Is it too early to talk about invitations when you don’t have a date set yet? Oh good, because here goes:
Part of the awesomeness that is is my job is that I get to meet a lot of amazing people who are doing amazing things all the time. The other day I was lucky enough to share a coffee with Rebecca Eldridge of Rizzi Designs in Lansing while working on a story for Capital Gains. While the purpose of our meeting was to talk about a client of hers we got to chatting about all sorts of things, and she happened to mention one of Rizzi’s newest divisions, RD I Do, a service to brand your wedding day.
Whoa. Hold the phones.
That’s right. Their clever and creative brains came up the brilliantly simple idea of acting as visual and thematic consultants to make for a coordinated and gorgeous wedding from the invitations to the favors to the centerpieces.
Wowzers. If you are a branding enthusiast like myself, you are probably salivating in the same way I may have been into my coffee when I learned of this wonder. Can you imagine having these divas of design swoop in, help brand your day and the garnish it with coordinated trappings and thematic consistency? If you’re feeling yourself getting worked into a frenzy now, brace yourself before checking out their blog. Dee. Light. Ful.
Lucky me, my best friend is a graphic designer. As is her sister who is also a great friend of mine. (See, I told you I’m spoiled with all these talented friends!) And we already know our wedding brand is “Michigan-made.” Are there services from which I could benefit offered by RD I Do if I already have these things in place? I don’t know. Don’t think I won’t be investigating this. Perhaps after we have, say, a date, or maybe even a budget worked out. Details…
For the time being, however, discovering their existence has been a wellspring of inspiration. Approaching the design of our wedding from the same angle I might approach the community branding I do with New Moon Visions is genius. Working with my team creative compadres, we’ll be able to take “Michigan-made” and begin to build a brand.
First, we’ll need a color palette. Assuming we’re looking at late-summer or early fall, any suggestions?
Here are a few I’ve found that I like: