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Posted on November 15, 2018 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS
Have you seen the latest issue of Indianapolis' newest wedding magazine? You can view an online copy of the newest issue of Premier Weddings Magazine here!
 
If you're looking for fresh local wedding inspiration, vendor features, bridal checklists and more, this new magazine is a must-read for all brides to be in Indiana. My favorite part is the Wedding Timeline Checklist. While some of the big name websites seem to mislead brides into thinking invitations should be mailed out excessively early, this magazine hits the nail on the head by aligning with etiquette - mail the invitations out TWO MONTHS before the big day. =) (Anything before that should be a save the date, not a formal invitation.)
 
You'll also catch some of our favorite collaborations from the 2018 wedding season, as far as custom wedding invitations and stationery designs. Check out the Laurel Hall event feature with the beautiful lavender tones and off-the-charts florals! You also don't want to miss the Emerald tones of the Smith House event, where you'll spot our popular laser cut wooden name cards nestled in beautiful vintage plates.
 
Another handy feature of this newest issue is the Wedding Budget section. Here you'll be able to keep track of your projected spending on all wedding elements (like flowers, the dress, and invitations - of course!). It also allows you to jot down the actual spending for each category, to ensure you are staying on track & to see where you're saving/splurging. (A little splurge for extra "pretty" details, are totally ok, as long as they are important to you!)
 
What do you think of this newest wedding read for Hoosier brides? What were your favorite features?
 
Note: If you're not local to Indianapolis, don't worry! Premier Weddings Magazine has issues in lots of other cities - including Nashville, San Antonio, Austin, and others!
 
We are always so honored to be featured in online and print magazines and blogs - Thank you so much to Premier Weddings for including some of our favorite custom wedding designs of 2018!
 
Best,
 
Posted on November 12, 2018 by Cari
Categories: in THE STUDIO
Oh, my goodness! November, you snuck up on us incredibly quick! It seems as if we blinked & suddenly the Fall weather turned into “bubble coats and mittens” weather in the blink of an eye. Brrrr!

 

(Although, the pretty leaves are still on the ground…I guess I can still hang onto the Fall season just a tad bit longer.)

 

October was a jam packed month for our design studio - beautiful Fall weddings in the Indianapolis area, a handful of new client meetings for the upcoming 2019 wedding season, and a beach vacation for our family in Destin, Florida. That little getaway was just what we needed for a recharge and refuel for this final homestretch of 2018 weddings & the holiday shopping season (hello, updated Shopify site! We're looking at you!).

 

Our last client wedding of this year will be this weekend at The Lindley Farmstead at Chatham Hills. Have you seen this beautiful new venue? This is far from your "burlap and lace" downhome barn wedding. This breathtaking barn venue just north of Indianapolis is a new and great venue option for brides to be. If you're currently planning a 2019-2020 wedding in the Indianapolis area, I hope you'll check it out!

 

Even though we’ve wrapped up the 2018 season for custom designed wedding invitations and stationery, it doesn’t quite mean we are packing up the shop and closing for the year just yet! We have been working on many items behind-the-scenes, as we build up our online shopping site. These new additions will not only add new and affordable options to our wedding stationery offerings, you’ll also start to see a large amount of personalized and ready-to-order laser goods. These laser cut and engraved products will be geared towards children, home décor, and other gift giving ideas – not just weddings! =)

 

We will be rolling out these new products slowly over the next month, as we continue to work on samples and product photos. We’ll be spotlighting them just in time for the holiday shopping season. We can’t wait to introduce you to our latest additions!
 

Be sure you’re also following us on Instagram – we are always sharing behind-the-scenes photos and videos in our IG stories, as well as professional photos of our latest work. We love connecting and hearing from all of you!

 

Best,

Lead Designer, Interprintations, Indianapolis Wedding Invitations

Posted on October 9, 2018 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS

You’re engaged and planning a wedding – Congrats! What an exciting season you’re in, as you pull together all of the details and vendors for your big day.

Indianapolis Carmel Wedding Paper Invitations Save the Dates Custom Design

One topic that will come up early on in the planning process is Save the Dates. We’ve put together a breakdown of the most common questions regarding Save the Dates, and the necessary info you’ll need to plan out this important element of your wedding stationery.

  1. Why do I need to send out save the dates?
    Save the dates are a great way to get basic wedding information out early to your guests. This is especially important if many of your wedding guests are traveling, or your wedding date falls on or around a holiday.

     
  2. When should save the dates be mailed to guests?
    Plan to mail your save the dates to your guests anywhere from 4 months to 12 months before your wedding date (leaning more towards the latter for destination weddings, or if a large portion of your guests will need to plan for flights or accommodations).

     
  3. What information should we include on our save the dates?
    No worries if you haven’t finalized a large portion of the wedding details. The most basic elements are perfectly fine – your names, the wedding date, and the city where the wedding will be taking place. If you have already started putting together a wedding website, including that can also be beneficial for relaying additional wedding details.

     
  4. What are your thoughts on sending postcard save the dates?
    Sending postcards is definitely an option! They keep things simple by eliminating an envelope and incurring slightly less postage fees. However, we always make sure our clients are fully aware that these will be heavily machined by the USPS. They can be rough on mail, postcards especially, so please do not be surprised if they arrive to guests in less than pristine condition.  

     
  5. We are considering a save the date magnet – do you have any recommendations?
    These are so fun and will help ensure guests put your wedding date right onto their fridge! We do recommend a thin, flat magnet to help make the mailing process easier and more cost efficient. Thicker magnets can be marked non-machinable, meaning more postage fees for you (and possible damage during the mailing process).

     
  6. We have a very limited budget – how do we keep our save the dates budget friendly?
    Save the dates are a very informal way of simply asking your guests to not book anything else on your wedding day, so that they may attend your event. They know that the formal invitation will follow at a later date. With that said, you are absolutely fine etiquette-wise to send an e-card or simple email to guests with our “save the date” information! Don’t feel like you have to send a fancy card in the mail. 

We hope this information was helpful to you, as you plan out the details for your wedding stationery! If you find you have other questions regarding save the dates, you’re welcome to leave them in the comments section below and we would be happy to answer them for you. Happy wedding planning!


Best,

Indianapolis Custom Wedding Invitations and Stationery

 

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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!