Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Handcrafted Difference of Invite Me

I recently had the pleasure of working with a wonderful Bride and her mother from the beginning of her stationery process. All of her wedding stationery was just stunning... her save the dates, invitations, programs, table name display, table signs, menus, etc. Eggplant is all the rage this year and I cannot wait to see photos from this beautiful wedding:)
Custom programs with a beautiful laser cut butterfly and "M" - butterfly was hand sewn to the ribbon to lay perfectly!
Table Assignment Display
Stunning Purple layered invitation with tie ribbon

Monday, October 15, 2012

Rustic Program and Place Cards

I really enjoyed working with Austin and Andrew. They were going for a rustic look for their Morven Park reception. For their invitations and wedding day stationery, they selected a textured cream paper and shades of brown ink. For their invitations and table name cards, we added a thick brown cardstock layer underneath the cream layer.
Booklet Programs - textured cream cardstock, with texutred cream paper inserts tied with ribbon
Austin wanted to incorporate the fall colors in her reception so we selected four colors to use for her place cards to represent the different food selections of her guests. We kept the top cardstock layer the textured cream card. 


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Connecting With Brides Using Pinterest

Pinterest is a fabulous resource for brides to use to gather ideas for their wedding. Invite Me is using pinterest to work with brides before our initial consultation. Every client will receive a board to "pin" stationery ideas to. Invite Me is excited to utilize pinterest to interact with our brides.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Gateau Grand Opening

Do you love cake? Today is Gateau's grand opening and Invite Me had the pleasure of designing Lora's flavor cards and gift certificates! If you have an event coming up and need a cake or just want to taste some of Gateau's sweet flavor's then swing by today:

Gateau Bakery Grand Opening
1:30 to 5 pm
7498 Edington Drive
Warrenton, Virginia 20187

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Virginia Tech Vow Renewal Invitations

I am a proud Virginia Tech Alumni so I was beyond excited to design the invitations for Suzanne's 10 Year Anniversary Vow Renewal. Suzanne was my guidance counselor in high school and I am honored that she called me to design her invitations!

The invitation is printed on a white linen card layered with shimmer orange and shimmer maroon cardstock. The enclosure card is printed on a white linen card and the envelope is orange shimmer. The highlight of the envelope is the Virginia Tech envelope liner! I addressed the envelopes using maroon ink matching the fonts and ink color used on the invitation.

Happy 10 Year Anniversary Suzanne and Giuliano!

Thank you for choosing Invite Me!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Elegant Booklet Invitation

I just love this pearl jacket invitation with sapphire blue cardstock layers and sapphire ink color on cream cardstock. Each enclosure is printed on cream cardstock with the matching design printed on each card. One of the many beautiful details of this invitation is the matching design on the back flap of the french flap envelope.

We are currently working on the wedding day stationery for Lori and William and cannot wait to show you the finished product!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Setting Your Stationery Budget & 5 Suggestions To Help You Save

Your wedding stationery is your first opportunity to wow your guests and give them a prelude for fabulous things to come. Contrary to popular belief, "wowing" your guests does not have to cost a fortune. I have been working with brides for close to five years and love seeing their face when the finished product comes to life… especially under budget!  When setting your wedding stationery budget, it is suggested to dedicate 6-8% of your total budget aside for your wedding stationery.  Your wedding stationery includes Save The Dates, Wedding Invitations & Enclosures, Programs, Place Cards, Menu Cards, etc.
It's important to be honest with your designer regarding your budget. I never want my brides to feel pressured to purchase the most expensive stationery and I will work to design the perfect invitation in the price range set by the bride. These tips will help you make an impressive impact without breaking the bank.
5 Wedding Stationery Budget Tips to Help You Save…
Educate Yourself On Printing Methods
When selecting an invitation design keep in mind that the printing method you choose impacts the price. It's a good idea to educate yourself on the common printing methods and their costs. Engraving, Letterpress and Thermography are formal and elegant printing techniques which are more expensive options compared to digital printing. Adding a second ink color also adds to the price so try to stick to one color, and select a classic design that is clean and elegant.
Layers & Size
A stationery rule of thumb: the more layers you add to wedding invitation, the more it costs. Not only are thicker papers and pockets more expensive, but heavier invitations cost more at the postage meter. Also keep in mind that square or oddly shaped envelopes, such as French flap envelopes addressed vertically, also incur extra charges at the Post Office.
Eliminate the Extras

