What’s the ‘M’ stand for? This is one of the most frequently asked questions from brides when they first arrive in our studio. What on earth does that random “M” stand for on the RSVP card? A little invitation history is necessary to find the answer. Centuries ago, it was common for guests to actually write and mail their own response to a party or wedding; the hosts of the event were not responsible to produce this card. “Répondez s’il… Read more »

You know your love was written in the stars; why not let your guests know it too? The excitement of your wedding day will burn brightly with these exquisite astrology-inspired wedding invitations available in Persnickety’s studio! Astrological designs are one of the top trends in stationery this upcoming season, and Persnickety is seeing more and more of them shine into next year’s wedding stationery. And with endless options for personalization, it’s not hard to see why! There’s something about stars,… Read more »

The countdown to the holiday season is officially on! While we begin to decorate and prepare for Christmas, Persnickety loves to focus on the classic simplicity of this beautiful season, especially those tiny details that made the anticipation of Christmas so wonderful and so meaningful when we were children. One of our favorite memories was counting down the days until the holiday on an Advent calendar, an intricately decorated calendar with little windows that open up to reveal a special… Read more »

One of the perks of working with an invitation specialist at Persnickety is the guidance they offer when it comes to invitation wording etiquette. We understand that wording information properly on your wedding invitation is of the utmost importance, especially when it comes to listing the parents and stepparents of the bride and groom. There are many unique family situations we encounter on a daily basis, and we offer options of how to best guide our brides into choosing the… Read more »

We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a wonderful couple like Morgan and Justin as they celebrated their wedding day at the gorgeous Cornwall Inn in Cornwall, Pennsylvania. Their customizable wedding invitations from Envelopments, with the couple’s choice of a gentle, black watercolor typography and an earthy, vintage kraft paper and envelope, made for a unique, memorable stationery suite that matched the tone of their event and their personalities perfectly. Persnickety was also lucky… Read more »

When certain colors are trending in the fashion world, they eventually make their way to the world of paper, and predicting what 2018 Pantone colors will take the fashion world by storm ultimately affects those of us at the stationery level. Persnickety is always watching what’s trending in stationery, and we are absolutely thrilled with what’s up-and-coming for next year’s wedding season. Many of our brides like to stay ahead of trends so they can add just a touch of what’s popular as… Read more »

There isn’t anything closer to perfection than having a soft, floppy, adorable puppy in your arms at your wedding… except maybe 6 puppies! So when Sarah explained to Persnickety her vision of incorporating her and her fiancée Matt’s love for man’s best friend into their wedding theme, we couldn’t be more excited to help create accessories for their big day. This canine theme was a match made in heaven, particularly because the bride is a part of the non-profit group called Pitties.Love.Peace,… Read more »

Is there anything more romantic than an English garden wedding? It’s the perfect combination of vintage romance and effortless luxurious, and it’s one of Persnickety’s current crushes in wedding stationery. This theme allows the beauty of nature to play an important role in the wedding ceremony and reception through the use of bright pastel pinks, greens, and blues, antique and distressed furniture and decor, and, of course, roses in the bouquets and centerpieces. An English garden inspired stationery suite also… Read more »

Persnickety is happy to offer a wide array of unique and gorgeous wedding invitations in our studio, including stunning invitations for the budget conscious bride. You do not need to splurge to have a memorable, one-of-a-kind invitation that your guests will be raving about. If you are looking for an invitation to match your personality, wedding theme, or chosen colors but are keeping your budget in mind, might we suggest one of Carlson Craft’s seal ‘n send invitations? Seal ‘n… Read more »

There’s nothing quite like receiving a handwritten letter of thanks in the mail, and we at Persnickety are committed to keeping the written word alive! An email or a text message can never convey the sentiment that can be felt from someone who took the time to sit down and hand write their thoughts. This is especially important when thanking guests from your wedding. So how long do you have to write thank yous? What should you say? How long… Read more »

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Your wedding dress isn’t the only place you can incorporate lace into your wedding day! Dress up your wedding invitations by adding an elegant touch of lace to your stationery suite. Lace compliments a variety of styles so perfectly that it is quickly becoming a popular style for 2017 invitations. Check out just a few gorgeous lacy invitations we have in our studio, and feel free to give us a call and schedule an appointment to take a glance at them… Read more »

What a stunning couple! Persnickety was so lucky to be able to help Christina and Tim find a gorgeous invitation suite from Crane and design custom day-of accessories to match their brightly colored reception at Moonstone Manor in Elizabethtown, PA. Can you believe how gorgeous the citrus fruit theme turned out? Last year, Christina’s sister had some difficulty when ordering her invitations and day-of accessories, and Christina and her mom, Lisa, understandably did not want to have that experience repeated. Persnickety… Read more »

Normal life is already busy. Planning a wedding on top of everything else you have to do is enough to drive a bride to madness! Why not make it easy on yourself and let Persnickety address your gorgeous invitations for you? Persnickety is pleased to offer digital and hand addressing services in our studio. We can address any type of invitation you need- weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties- you name it! We try to match ink colors and… Read more »

This is one of the most frequently asked questions brides ask when ordering their day-of stationery, and it is also one of the most debated topics in wedding etiquette. While we at Persnickety believe in the writing-them-as-quickly-as-possible method, other wedding professionals differ in how long you have to show your gratitude. It can definitely cause confusion for a bride! So Persnickety went straight to the experts at the Emily Post Institute, the experts in all things etiquette, for the best… Read more »

One style of invitation that Persnickety brides continue to fall in love with is a cut above the rest… or an “uncut” to be exact, and that’s with deckled edging. Deckled edging is a classic papermaking technique that is seen on the edges of books, paper, and stationery. It is the rough, uncut edges that border the invitation, resulting in a soft, feather-like edge, often looking like the paper has not been cut at the edges. When you hold the… Read more »

