Posted on April 25, 2018 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS
Staying on track during the wedding planning process is KEY! No bride wants to be tying up loose ends during the weeks leading up to wedding day.
One of the first items we provide clients for their wedding stationery is a proposed timeline. It looks a little something like this...
DESIGNING & ORDERING YOUR SAVE-THE-DATES
These beauties can be ordered between 4-12 months before the big day. If you're planning to do a custom design, be sure to add on about 6-8 additional weeks to your timeline, to allow ample time for designing and production.
DESIGNING & ORDERING YOUR INVITATIONS
The biggest element of your stationery order! If you're working with a designer for custom invitations, we recommend beginning the design process 4-5 months before you'd like these in-hand. Once you've completed the proofing process and submitted your order, production tends to take anywhere from 4-8 weeks (depending on the intricacy of your wedding invites).
WHEN TO MAIL YOUR INVITATIONS
For some reason, there are blogs and websites that try to talk you into mailing these out WAY too early. They're wrong! These should be mailing 6-8 before your big day. If you're planning a destination wedding (100% of your wedding guests are traveling), then this can be increased to 10 weeks. (Anything mailed sooner than that should only be a save-the-date!)
DESIGNING AND ORDERING YOUR WEDDING DAY STATIONERY
As soon as you've mailed out the invites, it's the perfect time to switch gears and start planning for your wedding programs, seating cards, table numbers, and all other wedding day paper elements. Be sure to complete the proofing process and place your order no later than 6 weeks before the big day. (Seating card details should be submitted about 2 weeks before wedding day.)
We tend to prefer hand-delivery of wedding day items to our clients local to Indianapolis. However, for our remote clients, we recommend Overnight or 2nd Day Air shipping - just to ensure everything arrives in ample time!
tags: Indianapolis Wedding Invitations, Laser Cut Wedding Invitations, Indiana Wedding Planning
Posted on April 17, 2018 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS
We're seeing a shift in wedding stationery trends here in the Indianapolis area, and we're loving it!
Some of the most popular requests among our 2018 wedding clients are...
Think emerald green, gem tones, sapphire blue, ultraviolet and various purple hues! Pops of bold colors are being requested in varying elements of wedding invitations, and we are L-O-V-I-N-G it!
(Photo Credit: Laura Memory Photography)
LASER CUT ELEMENTS
From pocket folders to belly bands, the options available for laser cut wedding invitations are endless. Laser cut elements constructed of other materials (wood, acrylic) are also being incorporated into signage, place settings, and even backdrops - our favorite wedding trend as of late.
The fun thing about laser cut items is that they pair well with any wedding style. Indianapolis has so many wonderful wedding venues - historic barns, industrial downtown lofts, gorgeous mansions - and laser cut items pair perfectly with them all!
(Photo Credit: Allison Mae Photography)
Blending two of the hottest wedding stationery trends - hand calligraphy and metallics - has been a popular request among our brides this year. Talk about a 'wow' factor when your wedding invitation arrives to your guests' mailboxes - SWOON!
(Calligraphy by Esther Letters)
What's your take on the latest wedding trends? Are there any others that you've seen when attending weddings here in Indianapolis or elsewhere? We'd love to hear! Drop a comment below and let us know!
Posted on April 13, 2018 by Cari
Spring has sprung!
Wedding season is in full bloom - hooray! Here in Indianapolis, we are cranking out invitations and wedding day items left and right. We love seeing all of these fun new trends emerging for the 2018 wedding season in Indy. (Do you have a favorite new wedding stationery trend?)
We also have to give accolades to a lovely up-and-coming wedding photographer here in the Indianapolis area, Rakoteet Photography. We recently collaborated with her at Laurel Hall in the heart of Indy, and the wedding photos were featured on Strictly Weddings this week! The details of this event were breathtaking, and we were so honored to contribute the wedding invitations and paperie details. Thanks for capturing them so perfectly, Rakoteet Photography!
If you tuned into IndyStyle earlier this morning, you likely caught the wedding segment by Boldly Chic Events. Do those girls know wedding trends, or what? They showcased so many gorgeous and emerging wedding details, alongside some of our acrylic and laser cut elements. We always love working with our favorite Indianapolis event planners, so we were so excited to get the call to contribute. Great job, ladies!
We're signing off for the weekend & heading out to enjoy this sunshine - fingers crossed it sticks around for all of the weddings here in Indianapolis this weekend! Congrats to all of our brides and grooms getting hitched!
I’m a country girl, small business owner, wife, mother of three, and a proud Purdue Boilermaker.
Wondering what life is like for a busy mom with a custom stationery business? My days are filled with pretty paper, blissful brides, half-finished sketchbooks, half-eaten lunches, and lots of cuddling with my little ones. I look forward to sharing with you all of life's fun happenings (both in & out of the studio) here on the blog!