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How many invitations should I order?

12 Jul

One of the most important details when ordering an invitation is to ensure that you order enough at the start.  How can you be sure you order enough?  That’s easy…

Whether it’s an Anniversary Party or a Rehearsal dinner, a baby shower or a bridal shower, before you order, we strongly encourage that you prepare an exact guest list. Ordering the correct number of invitations initially (plus a few extras just in case) makes good sense for many reasons.  It will add extra cost and time if you have to reorder a small number later on.

Determining the number of invitations you need for a party is easy but there are a few details that deserve a reminder.  Remember not to order the same number of invitations as the number of guests on your guest list.  Married couples get just one invitation.  Families with young children that are also invited also just get one invitation.  Young adults aged 18 or older (even if they are still living at home) get their own invitation.  And all single adults (or adults with a guest) just get one invitation.

Be sure to order some extra invitations as many people find that they remember additional last minutes guests.  Also, sometimes envelopes are incorrectly addressed and there is a need for a new one.  And it’s a nice touch to frame an invitation when it’s for an important event or to place it into a memory book.

Once the invitations are addressed and ready to mail, take your completed invitations to a U.S. post office so they can weigh and measure the stuffed invitations to ensure proper postage.  Some over-sized invitations or square invitations may require additional charges.  While you are there, select an attractive coordinating stamp.  If it’s a holiday party you may want a Christmas stamp.  If it’s a rehearsal dinner you may want a love stamp.

Finally, remember to check and double-check the details to be printed on your invitations before ordering.  Carefully review the spelling of the venue, the party day/date, the address, the time, the spelling of all host’s names,  the Rsvp phone number and/or email address and any other critical elements.  These details all must be absolutely correct when ordering!  Once the invitations are mailed, keep careful track of the replies and start finalizing party details such as placecards, printed napkins, favor bags and bar accessories, to name a few.

Tips for Summer Weddings

30 May

Wedding Cake Shower Invitations Eat Drink and Be Married Napkins Celebration Photo Favor Tags Interlocking Script Monogram with Text Napkins Wedding Favors Classic Tangerine Return Address Labels

This season’s hot color palette of tangerine and hot pink will make any summer wedding sizzle!  And since 35 percent of weddings are planned for summer months, we thought we’d help inspire your planning with TheStationeryStudio.com’s large selection of personalized wedding products.

Think Pink: Take color up a notch. Bright hues are the hottest trend this year.  Just look at the fashion runways for inspirational color-blocking and incorporate those spectacular brights right into your summer wedding ideas.  If you choose just two coordinating colors (like we did above) and work off of a bridal shower invitation like our Wedding Cake Shower Invitation or a beautiful bright Save-the-Date Card that you like, you can’t go wrong.

Flower Power:  Take your bouquet to the next level – and imagine how the vibrant colors will look against a white dress. Think sweetpeas, tulips, orchids and  roses in magentas, corals, and golds (tied with a hot pink or orange sash).

Accents To Remember: Make sure that your Wedding Napkins add a pop of color to the table and cocktail setting.  Napkins can also serve a double-purpose for a reception. Summer is the perfect time to have some fun and create a laid-back mood for your guests.  You can get creative with napkins, by printing your own vows, sayings – or even with a fun summer drink recipe – which makes a nice wedding favor for guests to take home.

Gratitude with Attitude: Don’t forget to leave Favor Bags at the hotel for your out-of-town guests.  Since most people can get time off in the summer, you might be surprised by how many guests travel to your wedding.   Bags can be filled with water bottles, aspirin, sunscreen, snacks and souvenirs like seashells for a beach wedding or baseball hats with your favorite local sports team.  Ask the hotel desk manager to hand them to your guests as they check in.  Our Celebration Photo Tags will add that personal touch and thank your guests with style.

 

 

Moving Mania! Tips for a Stress-Free Move

7 Oct

By Julie L., TSS Staff

There is no place like home.  But, it takes some giant leaps and bounds to make a house a home. In my own experiences, I have dealt with moving from my parents’ house, to my condo, and soon into a single family home. The stress builds quickly with packing, moving, unpacking, organizing, and much more. Here are my tips for the Top 10 Must-Do’s For Your Big Move. These quick and easy steps will help you and your family prepare for the big move.  I’ll reveal my own top product picks that I’m hopeful will help me out on my next big move. The Stationery Studio has it all. So get ready, get set, and get moving with this must-have list of must-do’s:

Before Your Big Move

Make sure you and your family prepare yourselves with all of the necessities. There are things you can put off until later, but these must-dos’s come before your big move.

After you close the deal on your new pad, visit www.thestationerystudio.com and order some new address labels or stampers to get ready to correspond with your new information.

Make your moving lists and check them twice (or three times, four times, and so on) with fun, customized memo pads and post-it notes.  You might even notice the stress melting away as you jot down all of the To-Dos.  Organization and preparation are the keys to a smooth move.

During Your Big Move

While you’re in the middle of packing, relocating, and unpacking, remember place an order for moving cards so that your friends and family know how to reach you.

Fashionable moving cards let everyone know where you will be moving, and serve as the perfect reminder for family and friends to update their address books.

The neighborhood kids are bound to want to meet and play with the new kids on the block, so be prepared to set up some dates with stylish playdate cards to give to your new neighbors.

You, too, will be meeting new friends in the neighborhood while you’re in the middle of your big move. Check out The Stationery Studio’s calling cards to hand out to your newfound neighbors and friends.

After Your Big Move

Aaahhhh! You are all settled in! Now you have some time to relax and enjoy the finer things in life.     Here are some tips to keep in mind to ensure you stay on task.

Add some swag to your house with custom guest towels and napkins. You can personalize the colors, the fonts and the copy to say anything you want!  You will make a great first impression with the neighbors when you serve beverages with your personalized napkins

Don’t forget to plan your housewarming party with stylish invitation cards so everyone can come over and celebrate your big move with you. Open houses are a great way to get to know the new neighbors.

For your party, you can cook and exchange your favorite recipes with your new clique using The Stationery Studio’s classy recipe cards.

Be sure you order new personalized thank you notes to send to everyone who dropped off those awesome housewarming gifts! Order extras for holidays and every day.

 

After all the hum-drum of moving into your new house is said and done, visit The Stationery Studio’s website, www.thestationerystudio.com, to pick out some everyday casual stationery for yourself and the family, customized with your new address.

After following these must-do steps, you are sure to be officially ready, set, and moved into your new home. Your friends and family will be amazed at how efficient and prepared you are, and your new pad will feel like home in no time!