Post # 1
hey all! i am going for a vintage feel to my wedding, and absolutely LOVE the feel of this design : http://www.etsy.com/listing/58732528/100-vintage-wedding-invitation-package?ref=pr_faveitems
my father is an artist, and i think it would be so special for him to design something with that feel that had Fiance and I more accurately portrayed for all the paper invites/save the dates, etc.
but where could i do this? so he comes up with the artwork, where do i take it? how do i get it turned into a std or invitation?
thanks for any and all advice!!!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
Unless you have software or are willing to DIY everything yourself, you’ll either need to have a designer scan the artwork and use it, or have it scanned and give the digital copy to a designer.
I can give you some suggestions if you want to DIY it. It would be possible (but difficult) to do this in Word. Would be much easier in Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign.
Post # 4
Ok, I see what you mean.
If I went with a designer scannign it in, where might I find somebody to do that?
And I could definitely consider DIY. I guess at which point I would take it to a Staples or somewhere like that to be printed?
Another question then, is it really worth it? More work than it is worth?
Post # 5
That is so pretty! Talk to a graphic artists, I am sure you have a lot of friends that do this or surely know of someone! =) And I am sure if they are still “learning” they will do it for pretty cheap, and you could still incorporate something made by your father! Love it! Good Luck!
Post # 6
CupCake..thanks! I do know some graphic artists! Ok, yay! I’m excited now! 😀
Post # 7
@strawberrybanana: you should be! Its pretty fun! I did the same! I had a Caricature Artist (and now friend) draw us and use that for our STD. I used VistaPrint to print them onto magnets! =) I loved how they turned out! And it was SO cheap! I totally dont mean to highjack your thread but I just totally love saving a buck, or more and telling anyone else going for DIY as well. Because sometimes it doesnt end up as cheap as we think it would be! http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-stds-are-here-1
Post # 8
My husband is an artist and he wanted to hand draw something for our invitations. After he finished it, I took it to Kinkos and printed it on plain white DIY wedding invitations. I added white vellum to soften it a bit and also all my guests had to do to see the details of his drawing was lift up the vellum. I printed our invitation wording right onto the vellum. I added my touch of blue by adding ribbon to the top and the bottom.
Background on his drawing… we are both from Philly and we now live in Seattle and the wedding was in Philly.
Post # 9
Oh wow! That is beautiful yrret!!! So you just took in the hard copy of the drawing to kinkos and did it from there at the store? Wow! Do you happen to remember how much it was.
and cupcake, i definitely plan on DIY-ing a good 3/4 of the wedding! Flowers, invites, cake platters, etc!