[custom design] Vintage themed wedding & party Ticket invites

vintage wedding invites with rsvp stub

Wow, time is flying by! I was first asked to custom design a vintage film ticket invitation for Trisha & Tony‘s wedding in 2011. Luckily, based on each new clients theme, this unique invite suite has been personalized many times over!

For example, I’ve updated the design to work as a single invite card only (vs. the full suite w/tear-off RSVP postcard & map card), along with a new style that includes a perforated tear-off RSVP STUB on the main invite.  There are also now smaller, miscellaneous event tickets available, plus ticket save the dates. And lastly, a fun Pop or Rock Star themed girls birthday party ticket.

This is truly what I love about my job…customizing all the details…it’s never the same. Time flies when you’re having fun! 😉

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Wedding Film Invitation Ticket with #10 envelope; response info printed on the bottom (option to add printing on the back with rsvp & event details)

 

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Cinema themed wedding invite tickets with separate Rsvp card, response & outer envelope; (fonts & paper colors can change to match theme) 

 

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Vintage Ticket Wedding Invitation with tear-off RSVP Stub + response & #10 envelopes (paper colors & inks can change to match theme)

 

wedding invite save the date reception cards
Custom Vintage Ticket invitations & save the dates [available in the sizes and shapes shown]
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If you plan on throwing a fun themed music, ballroom, theater or film event, check out more ticket ideas & inspiration at my portfolio section.
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A vintage ticket Wedding Save the Date [with or without photo on the back]
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Rock or Pop Star Girls Birthday Party vintage style invites; diy printable options also available!
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[wedding design] custom invitation process

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I can’t believe it’s almost March… it’s been a busy beginning of the year producing spring & summer wedding invites, which unfortunately makes it difficult to keep up with blog posts. So, I utilize social media whenever possible [especially Papercake’s Instagram page]. This keeps my business up to date, showcasing new designs as I create them (with a few lifestyle shots in between 😉).

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I love that Instagram just added a new feature [share multiple photos and videos in one post]. Since I was actually in production on an order, I decided I would share my custom design process in one post. I then realized I should share these photos here, as well, to give a visual of how it all works.

note > I have many local clients that I’m able to sit down & meet with, but I mostly work with clients nationwide (and international – many thanks to Etsy)!

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> After the initial inquiry, design inspiration emails and quote approval, a mock-up PDF is started via email. I can also mail paper color swatches to choose from, based on the events theme.

> Once revisions are made and design is finalized, I can then order supplies and make an actual sample invitation for approval… print production & assembly can start after that! 

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> these photos show an example of my pocket-on-the-back invitation suite.

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A 2-layer pocket-on-the-back invite with details & Rsvp enclosure cards, response & outer envelopes [papers: white matte + cool grey & real grey matte]

[Real Wedding] A Colorful Great Gatsby Inspired Event

MichelleKevinSuiteCongrats to Michelle & Kevin, married on September 19, 2015 at The Generals Daughter in Sonoma, California. I can’t get over how gorgeous all the colors came together in these amazing photos by Rebecca Gosselin Photography.

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When I met with Michelle, I was so excited to utilize her fun color palette when designing her custom invitations into a unique, art deco styled suite. I also created a ‘Great Gatsby’ themed monogram to use throughout their stationery (see matchbook & cuff links too!). Everything really came together beautifully by combining the stunning bouquets [by Fantasy Flowers] with the wedding day coordination [A Savvy Event]. I had to find time to showcase just a few of my favorite photos for your planning inspiration! 😉

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[custom wedding invitation] City Skyline

San Francisco Skyline
San Francisco Skyline

I cannot believe it’s been 2 years since I first illustrated the San Francisco skyline for Lianne’s custom wedding invitation. Recently I’ve been on a roll designing more cityscapes, as well as updating the SF skyline to each clients venue location! I’m excited to finally have a gallery of new invites, showcasing how each can be customized to a specific color theme, shape & size. Let me know your favorite combo! 😉

Boston City Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [single-layer vertical, tall cards]
Boston City Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [single-layer vertical + enclosure cards]
San Francisco Skyline [2-layer horizontal invite with belly band to hold enclosure cards]
San Francisco Skyline [2-layer horizontal invite w/belly band to hold tear-off enclosure card]
Washington DC SKyline Wedding Invitation Suite [2-layer horizontal invite with tear-off RSVP postcard & wedding map enclosure card]
Washington DC Skyline [2-layer horizontal w/tear-off RSVP postcard + wedding map enclosure]
San Francisco Bay Bridge Lights Invitation [2-layer 5x7 horizontal with enclosure cards]
San Francisco Bay Bridge Lights [2-layer 5×7 horizontal invite w/enclosure cards]
San Francisco Palace of fine Arts Skyline Invitation [2-layer 5x7 horizontal card with belly band & oval tag]
San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts Skyline [2-layer 5×7 horizontal card w/belly band + oval tag]
San Francisco Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [booklet with pocket for enclosure cards & belly band]
San Francisco Skyline Wedding Suite [5×7 booklet w/pocket for enclosure cards + belly band]
New York Queesboro Bridge Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [digitally designed for DIY print & assembly]
New York Queensboro Bridge Skyline [digitally designed for DIY print & assembly]
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Chicago City Skyline Wedding Invite [2-layer horizontal card w/belly band]
San Francisco Zoo Wedding Invitation Sutro Tower Skyline [single ticket folder with belly band & label]
San Francisco Zoo Sutro Tower Skyline [single-ticket folder w/belly band + label]
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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Rehearsal Dinner [2-layer 5×7 vertical Invite]
Paris Skyline [all-in-one guest/return address label wraps]
Paris Skyline [all-in-one guest/return address label wraps]
 

