5.17.2011

now on board with destination wedding invitation design!

After being contacted - again - about whether or not I had any designs up my sleeve for a destination wedding, I finally put together an idea that's been on my mind for over a year! Here it is, my take on the retro airline ticket/boarding pass destination wedding invites:



An airplane die-cut detail is attached to a customized banner message with baker's twine, setting the stage for the details of your destination ceremony to unfold for your guests.


I searched and searched but could not, for the life of me, find any of the pockets or sleeves that I've seen used in other, similar destination wedding designs.  I have a number of wholesale suppliers and consider myself a pretty resourceful gal but remain stumped as to where other designers are getting these elements.  So I made my own!  The great thing about my hand-made sleeve is that, because it starts out as a flat piece of 80 lb. card stock, it can be printed on before trimming, scoring, and folding, perfect for including additional event or travel information for your guests.


Inside the sleeve your guests will find an invitation designed in the style of an old-school boarding pass, printed on wonderfully thick 110 lb. card stock, complete with rounded corners and perforation.


Also included is a luggage tag style response card that fits nicely into the corresponding 4bar envelope.


As always, this design is fully customizable to work with any destination wedding, from font to colors to motif.  I've already worked on a number of client variations since adding this design to the shop, switching out the sand dollar for a dolphin in one case and using a muted palette of blues, greens, and burgundy, believe it or not, on another!


This design would also be great for a wedding that is not necessarily set in a tropical venue but to which many guests are traveling!

I still have one more new design already in the shop to blog about and a couple of custom orders I'm anxious to share with you.  Stay tuned!

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