Posted on September 26, 2019 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS
A question we are asked quite frequently by our brides is: "I don't want to sacrifice the pretty details, but my budget isn't unlimited - how do I still get a gorgeous invitation on a small wedding budget?"
We're here to reassure you that it IS possible to do so!
Below are some beautiful ways to achieve a more high end wedding invitation style, without breaking your wedding stationery budget.
1. Beautiful Paper
To achieve this, we recommend working with a custom stationery designer, and skipping the plain-Jane wedding invitation shop - you know the one, they carry big albums of cookie cutter invitations, with minimal options for customization and a ridiculously high order minimum. Don't do it.
By working with a seasoned and knowledgeable custom stationery shop, you will have an endless variety of paper swatch books to look through. Here at Interprintations, we like for our clients to see and feel all paper options available to them. By selecting a high end shimmer invitation paper, or perhaps a letterpress-like thick cotton paper, you are able to take your overall invitation suite to a higher quality (with only a small dollar amount increase). 
2. Vellum Details
There's just something about vellum paper that adds a delicate and luxurious look to wedding invitation suites. We see it used most often as a wrap around "belly band" to hold stacked invitation pieces together, as well as a gatefold to surround the invitation card. Although, those are simply the most popular methods of using vellum in a wedding invitation suite - the possibilities are pretty endless, especially when you’re working with a custom stationer and they can propose new and never-before-seen ideas!
A big plus, vellum is incredibly affordable and easy to print on! We wedding invitation designers love it wholeheartedly, and hope this wedding stationery trend sticks around for quite a while.
3. Envelope Liners
When you open up a wedding invitation, one of the first details you notice is the interior of the envelope. Why not dress it up with a custom monogram, hand painted florals, or something else that’s beautiful and unexpected? This is a great spot to “wow” your guests, as they open your wedding invitation. Since this is something that is easily printed, cut and assembled in-house here in our stationery shop, these are incredibly affordable!
Another perk of having an envelope liner is that it will add another layer of protection to your wedding invitation, as it makes it’s way through the mail. USPS can be SO rough on wedding invitations, this easy addition will help ensure your wedding invitation arrives to guests in good condition.
3. Wax Seals
These little pretties are much more cost effective than you think! We work with a wholesaler that provides these to us already stamped and ready to go. They have adhesive on the back and are ready for fast assembly. If you want to keep things REALLY cost effective, we can simply deliver the unassembled wax seals with your invitation order and leave the actual wax seal assembly to you. You just peel the backing and stick in the designated spot. Super easy for you AND your budget!
...and if the thought of assembling them makes you nervous, not a problem. We can take care of it on our end. We promise, it's still easy on your wedding stationery budget!
If you're thinking of using them on wedding day, we recommend ordering them all at once (you'll receive bulk pricing & save on shipping fees). They are a great addition to ceremony programs, seating cards, and menus, too!
4. Upgraded Print Methods
It’s true – gold foil, thermography, and blind embossing can be budget friendly! Here’s how to achieve these details in your wedding invitation, while still preserving your overall wedding invitation budget:
First, we can keep these upgraded print methods to a small scale. With a gold foil monogram crest at the top of your invitation, or a simple blind embossed pattern at the bottom of your invitation, we are keeping the custom die plates to a smaller size & keeping costs down. Genius, right?
Second, find a custom wedding invitation studio that can do these high end print methods in-house. This means that their overhead is much lower, and ultimately, your costs will also go down! (*Ahem* We do gold foiling and other luxury print methods here at the studio, and can totally help you with something luxurious & affordable!)
We hope these tips have been helpful! If you need any additional advice or would like to start custom designing your wedding invitations, we'd love to chat! You can email us at to set up your complimentary bridal consultation. While we are based in the Indianapolis and Carmel areas, we work with numerous clients if you're not local, no worries! We're happy to walk you through the process & make the custom design experience a beautiful and seamless one.
Happy wedding planning!
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Posted on September 21, 2019 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS
In a big city like Indianapolis, it’s hard to find an ideal “garden” setting for a wedding. When we saw first hand how Tara Nicole Weddings transformed the popular Indiana Roof Ballroom into a garden dream wedding for Kelleen and Kevin, we were in total awe!
On today’s blog, we’re recapping this breathtaking wedding day and sharing all of our favorite wedding details.
NOTE: All photos featured below are courtesy of the incredible husband & wife team at Cory + Jackie Photography
(if you're still looking for a wedding photographer in the Indianapolis area - book them!! They are SO talented and the sweetest people you'll ever meet).
To kick off Kelleen & Kevin's wedding weekend, the couple's out-of-town wedding guests were greeted at their hotel with custom welcome boxes - complete with monogrammed water bottles, delicious popcorn packets from a local favorite Just Pop In, a custom wedding weekend itinerary card, and many more delightful goodies!
The wedding ceremony was a full Catholic mass ceremony, and took place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Carmel, Indiana. For the couple, we created a custom wedding program booklet to include all of their important details. The cover was constructed of a thick cotton cardstock with torn deckled edging, and featured the custom monogram crest we created for the couple (don’t you love the rose gold elements?). The booklet pages were bound together by a thin Evergreen satin ribbon to compliment the greenery elements used in their custom wedding monogram crest. Inside the booklet, Kelleen even included a detailed section about how her dress is a restyled version of her mother’s wedding dress – a detail we absolutely love! Their program booklet also included hymns so that guests could follow along, as well as directions to the reception and parking information (both of which I’m sure their out-of-town guests greatly appreciated).  
