The Event of Awesomeness

aka Alex & Jeremy’s wedding/party

Colors and Papers 17 October 2008

Filed under: Questions,Wedding thoughts — Palila @ 12:04
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We’ve been thinking about wedding colors recently. The Mary Gay House is pink. Pink. The bottom part of the room is gray. So, we’ve narrowed down our colors to: not pastel and green. I think that green’s an easy choice to incorporate, especially if we go with herb centerpieces, and it goes well with Pink and gray. Other than green, we’re pretty much undecided, as long as it’s not a pastel color. Team Wedding will be wearing flattering, non-matching attire (more on that later), so we’re not too concerned with trying to tie colors in there. And that brings me to paper.

We’ve been thinking about invitations recently, too. Part of it’s because we’re going to need to figure out envelopes for Save-The-Date type cards soon, and part of it’s because we’ve made appointments to meet with the vendors (or wedding elves) that we need to book soon, but those aren’t until next month, and we’re researching now while we have some time, so we have lots of options over which to be indecisive later. We’re planning on doing some kind of label-y thing on the envelope, to make writing addresses easier, so that can be a dark color. The invite itself will be two layers, with the words printed on a smaller card that’s affixed to a larger one, so that larger invite card can also be a darker color (and match a darker envelope?) To complicate things, the “inner envelopes” we’d like to use don’t come in the full range of PS’s colors, like the envelopes and flat cards do, so we’re also thinking of having two colors in the invite enclosure-y type things, but this piece should probably be a lighter color, so we can write on it without having to attach some kind of label, but having a darker color isn’t bad. And finally, we want to have an rsvp postcard, so that flat card needs to be a light, non-stardream color, so your writing is easy to read and ink doens’t smear.

We’re kind of hoping to make some mock-ups made in the next month, so we can focus on wording and information, work on the printing ink colors and print them all, get these puppies assembled at leisure and get them out the door on time. And almost like they want to help, Paper Source just opened a new store in the ATL! (It’s like they know that we’ll have some of the “oh, I messed up and need two more cards!” panics, and they’d like to prevent that.) So, we’ve been looking at their paper colors online, and trying to pick some colors out of that before we head down to browse the shop (we’re waiting until after this weekend’s Grand Opening, to avoid some crowds). Turns out, we disagree on colors. I like Moss, he likes Curry. I like Leaf, he’s all over Chocolate. We do agree that we both like Night.

So, I’ve got some options figured up, keeping in mind that we’re printing the invite words on a light, off-white paper and affixing another card:

  1. Chocolate envelope and invite backing, Leaf enclosure and rsvpostcard.
  2. Night envelope and invite backing, Curry enclosure and rsvpostcard. (Go Bucs!)
  3. Eco-white or Soft White enclosure (sw) and rsvpostard (sw), Leaf envelope and invite backing.
  4. Moss envelope and invite backing, Curry enclosure and rsvpostcard.
  5. Night envelope and invite backing, Leaf enclosure and rsvpostcard.
  6. Chocolate enclosure and invite backing, Moss envelope and rsvp (crazy option!)
  7. Something else

What do you like? Any other combinations we should consider?