Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tools of the Trade

The array of tools we have at our disposal for creating your invitations would surprise you. This picture shows several of the tools in use on our current project.

Starting with paper and ink, and your theme, ideas, and preferences, we sort through our (impressive) collection of stamps and also look for printable art that might bring your theme into the design. We print a draft of your invitation wording in the size you've chosen and get to work at personalizing it.

Sometimes  invitations will be enhanced with heat embossing which adds some subtle texture and shine to the invitation. Others get texture added using a process called dry embossing which shapes the paper without changing the color. Some get colored with ink, others get their color from punched shapes (see the leaves and flowers in this photo.) Sometimes the corners will be shaped using a variety of punches; often the invitaion will be layered on a mat of a different color.

Putting it all together creates an original and unique hand-crafted invitation that will never be duplicated for another bride and groom!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Putting it all together

In Texas some people pronounce the words "suit" and "suite" the same. We tend to refer to our collections as suites, pronounced sweet. So, whether you think the pieces in this photo are a suite of wedding stationery, or a suit, you are right. It is a sweet set that belongs together.

This invitation was printed, and then embellished with hand-assembled floral sprigs. The RSVP postcard, and additional information note are printed using the same colors, slightly muted, with a woodgrain background on both sides to coordinate with the invitation. The wedding program is also printed. Any of the pieces except the postcard could have included variations on the sprigs included on the invitation.

You can expand your suite to include table numbers, favor packaging, thank you notes, escort cards, doorhangers, placecards, and even give a hint of it in your save-the-dates if you decide early enough.

You may notice a theme similar to an invitation we highlighted a couple of weeks ago - if you did, you have a good eye. This is another sample made for the same bride who received this sample. What she ended up with was a variation on this one; after the groom added his opinions some additional changes were made. It's custom - we will tweak it until you are satisfied!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Welcome Your Guests in Style

Imagine how pleased and surprised your guests will be when they show up at the hotel and find a friendly welcome from you hanging on their door. These days many of your wedding guests may have come a long distance to help you celebrate so let them know how glad you are to have them with you on your special day. Hotels are generally happy to put these doorhangers out for you if you've reserved a block of rooms.

The signature design you choose for your custom invitations can be carried through to many other welcoming touches. For instance, you may want to include an insert in your invitations that provides information about blocks of hotel rooms, directions between hotels and venue or from the wedding venue to the reception, and where you are registered.

Once your invitation design is finalized you can start thinking about other ways you want to use your signature design.  (You can see the invitation that inspired this doorhanger here.) Put your unique touch on doorhangers, welcome bags, service folders, place cards, table numbers, favors, and thank you notes. Some couples have even made labels for water bottles or fans when they expect a warm day for an outdoor wedding.

Possibility Paper Company will be happy to provide whatever you need to show your guests how much you value their presence.