Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wedding plates

Today's tip: if you're going to get plates made by an unfamiliar supplier at the last minute, at least make sure to check that it's the kind of plate you're after.

A few days ago I finished designing the Order of Service booklet cover, table menus, name place cards, symbol cards, and table numbers for our wedding. I made a trip out to Hume yesterday to pick up the film for the plates. After sending a bad PDF to Joe which resulted in an unclear film, I had to go home and re-PDF the artwork, then go pick it up again. I took the good film to A&S Printers but after a couple of minutes there, realised that their normal plates are metal-backed polymers. That would've normally been fine, except I'd laid the designs on the film so close together that I wouldn't have been able to cut them up successfully. So after a bit of running around to find alternatives, A&S offered to order in the film-backed plates for me. They should arrive on Friday morning, and I'll be in to pick up the final plates on Friday afternoon. It's a long weekend this week, so any delay would mean losing 3 days of printing time, which, considering the wedding is 9 days away, is too big a risk.

Tonight I'm cutting up some of the paper, ready for printing tomorrow night (I still don't have a guillotine so this is quite painful).

Of course, I've made a lot of our wedding plans as complicated as humanly possible, but it'll be worth it, right?


Queen Bee Amy said...

You will look back years from now and be glad you did this. And, you will have a keepsake that has your blood, sweat and tears wrapped up in it. Think how relaxing your day will be with this all behind you. :)

sarah said...

oh you poor thing! not what you need 9 days before your wedding!! but don't worry, it will definitely all be worth it. you've done such a great job on them :)

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