With wedding season right around the corner we would like to take a moment and thank all of our 2014 brides for an incredible year! We had the chance to work with some truly wonderful couples and we cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store for us. Check out some of our favorite 2014 suites below!
Creating a stunning invitation suite should be the least stressful part of planning a wedding. To help, we have created a timeline to assist you in the upcoming weeks and months before the big day. With this simple guide (and our amazing Noteworthy* Team) you will have time to worry about more important things, like where you are going to seat your crazy Aunt Ida.
6 to 8 months before the wedding – Finalize your guest list and send out Save the Dates.
Save the Date cards are a great way to give your guests a little extra time to request time off of work and book their flights and hotels, without the added pressure of a condensed timeline. They can also be the perfect platform to show off your amazing engagement photos or to set the tone for your big day! Colors, fonts and design can all give a glimpse into what your guests might expect as they arrive to celebrate your union.
Noteworthy* has a variety of Save the Date options to precede your formal invitations. You may choose to match your Save the Date cards perfect to the rest of your paper suite, or you may choose to something more whimsical. Postcards, magnets, and photo cards are other options to create excitement about your event, without giving too much away.
3 to 6 months before the wedding – Schedule a custom consultation and place a deposit on your invitations.
Your wedding invitations set the tone for the entire event. They give your guests an idea of what to expect (and what to pack!) and showcase who you are as a couple. And when it comes to design, the sky really is the limit!
We offer a variety of design and printing options, so whether you’re interested in digital printing, thermography, engraving or letterpress, laser cutting, we have it all covered.
Some details to think about:
How many invitations do you actually need?
Keep in mind you don’t need a separate invitation for each and every individual guest, just one for each household.
In general, an invitation suite includes:
– The invitation
– Corresponding outer envelope (with or without the return address printed on it)
– Reply postcard or reply card with corresponding envelope
– Details, map and/or accommodations card
Some extra embellishments and options:
– Coordinating envelope liners
– Heavy weight card stock to mount the invitations on for an extra pop of color.
– Folios or pockets to mount the invites to and slide the enclosure cards into, especially great if you end up with 3-4 pieces in your suite
– A website, Instagram or hashtag card
– Ribbon, twine, belly bands or lace wraps to hold it all together
This is where your Pinterest obsession comes in handy! It can be very helpful for your stationer if you compile fonts, colors and design styles that sing to you before your consultation. The added visual can help us pull suites and papers that will compliment your tastes, so you don’t feel overwhelmed by all of the possibilities.
(ohsobeautifulpaper.com is a great place to draw inspiration from if you’re feeling stuck.)
From there, we take your vision and make it a reality. You can sit back and relax while we get to work creating pieces that your guests will be talking about for months after. With free digital proofs, we are committed to getting everything *just right.*
Once you are satisfied it’s off to the presses! See how easy that was?
6 to 8 weeks before the wedding – Mail your invitations and schedule a hand massage. (all of that hand addressing is hard work!)
Getting your invitations in the mail 6 to 8 weeks before your wedding ensures that your guests have enough time to make suitable travel arrangements but is close enough to your date that they feel a sense of urgency to reply and get their reservations in order. After that, all you have to do is sit back and wait for the RSVPs (and compliments) to roll in!
Come visit us!
We can’t wait to help you create a stunning suite for your big day – give us a call at (406) 541 6683 or stop by the shop today to schedule a consultation!