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  • June3rd

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    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, does a quick scroll through their smart phone and says “I think 80 should be enough… yeah. Let’s go with 80.”

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    Then 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 in to 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 are 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:

    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!

  • March19th

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    We have been asked this question on a daily basis, sometimes 4 times in a row! Working out how to word your invitations can be quite 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

    To 

    Erik Joesph

    Son of Mr and Mrs Barry Jones

    This reads as the Brides parents are paying for the wedding. Also it is always Brides, parents and the Bride that goes 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

    and 

    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 we are sticking with the 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. We can help you with any wording issues! If you are in doubt, come down and see us, or drop us an email. We will be happy to help you out!

  • January31st

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    Well we are all exhausted!! We had so much fun last weekend at The Wedding Fair and met so many brides to be! We had a brand new booth with a brand new ‘What’s your colour’ station! We had so much positive feedback from it! Brides came and told us their wedding colours, and we had a handy swatch card to put them all together. Event those brides who didn’t quite know what colours they were thinking, we helped them experiment and come up with a pallet that they loved!

    We saw a lot of purples coming up, as it is the Pantone colour of the year, and surprisingly a lot of glitter adding to the colours. Sparkly silver, sparkly gold, and were all about that!

    There were a couple collaborations we were involved in at the show. We had the opportunity to create some great stationery for Lynn Fletcher Weddings,  Julianne Young weddings, and We Connect weddings, for their booths and Fusion Bollowood and We Connect’s inspiration tables. We were also honoured to have been a part of the front entrance table which was created by Lynn Fletcher Weddings, which was the perfect sight to see as you enter the show!

    If you did happen to visit us at our booth, don’t forget to book an appointment to come and talk to us about you invitation options!

    The Wedding Fair 2014