Ever since I became a graphic designer, people have commented how I will be able to design my own wedding invitation one day when I get married. As tempting as it was to buy an already designed invitation set from Paper Source or Etsy – I couldn’t resist making my own.
All of the paper materials I used came from Paper Source, I was so thrilled with the quality! Here is what I used:
The cards all came with a square edge, which was fine, however I started playing around with a paper trimmer and decided I liked how the rounded corners looked!
For the design I used the script font Carolyna Pro Black which I purchased. I didn’t love the way the zip code on the address envelope looked with that font, so instead I used 5th Grade Cursive.
I knew that I wanted some unique stamps for our wedding invitations, but I was having a hard time finding anything I liked from USPS. I searched on Etsy and found a shop run by Laurie called Flowers by LJP. I was able to find these beautiful vintage stamps that were perfect for our wedding! Laurie was so incredibly nice and helpful – she even put together collections of stamps for me to choose from. It was my favorite part of the project!
The ribbon that wraps around the invite was purchased at Michaels and I secured it with a glue stick.
On the back I decided to use a self-inking stamp from Foryoo in a cute design, they were able to send me a proof almost instantly and I received the stamp very quickly!
True story: In 2016 I closed my business for 1 year after having our son and it was the BIGGEST mistake I've ever made. I totally get how overwhelming it can be to build an online business while raising a family... um, 3am work nights fueled by a pot of coffee - been there!
Which is why I've dedicated Sugar Studios + this blog to helping entrepreneurs like YOU build the business you've been dreaming of.