When planning a vintage garden or chic floral inspired wedding, our "Fleur" design is the perfect fit for you! The vintage hand sketched florals that frame the invitation, makes this design take on an overall beautiful and delicate look. Our featured customized client design looks gorgeous in champagne, rose and azalea colored papers. The colors work so well together, don't you think?! The invitation suite was upgraded with a nice ribbon band wrapped around of the back of the invitation backing layer. This provides a nice presentation for the insert cards once the set is tucked away into the envelope.
When planning a garden or shabby chic inspired wedding, our "Bird & Bloom" design is the perfect fit for you! The hand drawn floral and bird artwork makes this design have such a romantic and soft feel. This invitation suite features an invitation panel with an upgraded invitation backing layer and coordinating response card with envelope and additional insert card. The floral design on the envelope adds such a lovely touch!
Choosing the best font for your invitations can be easy or a challenge depending upon how you approach it. The designs in our gallery feature a different fonts that were expertly paired with that particular design. The easy approach would be to keep the same font as shown in the invitation, but the challenging part could be to change the font to change the tone of the invitation. Today we'll focus on selecting the best script (cursive) type style for your invitations.
Using the Script Type image above as our reference we'll list the font numbers that would match with the tone of your wedding. Notice that there are fonts repeated in different sections, this is because when paired with different graphics the overall look will change! Have fun selecting your perfect font!
FORMAL/BLACK TIE = #'s 1, 13, 16
OPULENT/GLAMOROUS = #'s 7, 13, 14, 17
TRADITIONAL/ELEGANT = 1, 5, 6, 10, 16, 18, 20, 25
CASUAL = #'s 2, 9, 11, 19, 21, 26
MODERN = #'s 22, 23, 26, 27
RUSTIC/DESTINATION = #'s 3, 4, 15
WHIMSICAL = #'s 8, 12, 24
VINTAGE = #'s 3, 10, 24
The name says it all for this stunning damask inspired invitation design! Damask graphics and patterns have been a common wedding design/theme for many years! For this design the damask graphics were enlarged and placed in nice positions to frame the overall wording.
For this featured invitation, Bee and Alexander chose to go with a more simple one layer card and customize their entire suite in a violet, black and white color palette. They upgraded the envelopes to a metallic violet purple for a nice POP of color in the suite along with added return and guest address printing on them. The suite also included a coordinating RSVP card with mailing envelope.
Check out our customization magazine to see how you can add on to your invitation set to make it truly one of a kind for your wedding day!
Today we'd like to share some commonly misspelled words to make sure there are no accidental snafus on your printed wedding invitations! These words can be tricky because they may not be caught with spell check. The best way to proofread your invitation is to print out your proof and physically read, and also read it backwards to catch those tricky words...trust us, it works! Lastly, have at least one to two other pair of eyes review it for you as well. When you are staring at the same proof every day, it is very hard to catch mistakes.
Take note of the list below and happy invitation proofing!
-Aisle vs Isle
-Altar vs Alter
-Night vs Nite
-To vs Too
-Tomorrow vs Tommorrow
-Until vs Untill
-Presence vs Presense
-Twelve vs Tweleve (check all numbers!)
-Accommodations vs Accomodations
-Double check the spelling of parents names, if listed
-Double check the spelling of all of your venues
As much as we'd love for all of our guests to RSVP ON TIME, there's a good chance that they won't. In order to increase the chances of their response there are some options that can help with this "issue!"
TWO MAIN OPTIONS
The two main styles of RSVP cards are a response card with envelope or a double sided postcard. The response card with envelope is traditional and formal, while the postcards are modern and casual. Choose the option that is a better fit for the style of your wedding. The envelopes provide extra protection for the response card and to keep guest names/information more confidential. The postage is a first class stamp. The postcard can be designed in a more fun manner and they require a less expensive postcard rate stamp.
The most important details to make sure you include are:
-Meal options if applicable
-Attending (# attending) or Not Attending
*Extra details to consider including
-Dietary restrictions, if needed
-Reserved number of seats, if needed to control your guest list
-Inclusion of fun detail such as a song request
The last option that many of our couples are opting for is an online or telephone response. This option allows guests to call a specified phone # or reply via a website or to an email address. An RSVP service that we recommend to our clients is, http://www.rsvpservices.com/. (we have no direct affiliation with them, our clients have just had a lot of success with this company) The details can be printed on it's on single sided insert card, or included amongst your other reception, hotel, directions etc details. There is no additional postage needed for this option!
Good luck with your RSVP's...we definitely know how important it is!
We understand how confusing and overwhelming it can be to figure out the "look" for your invitations, especially if you're a very visual person, so hopefully this post will simplify things for you!
The first step in customizing your invitations would be to review our online magazine to see the basic components of an invitation suite and our most popular upgrades. Our pricing options and upgrades page contains the full list of everything you can choose from. After you've finalized your wedding colors and style we recommend taking a careful look at the available colors and typestyles pages to select what matches most closely to the colors and feel that you'd want to represent your wedding day.
We have carefully matched up fonts with the designs in our gallery so you may not have to change them once you have selected your design. At this point you may be trying to figure out what color your invitation backing layer should be, or if you should include an envelope liner for an extra pop of color. Have no fear, our professional designers will be right there with you to provide our insight and recommendations after hearing more about your special day. Most of our brides need help with this part, and it's what makes us most excited when we get to pair together all of the details that will make your invitations fabulous!
Take a look below at some of the customized wedding Invitation suites we have done and get inspiration for yours!
