Posted on December 5, 2018 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS

Do you find yourself overwhelmed with the many wedding invitation options available during your internet searches? Do you wish someone would break it down the invitation details for you? Good news, brides-to-be – that’s just what we’re going to do for you on today’s blog!

Below are a few of the most popular wedding invitation formats and styles we see our custom stationery design clients select during the design process. While these are not all the options available to you (the options really are endless), we find these to be the front runners when it comes to wedding invitation popularity…


  1. The Flat Panel Wedding Invitation Card

    The flat panel invitation card is simply that – a one-sided, single layer card. It’s main focus is on the fonts and printed design itself. It is typically paired with a response card and response envelope, a details card, and a mailing envelope. Should you opt to dress up this wedding invitation suite a bit more, there are some lovely options you might consider: a belly band to wrap around the stacked invitation pieces, a lovely liner inside the mailing envelope, or you might even consider splurging for an upgraded print method (letterpress, thermography, or foil stamping, just to name a few).

    Indianapolis Carmel Zionsville Best Wedding Invitation Shop
    (Photo Credit: Kaylee Creighton Photography)
  2. The Pocketfold Wedding Invitation

    This one is a popular selection for our Indianapolis brides who are looking for something to reflect their classic and more formal wedding style. This is an especially fitting invitation format for weddings that feature a plated meal, as well as if you’re requesting specific guest attire. This wedding invitation style also comes in handy for the couples who need to provide guests with lots of wedding weekend details, as it provides a handy pocket for multiple details cards to be included. To add to this elegant wedding invitation card, you can dress up the exterior with a layered closure tag or even a custom wax seal!

    Indianapolis Carmel Zionsville Best Wedding Invitation Shop
    (Photo Credit: Meg Adamik Photo)

  3. The Laser Cut Wedding Invitation

    This particular wedding invitation style has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Custom laser cut details add another level of elegance and sophistication to wedding invitations, unmatched by any other printing or design methods. Whether the laser cut details on your wedding invitation are minimal or elaborate will determine how pricey this option can be. For many laser cut designs, you would be surprised how budget friendly a laser cut wedding invitation can be!

    Indianapolis Carmel Zionsville Laser Cut Wedding Invitations
    (Photo Credit: Kaylee Creighton Photography)


Keep in mind that these are simply the most common invitation options we see our local clients select in the Indianapolis, Carmel, Zionsville and Brownsburg areas. We love when new clients, both local and long distance, approach us with a fun new idea that we haven’t seen done before!

When doing your research for your “dream” wedding invitations, what have you seen in your internet and Pinterest searches that catch your eye? Have you been to any wedding stationery shops and viewed tangible samples? Did you find any other elements that are on your invitation “wish list,” such as a particular paper style, a custom invitation shape, or perhaps something else? We would love to hear what you’re seeing out there that’s catching your eye! Drop us a comment below – we’d love to hear from you!

Wishing you the best during your wedding planning!

Wedding Invitations Indianapolis


Posted on November 29, 2018 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS
When we were approached by bride-to-be, Kelly, to help her in designing and creating acrylic pieces for her upcoming nuptials, we were over the moon! We absolutely love creating laser cut and engraved acrylic elements for weddings. They are such lovely and elegant pieces, sure to make a statement in any ceremony or reception setting.
Here are some of our favorite photos from their wedding day at the Balmoral House...
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Balmoral House Fishers Bride Indianapolis Wedding Invitations
Balmoral House Fishers Bride Indianapolis Wedding Invitations
Balmoral House Fishers Bride Indianapolis Wedding Invitations
Kelly's wedding bouquet had the perfect blend of greenery and rich fall hues, don't you think? The loose leaves give it a casual boho look, which is so on trend at the moment.
It was a beautiful Fall day for outdoor photos, capturing the incredible Indiana Autumn foliage. Those golden and amber hues leaves make for a stunning wedding photo backdrop.
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This was our first event at the picturesque Balmoral House in Fishers, Indiana. We just love it when we get to provide wedding stationery and laser cut goods at a new venue! Every wedding venue has it's own unique style and vibe, providing for interesting backdrops and photo ops. Didn't Kaylee Creighton Photography capture Kelly & Zach's day beautifully? (Not only does she offer fine art wedding photography at an affordable price point, she is a peach to work with! Be sure to check her out, brides!)
Balmoral House Fishers Bride Indianapolis Wedding Invitations
Julie with Flowers of Geist brought so many lovely floral details to every element of the wedding day. The vintage fire place mantle was adorned with a custom garland to coordinate with the bride's bouquet.
Balmoral House Fishers Bride Indianapolis Wedding Invitations
Balmoral House Fishers Bride Indianapolis Wedding Invitations
Isn't that such a darling wedding ceremony space? What a perfect ceremony location for Indiana brides hosting a small wedding, but would still like something formal and elegant. Now on to the wedding reception, where the fun laser cut wedding details really come into play!
Balmoral House Fishers Bride Indianapolis Wedding Invitations
Balmoral House Fishers Bride Indianapolis Wedding Invitations
Looking for a unique way to display your guests' seating assignments? Consider a clear acrylic seating chart! What a "wow factor" this piece adds to the wedding reception entrance. Kelly had a specific vision and precise fonts in mind during the design process - making this piece coordinate perfectly with the wedding day style & perfectly displaying the couple's attention to detail!
Clear Acrylic Seating Chart Laser Engraved Indianapolis Wedding Interprintations
Balmoral House Fishers Bride Indianapolis Wedding Invitations
Balmoral House Fishers Bride Indianapolis Wedding Invitations
We were thrilled with how their cake table turned out, and were honored to play a small part in it. The vintage dresser, the gold cake stands, the laser cut topper & acrylic sign, and the subtle florals and greenery on the cake all came together in perfect harmony.
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While we're doting on this wedding at the Balmoral House, can we take a moment to admire their patio - a perfect setting for the end of the wedding reception & the couple's last dance of the night? Those twinkle lights are so romantic!
Balmoral House Fishers Bride Indianapolis Wedding Invitations
We are so happy for our clients, Kelly & Zach! Congrats!

Here's a list of other contributing vendors, who provided the other pretty wedding details featured in the photos above. If you see something you love, be sure to contact them!
Dress | BHLDN
Suit | Express
Laser Cut Cake Topper | Interprintations
Clear Acrylic Signage | Interprintations
Makeup & Hair | JW Designs | Simply Blue
Rentals | Something Borrowed Wedding Rental
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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!
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!