressed by their service & the final print results!
I created my design like a greeting card decorating all 4 pages & then I printed my own personalised insert for each guest. I wanted the invites to put a smile on people's faces therefore I chosen one of my signature colour palettes & contemporary relaxed styling. The invite comes with it's own coordinating decorative luggage tag & I also enclosed a beautiful illustration from my niece (I actually sent a 7 year old a design brief!). The whole wedding package is wrapped (like a little gift) in orange tissue & decorative coral twine. I also used coordinating manilla envelopes to contain any extras such as the accommodation information.
I've had a busy week creating inserts & wrapping but I'm pleased that I have now shipped out lots of pretty mail. I hope you like them.
(These are just quick snapshots & Instagram pics. I plan to get them professionally photographed).
Large luggage style swing tags (above & below)
Swing tag details (below)
Front of invite (below) textures, bright colour pops & surface pattern details
Page 2 of invite (below) soft blue accents
Back of invite which reads 'to love & be loved' (below)
My niece's illustration (below)
Decorative twine (below)
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