[custom wedding invitation] trilingual pochette Fold out invite

Showcasing Jennifer’s personalized beach theme wedding invitation suite!
*design, ink & paper colors can change to match your theme; choose Custom options here

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A trilingual wedding invitation with rsvp & dinner enclosure cards printed on ‘natural white’ smooth matte cardstock; tri fold paper adhered to a ‘lemon’ yellow textured pointed pochette. Response & outer #10 envelopes in metallic ‘lagoon’  = $7.25 each *etsy listing
optional: ‘lemon’ all-in-one guest/return address label wraps = $1.25 each

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*redesign based on rosa’s peacock feather trilingual invitation suite

[DIY print & assemble] wedding invitations

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wedding DIY invitations
kristina: {DIY printed cards ready to assemble; envelopments pocket folder}
4 cards > custom designed invite plus MAP, Directions & RSVP postcard

Lately I’ve been designing more custom invitations for DIY clients, who want me to provide either the hi-res PDFs (ready to print themselves) or the printed enclosure cards only (cut & ready to assemble). I absolutely love when I receive the completed wedding invitation suite from each diy client, so I can actually see the final result! 😉 “thanks!”

**photos of each creative invitations are shown below, along with a note on which DIY option each client chose & any paper details**

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debra: {digital DIY PDFs; printed at a local printer & online @ vistaprint.com}
> custom designed single-flat card plus map & RSVP enclosures
Freida DIY assembly wedding invitation
freida: {DIY printed cards ready to assemble; cards & pockets pocket folder & graphic mat layer}
4 cards> custom designed invite plus MAP, Details & RSVP postcard
jaclyn DIY invitation design
jaclyn: {DIY printed cards ready to assemble; paper & more pocket folder
plus cards & pockets graphic mat layer}
4 cards > custom designed invite plus MAP, Details & RSVP postcard
> all-in-one guest/return address label wraps 
kimberly DIY wedding invitation
kimberly: {digital DIY PDFs; cards & pockets folder + printing}
> custom designed monogram including cover design, bilingual invite booklet
(back adhered to folder); plus Map & RSVP enclosures

If you would like to print &/or assemble your own Wedding Invitations / Reception Stationery but need help with the graphic design & layout, I can assist you!  Check out my etsy listings [below] for more info on which option is best for you depending on what you’re envisioning!

> DIY Printable PDFs Custom Design for Wedding Invitations or Reception Stationery 

> DIY Printable PDF Custom Design for Reception Stationery {listing for only 1 design}

[custom wedding invitations] vertical folded card + ribbon sash

Everyone is loving the look of opening an invitation like a present, revealing a pocket full of goodness. However, if you plan on adding your website to the main invitation & don’t really need an additional enclosure card (wedding details/map/reception info) but only the RSVP card, you don’t necessarily need a pocket. Your guest will be sending back the RSVP leaving the pocket empty & lonely, & leaving you wondering why that extra money was spent?

So, when Christine wanted to design her invites based on Myisha’s design (shown below) we came up with a fantastic solution: a 3-layered vertical folded card with ribbon sash & name tag on the front, but the invite panel is moved to the bottom where the pocket was, and the RSVP slides under the ribbon at top! I do believe we solved this one with flying colors, don’t you think?! 😉 I love it!

Myisha's Wedding Invitation Suite {handmade paper discontinued ;{

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*below are two more client creations showing how they personalized Myisha’s design by changing the handmade paper, fonts, ink & metallic paper colors. I’m even working on a new design based on this but flipping the layout to open horizontally! fun!

[real city wedding] lianne + al in san francisco

Congrats to Lianne & Al, married September 24th, 2011 at the
Terra Gallery in San Francisco, California!

san francisco wedding invitation & stationery suite

I was thrilled to illustrate the San Francisco skyline for Lianne & Al’s customized wedding invitation…and I love that the design was carried on throughout the reception stationery! Page Bertelsen photographed these beautiful images that lianne was sweet enough to share with me.

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*I redesigned vanessa’s wedding program using the city skyline design (4 cards are held together at the top with a brad embellishment)

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wedding reception escort favor labels

*a unique idea to combine a thoughtful favor (apple butter made in lianne’s home town); the seating cards were personalized as the jar labels to seat each guest at their assigned table.

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Wedding Table numbers & menus

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[real wedding] grace + leo

Congrats to Grace & Leo!
Married July 2, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.

I’m so happy I can finally showcase this unique wedding invitation suite along with the awesome photography from grace & leo’s big day! {my favorites are shown below by brandon kidd photography}



We first designed their 
eye-chart save the date postcards, {which we also used on their escort tent cards, shown below}. The personalized monogram was based on the Ishihara color plate! This was a very difficult design process for me, but one I DO NOT regret 😉 especially since they added the monogram to their cake {by Scrumptious Wedding Cakes}!  We slipped the RSVP & Wedding Map enclosure cards behind the tall, 2-layer invitation and added an orange grosgrain ribbon to hold it all together. Of course we had to add the matching all-in-one guest /return address label wraps to the outer orange envelopes! fun-fun!

The wedding reception stationery matched the invitations, but we added blue card stock instead of the peacock color for the layered ceremony program. Also shown above is their square menu fan with eye-chart escort & table number tents below.