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Posted on May 7, 2019 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS

Your wedding ceremony program booklet will be one of the most detailed and intimate stationery pieces you will put together for your wedding day. If you are planning a full mass Catholic wedding ceremony, that level of detail is increasingly higher.

First thing’s first, your full mass Catholic ceremony program should show both your love together for your Catholic faith, along with your love and appreciation for those in attendance.

With that said, a Catholic ceremony program has two important goals:

  1. Notate all of the important proceedings occurring throughout the full mass wedding ceremony, and emphasize their importance to your wedding day and union.
     
  2. Guide all guests through the full mass ceremony, to ensure they feel included and informed.

No fear, we have helped countless couples create lovely program booklets for their full mass Catholic ceremonies. We have handfuls of samples you are welcome to reference, as you go through our custom design and digital proofing process. Also, your Catholic ceremony officiant will be a crucial tool in helping you determine what details to include. Oftentimes, they provide the exact text and layout they would prefer to be used in your full mass Catholic ceremony program, along with hymns to also include.

We start off by recommending a classic and elegant cover for your ceremony program booklet. This typically ties in your wedding colors in a subtle and elegant way. We can also incorporate a lovely print style, such as thermography or gold foil, to add incredible detailing.

A large amount of clients also opt to include a lovely binding material, such as satin ribbon, silk ribbon, or gold cord. We also have clients who select a shimmer paper band instead, to hold the booklet closed  and add another level of color and texture to their full mass Catholic ceremony program booklet.

Inside the booklet, it is important to use fonts that are easy to read, and a format and layout that is easy for guests to follow. This is an important reason to hire a custom wedding stationery designer to pull all of these details together for you. We will make sure your program is a perfect and informative piece for your guests – whether they are Catholic or not familiar with the religion’s protocol, the program helps guide them through the ceremony proceedings, ensuring everyone is comfortable and fully present during your wedding day.

Finally, your ceremony program booklet should also include other standard sections that are also included in smaller scale wedding ceremonies and secular wedding ceremonies. Below is a summary of other sections we see clients include in their full mass Catholic wedding ceremony program books:

  1. Wedding Party
    This section mentions all living parents and grandparents, along with all of the individuals partaking in your wedding ceremony – bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers, readers, musicians, and officiant, and any others who play a special part in your wedding ceremony.
  2. In Loving Memory
    This section allows you to acknowledge those who are unable to be there in the flesh, but are forever in your hearts. Oftentimes, clients include their names and relationship(s) to the couple. You may also include a special poem, quote or scripture.

     
  3. Thank You Note from the Bride and Groom
    This is exactly as it sounds – it is a note from you, the bride and groom, to your guests. It allows you the chance to thank them and acknowledge them for all they’ve done during your lives and relationship, as well as thank them for sharing in your wedding day.

     
  4. Reception Directions and Details
    This is a great opportunity to reiterate your reception information to your guests. Let them know what time the reception begins (if it is not immediately following the ceremony), directions to the reception hall, and parking information.

 

If you’re currently planning a full mass Catholic wedding ceremony in Indianapolis, Carmel, Zionsville, Brownsburg, Westfield, Greenwood or further, we hope this information was helpful! If you find you’d like additional help from someone who’s created countless Catholic ceremony programs, you are welcome to email us for a custom quote at hello@interprintations.com.

Best wishes in your wedding planning!

Posted on May 5, 2019 by Cari

Our main service that we provide here at Interprintation is full service custom design for wedding invitations and wedding day stationery.

What does this entail, you ask? We’re happy to give you a run down of all the perks you’ll receive through our full service invitation design process.

This invitation design service allows you to be as present as you wish throughout the design process. Initially, you will meet with the owner and lead designer, Cari Bowersock, to discuss your wedding color and paper selections and invitation design style. This meeting will also allow you the chance to look at invitation add on options – such as custom wax seals, silk ribbon, double envelope sets, pocketfolds, vellum gatefold wraps, and even custom laser cut bands and wraps. You’ll also be able to look at samples for various printing methods, including letterpress, gold foil (also called foil stamping), thermography (raised ink), debossing, embossing, and digital offset printing. Other new trends we are also beginning to offer are deckled edge paper, velvet and other textured papers.

After our meeting & once you’ve submitted your custom design retainer fee, the fun part begins – the custom design process! You will receive a batch of custom wedding invitation designs in the form of PDF documents. This will allow you to see various calligraphy, serif and san serif fonts, along with a variety of design elements, based on the details discussed during the initial meeting. We are committed to transforming your wedding style and inspiration into a custom wedding invitation – designed especially with you and your fiancé in mind.