While it can be fun to go extravagant with your wedding invitations, extras come with a cost. Silk Boxes, crystal buckles and bows are all beautiful but are expensive. Choose only those stationery items that apply to your event. Save-the-date cards are fun but not a necessity. Consider skipping save-the-dates if most of your guests are in town and your wedding date doesn’t fall during a peak season or holiday. If your reception and ceremony will take place at the same location, you can eliminate the separate reception card from your wedding invitation.  
Channel Your Inner DIY Bride
If you’ve got the creative knack, Invite me offers DIY brides the option to purchase pockets, cut cardstock and/or your printed pieces ready to be assembled. I also offer cut and scored cardstock for place cards, programs, menu cards, etc.  
Always Remember To Invite Me ;)
You may be surprised to find the very same wedding invitations, custom papers or other stationery items offered for a number of different prices. That’s right; Invite Me carries the same invitations and cardstocks for custom designs for 20% less than retail prices.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Custom Invitation Boxes

Invite Me now offers Custom Invitation Boxes! Uniquely Yours Invitation Boxes specialize in producing high quality invitation boxes as an envelope alternative for custom invitation enhancement that is both stunning and delightfully unexpected.  Boxes from Uniquely Yours Invitation Boxes are made from 95% post consumer recycled material and are 100% recyclable.

Contact Invite Me to design your wedding stationery and matching invitation boxes!

Custom Boxes With Bedding and Pockets

Go Green With Custom Invitation Boxes

Print Your Own Photo Or Match Your Invitation Paper!

Monday, April 2, 2012

FREE Matching Thank You Notes During The Month Of April

Purchase Birchcraft Invitations from Invite Me during the month of April and receive FREE matching Thank You Notes! Invite Me gives a 20% discount off all Birchcraft products and you can easily order products through the site below!
Please contact Invite Me for customization options.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Adorable Save The Date Card

We just love this adorable Save The Date card designed for Jessica and Rhett on shimmer white cardstock. We look forward to working with them to design the perfect wedding invitations for their September 15th Wedding at the Airlie Center!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Elegant Damask Invitation

Invite Me recently worked with Sam and Mo to design the perfect invitation for their Black and White Damask Theme Wedding. We used white shimmer cardstock, a damask design along the side and used a combination of block and script fonts all in black ink. The printing is thermography and we just love the finished product! We look forward to seeing photos of their big day!

Enclosure Cards are white shimmer with black ink and raised printing.
Matching white envelopes complete the invitation!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

USPS Cherry Blossom Forever Stamp

How beautiful would these new stamps from the USPS look on your wedding invitation, shower invitation and/or engagement party invitation envelopes!
Are Cherry Blossoms part of your theme? Below are two beautiful ways to incorporate Cherry Blossoms into your wedding invitations!


Monday, March 26, 2012

Help Invite Me Reach 300 Likes And Beyond!

Help Invite Me Reach 300 "Likes" on Facebook & For Every 100 "Likes"  after 300 a lucky fan will receive 30% off of an item! This includes Wedding Invitations, Party Invitations, Personalized Stationery, Personalized items for your reception or party including napkins, matchbooks, coasters, favor tags, etc.
Valid on new orders only


Friday, March 23, 2012

Don't Forget The Reception Details!

The details are what makes your event stand out! Invite Me not only can design the perfect invitation but help you with napkins, matchbooks, favors, ring pillows... get the idea:)

Always remember to Invite Me!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Sugar Diva!

We are very excited to offer the perfect party supplies from The Sugar Diva! Contact Invite Me to place your order:) Sugar straws and matching favor bags add that special touch to your party!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Main Street Weddings Bridal Show at Fauquier Springs Country Club

Invite Me is excited to participate in the
Main Street Weddings Bridal Show
Sunday, March 18th 1pm - 4pm
Fauquier Springs Country Club
9236 Tournament Drive
Warrenton, Virginia 20186

Invite Me offers custom invitations for all budgets! We love working with brides and seeing how excited they are when their wedding stationery comes together!

Please stop by our booth to schedule your appointment with
Invite Me

“Your Wedding Invitation sets the tone for the entire event. It conveys to guests much more than the date and location, it is a representation of the bride and groom.”
~Krysta Ardigo, Owner Invite Me Invitations

Wedding Wire Brides Choice 2012
The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
Green Bride Approved Vendor

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Invite Me Bridal Show Season Review

We are nearing the end of "Bridal Show Season" and Invite Me has been busy attending several shows and meeting hundreds of brides. We have been taking notes on the styles of invitations brides are interested in and are very excited to share our findings!

The look of hand painted elements on your invitation are becoming more popular.

Elegant and Formal is always popular, adding paper layers and bows are a beautiful and classy way to dress up an invitation.

 This Save The Date sample is among my favorites, it is shown using baby pictures of the bride and groom when they were younger. I have designed it to be used for Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations.

I always have Brides who ask if I have designed cultural invitations, especially Irish Celtic designs.

Brides are loving the look of light ink colors on dark color papers

Brides are interested in adding pops of color by adding layers and beautiful envelope liners

More brides are asking for Letterpress designs:)

Pocket style invitations are always popular and come in variety of style and sizes.

Contact Invite Me to design your perfect invitation!