After moving back to KC I was approached by the Big Fake Wedding to become a featured vendor in their non-traditional wedding show. I had seen their work when I was planning my own wedding several years back. I love the way they’ve created a new spin on the way wedding vendors can present the work they do for potential clients. The inspiration for the big day was cheap-chic + vibrant - using the unexpected and creating something beautiful out of it.
I used dusty roses and sage greens to compliment the beautifully bright yellow envelopes I had to have for the reply postcards. For the unexpected touch I created confetti out of recycled paper. I happened to notice an instagram pic the bride posted – a polaroid of their first kiss - she wrote “we were in our twenties, and he kissed me, and there was confetti everywhere”. So naturally I went to my recycle and started punching with my trusty hole puncher. I looked for all the colorful paper and made as much confetti as my hands would allow! This was then stuffed into glassine envelopes that enclosed the couples monogram and tied the whole suite together.
Vintage stamps are one of my weaknesses. They add a little extra cost as they are worth more than their face value. However, flat printing on 110# paper (still thick but not so heavy that you have to double your postage) allows you to mail at the standard rate. Postcards mail at a lower rate already and don’t require an extra envelope it creates a win-win situation. When you are using vintage postage I like to make it worth it by showcasing it as I did here on the outer envelope with a billboard of 12 hot air balloon stamps. It acts as more than just postage and ties the whole theme together.
The little yellow envelopes as well as the type treatment I used allowed me to add some dimension to the suite without increasing the budget as much as letterpress or foil printing would have.
The suite featured here can be customized to your own wedding details and colors for $890 per 100 invites, reply cards and envelope addressing. Vintage stamps are available at an extra cost and are priced accordingly.