As you can see above, the design process allows you to make font and design changes, making it truly customized to your special wedding day.

If you are not local to the Indianapolis area, we are happy to work with you remotely! We often work with clients in other areas outside central Indiana, so this is no problem at all. You will still receive the upmost attention and customer service that our Indianapolis area brides receive. Our digital wedding invitation design process works great for brides in any location, whether that be in Indianapolis, Carmel, Brownsburg, Zionsville, Greenwood, Whitestown, Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL or beyond.

Indianapolis Carmel Westfield Keystone Wedding Stationery Invitation Store

The fun doesn’t stop there though! Once the wedding invitation design process is completed and the wedding invitations are mailed out, we will begin the custom design process for your wedding day stationery. The most commonly requested wedding day stationery items are wedding ceremony programs, wedding reception menus, seating charts, seating cards, place cards, table numbers, and favor tags. Other popular add on items are wedding weekend itineraries, coasters, beverage napkins, signature drink signs and other reception signs.

We also offer laser cutting services! We have laser machines in-house and do all of this here in the studio. We love helping clients create laser cut wood and acrylic items for their wedding backdrops, laser cut wood place cards for guests’ plates, laser cut wood or acrylic table numbers, and even laser cut paper items – menus are the most popularly requested laser cut items!

We love serving Indianapolis and central Indiana brides with our custom graphic design services – we feel it adds a personal feel to the wedding invitation ordering process. It’s your most special day, and we’re so honored to help!

Posted on May 3, 2019 by Cari
Categories: in THE STUDIO

Everyone knows we love weddings – it’s the heart and soul of our creative business. Weddings are so romantic and fun, which both translate well into stationery design.

Did you know we also provide custom design services for other types of events, besides weddings? We LOVE helping clients create beautiful paperie and signage for charity and non-profit events, anniversary celebrations, holiday parties, and other big gatherings.

Most large events carry a theme throughout – whether it be a slogan, logo, color scheme, or particular holiday. Custom stationery is the best and most affordable way to carry these design elements into the event without overdoing it: Simple but classy invitations, small pops of color on menu cards, themed table number signs, and a subtle welcome sign at the entrance, just to name a few!

One of the most recent non-profit events for which we created custom stationery was The Pearl, hosted by Guerin Catholic High School. This charitable event celebrates the overall mission of Guerin Catholic. It helped raise money for the Indianapolis area high school, and gave the school a chance to present various awards. Creating an inviting and elegant evening will entice guests to donate, and that’s exactly what Guerin Catholic did.

With the help of the team at Boldly Chic Events, Guerin Catholic planned the charitable event for approximately 350 guests. For our part, we helped them create menu cards, table number signs, and various signage to display throughout the dinner event. The menu cards featured a lovely lapis purple, to help tie in the school’s colors elegantly. The menus also featured an ornate die cut shape, as well as the event’s logo header at the top. The tented table numbers were layered onto a lovely gold metallic paper, and embellished with purple satin ribbon and a pearl and rhinestone brooch. The miscellaneous signage included large entry welcome signs, 8x10 signs for the bar areas, and various tent cards for reserved tables and hashtag information for Instagram (to help boost the event’s promotion).

Indianapolis Wedding Invitations and Custom Stationery Design Paper Shop

Their total custom stationery investment for their 350-guest event?
Under $400!

As we said, it’s incredibly affordable to take your event’s design to the next level with custom stationery. If you do the math above, they spent roughly $1.15 per person to add lovely stationery touches throughout their charitable event! WOW, talk about budget friendly!

Of course, we’re based out of the Indianapolis area and are easily accessible by local event planners and venues. Though, we also want to note that our custom design services for weddings and events are not just limited to Indianapolis, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville, Brownsburg and Central Indiana. We will happily work with clients remotely in any location! The best thing about custom stationery is that it can easily ship anywhere and fairly quickly, since we are in the big city of Indianapolis!

Whether you are planning a downtown wedding, barn wedding, small family gathering, charity event, nonprofit dinner, employer holiday party, or other event – we would love to help you brand your event with custom stationery! Email us today at hello@interprintations.com with details about your event, and we would be thrilled to put together a custom stationery proposal for you.

I’m a country girl, small business owner, wife, mother of three, and a proud alumna of Purdue University (Boiler Up!).
 
Wondering what life is like for a busy mom with a graphic design & laser cutting business? My days are filled with pretty paper, blissful brides, half-finished sketchbooks, half-eaten lunches, and lots of cuddling with my little ones. I look forward to sharing with you all of life's fun happenings (both in & out of the studio) here on the blog!