Online paper providers such as Minted and Wedding Paper Divas have really changed the way brides and grooms shop for wedding stationery. A million designs, a million customization options…sometimes it can be hard to narrow it down to something that truly reflects your style. Sometimes what you really want is something simple. And sophisticated. Erika Williams and her company team XOXO design is here to help couples who want just that.
When she couldn't find a chic design for her own save the dates a few years ago, she created one herself. And since then she has been designing paper goods for those who share her eye for streamlined work. Her specialty is a save the date postcard that features a large picture, usually one from an engagement session, on the front, with a smaller image on the back. Past clients have used this space to showcase another e-photo, or even one of the city where they are getting married or met.
No matter the design, a couple's photo is the highlight and adjustments are made to the type and layout to make sure the image is the shining star. Can you find this type of personalization and customer service from one of the giant online stationers? Me thinks not.
Enjoy these photos from a recent product shoot with Jennifer Najvar and read on to hear how team XOXO design can help you in your save the date search!
And a few other designs featuring Burgh Brides veteran couple Lauren and Chris!
What type of service do you provide?
Custom save the date postcards – our main specialty! We also offer hand-lettering, addressing services, and other wedding paper goods.
Tell me a little bit about your company!
We are an online design and print management business. Our mission is to offer you a professionally designed and commercially printed save the date product while also providing the customization, personal touch, and communication of working with a small, local business. We ensure that the process of choosing your save the date is simple and enjoyable, rather than overwhelming you with hundreds of options. Our goal is to serve our customers beyond their satisfaction. We pride ourselves in making a connection with our engaged couples and appreciate them allowing us to be a special part of their wedding planning process.
A little over a year ago, my now-husband and I were in the process of choosing our save the dates for our 2014 wedding. Despite the number of options that were available on the popular online sites, we just could not find a simple design that we loved. So we designed our own. A year later, teamXOXOdesign was born – designing and printing save the date postcards that are simple and sophisticated.
Your photo ALWAYS comes FIRST in the design process; the font placement and layout will compliment the photo and every individual order is customized. I'm also known to send multiple versions that couples can choose from before they receive a final proof.
The back of the postcard features a small photo, which can be of your hometown (like the beautiful Pittsburgh skyline), the city that you are getting married in, or a detail photo from your engagement session – whatever is unique and special to you!
What is your ideal client like?
Our ideal client is a couple who can appreciate professionally designed and printed paper products, who wants to support a small, local business, and who has a simple and sophisticated style.