Friday, September 3, 2010

Sometimes A Graphic Designer

Lots of times when you think about "event designer" or "wedding planner" you think of the glorious parts of the job. And there are plenty of glorious parts. Getting to see off that happy in love couple. Being the best friend to the bride and groom the months leading up to their wedding. Designing and the directing the day that they will always remember and cherish for the rest of their lives.

But, as with many occupations, that there are several jobs that I end up having in the midst of carrying out my duties. Some days, I'm an interior designer, sprucing up the space for an event by rearranging furniture and clearing clutter. Other days, I'm more of a family therapist. (Those are the days right before the weddings. haha) Still, other days, I'm a personal assistant, running here and there, and getting lots of last minute necessities. You get the idea. So, this past week, I got to be a graphic designer.

Now, don't judge me too harshly, because I AM NOT a graphic designer. But, this last week, I had a couple who decided that they wanted their "Save the Date" cards to look like concert tickets. They love music, and going to shows, and thought it would be a neat way to represent them through their save the dates.

We started by looking at these. However, I couldn't find a template I liked enough, and didn't want them to have to spend extra money to hire someone to design it. (Now, don't give me the link where you found the exact template, because that will just depress me). I did my best, and used the colors and theme that they wanted, and here's what I came up with. (of course names and details are changed for privacy reasons.)

So, my Mac was my studio this past week. I think they turned out really well. And they are totally this couple's style, which is what's most important!

These are a great idea for save the dates, football parties, other party invitations, or just to have a cute hand out for an event!

Linking up to In the Studio Sneak Peek Fridays! What are you creating this week? Go have show and tell over at Jennifer's with the lot of us!



  1. Wow! Good job. My daughter, Rebekah or Bekah, married a David. I'm typing this one handed while holding their sleeping sweet Nora. :)

  2. Very cool! Great idea and it turned out fabulous. I hope that the lucky couple are happy with the final design.

    I love working with young "hip" people on projects like this ... it doesn't feel like "work" at all!

  3. They turned out great! You definitely are one wedding planner that does it all. That's awesome!

  4. Wow! I think the concert ticket idea was great. You did a wonderful job for this couple, and I'm sure they'll love these. Thanks so much for participating in Jennifer's Friday Link Up. It was such a joy visiting you.
    Hugs, Terri

  5. WOW! This is very impressive. You sure seem to have the skills to be a graphic designer! Sounds like there is never a dull moment in your profession. Sounds fun that every day is different! I'm sure the couple was thrilled with your tickets!

  6. OH my gosh... that ticket looks fantastic! You are quite a talented girl, yes you are! I had to laugh when you said your job even includes family therapy! LOL :) I also have to add your Mac looks like an amazing tool. My dear husband is trying to convince me that is what we need!

    Thanks so much for showing us in your studio this week!

  7. What a great idea. You've got a lot of creative gifts to share. I'm sure they will love it!

  8. The ticket looks awesome, girl ... yes, you did a fine graphic design job.

  9. You did a great job on these girl! Kudos to your inner designer!