Supporting Small Business : Why We Think It’s So Important



Who can forget the famous tagline for the show ‘Cheers’, that ran for eleven seasons from 1982 to 1993; “Where everybody knows your name”. Or Central Perk, where the characters of “Friends”would get together to chat, relax and mingle with the people that they knew and loved.


Here at The Social Page, we strive for the same thing. We remember our customers, we remember their stories and we care. That is the beauty of a small business. In an increasingly homogenized world, we stand out because of our vibrant personality and desire to please every single customer that walks through our doors.


At The Social Page it is important for us to contribute to the local community; we volunteer our services and by doing that, recycle a share of our revenue back into the community.


Please come in and tell us how your trip was to Spain, for which you bought that white sweater. Or how the 50th surprise party for your husband was, for which we created the invites. Show us your daughters beautiful wedding pictures, that we were lucky enough to be a part of. You are not just a customer, but a friend and we want nothing but the best for you. We love to give advice, share in your excitement and try our best to make your day!


We want you to be happy because you are part of our community here at The Social Page. That’s what it means to support small business and why we think it’s so important! We’d love to see you again, so if you’re in the neighbourhood pop by; we’re always up for a chat and some fun.


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2015 Wedding Fair

We’re so excited about our interview with CTV. Just before the 2015 Wedding Fair we had the CTV crew pay us a visit – have a look at what owner, Dawn Messer, has to say about our wedding invitations and services.



We had a very successful day  at the 2015 Wedding Fair. We always love meeting all the soon-to-be brides and their entourages; mothers, bridesmaids and the few brave soon-to-be husbands. A wedding, after all, is not a one-man show. Since the Fair, we’ve been busy booking appointments and having consultations. So that you don’t miss out, be sure to book your appointment – just give us a call or contact us through our new online contact form and we’ll respond as soon as possible.


Why should wedding dress shopping get all the shine? Here at The Social Page, we believe that designing your invitations, can be just as fun and exciting!


Our experts know how to glamour and pizzazz your wedding invitations. During your appointment, we’ll give you a detailed run through of what to expect when you design and order your invitations with us. We work within your budget so that you, as the bride, feel comfortable. By booking an appointment we can give you our undivided attention and work with you to create your dream invite. Remember, your wedding invitation will be the first thing guests receive. It sets the tone of the day and gives your guests some idea of what to expect – not only the factual information but also the look and feel of the day.

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We’ve Updated The Social Page Website

blogphoto01Welcome to our recently updated website – after many months of debate and hard work, we are beyond excited to be pressing the “go live” button. It is well overdue, as our last one certainly did not depict the full extent of our, skill set, creativity and abilities. We’d love to give a special shout out to our wonderfully patient developer Denise Chandler. Without her, this website may never have left the ground. This website has been a labour of love and we hope you enjoy exploring as much as we enjoyed creating.

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How Many Wedding Invitations Do I Need?

invitation quantity


Often times here at The Social Page we have couples place orders for invitations, and when asked how many they need to order, the couple looks at one another, do a quick scroll through their smart phone and say “I think 80 should be enough… yeah. Let’s go with 80.” Then, when it comes time to address the envelopes and put them in the mail, they realize they didn’t order enough to cover everyone on their guest list. Sometimes, after mailing them out, they run into an old friend that they now want to invite, or they realize they forgot to invite a distant relative. Suddenly they need 10 more invitations, ASAP!


If you’re looking to price out invitations but haven’t gone over your list yet, there is a formula to help give you a starting number.


The number of guests you are inviting divided by 2, then add 10%. For example: 150 guests divided by 2= 75 + (10%) 15= 90 invitations.


This is a good starting point, but never works better than a true list. This is because some couples are inviting more families than others, some invite many more singles than couples, and so on.

Remember, it’s one invitation per household, not per person!


The best way to avoid running into these issues is to write a numbered list of each family and each non-couple adult you are inviting. For example:

  • If you are inviting Mr. and Mrs. Jones and their 2 children, they account for one invitation.
  • Let’s say you are inviting John Smith and his mother Anne Smith who lives in his home now. Proper etiquette suggests sending separate invitations to John Smith and Anne Smith. So, these two adults in the same household should account for two invitations.
  • Likewise, if you are inviting adult siblings who live in the same household, or adult friends who share a home, you should send separate invitations for those guests. This is something to consider when you are making your list.
  • Your single friends who may want to bring a date should be addressed “Andrew Parker & Guest”, and he and his guest will account for one invitation.


It is ALWAYS better to have a few extra invitations than to be short and scurry to buy more. It may take time to process a Re-Order and is often much less cost-effective than initially ordering extras (due to shipping costs of certain materials, price brackets for printing, etc). Brides find themselves stressed out from worrying about time and money while wedding planning, so avoid stress where possible by implementing the simple measure of list making!

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How To Word Wedding Invitations

This is a question we are asked OFTEN! Working out how to word your wedding invitations can be tricky – you don’t want to offend anyone by leaving people out, but you also want to make sure every one is covered. Depending on the tone of your wedding, the way you word it, also needs to fit accordingly.


The most traditional way to word your invitations would be to include both sets of parents;

Mr and Mrs Sam Smith

invite you to the wedding of their daughter

Julie Ann


Erik Joesph

Son of Mr and Mrs Barry Jones

This reads as the Brides parents are paying for the wedding. It is typically the Brides parents and the Bride that are written first.
If both sets of parents are contributing, you can word it like this:

Mr and Mrs Sam Smith

Together with 

Mr and Mrs Barry Jones

Invite you to join them at the marriage of their children

Julie Ann


Erik Joesph

If you are getting married in a place of worship you should include

Request the honour of your presence

If you still want to be formal but are getting married else where you can put

Request the pleasure of your company

If you are choosing traditional wording, numbers and dates need to spelled out:

Thursday August eleventh

Two thousand fourteen

one o’clock in the afternoon

If the time is past 5:00 it then becomes ‘evening‘.

Here at the store, we are ready and available to help you with wording issues and make sure your invitation is exactly how you want it to read. Tricky family situations are also not an issue as we deal with this often. We can help you with any wording issues. If you are in doubt, come down and see us, drop us an email via our new contact page. We will be happy to help you out!

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