Laura Manteuffel, owner of Elizabeth Grace takes invitations beyond the basics, helping couples develop a suite with their own signature. Think bespoke, with all the special little details you can dream of. Your invitation suite sets the tone for your guests, and is an excellent opportunity to make a lasting impression.“I love it when an invitation is as exciting for our couples to send out as it is for their guests to receive!” Manteuffel says of creating something custom. Here, she shares her other tips on how to create your own wedding brand.
What makes a custom suite so special?
By it’s very definition it is personal. It reflects the couple and their wedding and creates a bespoke moment that belongs to them exclusively. It is ideal for couples who are looking to create a signature statement, and want to ensure that that their wedding stationery is unlike any other.
What are the different ways you can customize an invitation suite?
The sky is the limit. Color. Texture. Typography. Hand painting. We can create an invitation design from the lace from your dress, design a monogram with your new last name or work in a portrait of your dog’s face. We can create an illustration of your venue and watercolor it on your save the date. We can even create a custom crest worthy of a queen.The fun part (and important part!) is getting to know you and your style to find the perfect details.
What other elements can be in the custom suite?
It is much like creating collateral for a corporate identity. Along with your invitation, envelopes and insert cards you can customize save the date announcements, menus, place cards, coasters, cocktail napkins, and signage.We love to take it all further and design packaging for favors and items in a hospitality gift bag.We also frequently work with your décor company to carry your design elements in to dance floors, bar fronts and even linens.
Tell us something surprising about custom suites.
Our designs often find themselves in our couples’ lifestyle brand.We once designed a custom crest that now appears on everything from china to yachts.It is woven into custom rugs and appears in beautiful handcrafted mosaics.We have broadened designs to accommodate growing families and to celebrate all of life’s magic moments.