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These wedding invites play on Vegas clichés, but do not go too far down that rabbit hole: keeping the invitations fun and interactive, yet classy and tasteful. The folding method and paper choice were well worth the extra effort and research, because if they did not work or were done poorly the whole idea could have been overshadowed by hasty choices. Instead, the folds and paper weight seem to work perfectly. 

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Client

Chhan & Nicki Vuann


Quantity Produced

50


Production Cost

$200


Production Time

3 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

15.875 × 4.625 in


Page Count

1


Paper Stock

Rolland Hitech 70lb. White offset / French Paper Dur-O-Tone Butcher Extra Blue Envelopes


Number of Colors

4

Varnishes


Binding

Hand Folding


Typography

Gotham Rounded
Ironmonger Extended
Bodega Sans Medium
Freehand 575
Egyptian
Neutraface

 


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My friends, Nicki and Skinny (it's been his nickname since forever) are both people with a great sense of humor and their Las Vegas wedding reflects that. I wanted their invites to not only have the look and feel of Las Vegas to get everyone excited about going, but also be a fun and interactive way to read the info, while balancing enough class in the design to keep it from looking too gaudy.

Once the concept of using the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign (cliché, yes, but that's what Las Vegas is all about) was decided, the tricky part was figuring out how to make the shape of the invite fit the sign and fold in a stable way with enough space for a good layout. A lot of failed tests sketching and folding scrap paper led to the final version.

Production Lesson(s)

It was difficult to find the right type of printing and folding combination. At first, I tried a folding machine and thick paper, which proved to be too pricey for the folds, which would score the paper and cut through the print making it look terrible. Another option was laminating the print with a gloss, which became extremely costly and made the piece not stay folded. In the end it was best to go with a light but strong paper and digital press that kept the print intact. Hand folding was far more precise than the machine and didn't take much time at all.”

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

February 6, 2014

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Digital
Invitations
Wedding materials

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