Delicate, subtle, memorable, and gorgeous: all reasons why Persnickety is currently crushing on the stationery theme of watercolors. Though nothing new to the world of art, this year’s brides have been falling in love over and over again with this invitation style as it sets out to make its mark in the 2017 and 2018 wedding seasons. Our brides are really trying to incorporate the soft color palette and romantic artwork into their entire wedding stationery suite, from the invitation to the… Read more »

Working with Lauren and Drew on their wedding stationery was like a dream come true. These two knew exactly what they wanted for their invitation suite from start to finish, especially a clean, sleek style for all their pieces that would match the feel and aesthetic of their ceremony and reception at Excelsior in Lancaster. Their invitations were pure perfection! Lauren knew that both the look and feel of her invitation were important to her, so choosing a double-weight invitation… Read more »

Letterpress is one of the most classic and most elegant of all the printing processes. When brides visit our studio, they are so drawn to not only the look of our letterpressed invitations but the feel of them as well. They are such a classic, gorgeous printing option in both look and feel. Letterpress is one of the oldest printing processes, dating back to the 1400s. It was and continues to be an intensive process that now uses both modern… Read more »

With an infinite amount of options to choose from, deciding on a wedding invitation is tricky. Choosing whether to go with an album invitation or a custom invitation can make the decision even more of a challenge! What do we mean by an album invitation? Persnickety is pleased to offer several lines of invitation designs from different national manufacturers, including Carlson Craft, Designers’ Fine Press, William Arthur, and Crane brands. We have 40+ albums of predesigned invitation sets from these… Read more »

Wedding planning is a sort of a numbers game. Not only do brides need to know the number of guests to invite, but they also have to keep tabs on how many are planning to attend, how many are unable to attend, how many are making accommodations, how many a venue can hold, how many bridesmaids and groomsmen to have, how many have special dietary restrictions to cater to, how many to order cake for, how many have sent a… Read more »

Even though foil stamping is a classic staple in stationery design, Persnickety has watched this printing technique skyrocket in popularity within the last year. Brides can’t get enough foil, and we can’t exactly blame them! Foil-stamping is an intensive printing process that requires a specialty press, metal dies, and foil rolls. These rolls come in a variety of colors, particularly in matte or glossy metallics, like gold, silver, rose gold, or copper. The metal die is cut using the exact… Read more »

RSVPs are a vital tool in the wedding planning process. Not only do they indicate whether or not guests plan to attend your wedding, they also note the meal choices of what attending guests wish to eat or (for more modern brides) what song from the DJ they would love to hear. Without RSVPs, you have the potential to be sucked into the dark vortex known as limbo where you’re can’t quite move forward in seating arrangements or final guest counts because… Read more »

We hear it time and again from our brides: there’s nothing scarier than ordering wedding invitations and stationery online. It can turn into a true horror story. Many of our brides first began their search for invitations online shortly after their engagement in order to get a feel for style and pricing. But so many have expressed becoming completely inundated with choices when it comes to choosing inks, papers, and fonts. . . but having little guidance in making these… Read more »

Q. Is it ever okay to include which stores and websites I’m registered at on my wedding invitation? A. The simple answer is no. No, no, no. In fact, Persnickety avoids listing the registry information on ANY of the pieces of an invitation set, including the details card. Listing it is like nails on a chalkboard for us! And here’s why. It’s customary that anyone who is invited to your wedding, whether they can attend or not, brings or sends… Read more »

Calling all “green” brides! Eco-friendly stationery is sprouting up as a popular option for wedding invitations and favors in 2017. More and more brides adore the idea of a choosing a beautiful but environmentally-responsible invitation, especially one that can become even more unique and memorable to guests when blooming into a gorgeous flower after planting the invitation itself. All of this is possible through the use of seed and recycled papers. Persnickety is pleased to offer an entire line of eco-friendly stationery in… Read more »

It’s the little details that make your wedding or big event super memorable to your family and friends, and what could be simpler than adding the perfect touch of color or theme with a personalized cocktail napkin? You don’t really think about napkins until your fingers are sticky and you desperately need one, so make sure that you do your guests a favor! When planning your wedding accessories, ask Persnickety about customized napkins. We have them available in just about… Read more »

As we like to say here at Persnickety, April bridal showers bring May brides. May is one of our most popular months for weddings, and that means that many family members and friends of brides will be busy this month hosting bridal showers! However, the etiquette for planning and hosting bridal showers can be a bit tricky, so we’ve outlined a few of the top most frequently asked questions when it comes to bridal shower etiquette.   Hosting Traditionally, the… Read more »

This spring, we had the pleasure of creating Save the Dates, Invitations & Day-Of Accessories for David & Lee. David is not only a friend of mine, but a fellow wedding professional whose work I have long admired. We at persnickety have had the opportunity to see David’s amazing visions as a Senior Event Designer at The JDK Group in Camp Hill come to life for many of our customers. Naturally, being asked to design all of the pieces for… Read more »

The terminology for wedding stationery can be confusing! From the reception card to the details information to the menu to the place cards… it can be overwhelming to a couple who already have so many decisions to make. But don’t worry! Persnickety is here to help, and in this post, we are breaking down the differences between those little cards that seem so similar to one another- the wedding place card and escort card. So, what are they? Place cards… Read more »

Congratulations! You’ve climbed and conquered the mountain known as wedding invitation wording. Your guests know who is engaged to be married (hopefully they knew this before!), the date, the time, and the location of the ceremony. Great job! Now you only have a few more hills to sprint, and those hills include figuring out how to communicate all the other vital information your guests need to know regarding your big day. This is one of of the most frequently asked… Read more »