Back in September, I showed you the design file for the awesome save the dates that Mr. Taffy’s brother designed for us. Today I would like to show you the final, printed product! 🙂
Remember how I was hunting for the perfect blue for our color palette and bridesmaid dresses? As a placeholder, we asked Mr. T’s brother to use a gray blue for our save the date design. By the time the gocco came out, we had switched to a color palette using both robin’s egg blue and a darker blue-green for our palette. Take a look at the finished product!
Don’t mind my sloppy name hacking in photoshop!
We did learn a lesson that will help on the invites; the text for “Save the date” was a bit too thin when printed. I must note that I took this image after I had sent these out, and the one that I photographed was especially hard to read. The others did look better than this!
The best part about seeing these “in print” was how glittery the ink was! Here you can see the shimmer peeping through the envelope.
The gocco ink we used is Pearl Kosui (Aqua) in case anyone is interested.
For contrast, here is the original photoshop file, before we chose a color:
I was so happy to send these out! We are planning on using fancy stamps for the invites, so we jumped at the opportunity to put (completely) non matching stamps on our STD’s.
Being the dorky designers that we are, we couldn’t resist these limited edition Eames Stamps. Maybe limited edition stamps would save our hand printed cards the the fate of landing in the trash bin! 😉 Even dorkier, if any of our friends owned any of the furniture pictured, they got the matching stamp for their envelope. (See? I still found a way to match something!)
It felt midly (ok, enourmously) liberating to send these off with a stamp that was in no way related to our wedding, but related to our shared interests as a couple. 🙂
How did you select the postage for your save the dates and invitations?
Did you choose crazy stamps for your save the dates or invites?