Invitations

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Spectacular events start with the invitation

Choosing invitations is a very detailed process, especially when the element of customization is involved.  We can handle the details of engagement, wedding, party & social invitations, final details of napkins, place cards, programs and more.

We like to make this a stress-free and fun experience.  Often, brides (clients) will tell me “I am so glad I didn’t order my invitations over the internet, but came to you instead”.

We’d love to help you find something that really captures the event and your personality. We are skilled at educating you on the possibilities and helping you sort through which options work best for you.

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We offer quality invitations and styles:  

Letterpress

Engraving

Thermography

Digital or other flat printing

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10 Things to Consider and do Before Ordering Wedding Invitations

When you envision your day, is it a black-tie gala? A garden wedding? A barefoot beach affair? Or a backyard pig roast? Will it take place during the daytime or in the evening? Will it be close to home or a destination wedding? Write down a list of adjectives that best describe how you'd like the day to look and feel.
Will your wedding take place in the mountains or by a lake? Do you share a love of sailing? Would you like to include a monogram? There are many ideas that can be incorporated into your invitation.
Perhaps you'd like to incorporate the color of the bridesmaids' dresses, the reception decor or the time of year...feel free to bring swatches!
Keep in mind that this is not the same as the number of guests. Rather, it is the number of households, taking into consideration couples and families. For example, if you're inviting 200 people and most are married, you'll probably need closer to 125 invitations.
We can help you understand each of the types of printing, including letterpress, engraving, thermography, embossing and flat printing. Before your appointment, take note of any preferences you may have, and let us know if you like a particular style. It's also helpful to bring in pages from magazines or samples of invitations you like.
Would you like to have a reply card with an envelope, or a postcard? Will you need cards for the reception, schedule, accommodations, directions or web site? Do you like pocketfolds, ribbons, envelope liners and so forth? Single or double envelopes? You'll want to see a variety of samples to help you decide what you like best.
However, we also suggest that you remain open to learning about the different styles and what the various printing methods cost. We've learned that bridal magazines can create unreasonable price expectations by showing luxurious suites of high-end invitations, but then advising you to allow an unreasonably low percentage of your budget for invitations. We can work with you to create an invitation that you love but is also within your financial comfort zone.
Is it a traditional situation in which the bride's parents issue the invitation, or are the groom's parents equally involved and contributing financially? Perhaps you and your fiancée are doing so yourselves? In this day and age, there are many circumstances that require not-so-traditional wording. If any of the parents are divorced, remarried or deceased, we can help you figure out how to properly word things so as to avoid embarrassment or hard feelings. This will also help to determine whose address will appear on the reply envelope and as the return address on the invitation envelope.
Will you or your family or friends be hand-addressing the envelopes? Will you hire a calligrapher? Will you have the addresses printed on the envelopes? Again, it's always a good idea to consider ordering extra envelopes to cover any errors in addressing.
Remember that this should be a fun process, not a stressful one. Just be sure to give yourself time to look at a number of options before making your purchase. Trust your instincts...there's usually one invitation that you come back to again and again. This is usually "the one!" Ask yourself whether it reflects the spirit of your wedding day...whether it suits your personality and style...and whether it will excite your guests when it arrives. If it fits these criteria, you'll know you've made the right choice!

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Event Styles: 

Ultra-casual

Shorts and flip-flops welcome

Informal

Dress shirt, sundress

Semi-Formal

Suit, cocktail dress

Formal

Black tie, dressy cocktail dress

Ultra-Formal

White tie, formal gown

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