How I Branded & Designed My Wedding Website and Stationery
Now that I'm almost a month into married life (ahhh!!) I thought it was time to start sharing some details of our wedding!
If you're following along on my YouTube channel, you'll know that I was doing a wedding series where I talked about designing my engagement ring, creating bridesmaid boxes, and everything DIY that we did. I got super busy at the end of planning & didn't film those last little details, so I'll be sharing here.
First up, our wedding website & stationery! With wedding planning, the invites & website can really set the tone for your big day — giving guests an idea of the vibe and what they can expect. It's a great place to get creative & I had so much fun designing everything.
Here's how I branded it all into one cohesive look to match our wedding day.
First up, the paper goods. A while back I had the awesome job of working with a local hand letterer named Lauren. During my time with her company I learned SO MUCH about putting together wedding suites: from choosing a color palette, to laying out the invite & finally addressing the envelopes. It's something that can get really expensive but it's a great way to infuse your personality into the wedding. Don't be afraid to try something non-traditional and make it more fun.
I did a video about designing my Save the Dates here. From there, I wanted to carry the theme of a water-y, laid back vibe. Our venue was overlooking the ocean which I played up with the blue marble accents.
We also wanted the RSVP to feel fun & like the start of a vacation. So I designed them to be a postcard, which I think is really fun (and also saves on cost!) I used a palm tree photo from Unsplash and we kept the copy really personal (nothing formal, here folks.)
For the envelopes themselves, we used a really pretty shimmery white to keep it simple, and I hand lettered the addresses onto the front with a nice navy brush tip pen. For the back, I picked up a trick from Lauren and ordered a custom stamp from RubberStamps.net (under $15!) with our address & monogram. I stamped those on with a matching navy ink & loved how it pulled the set together & was super quick to use.
This was one of my favorite parts of the whole process. I'm sure you know by now, but I love Squarespace. There are a lot of sites where you can make wedding website, some that are free even. But with SS being so affordable, I opted to get a custom URL & make a site from scratch. It took me a few hours to put everything together, tops.
I made sure to stick with the color palette we had used throughout the paper goods (light blue, white and navy) plus added in our wedding color which was a beautiful sage green. A few pages with info, photos & a form for RSVPs was all that we needed.
You can see the homepage below. And a FAQ's page which I know came in handy for the guests & was really simple to make. All in all, I love how this site turned out & it was a great place to house info for everyone who travelled so far to the wedding.
(PS: If you want a tutorial on the dropdown menu / questions from the FAQ page, let me know!)
Hopefully this is helpful if you're starting to plan your own wedding & don't know where to start! Figuring out a color scheme & vibe for the event overall is a great way to make sure that your paper goods & wedding site reflect what's to come on the day of. And reflect you as a couple!