Carey Black of Yelo Creations is working with me on a custom stationery set for our wedding. This is the invitation that Carey has designed to coordinate with the style and color scheme that I have chosen. I love the combination of patterns incorporating the black and hot pink.
Carey shares the process of creating custom wedding stationery and the passion she exudes for working with engaged couples.
Save-the-dates and invitations are wedding guests’ first glimpses at what a bride and groom’s special day will entail. These pieces of stationery portray the colors and themeof the wedding, which not only bolsters the excitement for the bride and groom to-be but also builds anticipation for all of those who were chosen to share in this special occasion.
Here is a breakdown of the primary steps Yelo Creations takes to ensure that the wedding stationery properly embodies the vision of a couple’s nuptials:
— Meets with bride-to-be three to four months prior to the wedding date
–Discusses color choices and a theme
–Finds out if the bride-to-be wants a contemporary or traditional style
–Determines any preference for particular paper textures
–Brainstorms possible interactive aspects of the bride-to-be’s stationery
–Exhibits possible variations regarding size, shape and style of the enclosure
Basic wedding stationery includes:
–invitation enclosure with large envelope
–RSVP with envelope
–reception information card
Yelo Creations can handle any other requests as well – such as Thank You cards, menus, table numbers, place cards and ceremony programs, all of which will reflect the same design and theme of the wedding and invitations.
After the colors, theme, and stationery pieces are selected, Yelo Creations creates five digital mock-up designs for the bride-to-be to choose from. The mock-up designs simulate any paper layering, cutouts, as well as interactive and/or tangible elements of the stationery.
Yelo Creations will then give the client an estimate for the overall cost, which includes the design, materials, tools, as well as labor. Once the design parameters have been established with the client, the designer orders all of the paper, materials, and tools necessary to create the one-of-a-kind wedding stationery.
Next, Yelo Creations fashions one complete set of stationery to be approved by the client either in person or via photograph. Only minor changes to the text and digital design will be allowed at this point without incurring additional charges – Yelo Creations cannot make changes to materials once they have been ordered.
Pending one-hundred percent satisfaction, Yelo Creations proceeds with crafting the rest of the order. Additionally, Yelo Creations is able to handle any printing of addresses on both the outgoing and RSVP envelopes.
Since all production is crafted by hand, at least two weeks are needed for completion of the order to guarantee optimum quality and attention to detail – more time may be needed if there are multiple paper layers, die cuts, etc.
Yelo Creations’ ultimate goal is to turn what may seem like an arduous part of the wedding planning process into an enjoyable experience that produces a lasting memento, which newlyweds, their family, and their friends can cherish for many years to come.
We are currently working on a design to incorporate the menu card and place card into one piece–maybe an interactive piece. Visit our blog next Wednesday to see the finished design for the invitation.