It all starts when you lock in your venue. The date is set, planning is underway, and one of the first decisions you will need to make is the overall look of your wedding.
The Save the Date, typically sent out 6 — 12 months before your wedding, may be a result of that overall decision or it can be designed so that it is completely different from what's to come. Save the Dates were generally sent out by couples to alert their guests of their wedding if many of their guests were from out of town or if the wedding was occurring on a holiday or holiday weekend. Now, many couples are using the save the date as a fun way of getting their guests excited for their wedding.
"Just remember, that from an etiquette perspective" Trilogy Event Design Chief Event Planner Randi Martin says, "you should send a wedding invitation to every person you send a save the date to. So if you're on the fence about inviting a particular guest, don't send them a save the date."
Having a rustic-chic wedding at a vineyard in the country? Is it going to be all about the bling at a Center City wedding at The Crystal Tea Room? Or are you going for something more offbeat at the Please Touch Museum?
Just as the time of year you are marrying may influence the overall look of your wedding, the venue you choose may also influence your designs.
"Your invitation is the first look that your guests will have of your wedding," says Trilogy Event Design Creative Director and Graphic Designer Francesca Staffieri. "We can create a design system for our couples that is cohesive, unique and will tell their story."
Working with Trilogy Event Design, you can be sure that the color palette, design elements that are important to you, and your personality, will carry through from the moment your invitation is opened til the last dance on your big day.