Vintage Washington DC Wedding Invitations

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Vintage Washington DC invitation

Vintage Washington DC Letterpress Wedding Invitations

  • Colors & text your choice
  • Customizable
  • 100% cotton paper
  • Matching pieces available
  • Minimum order quantity 50

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There are few cities as iconic as Washington DC. As the capital of the nation, the name itself speaks to the richness of our long heritage of democratic leadership. Weddings set in this historic city can tie into that rich sense of patriotic history with Vintage Washington DC letterpress wedding invitations. The vintage style letterpressed images of the Presidential monuments create a stately landscape of architectural elegance. The vintage Washington DC map printed on the interior envelope liner creates a double emphasis of the theme.

Color Can Change Everything

The understated charcoal gray used in this example adds to the vintage feel of this design. A simple change to the ink color of this print can totally transform the look of these vintage Washington DC wedding invitations. Sharp black on bright white would provide a classic but modern look, while brighter colors would connect with the energetic vibe of Washington DC. In the example above we’ve added a splash of color to the stationery set by printing the reception card on a contrasting stationery color. Color accents can be made with ink choices, stationery colors or subtly with color added to the edges of stationery pieces.

Fonts Make a Statement

Take note of the font used on the vintage DC wedding invitations above. The font is simple in form, but increasing the size and bolding the lettering provides prominence for the names of the bride and groom. Just like color, it is important to choose a font that fits with the style of your event. These choices can be greatly simplified when working with an experienced print designer who can make font and color recommendations based on a short consultation with the bride and groom.

The Importance of Paper

The paper you choose for your Washington DC wedding invitations can make a big difference on the final look that is achieved when the design and font type is applied. It is important to see how the fonts and colors you’ve chosen will appear on various types of letterpress paper. Does the paper truly complement the colors and font types? Should it be smoother or should it have more texture? What will it feel like in the hands of your guests when they open it and read it? Each of these individual choices combine together to create wedding invitations that artistically represent the lifetime commitment that will be honored on your wedding day.


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