Save money on your wedding stationary (without eliminating anything!) — Part 2

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How To Save on your Wedding Stationary Part 2

How to Save on Your Wedding Stationary – Part 2

Welcome to Part Two of this blog series! Tip #2 for saving money on your wedding stationary? Plan Ahead: Do Not Wait!

Order early and save yourself stress, time, and money!
By planning several months in advance, and purchasing your items well ahead of your wedding day, you will spare yourself stress, time, and money. You will have time to find the items which best fit for your budget, colors and theme.

The days and weeks before your wedding day will be extremely busy with last minute fittings, out of town guests, and appointments with your vendors and all kinds of unexpected stresses. The time you will have to work on proofing programs, or sorting out 100’s of guests for seating will be greatly diminished. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time for this process.

You’ll be happier with the products you receive
Many items such as monograms, programs, invitations and place cards take several weeks to create and perfect and may require a few revisions to be sure they are just error free. By planning ahead, you will have time to make changes to be sure they are exactly what you envision for your wedding. Don’t settle for something you do not really love. There are too many wonderful choices available to not be thrilled with you stationary!

Save $$!
If you order your stationary early, you can avoid paying charges for overnight shipping and rush order fees. (Some vendors require 4-6 weeks for delivery) Wouldn’t you rather spend that $50+ on something fun?!

Spread out the costs
Order your monogram and invitations first, they set the tone for all your other stationary. By purchasing these items early on, you’ll be able to break out the cost of your stationary items over time. You can also avoid having all those pesky bills and payments to your vendors come due on the same day. Unless you get a big rush from procrastinating, plan and purchase well ahead of your wedding date! Your budget (and your sanity) will thank you!

Entwined Initials Monogram in Teal and Purple

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Entwined Initials Monogram in Teal and Purple

Entwined Initials Monogram in Teal and Purple

Its officially engagement season! I’ve recieved dozens of orders for monograms this week from couples preparing for their spring weddings. Gail, a bride from Australia, contacted me with a request for my Entwined letters monogram with her teal and purple colors the date written european style. I really love the way this one turned out!

If you’d like to see another version of this monogram I created. Go here.

Save money on your wedding stationary (without eliminating anything!) — Part 1

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How to Save Money on Your Wedding Stationary a 7 part Blog

How to Save Money on Your Wedding Stationary a 7 part Blog

DIY is not always a time or money saver: helpful hints

If you use Pinterest you are probably familiar with those comical “nailed it” photos. Like this one:

DIY Fail

DIY Fail

Unfortunately weddings aren’t immune to DIY failure. There’s a hilarious example from the Project Wedding forum that illustrates just how horribly wrong a simple DIY Project can go!

Don’t get me wrong, I love DIY and I did a ton of it for my own wedding. However, I can honestly say I paid more for my DIY projects in most cases than I would have if I had purchased from a professional.

I know this sounds counter-intuitive…but it’s true. DIY is not always a time or money saver. I can’t even tell you how many brides I’ve encountered on wedding forums and in my shop that were completely frustrated with DIY projects and never finished them. Not only did they spend money (and tons of time) on the DIY projects, they then paid a designer to create the same items for them. This duplication of effort can create budget busting costs!

Take into consideration, when planning your DIY projects: the time needed, and the cost of tools and supplies. I was stunned to see how much stuff I had to purchase using the trial and error approach and how much money I wasted on things that just did not work out.  I also wasted a lot of time on stuff I did not end up using.

Professionals are professionals because they already own all the tools and supplies and have already worked through the failures. Professionals have the experience and know-how to get the project done with little to no frustration for you!

So, the morale of the story is: Unless you are “crafty” and/or sentimental about creating your own items, skip the DIY frustrations and purchase the items you’ll really love.

Boston Red Socks Baseball Theme Escort Place Cards

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Red Socks Fans Baseball Theme Escort/Place Cards

Red Socks Fans Baseball Theme Escort/Place Cards

“Hit a Home Run” with your guest with these adorable Red Socks Baseball Theme Escort Place Cards.

Red Socks Baseball Theme Escort Place Cards

Red Socks Baseball Theme Escort Place Cards

Give your guests a conversation starter by naming your tables instead of numbering them. Name your tablesafter your all time favorite baseball olayers and/or their number. Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth, (just to name a few!) These escort cards are sure to be a major hit! Click the photos for more info.

These place cards coordinate perfectly with my red sox theme wedding invitations!

Red Socks Baseball Theme Escort Place Cards

Red Socks Baseball Theme Escort Place Cards

 

Striped Style Wedding Place Cards

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Striped Style Wedding Place Cards

Striped Style Wedding Place Cards

Personalized Escort Cards – Modern Striped Style Wedding Place Cards
What better way to accent your wedding than through a chic striped pattern!

