I love letterpress, but wedding budgets don’t always allow for letterpress or engraved invitations, particularly in today’s difficult economic environment. For brides still seeking custom invitations, the Gocco (or now the Yudu!) can be an excellent, and more economical, alternative. Some brides choose to go the DIY route, but for brides who don’t feel comfortable DIYing, there are a few invitation studios that specialize in Gocco-printed invitations.
One of my favorite Gocco-printed invitation suites is that of Jaime and Ben from A Desert Fete. Jaime had such a clear aesthetic vision for her wedding that Gocco was absolutely the best option for her invitations. I love the way Jaime and Ben combined aesthetic influences and embraced the imperfect nature of the Gocco printing process to achieve invitations that perfectly captured their Joshua Tree wedding. You really must check out the beautiful photos from Jaime and Ben’s wedding if you haven’t already seen them!
These Gocco-printed Save the Dates, via Once Wed, also embrace the nature of Gocco printing – choosing bold fonts and graphics and bright colors as the central elements of the design:
Heather Jeany has been Gocco’ing for more than 10 years, and she’s just about got it down to a science. Heather’s flickr page is full of amazing Gocco-printed custom wedding invitations, but I picked out a couple of my favorites to share here:
Parrott Design Studio is another Gocco invitation powerhouse, but Sarah’s design approach trends more towards delicate flourishes and nature-inspired designs. Each one is absolutely beautiful, and I love the way she uses vintage graphics to create modern invitations. These are a few of my favorites from her portfolio:
Ugly Kitty also provides custom Gocco-printed designs – I’m particularly fond of these two Save the Date designs:
Are any of you planning to Gocco your wedding invitations or Save the Dates? What is your design inspiration for your invitations? Let me know in the comments!