After there ceremony, guests made their way to downtown Indianapolis, where the Indiana Roof Ballroom is located. Little did guests know they would soon be whisked away into the most beautiful evening wedding in the midst of a secret garden, designed exclusively for the couple and their closest friends and family.
To enhance the garden feel of the wedding reception, the couple had a desire for lots of greenery throughout her wedding – from the wedding florals to the custom wedding paper details, it was important to them that it be incorporated.
Along with the greenery elements, touches of rose gold and copper were a part of the overall wedding style. The metallic tones placed in small pieces throughout the wedding day. It’s evident that these metallics brought a higher level of elegance and sophistication to Kelleen and Kevin’s wedding ceremony and reception. The rose gold color was infused into the reception through metallic tapered candles, votive holders, and in small accents throughout their custom wedding stationery. We used rose gold to accent their custom wedding monogram crest, as well as in their menu text. The rose gold metallic color also made an appearance on their custom table numbers we designed exclusively for them.
We also helped the couple with various custom wedding signs – a large wooden wedding seating chart, a custom laser cut wooden sign for their favor table, and a clear acrylic Guestbook sign with a custom wooden stand. To ensure all of their wedding reception paper details corresponded, we also created custom signs for their bar area (a complimentary service we offer all of our full service wedding stationery clients!).
We were so honored to help make Kelleen & Kevin’s day extra special with custom wedding stationery and wedding signs to use at their ceremony and reception. All of the photos and details shown above wouldn’t be possible without the couple’s “dream team” of wedding vendors, which included:
Photography: Cory + Jackie
Ceremony: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Reception: Indiana Roof Ballroom
Planning: Tara Nicole Weddings
Florals: Isibeal Studios
Ceremony florals: McNamara
Paperie & Custom Signs: Interprintations
Calligraphy for Magnolia Leaves: Painted Letter Co
Dress: David’s Bridal
Suit’s: The Black Tux
Videography: Eyenamics
Rentals: A Classic Party Rental
Band/Entertainment: Nash County Band
Hair & Make-up: DL Lowry
Cake: Simply Perfections
Photo Booth: Picture Perfect
Congrats to the newlyweds!
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Posted on September 12, 2019 by Cari
Categories: in THE CITY, in WEDDINGS
Yesterday was the monthly Perfect Wedding Guide Networking Luncheon, held at the always gorgeous wedding barn at Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville.
With their picture perfect barn and it’s beautiful chandeliers, along with it’s serene tree-lined farmland setting, Mustard Seed Gardens has the perfect venue for a fall wedding (or networking event, in this case). They were so gracious to offer to host the event for local wedding professionals to network & dine together.
Bethany at Mustard Seed Gardens has an incredible eye for style, as she spearheaded the planning and preparation for the event. I always enjoy working with her, she has the best ideas! She selected birchwood farm tables with a natural finish, along with a few cashmere velvet covered round tables to fill the space. Chrissy from Special Occasions provided the most darling bud vases and simple florals, mixed amongst gold mercury glass votive holders, which were a beautiful pairing with this event’s modern rustic style.
We can’t forget to mention all of the place setting details, where A Classic Party Rental brought their A game (per usual!). Each guest’s place setting featured clear plates and gold metallic silverware. Atop the clear plate rested a cashmere colored napkins to correspond with the round table linens.
Interprintations sponsored the stationery for the event, with custom laser cut menu cards polishing off each place setting. I knew that I wanted to provide something less main stream and a little more custom, since these paper elements would be seen by so many of my peers. I know they would appreciate these intricate and high-end menu cards the most! Our favorite design element is the ornate detailing around the menu, which is accented by the laser cut shape.
Interprintations also provided the miscellaneous event signage enjoyed by guests – a perfect addition to dress up the bar area, champagne wall, and dessert table. It was an honor to provide this pretty paperie to brighten and inspire our wedding professional colleagues’ day!
Stewart Imagery was so kind to offer her time and talents to photograph the event. I always enjoy seeing her work, and this time around did not disappoint. Not to mention, she turned around the photo gallery to all of the sponsors within less than a day! What a nice surprise to receive these in my inbox so quickly. Thanks so much to Stewart Imagery for capturing all of the event details so beautifully.
Last, but certainly not least, was the (from what I've heard) delicious appetizers, lunch and desserts provided by Mills Catering. They're a catering staple in the Indianapolis wedding industry and have been around for years. They have a reputation for great reason - their food is just so scrumptious!
I have to say, I am SO sad I had to miss this incredible outing with my fellow Indianapolis wedding professionals. While I had purchased a ticket to the event, my childcare arrangements fell through & I ultimately wasn’t able to attend. I was so bummed! I had been looking forward to this one for a while. This “momprenuer” small business owner doesn’t get out much for adult interaction (or an adult beverage) very often…these networking events are always such a nice break for those of us with small businesses in the wedding industry.  A big thank you to Tammy at Perfect Wedding Guide for coordinating these events, and I look forward to making it to the next one at Daniel’s Vineyard!
I’m a country girl, small business owner, wife, mother of three, and a proud alumna of Purdue University (Boiler Up!).
Wondering what life is like for a busy mom with a graphic design & laser cutting 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!
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