One thing I think custom clients miss out on is getting creative with their envelope colors; they don’t have to be plain white. We played up the colors in the design by doing different color envelopes that all tie into the pretty floral pattern. This wedding invitation suite looks custom even though it isn’t and that’s one of the things we love about it. People often overlook the envelopes saying they just end up in the trash. While that is true, wedding invitations are all about the first impression so putting a little effort into them is well worth it. And, as long as you are keeping the same paper and style, changing the color usually doesn’t cost any more!
A dark gray outer envelope lined with the watercolor floral pattern creates the base for this wedding invitation package. The invitation is printed on white shimmer in a charcoal gray to match the envelope. The design is simple but the font styles are more formal and traditional with a more modern layout.
The Response card matches the invitation. For the RSVP Envelope, we pulled another color from the floral pattern for the envelope. This envelopes is in a rose quartz shimmer color which pulls out the pinks in the floral pattern and pops off the darker charcoal outer envelope. The details card is printed with a purple-gray, yet another color taken from the floral pattern. Pulling multiple colors from the floral pattern gives the invitation more interest and dimension rather than several white pieces of paper stacked together. Every piece of the invitation is unique and stands out while complimenting everything else.
The belly band is printed paper in the same pattern as the envelope liner which is the perfect, simple piece to tie it all together.
What I love about this design is the simplicity yet by putting a little thought into the envelopes, the invitation pops. Even though this isn’t a custom wedding invitation, is has the look and feel of a custom, more expensive wedding invitation without all the work and added cost.
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