Maggie chose the colors of mango and wine for her wedding colors. We used those colors throughout all of her wedding stationary for a fantastic looking wedding ensemble. The cover of her foldover invite was graced with a large mango calla lily that was custom cut on the side for added drama. When the invitation was opened the inside page was printed with a verse Maggie picked out. The letter D and some custom scrolls added to the overall look of the invitations and wedding stationery. When the invitation was completely open, the invitation was centered in the middle and a custom pocket was designed to the side to hold the response card, reception card and accommodations card. White micah cardstock was used for the cover and invitation and a wine linen for the the backer behind the invite and the custom pocket.
The response card was a postcard response which is being utilized more with the cost of postage. Doing a postcard as opposed to a card and envelope saves money both the cost of the invitation ensemble and in the return postage that is required when sending out the invitation.
Another neat feature that Designs by Ginny offers is that on the response card instead of the traditional line where your guests fill in their name, their names are already printed on the cards so all they have to do is check the box saying whether or not they are attending. We have heard from past brides that some of the response cards will come in with no name on them and it is then a guessing game trying to figure out who the card came from. This eliminates any guess work. Of course, the invitation wouldn't be complete without a lined envelope. In this picture, the hotel guest were treated to a gift box filled with goodies. A welcome booklet was attached with a welcome from the bride and groom along with other weekend information. A beautiful silk bow, mango calla lily and greenery adorned the box for an impressive looking gift. Also, included in the box of goodies was a water bottle with a custom label Instead of the traditional numbers on the tables, Maggie and Jonathan choose different golf course to name all the tables. Small cards were made to match the table cards and inserted into envelopes that had the guest names printed on them. This is a good way to do the seating as you can have the cards printed up way ahead of time and just insert the correct card that correlates to the table the guest will be at and can be done at the last minute giving you the freedom of being able to change guest from one table to another if needed at the last moment. Maggie"s menu card carried the same theme from her invitation and added lots of pizzazz to her table decor. Maggie & Jonathan choose to donate to their favorite charities in lieu of guest favors and the style of this menu allowed for that information to be printed inside each menu. A long slimline style program continued Maggie look. And lastly, Maggie was able to thank her guests with a matching thank you card.