Tips, Tricks & Tidbits: What 4 Invitation Designers Want Every Bride To Know

Tips, Tricks & Tidbits: What 4 Invitation Designers Want Every Bride To Know

I confess, I am a conference junkie. For someone who loves paper, I went to my DREAM conference this summer – Stationery Academy! I spent 2 days with 20 other paper-preneurs and made some amazing friends. We shared lots of stories about running our businesses, working with clients and the next trends in design. So I thought it only appropriate to ask a few of them to share a little something they want every bride to know. -Jenn Sprinkle


Marianne Mandrell of QUAD DEUCE DESIGN

If you want custom stationery, be sure to leave plenty of time! The design & production process can take 2-4 months, depending on the complexity of your design and how many pieces you order (meaning both quantity AND if you want additional items like signs, programs, rehearsal invites, thank you notes, etc.) This means you & your designer should start the process 4-6 months before your event date, and earlier is better.



If your wedding is being held at 5:30 P.M., then it is actually still considered an afternoon wedding. List your wedding time like this: “at half after five o’clock in the afternoon”. A 6:00 P.M. wedding is an evening wedding and should be listed like this: “at six o’clock in the evening”. Always use “half after” instead do “half past” if your wedding is being held on the half hour.


Natalie Chang of NATALIE CHANG

A custom design can make your entire wedding look hi-end with any budget! Most custom invitation designers don’t just do invitations, but lots of printed destails! We take great pride in helping make a first impression and introduction to your wedding in the mailboxes of your guests. We can also carry those elements through to the rest of your wedding details! Programs, Menus, Place Cards, Napkins, Aisle Runners, Dance Floor Logos, Stir Sticks, Bridesmaid Gifts, Favor Tags, etc.



Lets be honest – one of the more enjoyable parts of the wedding experience is the gifts. (except they do require thank you notes – and that is not enjoyable) And to enjoy all of those gifts people have to know where you are registered right? A little piece of etiquette advice. Leave your registry information for your shower invitations or your website and not for your invitation. Your wedding invitation, no matter how formal or modern, should just keep with the basics.
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