Your guests might not notice all the details in your bouquet, or your aisle runner or even the beautiful touches on your wedding gown. But they -will- notice the style and elegance of the place card sitting right in front of them all evening! Your guests will be wowed when they see these personalized seating cards, customized to your wedding colors and style!
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SIZE AND MATERIALS
These Place Cards  folded tent style are 3.5″ x 2″ in size. They are printed on an 110lb  Cover-Weight White or Ivory Cardstock and printed on a professional grade printer in my home office.

Click the photos for more details!

Striped Style Wedding Place Cards

Striped Style Wedding Place Cards

Striped Style Wedding Place Cards

Vintage Frame Sepia Tone Table Number Cards

Vintage Frame Sepia Tone Table Number Cards

Vintage Frame Sepia Tone Table Number Cards

There is so much to love about this rustic + vintage table number set. With their pretty color palette of creams and browns these table numbers are sure to enchant your guests and bring a cohesive look to your reception tables.

Click the photos for more details!

Vintage Frame Sepia Tone Table Number Cards

Vintage Frame Sepia Tone Table Number Cards

Vintage Frame Sepia Tone Table Number Cards

Vintage Frame Sepia Tone Table Number Cards

Winter Evergreen and Pine Cone Place Cards – Escort Seating Cards

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Winter Evergreen and Pine Cone Place Cards - Escort Seating Cards

Winter Evergreen and Pine Cone Place Cards – Escort Seating Cards

Share your love of Evergreens and Pine Cones with these Wedding or Holiday Special-Event Place Cards!

Delight your guests with your creativity by naming your table instead numbering them.  You may choose your table’s names after your Winter Favorite Things.  Hot Chocolate, Peppermint, Mistletoe, Believe or Snowflake (just to name a few!) These escort cards are a definite conversation starter!
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SIZE AND MATERIALS

These cards, when folded, are 3.5 inches (wide) x 2 inches (tall). They are printed on an 110lb Cover-Weight card-stock in White or Ivory and printed on a professional grade printer in my home office.

Click the photos for more details!

Winter Evergreen and Pine Cone Place Cards - Escort Seating Cards

Winter Evergreen and Pine Cone Place Cards – Escort Seating Cards

Evergreen and Pine Cone Place Cards

Evergreen and Pine Cone Place Cards

London Landmark Silohuette Table Number Cards

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Big Ben Table Number

Big Ben Table Number

These Custom London Table Numbers feature Famous buildings throughout the city adding a touch of urban and local elegance to each table at your wedding reception!

I personalize each set of cards to your colors and wedding theme with great care.

The colors and fonts used for these cards are completely customize-able to suit your wedding. You will be able to see and approve a digital draft to ensure you 100% love your table numbers before I print and mail them to you.
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MATERIALS AND QUALITY

These table numbers are 5 x 7 inches tall and printed on 110lb cover-weight card-stock which has a wonderful weight and texture. All items are printed on a professional grade printer here in my home office. Other sizes are available upon request.

Please click on the photos for more details!

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LOCATIONS

Here are the Silhouettes I currently have drawn:

Big Ben
London Eye
City Hall
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Nelson’s Column
The Gherkin
Tower Bridge
Tate Modern
Marble Arch
Buckingham Palace
Madame Tussaud’s
British Museum
Cleopatra’s Needle
Tower of London
Royal Albert Hall
Admiralty Arch
Houses of Parliament
Victoria & Albert Museum
Westminster Cathedral
Westminster Abbey
Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Palace
British Telecom (BT) Tower
02 Arena
Wembley Stadium

If your looking for a location in London that isn’t listed above, just send me a message and I’ll be happy to help if I can!

Tower Bridge Table Number

Tower Bridge Table Number

The Gherkin Table Number

The Gherkin Table Number

Nelsons Column Table Number

Nelsons Column Table Number

City Hall Table Number

City Hall Table Number

Beach, Cruise or Tropical Destination Wedding Invitation

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Cruise Wedding Invitation

Cruise Wedding Invitation

These teal-blue invitations are perfect for a beach or tropical wedding. The hand drawn style flourishes and cute little seahorses are sure to enchant your guests and excite them for your wedding day!
The invitation card is 5×7 and printed double sided on 110lb cover-weight card-stock which has wonderful weight and texture. The RSVP card is 3.5×5 printed double sided. Both cards come with matching snow white envelopes. All items are printed on a professional grade printer here in my home office.
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WANT A DIFFERENT COLOR?
If your looking for a different color palate I’m happy to create a custom set for you. Colored envelopes are also available to accent the set. Click on the photos for more details!

Destination Wedding Invitation

Destination Wedding Invitation

Teal Blue Beach Cruise Destination Wedding Invitation

Teal Blue Beach Cruise Destination Wedding Invitation

Cruise and Destination Wedding Invitations

Cruise and Destination Wedding Invitations

Beach or Tropical Wedding Invitation

Beach or Tropical Wedding Invitation