Friday, January 22, 2010

Semi DIY invitations, Sandra Lee ain't got nothing on me!!!

I'm soo excited, I have been thinking about my invite designs of course as soon as I had completed my save the dates. I wanted something elegant and posh and modern and wow. I remembered back when Sciz and I decided we were going to learn calligraphy and began searching calligraphers on the internet to see how much they charged to design invites etc. I was blown away at the prices (faint). Then I found and it was a SCORE! She and I have been conversing back and forth and she can do our names in a digital format (I am using a level four font) and I will design the invites and print them out but our names will have the custom calligraphy. And the it's not too cost prohibitive especially since I'll be doing my own printing and the rest of the design Here are my fave fonts by her.

Platinum Flourish I think this is our number one font, can you imagine our names in the scrolly squirly swirly fonts?!

and Hollywood Swirl... love ths one too but it's not as dramatic and the first one and we know I'm all about the drama!!

She will also be addressing our inner and outer envelopes and I'll use a lower tier font for price purposes... This is a Level 2 about 1.50 to 1.75 depending on if I choose Monoline or traditional calligraphy
Flourished Italic

This is also an invite by Jennifer and it sort of sparked my aha moment (yes I had an Oprah moment)... Our invites will have our names in an incredibly scrolled and large design and the rest will be a stock print that I will design and the chandelier will be stamped in the background or on the right hand side!!! i'm soooo excited!!!!!!  This design is from Jennifer as well.

I think I may attempt to make the above  invitation look more like this with my new stamps  I think the juxtaposition of the imperfect stamps with the perfect names will be amazing, don't you?

There is something so deductive and sexy about a black invitation, don't you agree? (source) but we could still stamp it with three different chandeliers in a metallic silver?  So sexy and vintage.

I will probably be adding little crystals at the bottom of the chandelier (gotta have a little bit of bling, right?!)


loveisyouloveisus said...

droool! I love fancy pants calligraphy!! and I still can't get over the gloriousness of the chandeliers you will be using. I can't wait to see what you two gals will come up with!

Mocha Frugalista said...

@loveis: she's only creating our names and the graphic designer that i work with and i will be doing the rest of the design... I'll definitely let you-all see the progress.

Harvard Housewife said...

you're great. I think you have pulled YOUR ENTIRE WEDDING together in a week.

Mocha Frugalista said...

@harvard:lol not everything, i still don't have a dress or a venue (two very important things to need lol!!)

PMerr said...

ohhh!!! I love your last 2 options!!! All are so pretty though!!

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Mocha Frugalista said...

@pmerr: i adore the one with the three chandliers the most i think lol... but i am entertaining the option of a die cut machine where i can cut the chandeliers out...