Trying to decide how to really customize your wedding invitations? A venue sketch is a wonderful option! Whether you’re getting married in your hometown chapel, a cathedral downtown, or a private estate, a custom illustration of the wedding venue is the perfect way to give guests a glimpse of your big day.
One of the first venue sketch invitations I created was this design featuring the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Notre Dame, Indiana. The illustration of the Basilica is the highlight of this letterpress invitation suite! It’s featured prominently on the main invitation to the ceremony and printed on a tiny tag attached to the suite with a ribbon.
For those of you having a Notre Dame wedding reception, I’ve added this foil-stamped invitation design featuring a sketch of the Notre Dame golden dome. I love how the illustration looks in shiny gold foil!
Not getting married at Notre Dame? No problem! The beauty of these designs is that I can create a custom illustration of your church, like this invitation for Meagan’s wedding at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Not getting married at a church? No problem! This lovely letterpress invitation for Lindsay’s estate wedding features a custom illustration of the Biddle Mansion in Tarrytown, New York.
From a local whiskey distillery to a historical cathedral in Puerto Rico, I’ve created venue sketches for brides across the country and I’d love to draw a custom illustration for your wedding invitations!
While the illustration is commonly featured on the invitation, it could also be printed on the reception card, on an envelope liner, a save the date, or even your reception stationery!
I love the idea of using a venue sketch for destination wedding invitations! Guests will be delighted by the custom illustration of the location they’ll be visiting soon, and it makes those invitations a precious keepsake and souvenir.
Love the idea of using a custom venue sketch on your wedding invitations? The samples shown here are just a few of the illustrations I’ve done in the past. I’d love to sketch your wedding location! And if you happen to be getting married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart or Notre Dame, you can personalize any of these designs to fit your wedding style. You can change the colors, fonts, and layouts – you can see how recent brides personalized the Notre Dame Basilica invitation design to match their wedding color palette.
Or you can create a built-from-scratch custom invitation made just for you! Check out the wedding invitation customization options Banter & Charm offers, or schedule a free consultation to find out more.