Elopements (and tiny weddings for that matter) are great. They’re like regular weddings, but they also… aren’t like regular weddings. They’re wonderful and personal and intimate, but they tend to be fraught with their own brand of anxiety, confusion, and discord. Take it from me, as a person who eloped: no matter how much your friends and family love you, they’ll still be kind of bummed that they didn’t get to attend your wedding—and they’ll be extra bummed if they find out it happened on Facebook. This is what makes Skipt Paper Co, the brainchild of longtime APW sponsor and invitation designer Julie Green, so dreamy: you have the elopement you want, and you can let your family and friends know in a super adorable, fun way.
Of course, you don’t have to be strictly eloping to use Julie’s designs. As she explains,
Here at Skipt, we’re all about elopements, and by elopements we actually kind of mean any sort of smallish wedding—tiny weddings with six guests, elopements to Las Vegas, destination shindigs, courthouse and city hall weddings, and all the kinds of weddings that deserve to be announced respectfully, cheerfully, and unapologetically.
You’re into it, right? Then let’s talk a little more about some of the ways Skipt is solving all your elopement problems (well the ones involving paper, anyway):
1. There’s an option for every budget
Skipt offers a whole spectrum of options: super affordable DIY announcements (aka print-ready files you can download) that start at $75 all the way up to full-blown invites and announcements with all the trimmings (including special designs just for after parties). Add-on options include three paper types (signature, shimmer, and cotton), envelope addressing, reply cards and accompaniments for after-elopement celebrations, custom address stamps, and keepsake art prints.
2. You can customize everything
If you don’t like the wording or color scheme on an existing announcement, no worries! When you order stationery from Skipt Paper Co, you’re always working one-on-one with an in-house designer, so you’re able to customize colors, wording, sizes, and photos as part of the proofing process. Each Skipt stationery order includes a free digital (PDF) proof and up to one round of changes at no extra cost (and only $30 per round of revisions after that). And if you want to include wording in a language other than English there’s just a one-time charge of $35 (to cover manual formatting).
3. You can print your own announcements if you want to
Like I mentioned, Skipt also offers a completely DIY service. If you’re looking to save cash or you want to get your announcements out ASAP (or both), then downloading your approved proof is the way to go. You’ll have total control over the type of paper you use and where you print, so the options are endless (and totally budget friendly). The crew at Skipt have also been nice enough to give those inclined to DIY a ton of info to help with the process.
4. But Shipping is also lightning fast if you don’t
Say you woke up one day and decided to spontaneously elope. (Who hasn’t been there? Just me?) You’re going to be riding that high for most of the day, possibly even the week, when all of the sudden it’ll hit you: you really need to find a cool way to tell everyone you just got married. Skipt can have your order on the way to you within five to seven days of proof approval, which is pretty amazing. Now, to resist Instagramming your wedding certificate until the announcements have been sent out…
Skipt also offers personalized return address stamps, keepsake art prints, and notecards that are so adorable you don’t have to just use them for weddings. And every question you could possibly have about how to make a Skipt announcement yours is answered right here. Now the only thing to do is go get married.
Want to see an invite in person? You can use the code FREESAMPLE at checkout to get a free sample set.