#91 Print Materials & Miss Design Berry

June 13th, 2018 · 57 mins 44 secs

About this Episode

First of all - chiropractors should not fully grab your butt cheeks when they are working on you. We want to make that clear.
Now - paper products! If you’re planning a wedding, you will have to deal with some of this, most likely. It’s one thing that pretty much every couple has to do, one way or another. We’re talking about the necessities, the ‘extras’, and the ways that paper products can elevate the design of your wedding with personal, custom touches across the board. In the second half of this episode, Michelle interviews Kristin Berry Mastoras - Miss Design Berry (link below) all about her business - custom art and printing for weddings and so much more. (Hit up her instagram...it’s full of awesome stuff!)

Big Takeaways
Utilitarian: Invitation Suite, RSVP card, rehearsal dinner invitation, thank you notes. The standard stuff.
‘Extras’: Full signage - you can go crazy with signage! Place cards, Escort cards, ‘guestbook’ poster, programs, menus, favor printing, labels, and any print materials for your welcome bags.

Paper products can be used to add your own ‘flair’ to the wedding. They can be fun! You don’t have to do it all, you don’t have to coordinate it all. But we think it adds character to the wedding for sure.

Big Question: Online Paper (links below) or Custom Design Paper (this is a business that does design and printing. It’s custom and someone is working with you from start to finish to get it right? Or the ‘in between’ - Brick and Mortar chain like Paper Source, Papyrus, or Hallmark. With these stores, you go in and talk with a consultant, look at templates and examples and you can hold the paper in your hand before you pick.

The most popular wedding favor for Miss Design Berry: custom coozies. Second place goes to edible favors and she designs a lot of favor tags or stickers to help dress those favors up. Clients have even had her custom artwork (a painting of the bride and groom) printed onto the snacks themselves. Cookies with your face on them! What’s not to love?

Popular signage right now? The ‘unplugged’ wedding sign. The best verbiage for this is polite...talk about your desire to have guests be in the moment with you during the ceremony - to be present.

These kinds of custom print materials are GREAT for all kinds of gifts. So special and thought ful

Links we referenced
Minted https://www.minted.com
Vistaprint https://www.vistaprint.com/stationery?txi=15659&xnid=TopNav_Letterheads+%26+Stationery&xnav=TopNav
Expressionery https://www.expressionery.com/estore/Wedding/catalog240001_ctlg.ct?networkId=Expressionery
Shutterfly https://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/wedding-cards-stationery/wedding-invitations (Wedding Paper Divas is a part of Shutterfly now)
Ceci New York https://www.cecinewyork.com - more expensive, luxury option
Smitten on Paper https://smittenonpaper.com/collections/wedding-custom
Miss Design Berry https://missdesignberry.com
Miss Design Berry instagram https://www.instagram.com/missdesignberry/
Listener shop! https://www.etsy.com/shop/VictoriaStewardSigns?ref=shop_sugg
Michelle’s friends shop! https://www.etsy.com/shop/SHRHDesigns?ref=search_shop_redirect

Quotes
“We drank last night. And we were like, what are we doing, it’s a Tuesday night!” - Michelle “What does that have to do with it?!” - Christy

“It’s our podcast, we can do what we want.” - Christy (this should be our new podcast motto)

“Your invitation is going to set the tone for your wedding. This invitation is going to give a...hint of what the wedding is going to be like.” - Michelle, meaning both the look and the content of the invitation let your guests know what to expect

“We’re focused on pieces that are going to add a special element to the wedding. And we like to design things that you are actually going to display after the wedding...Beautiful little custom works of art that you can hang at home. Something that you’ll get more use out of than just one day.” - Kristin

“We can kinda do anything, that’s the cool part of the illustration. As creative as our clients are, we can make it happen. So there’s a lot of creativity involved, on our part and with the client as well, which makes it really fun for us.” - Kristin

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