Mother Nature has been playing tricks with us in regards to the weather lately in Edmonton as we have had some really warm days (+8 in February!) followed by some really cold days. Our thoughts have turned to spring even though we likely have a couple more weeks of the white stuff still to come.
As we get closer to spring and summer, wedding stamp orders start to trickle in so a post on the different types of wedding stamps that we make seems timely. Couples order address stamps for their wedding envelopes, custom designed stamps for invitations, signature stamps, and thank you card stamps.
All of our stamps are made to order so your stamp will be customized to your needs. Some people choose a simple font and design for clarity while others opt for a very unique design.
One of the most memorable wedding stamp orders we have processed was a design to resemble tree bark with a heart and initials “carved” into it (as seen below).
The stamp was designed by Andre Lemay and we received permission to reproduce it. The couple was going for a DIY feel to the stamp. Our favorite element to the design was the blank spot (the knot in the wood) in the base design so that a second stamp could be used in that area that would house the date, time and any other important information. This design also allowed them to have a second color in the invitations.
Some other popular wedding stamps include:
· Address stamps (for return address on envelopes)
· Signature stamps (if you’ve ever signed 300 thank-you cards, you’ll understand why)
· Save the date stamps (get creative with your save the dates)
· Signature seals (rubber stamp version or paper embosser pictured below)
As you can see from our post on Holiday Stamps we can reproduce some very fine detailed artwork.
Here are some tips that will help produce the best possible wedding stamp:
1) Crisp, clear, black and white (no gradient) vector artwork will produce the best results.
2) Keep the number of fonts to a minimum. We recommend that you do not use more than 2 different fonts so that the design is easy to read.
3) Let us know how you intend to use the stamp. What are you stamping? What type of ink do you want to use?
4) Although we can make very large stamps, be mindful that larger stamps will take more effort to imprint well. Many people are OK with this because they are looking for an “imperfect” impression.
We make all of our stamps in house so the turnaround time is about 24 hours after the proof is approved. Rush jobs are available at additional cost. This is perfect if you have waited till the last minute to have your invitations done. As always, we love a challenge so bring on the Bridezillas!