Donna + Joe
Used: Double-sided coasters, mini-tags, square label with necker
Our dear friends, Donna and Joe’s wedding took place in a farmhouse on the Central Coast of California. It was a mix of fun and elegant with plenty of handmade touches. Joe silk screened the invitations, save the date cards and programs on kraft paper. This helped set the theme for the coasters, mini tags and beer labels.
Our wedding gift was helping to home brew enough brown ale for both the wedding reception and the rehearsal dinner. They had a mix of bottles and kegs for serving beer. The goal was for their pieces to match the feeling of the silk-screened invitations in color and style so they worked with a friend to design and upload their own.
They bought silk-screened pint glasses from a glass company but were worried that everyone would mix up/lose their glasses (not good since that was each guest’s glass and favor.) They were also looking for a clever way to do their escort tags. The mini tags solved both issues. The were designed to leave room for a name and a table number. Hand writing the guests names and table numbers gave Donna the flexibility for last minute changes as well as making each one more meaningful and personal. Having name tags on the glasses at a large event is so helpful! I set down my glass to hug an old friend and could pick it out easily from the 4 other identical glasses sitting on the same table. When the wedding was over and we took our glasses home, the mini-tag removed easily and cleanly — no scrubbing required.
For the 22 oz beer bottles they used the custom upload square with necker label. Many guests were seen taking bottles home or peeling off the labels as keepsakes.
Finally, they uploaded a double-sided coaster to carry the theme and add pops of color. It made a fun and useful decoration by the bar areas.