Wedding Invites -- by Guest Erin Jang

A couple years ago, I began creating custom wedding invitations for people as a side job. It began with my own wedding. My husband is a music fanatic and I love modern rock poster design. So instead of a traditional wedding invitation I designed a poster. It was great to hear from family and friends that they saved the poster and framed it.



When you're a graphic designer and you get married, you want to design everything -- the table numbers, the seating cards, the programs, the favors, and so on. The best thing about being able to create these things yourself is that you can make things personal, like the programs and little booklets we made for our guests. The booklets contained poetry and writing that was meaningful to us over the many years of our friendship, and illustrations I made to go with them. The programs had a music-stand cover (my husband and I met when we were teenagers, as stand partners) and a collage of our wedding party.




Creating wedding invitations for other couples brings me a lot of joy. I love to design something that is unique to the couple, so all the work I do is custom-made. So far, all the invitations I've designed have worked out to be for couples whose weddings I would want to go to. A rooftop wedding with paella and a live Brazilian band. A quirky wedding with lots of colorful vintage touches, photo booths and Mexican oilcloth tabletops. An intimate outdoor ceremony with a very organic aesthetic. They all have a personal style, and it's a wonderful feeling to be able to help them express that through a small paper good.




21 comments:

Joanna Goddard said...

these are amazing!! love the b&w cartoon images.

lovelymorning said...

these are beautiful! i love all of them... the peachies are so sweet.

Caroline said...

These are wonderful. I'd like to go back in time and get married again so I could do things differently.

Chelsea said...

thank you for sharing your work. The little books are amazing.

Jamie said...

Awesome. I agree, I love 'different' wedding. It's too cute you met your husband sharing a stand... in band.

the girl documentary said...

erin wow... these are gorgeous!!! i love your wedding invitation poster!!! such a cool idea. and ahhh... what great little personal touches!

abby said...

your work is so incredible! your programs were charming and so sweet. i love the sense of humor- it made them all the more personal and romantic.

Megan said...

what wonderful creativity. I love wedding invitations, I'd love to redo mine. We were happy with ours, but I know that I would have done things quite differently had we a larger budget.

Erin's poster invitation is fabulous, I love all of the personality in the details of the invitations.

Lauren K said...

Just, lovely. If only I was getting married, or knew someone who was.

d.Sharp said...

These are great!

Lindsey said...

All SO amazing! I am a graphic designer too, but had a short engagement so I had to relinquish control of most of our paper goods. Oh how I had known of you then!

{ Lindsey }
www.coveiter.com

detour2mode said...

wowthat's fantastic!!i'd love to have some like that for my own wedding

aletha :: pearls events said...

Love everything about this post. Totally gorgeous

miss.supafly said...

these are so unbelievably-amazingly-droolicious. gorgeous. just gorgeous!

Amanda Conley said...

pretty! I love your style;)

Anonymous said...

Your work is crazy good. I can't believe those xacto knife collages. Very very fall on your knees fabulous.

Miss Shortcake said...

absolutely incredible! I designed all of our paper products too - but yours definitely take the cake! Wonderfully done!

You are my fave... said...

These are fantastic. Your wedding poster invite is amazing.

dottie said...

i love these! especially the concert poster, covet.

Red Fermata said...

This is my most favorite wedding thing I've seen...ever. And I've looked at many a magazine/blog. POSTERS! Brilliant.

brandon & brittany said...

my husband and i met in orchestra when we were 12!

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