You’re Invited

May 02, 2014. Category: how to, Invitations

Some of the knowledge we have about weddings seems kind of antiquated – how should everyone know that 6:00pm means black tie?  But, it is our job to research and know the correct etiquette on just about everything.  So how are you supposed to stuff an invitation?

Just like a wedding cake, wedding invitations are assembled in size order with the largest on the bottom and the smallest layer on the top.

It’s best to start with the invitation, likely your largest piece, which will be placed at the bottom.  Next you’ll tuck the reply card (face side up) underneath the flap of the reply envelope and set this on top of the invitation.  You should also remember to stamp this envelope and very lightly number the back of the card in correspondence with the number next to the guest’s name on your master guest list.

A great diagram for putting together your invitations

If you have a reception card this would be placed next, followed by any additional cards for a rehearsal dinner or accommodations ordered by size.  This stack is all inserted face up into the inner envelope so it’s visible immediately.  The inner envelope is then placed inside the outer envelope with the guest’s name facing the back so they’re seen first when the envelope is opened, although the outer envelope is optional.

Once you’ve checked the contents of your invitations, making sure everything is as you ordered, six to eight weeks before your wedding you can begin checking postage and putting the invitations together.  To make sure everything is perfect we’d suggest you triple check your invitations, if possible by three different people.

Our last tip is to consider having your invitations hand canceled at the post office.  This keeps your invitations from going through postage machines where they are printed with barcodes and could be bent or damaged.

A beautiful invitation from Cheree Berry Paper

Or you could hire a team of talented planners to do it all for you.  Just saying…

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Some things never go out of style

March 04, 2014. Category: dress, Flowers, Invitations, photographer, real wedding
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Love Notes

February 12, 2013. Category: Invitations, printed materials

My favorite thing about Valentines Day is not the sweets and treats (though don’t get me wrong I love a good piece of cake), its the sweet notes and cards that come with the gifts. I’ve always been a fervent lover of all things paper. Whether it is a holiday card or wedding invitation, I love the details that go into a great stationary design. Cheree Berry, one of our favorite paper extraordinaire’s has recently launched her new website, and here are some of our favorite designs from her wedding collection that make us think of love, and the warm and fuzzy feeling of Valentines Day.

We’ve fallen in love with all of these designs, and I’m sure you will too!

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Stamp of Approval

November 02, 2012. Category: details, Invitations, printed materials

Custom stamps are a great way to add style and make return addressing easy. 

Paper Source is running a promotion now through November 15, 2012 where you can buy one custom stamp machine and plate, and get a second plate design free!

These are great to use for party invitations, and allow you to add flair to your envelopes .

And with two, you can have one for the wedding and one for your new married name!


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Mail Order Bride

August 10, 2012. Category: Invitations
You finally have the ring,  a date and a venue. Now you need to mail Save the Dates.  Unfortunately, this means you need to gather addresses of all of your friends and family.  
Welcome Postable.  It is the coolest new idea.  You email your friends and family a personal link and they are directed to a form for them to populate.  It is exportable to Excel, iCal and Avery label formats.  I LOVE it.  And um, you may want to send it out for your fiancé too… 
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