Design a Wedding Invitation Suite

No more turning down wedding invitation jobs because they seem over your head!

We are taking the mystery out of stationery design and giving you all the tools you need for quick and easy design and production. Join us for our 3-part Invitation Suite Design Series taught by Allison McClanahan, a bespoke stationery designer and calligrapher.

 

Our first class started with designing a watercolor crest, teaching you how to create stationery artwork and digitize it for printing. In Part 2 you will learn all the ins and outs of the wedding invitation suite.

 

We’re talking paper sizes, paper types and colors, printing methods, wording and etiquette, layouts and artwork ideas, and all the bells and whistles to add. Did someone say ribbons and wax seals? Allison takes you in to her tried-and-true design process and walks you step by step through how to work with wedding clients from start to finish.

 

You’ll learn about creating look books, what to use for design inspiration, and where to get supplies and printing services. The best part about it? Allison shares her secrets for stress-free custom design work for even the most discriminating clients. When you follow her tips, you can make the whole invitation design process fun for both you and the bride—including how to save on costs and the pitfalls to avoid.

 

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available starting December 5, 2022 to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets right away!

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Topics Covered

  • Pieces of an invitation suite—sizes, paper types, colors, print methods
  • Wording and etiquette
  • Layout and artwork ideas
  • Bells and whistles to add
  • Different ways to incorporate artwork and arrange the suite
  • Process for designing the invitation suite
  • Working with wedding clients
  • Creating Look Books
  • Design Inspiration
  • Where to get supplies and printing services

Plus:

  • How to make the whole process fun
  • How to get on the same page as your client
  • How to save on costs when the client wants multi-colored artwork AND letterpress
  • Pitfalls to avoid

Best Vendors for the Supplies:

  •  Printswell Fulfillment 
  • Thomas Printers in Ogden, Utah

My favorite “bells & whistles” vendors: 

  • May Arts Ribbon
  • Artisaire (wax seals and sealing wax)

Homework:

Want to see our student's homework? Search the hashtag #kcaweddingsuite on Instagram. Be sure to check out #kallicampacademy for hundreds of posts from our student portfolio.

Instructor: Allison McClanahan

Website: wildwoodcp.com

Instagram: @wildwoodcalligraphyandpost

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