Our photographer’s photos of our wedding will be ready this weekend, so while I wait for those to re-cap my ceremony with you all, I’ll share a couple of my DIY projects: passport wedding programs and African music CDs. As I’ve mentioned, Dave and I are extremely lucky enough to have traveled extensively around the world; travel (in Africa primarily) is what brought us together in the first place. So instead of a monogram logo, I created a mock passport visa stamp with our names and wedding date on it, and used it on nearly every DIY project I had including our invitations, website, napkins, programs, favors, thank you notes…you name it. That $20 stamp from Simon Stamps was the best tool I bought throughout planning.
In line with the theme, I designed our wedding programs to look like passports and had them printed as small double-sided greeting cards, in color, at Overnight Prints for less than it would have cost me to print them in full color on my printer. This was actually a last-minute project, but set the personal tone of our wedding right off the bat.
At the end of the night, as guests were leaving, we gave out CDs burned with our favorite West African tunes to share with our friends and family. We stamped and embossed the front of the CD envelopes with our visa logo,and stamped the back with the song titles/artists/countries of origin, and then wrapped it with twine. I bought blank CD labels and designed those to look like old records. We continue to receive comments week after week from guests who love the CDs and have been sharing the tunes with their friends as well.
Front of CD cover:
Back of CD cover:
Did any of you use a personalized stamp or logo on your DIY projects?