I finally got around to taking photos of my save the dates this past weekend. I have also finally finished the design for the actual invitation as well. Let me tell you, having myself as a client has been terribly unpleasant. I have been nit-picking and changing and going back and forth and have finally come to the conclusion that I am never going to be completely satisfied because we are always most critical of ourselves. Anyways, hopefully when all this mess is finished, I will never have to work with myself for an event again. I am the worst. One of my issues is that I want to be able to have everything. I have always loved watercolor but am doing letterpress for my invitations because yum, so I decided that in order to have all the things I want, I would do watercolor for the save the date. I physically watercolored a piece of paper the size of the card and then scanned it in and photoshopped, and then I drew the border with my pen, and scanned it in and photoshopped it into the document, and then continued the process for each calligraphy element you see. Needless to say, it took awhile. I wanted to do a double-sided invite because I love the photo that we used from our shoot with Allison Kuhn so much that I didn’t want to put any writing over it. So basically, that is how I ended up with the save the date design. I also used watercolor for the address on the envelopes. I thought I was being super cute and clever and cohesive until I realized that watercolor just wiped right off the envelope after it dried and Chris and I had to go through and spray each envelope with fixative to try to keep the addresses on. Apparently if you want watercolor on your envelopes, you gotta really work for it so if I ever start offering watercolor to clients, I need to remember to charge extra!
Other things to note include the fact that this is not our real address but I wish it was, and I addressed the save the date to “us” because I thought it was dumb to address to Megan and Chris from Megan and Chris. Either way it is a bit silly but I wanted one for us as a keepsake. I hand wrote in at the top of each save the date who was invited because I thought it would be a nice personal touch.
Hope you guys are having an awesome week!