Digho Invitations Blog

digho at Floras Avenue!!! April 25 2015

This week we would like to highlight and thank Floras Avenue! This wonderful shop if full of real and fake floral arrangements. The florists are trained to design these piece with a unique and beautiful twist. Their style is modern and European which is a fresh combination that makes every centerpiece wonderful. 

Digho is a big fan of Floras Avenue. Whenever a flower gift comes to mind we run right to them. 

We have the please of housing some of our seasonal greeting cards with them. Definitely pick up a card with your new arrangement! 

With mother's day around the conner keep them in mind for colorful arrangements in all sizes.

If you find yourself in town and need a gift for mom or your best friend, stop in and tell them digho sent you! 

233 Main St, Huntington, NY 11743


A Very Fairy Sweet Sixteen!!! February 23 2015

No matter what the celebration is, the invitation will be an introduction to the imagination of the host. When we sat down with Jessica, we were shocked at how specific and creative her vision was. Every element of design was exactly how she imagined it - fairy inspired magical garden with flowers and vines. This fairy tale event did not leave anything out. The unique liner, 3 diamonds and 2 layer response card came together to become one of our most creative invitations.

This detail of the invitation shows the 3 diamonds that were placed on the invite. In this image you can see that the invitation was laid out with 3 layer metallic layers and many colors that were all the same tone. Using magenta to highlight the event and the birthday girl's name. The event information was colored purple to blend in with its surroundings. Below is another detail image.

Each diamond is individually hand glued. This entire event used over 200 diamonds.

Above is the 2 layer response card with a pink envelope. Mimicking the invitation with the ornate gate frame. Digho provides the addressing service which means all envelopes are addressed to the guest and response envelopes have the receiver address. This allows all the fronts to be the same, creating a unified look.

To keep the design consistent, the thank you card has some of the art elements.


A Hint of Pink Peeking Out of Our Custom Invitation Sleeve.... February 02 2015

This couple was a pleasure to work with... They gave use their vision and loved everything we could do for them. The idea of a custom sleeve that would have the invitation peek through was a favorite for both the bride and groom the minute we sat down. The love of pink and gray allowed us to capture both individuals with a beautiful elegance. The design ideas started with a modern monogram and then the addition of ornate designs gave the invitation an element to highlight the information. Above you can see the invitation outside and inside the sleeve. Behind the sleeve is the envelope. Along with the invitation, the sleeve held the hotel information, direction card and the response card.

The simple elegant design was then used to create a complete package as the pieces created their entire wedding brand.  Above you can see the seating card design, stickers for champagne bottle and cookie box favors,  a thank you poster that was on display throughout the venue and the front and inside of the ceremony program. 

It is always an exciting journey with a bride and groom when they come to us for advice and creative ideas.  Together we shape a look and then create an array of printed pieces that speak to them as well as their vision of their big day.  The result is always so satisfying for us and gives the couple a sense of pride of all the components presented.


Customize vs. Custom September 10 2014

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*Custom invitation for specific destination wedding.  Look, feel and imagery were all worked out carefully with bride to match her venue in Antiqua.  Double layer invitation with ribbon, raffia and wax seal which held a single layer rsvp and accommodation card.  Package went into an inner and then outer envelope.

Be careful!  Customizing and custom are too different things!

More and more we are finding that brides want an invitation that stands out.  Couples are looking for an invitation that is different, personal, unique and represent them and only them.  

The word custom gets thrown out a lot so beware…  

Customizing usually means you start with a base design (from a book) and work details in like colors, typography, paper textures and maybe an image, a monogram, or a choice of a scroll.

Custom is a completely blank canvas.  You start with what is in your mind and heart.  We wouldn’t start any other way.  It may sound like a daunting task but it is what we excel at and what sets us apart.

We start our meetings with a casual conversation with our brides and grooms.  It gets you comfortable with us and we begin to get an image in our head.  It is all about you and your fiancé.  We want to know what makes you different - your likes, dislikes and hobbies.  What about your relationship is special and how you envision your day.  It is important we know what venue you chose and why.  What the gown looks like, tuxes and suits.  If your reception is large or small, who is in your wedding party, your chosen colors and flowers.  Even details like your favors and bridal party gifts help us understand the event as a whole so the choices we make when designing make sense for you. 

NOOWW is when we bring out our book of past invites for you to start to decide on some details including shape, layers, pockets, ribbon, etc.  We ask you to show us samples of invites you have seen that you like.  This is a very important step but not until after we have a good idea of how we would represent you.

This process works to keep every invite personal and result in an invitation that our couples are proud of and builds excitement not just for them but their quests as well.

 

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