The number one question I get is “what should my invitations say?”… No need to stress before the dress because Taylor Williams Paperie & Design (TWP) has broken it down to make it simple as possible.Read More
Knowing how many invitations you need can really make or break the bank. “Guestimating” is not always going to be in your favor. It only take a few simple steps to come up with the actual number of invitations you will need to order for your wedding!Read More
I can’t tell you how many times I have had a bride ask for the whole wedding invitation package and come to find out it should have been sent out yesterday! Getting on top of your stationery timeline will take away so much stress off of you… and your stationery designer.Read More
Ever wonder what a wedding invitation suite consisted of… besides the piece of cardstock that has the bride and groom’s name on it? A bride and groom can build their wedding invitation suite as big or as little as they desire. When it’s time to make the invitations, best advice is to make sure your wedding guests have all the information they need for your big day. Below is a sizing guides with common pieces that make up the wedding invitation suite and then some.
Invitation (A9 & A7) - The invitation lists all of the important details - the couple's names, wedding date, time and ceremony location. Check out the different types of invitation wording.
Response Card (A2 & 4Bar) - Your guests will mail this back indicating who is attending as well as their meal choices (if applicable). Sometimes the Bride & Groom like to add a song request line to have played at the reception. Some couples want the response card to be a postcard, otherwise the response card is accompanied with an envelope. Etiquette is to have it include postage and pre-filling it with the return address.
Information Cards - The information card is most commonly used as a reception card. If your ceremony is at a different venue than your reception, you will want to use the small enclosure to note the reception address and start time. Other uses for the small enclosure include accommodations, map/directions, wedding websites, or any other brief information you'd like to share. Sometimes couples use multiple cards or design them to be double-sided to save paper.
Mini (2” x 3.5”) - Minis are a great size for information cards that don’t need a lot of verbiage. These cards are also common sizes for food tents, escort cards, and place cards.
Programs & Menus (#10 & A9) - These are great options to provide guests to hold in their hands as programs. The sizes are great to display on plates or chargers for menus.
The sizes above are common choices and are merely suggestions. Invitation suites don’t have to be vanilla and within set parameters… couples can use whatever size that fits their needs best. I am always an advocate for being outside the box for it should reflect the couple’s personality.
If you and your future spouse want a wedding invitation suite that is unique to the both of you, holla at your girl! I love creating custom designs for my bride and grooms! Let me help you tie the little details together so when your wedding guests receive it in the mail, they are almost as excited as you are for your big day! Head over to the wedding invitation inquiry to get the ball rolling!
It’s really not my birthday… that’s not until November! August is almost over yet it has been full of family and friends' birthdays. In my family alone, three have the same birthday… my hunk of a husband, his twin brother, and my sister-in-law (my brother’s wife)! Also 2 of my besties share the same birthday!
The idea of a having a birthday party sounds awesome… you get to choose the theme and food and of course design the invitations and decorations. But let’s be honest, as an introvert, I hate being the center of attention, so if I could plan my birthday party and not be the center of attention I would do it in a heartbeat! Needless to say, my future children have no choice but to let me throw them a birthday party! Until then, I will have to live vicariously through clients when they need me to design invitations and any party decorations and favors!
Just look how fun these party decorations and food displays are! No offense to my mother, but she has no creativity... I probably stole all the creativity she had in her, but I definitely didn't have parties like this. Then again, I am an introvert so I really never wanted big parties like these images down below when growing up. Luckily these days with "Pinterest" and "Hostess with the Mostess" at our fingertips, birthday party ideas are endless!
The invitation has always been one of my favorite parts of planning a birthday party. It sets the mood for the party. Once you send out the invitation, it makes it more real for the birthday person because it means it's finally happening... the one and only day that is solely about them is finally coming and all of their friends are coming to celebrate them!
Not only does a birthday signify that someone is another year older, but the birthday party invitation shows how they have changed in tastes. If you're a boy, one year it's about batman and legos and then the next year they are into golf. Let's not forget daddy's little princess who can't have too much pink and glitter tutus at her party and then you blink and she has a Kate Spade theme party.
Got a birthday coming up... first birthday? milestone? or even a surprise party coming up... hola at your girl! Let me help you out with any of your birthday invitation and paper needs. Since I don't have children I can live vicariously through you AND the best part... all the center of attention will be on you since it's YOUR birthday!!!
Check out the party invitations tab here.