Problem: What do I get my brother and his fiancé for their wedding?
It's not really a user experience or even design problem; however, this is a personal project I am proud to share.
As a gift for my brother and his soon–to–be wife for their wedding, I decided to create their save the dates, wedding shower invitations and wedding invitations. I designed this wedding experience from the very conception of the engagement photos all the way to the (literally) in–house printing process.
One particular part of the process where I took into account user experience involved the structure of the wedding invitations. Most wedding invitations require an envelope, invitation, RSVP envelope and RSVP invitation. This seems excessive not only for waste purposes, but also for the guests when it comes to sending in their RSVPs. My approach combined the wedding invitation and envelope into one unit including the RSVP tucked inside as a postcard with postage. This way, there would be less waste and guests would simply need to fill out the RSVP and stick it into the mailbox.
I also decided to include a simplifed map with directions from the ceremony to the reception location. A lot of the guests would be relatives and might not have access to a smart phone or GPS, so this addition seemed like it would make it easier on the wedding guests.