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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.

Personalized Parties Make Summer Entertaining a Breeze

17 May

Get ready for clear blue skies and backyard barbeques as the weather heats up and let TheStationeryStudio.com help you prepare with the latest trends in personalized party supplies. We have just what you need to help you “keep your cool” as you entertain.

The Stationery Studio is at the forefront of color and decor trends and offers the newest products in personalized summer entertaining.

Hosts and hostesses can order personalized party supplies to put together crowd-pleasing table settings that are sure to brighten the summer table palette for stress-free summer gatherings.

Set the tone with personalized invitations.  Whether you’re hosting a casual pool party, summer birthday party or more elegant bridal shower, TheStationeryStudio.com has a large selection of party invites to choose from.

The table will be the talk of the town with custom Lucite trays (from top designers including Lilly Pulitzer and Jonathan Adler) and show off your impeccable style and flair. Invitations coordinated with party elements will show that you put extra thought into planning the perfect party.

Summer soirees or Fourth of July get-togethers with family and friends deserve extra touches like favor bags and personalized treats that will grab attention and make lasting impressions. Choose a bright color, beach theme or rustic BBQ theme for a summer party to remember.

Personalized stir sticks – which were featured in REAL SIMPLE magazine – stylize sipping summer cocktails.  While they are perfect for a favorite drink, the sticks can also be re-purposed by shortening the sticks and putting them into cupcakes or burgers for a creative touch.

Try our special Design-Your-Own Napkins for original creations with patterns, solids, personalized text and graphics.  A summer cocktail recipe on a napkin or a quote from your favorite summer song is a great way to get the party chatter started.

Save your expensive china for inside and invest in colorful monogrammed melamine plates, which not only create a festive mood, but are less expensive over time than buying paper disposables.  These also make great parting gift for a birthday boy or girl, who can eat on the special plate and then save for a keepsake.

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!