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 »

Persnickety is so excited for the 2017 wedding season because of the tiny but gorgeous hints we’ve been seeing in paper trends over the last few months from industry insights. Long gone are the days of invitations and Save the Dates only being printed on white or ivory rectangles! You can expect 2017 invitations to come in every shape, size, color, and style under the sun, and your Save the Date won’t be any different. The most important thing we take… Read more »

Q. Who should receive an invitation to the rehearsal dinner? A. For this etiquette question, we went straight to the experts at Brides who agree that who receives a rehearsal dinner invitation depends on the formality of your event. Enjoy! While rehearsal dinners aren’t confined to any traditions or formalities, who gets an invite is. A rehearsal dinner, after all, is a more exclusive event before the big day and welcomes all of your closest family and friends to the festivities…. Read more »

What’s an easy way to dress up your invitation set? Adding an envelope liner, of course! This simple addition to the inside of your mailing envelope is the perfect way to incorporate a pop of color, a unique texture, or a hint of pattern into your invitation suite. Envelope liners can be bold and bright or quiet and subtle, and they are available in just about every color and texture under the sun! Because of the enormous selection in color… Read more »

Cupid’s arrow has struck Persnickety, and we keep falling in love over and over again with Natalie and Derrick’s wedding day from September 2016 at The Bond in downtown York! So, naturally, we had to write a Real Weddings post about their big day for Valentine’s Day! It’s not difficult to see why this wedding and this couple are perfect for a day-of-love post. The love these two have for each other is so evident in the photos of their big day from… Read more »

One of the benefits to visiting Persnickety that you won’t find online is a knowledgeable specialist helping you through every step of the stationery process. At Persnickety, we can help you narrow down the thousands of invitations options, and be there to answer any of your etiquette, paper, or printing questions. One commonly asked question our couples ask is, “Which printing process should we choose for our invitations?” There are several different printing techniques to choose from, so we decided to offer a short series of posts… Read more »

  Let your wedding day stationery be a cut above the rest with an intricate and elegant laser cut design. Laser cutting is a special technique in printing where a laser is used to cut tiny holes through heavyweight paper. The result is a gorgeous, unique design with incredible detail in the cutting. The designs that can be created with a laser cutter are absolutely endless-florals, borders, geometric patterns, and more! Carlson Craft is one of the country’s leading manufacturers of… Read more »

The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is making it so easy to be green. Persnickety is channeling all things natural, earthy, and eco-friendly with the introduction of 2017’s color of the year, Greenery. It’s such a unique shade of green, too; not quite like 2013’s color of luxury and grace, Emerald, but a total twist from the deep intensity of 2016’s Marsala. It’s the perfect color for a brand new year; the coming of springtime when all of nature begins… Read more »

We’re flying back in time with one of 2017’s hottest wedding and stationery trends with Persnickety’s current crush . . . steampunk! What is steampunk? Steampunk is both a fashion style and literary genre that dates back to the late 1800s/early 1900s. It incorporates Victorian fashion with frills, lace, top hats, and vests and turn-of-the-century steam powered technology. The fun thing about our current crush is its brilliant science fiction twist with innovative technology centered on the use of steam… Read more »

There are few words that can properly describe how gorgeous the winter wedding celebration of Lauren and Ryan was this past December… so we’ll let the photos from KM Photography do all the talking! Persnickety was beyond thrilled to create such a unique stationery suite that incorporated beautiful tiny details for Lauren and Ryan. This couple opted for a light blush pocket with a tiny hint of shimmer and a deep navy bottom layer, both held shut with a custom… Read more »

Now that the holidays are over and the decorations are going back into the attic, do you have a stack of thank you notes to write for all the fabulous gifts from family and friends? Are you putting it off because you’re just unsure of what to say? Don’t worry! You’re not alone, and Persnickety is here to help. There is nothing quite like getting a handwritten message of thanks in the mail, especially in the age of texting and… Read more »

Calling all 2017 brides! Have you started your wedding preparations and are planning on attending a wedding show in central Pennsylvania this winter? Be sure to stop by and meet Persnickety! Attending a wedding show is a great way to collect information about all the incredible local vendors in your area who will, without a doubt, help you transform your wedding into a spectacular event. The Persnickety team loves attending these wedding shows because they are one of the few… Read more »

Congratulations! He popped the question, slid the diamond on your finger, and you’re officially engaged. Once all the excitement begins to settle, one major question starts to bounce around in a bride’s head. Now what? One of the services you receive at Persnickety is expert advice regarding your wedding invitations and accessories, including a personalized timeline we create to help answer your questions about when you should order and mail your invitations. Below is a basic timeline to help you… Read more »

Cheers to the Murphys! Polish tradition meets Irish luck in this gorgeous November wedding celebration for Staci and Keith Murphy in York, Pennsylvania. Persnickety was thrilled to create the entire stationery suite for these two, from the Save the Date to the day-of accessories; we were so thankful to play even the smallest role in this couple’s big day. Staci and Keith chose a timeless invitation style that incorporated classic script fonts, a white shimmer printed invitation and a deep… Read more »

Time flies when you’re having fun, and 2016 has been an incredibly fun year for Persnickety! We can’t believe 2017 is already only a few weeks away (where did the days go?!), but we’re ready for the upcoming wedding season and to help our 2017 brides find the invitation suite of their dreams. As always, we’ve been following industry trends very closely, checking out what is hot off the presses in the world of stationery design. We’ve gathered our thoughts… 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 »

Do I really have to give wedding favors to my guests? This is one of the most frequently asked questions our brides ask when coming in for their appointments. One of the great services we offer here at persnickety is walking you step-by-step through the accessory process, matching your typestyles, themes, and colors from your invitation, and this includes your wedding favors, the little trinkets you give to your guests in appreciation for attending your big day. But this is… Read more »

If a completely elegant and luxurious invitation is your wedding dream, consider having your wedding stationery created with the classic printing techniques of painted – or, hand gilded – edging. Crane & Co. are the master artisans when it comes to specialty printing, and have been for centuries. They’ve recently provided some great videos depicting a behind-the-scenes look at the painstaking detail they undertake when it comes to creating the perfect painted edge invitations. Check the videos out to get an idea of… Read more »