Fiancées and fiancés, if it's six months before your wedding - it’s time to order invitations!
Your wedding invitations are both the pièce de résistance of your wedding stationery suite and an introduction to the atmosphere of your wedding day, so we take our role in helping you create the perfect invitation seriously. That said, we love what we do, so we’ll be having fun right along side you.
Let’s start with the basics. When we talk about wedding invitations, we generally mean the invitation itself, an envelope with the host's address printed on the flap, an RSVP set (card and envelope) and a reception card if the celebration takes places at a different location than the ceremony. Many couples also choose to include an accommodations card which explains to out of town guests where rooms have been reserved. If other events are planned for the days surrounding the ceremony and reception, it’s also helpful to include an itinerary for your guests.
As for wording and etiquette for your invitation and accessory pieces, we’re well versed (ba-dum-chhh) and will help you say just the right thing and achieve just the right tone, whether formal or lighthearted.
Ok, that’s the nitty gritty. Let’s do pretty pretty! Below are some of the trends we're seeing (and loving).
Calligraphy inspired designs with big, bold script:
Foil - sparkle isn't just for rings!
Die cut designs add a sophisticated silhouette to invitations:
Laser cutting creates texture and pattern reminiscent of heirloom lace:
Hand painted edges on ultra thick paper add an unexpected burst of color, creating a piece of art from all angles:
You're more than welcome to take a look at samples in the store (and check out our beautiful jewelry, social stationery, and fabulous pens) however, we mainly work by appointment to insure every detail of your invitation is perfect. We schedule appointments Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 am - 5 pm; call the store (614.424.6617) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up yours. We're happy to arrange an alternative time if our regular hours do not accommodate your schedule.
You can find lots more inspiration on our website, photo gallery, and, on our Pinterest page.
We can't wait to meet you, or if we've had the pleasure of working on your Save the Dates, it'll be great to catch up. See you soon!
Next up: Day of Accessories (Programs, Table Numbers and Menus, Oh My)!