I had the pleasure of working with Celeste at the Big Fake Wedding at the Barn at Flanagan Farm in Buxton Maine. She did the invitation for the vow renewal ceremony. Take some time to check out her work at Impress Me Designs. Here is a little information about Celeste and her services.
1. How did you get into wedding invitation design?
I’ve been designing ever since I can remember. I would draw and color for hours beginning at the young age of 4. To this day, my favorite present is a new box of crayons! I majored in both graphic arts and finance because I loved math – crazy – I know. After spending many years in the finance and the software industry, it wasn’t until I had my children that I decided to create my own business to have a more flexible schedule. In 2015 we will be celebrating 15 years in business!
2. What tips would you offer the bride and groom when working with their designer? Ask lots of questions and offer up things you really like about invitation samples and even the things you do not like at all. Don’t be afraid to share your stationery budget. This is important so a designer won’t create something outside the price range you had in mind. Engraving and Letterpress suites start at $2,500 for a set of 100 (invitation, rsvp card, rsvp envelope and outer mailing envelope). Whereas, offset printing will start at $1,000 for a set of 100 invitations (invitation, rsvp card, rsvp envelope and outer mailing envelope).
3. The wedding invitation and stationary suite can really set the tone for the overall wedding…how can the bride and the groom really make their wedding show their personalities? Information is key when designing a suite that is suited to the couple’s personality and will take on the look and feel of what’s to come at the wedding celebration.
4. What is your favorite dessert? Chocolate, chocolate, and oh, did I mention chocolate!
5. What is your favorite thing about wedding stationary design? That it is constantly changing and evolving. When I shop, I’m drawn in by everything around me. The window displays, fabrics, colors, shape and execution. So when I design I’m taking into consideration not only the look, but the feel, texture and presentation.