Kind of a lot of people like to tell me how they love my wedding invitations, but they would never want to pay for something like that because it will just go in the trash. Obviously, that’s a huge bummer for me to hear! I work really hard to create beautiful pieces for my clients, and I’d hate to think of all that time and effort as just garbage.
Wedding day stationery can be a lot to wrap your head around. There are a lot of options, and it’s not like an invitation, where there are necessary components. For example, you don’t NEED a welcome sign, but you definitely need a way to let your guests know where and when your wedding is.
Even though we’re just barely coming up on spring, I’m already thinking about fall - because that’s when all the invitations I’m designing are happening! PS - if you’re getting married in the fall, let’s chat! Now is the perfect time to get started on your wedding invitations.
I thought I’d share a few elements I’m loving for this year’s fall weddings!
Today, I thought it would be fun to talk about how I create the artwork for invitations! Sometimes people ask me if I hand paint every invitation, which I have done in the past, but don’t do any more, and other times, people don’t even know that I create the artwork for my invitations! So it’s really all over the place.
Lucy and Van were so low key and relaxed that I honestly didn’t think they’d want to do much for their invitations, but instead, we created something so spectacular that I think it’s one of my all time faves. They had a blowout wedding weekend in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia, and their suite had so many pieces that it was a struggle to get them all in one shot!
In this increasingly modern age (lol could I sound any more like the 80-year-old woman I basically am?), online replies have become more and more prevalent. I’ll often get comments like: ‘I know you probably hate online replies, but I want to do them anyway’, or ‘Is it really that bad to do an online reply?’, and my not so secret answer is that I don’t hate online replies at all! I think they can be a really valuable tool, and if you’re short on time, or want to save a little money, they’re a great way to go.
I love being a small business owner. It’s great to have full control over my schedule and pursue my passion, building something that hopefully will be my lasting legacy. I wouldn’t change it for the world. However, at times being a small business owner can be bananas crazy. You have to wear so many hats, there are always a zillion balls in the air, and you’re ultimately responsible for making sure it doesn’t all come crashing down! For me, I’ve found my busy times come in waves - sometimes really close together waves. There will be slower times where I have a moment to catch my breath and come up for air, and there will be times when I’m pretty much only focused on getting my work done. This used to really stress me out, but now that I’m a little more used to the rhythm, I kind of like it. I thought I would share some of my tactics for making it through the crazy times without losing my sanity.