The invitation suite you choose is such an important element of your entire wedding picture.  As with choosing a theme/style, your invitations should be a reflection of you as a couple and the type of celebration you have planned for your guests – whether it be an intimate gathering, a whimsical fête or an elegant ball, your beautifully designed suite will let your guests know what to expect and of course, provide all the important details for your big day.

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Colour, texture, font choices, whimsical or elegant, letter press, gold foil….the choices are endless!  But if you have a theme in mind, let that be your guide…or do things in reverse, pick a beautiful design that you love and use your invitation suite as the inspiration for all other wedding elements.   Have fun with the process!

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Places like Minted and Wedding Paper Divas are great for inspiration and they offer a wide selection and pricing for every budget, as well as quick turnaround times and lots of customization options.  Minted even offers matching designed envelopes and saves you time with their free guest addressing service.  I know for a fact that every bride and groom out there can use some extra time, am I right?!  Both Minted and Wedding Paper Divas will also mail you a free sample kit that includes a beautifully curated selection of flat, foil-press and die-cut invitations plus colour and premium paper swatches, so you can experience the quality and feel for yourself before placing an order.

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I also LOVE Etsy for unique, independent and super talented designers that create some truly one-of-a-kind invitation suites and stationery for all other wedding-related celebrations.

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Remember, invitations should be sent out six to eight weeks before the wedding. Set requested RSVP time for three weeks prior to the wedding date at the very LATEST (if some of your guests have not replied within this time period, give them a call to confirm).

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Looking to save a little money on your stationery?  Remember that “Save-the-Date” cards are not a must for local weddings (unless you’re having your wedding on a holiday-weekend or a weekday) therefore, you could skip them if necessary.  “Thank You” cards however, are a must and should ideally be sent out within three months of the wedding day.  And if you are looking for a little guidance on how to best word your invitations, check out this great etiquette guide from Bella Figura for lots of helpful tips!

Have a great week and happy shopping!! xo

Photo Credits: Images 1, 2, 3 (envelope liner – Flora Pattern #7), 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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W & W got married at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, ON.  This dreamy venue was the perfect setting for this elegant duo to tie the knot and celebrate their love, in an intimate and fun gathering of family and friends.  A perfect summer day, the most thoughtful details, the loveliest natural light and a room full of love made this intimate and stylish soiree one to remember.  So grateful to the lovely W & W for letting me be a part of such a special and magical day.

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VENUE: The Royal Conservatory of Music

PHOTOGRAPHY: Ikonica

CLIENT LOVE: Dear Eva, thank you so, so much for all your help and for going far above and beyond all expectations.  Our wedding day was perfect and we are so grateful to have had you coordinating it and making things run smoothly!  You have such a great personality and were such a pleasure to work with.

For details on Wedding Planning Services or to set up a complimentary meeting, contact me here.

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This summer wedding took place at one of the brightest and most unique venues in Toronto, Canada’s National Ballet School.  In a room filled with friends and family, and with the most beautiful natural sunlight streaming through the windows, Lindsay and Krishna said their “I, do’s”.  It was such a dream!  I absolutely fell in love with the energy of this sweet couple and it was amazing to see how they infused their wedding day with gorgeous colours, cultural traditions, the sound of music and the most delicious food.  It was truly a treat for all the senses! stationery

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VENUE: Canada’s National Ballet School

PHOTOGRAPHY: Leydon Photography

For details on Wedding Planning Services or to set up a complimentary meeting, contact me here.

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