When planning a chic and modern wedding inspired by your current or favorite city, our "Love in The City" design is the perfect fit for you! We worked with Lindsay and Roger to customize this design in their striking black, white and sage green color palette for their Detroit Wedding. Their stationery suite included the flat panel invitation that was upgraded with a backing layer and printed belly band, ceremony programs, reception menu cards, escort card tags that featured white ink on black paper and thank you cards. Get creative and find fun ways to infuse your style and personality into your wedding stationery!
It’s natural for a bride to want every detail of her wedding to be nothing short of perfect. It’s natural to want to throw an event that people talk about for years to come. This is accomplished by having all of the details work perfectly together to give everyone the feeling of flawlessness, and we’re here to help! The first essence that guests will experience of your wedding will be in the stationary. This is the moment that you get your first opportunity to WOW! When it comes to invitation suites, there is no shortage of upgrades that will undoubtedly set your invites apart.
Don't worry! If you're not sure how to approach your invitation design, our knowledgeable designers are there with you every step of the way!
You will begin by selecting (from our timeless collection) an invitation design that has ambiance of your dream wedding. After selecting your invitation design you can take the style up a notch by adding on optional upgrades such as an invitation backing layer, pocket fold, ribbon band and monogram tag. We will provide a list of all possible upgrades with costs. There is also an interactive catalog that shows examples of each upgrade, making your job of selecting which ones you want as easy as saying “I do” to your Prince Charming. These simple upgrades, when combined, will add more color, depth and overall style to your invitation design.
A colored ribbon with a custom monogrammed tag would give your guests an immediate impression of what to expect from your wedding, before even opening up the invitation!
Adding a backing layer is a great way to incorporate your wedding colors and add a bit of texture and dimension to your invitation. With our different paper options you can really get creative, finding the perfect color and even type of paper (metallic, matte and glitter)!
Another WOW factor would be adding custom wax seals to your mailing envelopes, as featured in this customized "pure elegance" design from our collection. The custom monogram design is a definite bonus that can also be used throughout your wedding day (think menus, place cards, programs, thank you cards, etc).
When it comes down to it, the possibilities are endless when customizing your wedding day suite. So go on, have a little fun and make your invites the first thing your guests rave about!
I'm sure we've all found ourselves asking why some people forget to return their response cards. The main reason people may forget to send return cards is, THEY HAVE MISPLACED THE INVITATION. I know what you're thinking as you read this, my beautiful invitation that I customized to fit the perfect theme and style of my day, which is going to be the celebration of the year. How could you misplace it! But it's true people will receive your Wedding Invitation well in advance and may forget to send it back in. So grab your notes or phones and get ready to screenshot this article.
1. HAVE YOUR RESPONSE ENEVELOPES PRE-STAMPED. Providing a stamped envelope makes it easy for your guests to put the response card in the mailbox the same day they receive the invitation. If they are planning to attend, this step is impossible to overlook because you have provided them with everything they need except for a pen.
2. NUMBER THE BACK OF ALL YOUR R.S.V.P. CARDS. Numbering your response cards that correspond with your address spreadsheet, or seating chart, allows you to keep track of guests by name and number. In case someone forgots to include their name on the designated lines of the response card you will have a number that represents their spot. When you begin to receive cards back, all you will need to do is cross their name off of the list.
3. FOLLOW UP WITH A PHONE CALL. This may be is a tricky one , but repeat after me. "Hi Aunt Rose, how are you? I was calling to see if you have received my wedding invitation? (she will go look for it) and then you say, Are you planning to attend?, Ok well if you can please fill out the response card and place in the mail we look forward to seeing you there!" and Done, some people will need a friendly reminder to return the card. Blame their head not their hearts.
4. One of my favorites here in "Stationery Land" MAKE IT FUN AND INTERACTIVE. It is after all one of the biggest moments of your life and you want to share it with the most important people. You can leave a space to ask guests, What's their favorite memory of the bride or groom?, DJ song request? Not only will guests feel involved with the details you will get your response card and dj playlist taken care all at once.
There you have it, 4 of the best tricks to get your response cards back making it easier for your guests, your planner, yourself, your caterer and most importantly, me, your stationery designer when it's time to turn in your escort list!
xoxo, Your Stationery Designer
Autumn has arrived and I'm convinced that it is truly the season for falling in love... There is so much natural inspiration to choose the perfect color palette for your wedding. This years fall trends are all about woodland motifs, garlands, metallics, and bright non-traditional colors. From the seasonal fruits, to the changing of tree leaves you are sure to find your personal feel for this special day and make the color energy extend to your stationery suite. Here's your chance to intertwine your favorite features with a fall feel all done through color. The Plume Collection's "Exquisite" design is perfect for Fall! Here are two examples of the same invite customized in different colors and fonts to show you how you can add your own personal touch. You, in fact, are the Co-Designer with Plume's predesigned invitations.
The first design uses modern bright fall colors, red with a turquoise accent and a beautiful fancy script font.
Or you can pair a Merlot wine color with a pop of orange and add an invitation backing layer in the Merlot to match the colors of your design. Both invitations are vibrant and intimate in the autumn color scheme.
It's a fact people love pretty paper! At least we would like to think so! Earthy hues mixed with a burst of color is a rich representation of autumn. In this collection you can choose your colors that will introduce the tone and style to your guests. Invitations, day of programs and any other little detail are branded to not only capture your wedding colors but brand your entire experience. And then the magic happens , capturing the mood you've always envisioned. I'm sure you've heard this many times, but your Invitations will set the tone for your wedding and paint the picture months before your guests will attend.
The romance of autumn is irreplaceable so grab your cup of hot chocolate, and a blanket to snuggle and start planning your fall wedding colors.