In Friday’s post I showed you the initial name design for my brother Des and his fiancee’s wedding invitation.
Now for the layout and font choice. I like contrast so I’m inclined to do something wildly calligraphic for names and offset it with a good quality formal font.
I always tried to offer my clients a few layouts as it’s easier to do this rather than to keep going backwards and forwards. So we looked at a a square card or a narrow horizontal one, but there were really too many words or the second option and we would have needed a folded card with their name design on the outside. By now they had chosen a flat mounted card to keep it less formal.
We chatted about it by email and selected a nice quality ivory textured paper, with torn edges (deckled), glued onto an aqua backing. I found the identical colour we had hoped for in a scrapbooking shop. There was nowhere for the semaphore now, as it would get too fussy, except as a strip wrapping the card. Perhaps?
In the end this was our choice – not quite A5 – it was 120X190mm and I had custom-made envelopes that matched perfectly.
To make it really feel special we had to think about a wrap-around cover for the presentation.