There are so many things that Alex and I made for our wedding. So far, you’ve seen our letterpressed invitations and our screenprinted welcome bags. Here’s just about everything else.
Tons and tons of cutting! And chocolate-eating.
Alex and I are both photographers as you may or may not know, so we decided to give our guests a photograph that we took of Cape Cod as a wedding favor. We each chose five photos for a total of ten different compositions. We have a really nice large format inkjet printer and I printed enough photos for all of our guests and then some.
Once printed, I then cut mats and matted each photograph. We put them in clear archival bags to keep them clean and safe.
We created a sticker to go on the back of each photograph bag just to let everyone know we appreciated them coming to the wedding.
Here they all are matted, bagged and tagged! Our guests seemed to really appreciate and enjoy these favors. Alex and I felt that these were so much more personal than giving something like a cookie, small drink, etc.
For our table numbers, I painted on large clam shells that Alex and I found on the beach.
The next thing we made were road signs. These were put up to point people in the right direction towards the beach for the ceremony. I made the signs using a 2×8″ board and some 1×2″ boards.
I painted the signs white and hand painted the type and arrows.
The annoying thing about these signs is that they seemed pretty big when I was making them but once I put them out on the roadside, they seemed infinitesimal. I haven’t heard anything about people not seeing them so I guess that is a good thing (maybe?)
I taught myself how to do hand-drawn lettering. These are the original drawings.
Here are the drawings after I scanned them and did some work on them in Illustrator.
Once I finished with the digital work, I printed each sign and framed them. They were used around the vineyard to help guests know what to do and where to put things.
Alex really wanted to have confetti at our wedding. She had talked about it for a long time. So we found some natural confetti that wouldn’t litter the beach. We used dried hydrangea petals. Alex and I designed a sticker to go on the tiny bags and we had one of our guests hand them out to everyone as they came down to our spot on the beach.
There are other things that we didn’t get photos of, such as the name cards. We wrote the names of every guest on razor clam shells that Alex and I collected. I will post soon about our chuppah, which Alex’s sister created for us. It is incredible! In fact, if you’ve been following this blog, you’ve already gotten a little preview of the chuppah. Come on back soon.