Happy #weddingwednesday, friends! This week, I am bringing you a highly anticipated blog post for both BRIDES & VENDORS: a Q&A with Elephant Limbo! Owner & Lead Designer Victoria is SO talented and nothing short of amazing when it comes to designing your Wedding Invitations! There is SO much good stuff in this blog, I hope you enjoy getting to know her a little bit like I have, and be sure to give her a shout at the end!
First, tell us about you! How long you’ve been in business, and why you got into all things stationery?
I’ve been in business since 2017! I have a degree in Fine Arts with a specialty in Editorial Design Projects. Weddings have always been so magical to me and I am obsessed (literally) with typography, paper, and printing techniques! My husband and his twin brother Sean jumped into the wedding industry and a year later I decided to quit my jobs and increase my passion for design!
We have to ask, where the name “Elephant Limbo” came from?!
The name (everybody asks about that, lol!) comes from Amanda and me, actually! Amanda is Sean’s wife. We used to spend time together making cards and day-dreaming about opening a card shop. She had the name “Elephant Limbo” in her head since middle school! I happen to love elephants and have a great memory, just like them. So it made sense! Plus, I like that it doesn’t shout out “weddings” 🙂 Now, Amanda owns Greets Card Co. which specializes in greeting cards.
Popular question from Brides: Timing! When should I order my invitations? Save the dates?
Save the Dates should be sent 12-10 months before the day-of! If it’s a destination wedding then 18 months would be the earliest that you should send them out. This gives your guests enough time to see if they’re available to attend, arrange any traveling plans, etc.
Invitations-they should be mailed out 10-8 weeks before the day-of. Sending them earlier (even if your wedding is during “busy season” could (surprisingly) make guests lose track of the actual date and/or RSVP deadline!
You have SO much design and stationery experience – what is one of your most favorite or unique things you’ve created? OR, what is something that you are dying to create for one of your couples but haven’t had the chance yet?
Thank you so much for your kind words, I love letters, paper, and love <3 I absolutely love vellum! Layered invitations are so beautiful and allow you to increase the experience of your guests when opening your invitations. There is interaction with the layers, materials and it is less likely that they will just “throw it away”.
Any other Wedding Stationery tips?!
Take the time to TALK to your stationer! There is creativity flowing in our heads and if you express your ideas/vision to the artist, your piece will evoke a stronger feeling! It will feel so you even if it’s a semi-custom suite.
Lastly, what is your coffee drink of choice AND favorite coffee shop?
I like black coffee. I had the chance to go to Australia, my brother is a barista at The Boat House- game changer. Never going to Starbucks with the same expectation (or to any other shop!) But if I have to get something at Starbucks get an Almond Milk Vanilla Latte with no foam.