Abbreviating on Invitations

Q.  Should I abbreviate certain words on my paper suite or do I need to write everything out, such as times, dates, and addresses? A. During a bridal consultation, the invitation specialists at Persnickety focus on answering a bride’s…

The Ins and Outs of Double Envelopes

Brides are often surprised to see two sets of envelopes when they receive their wedding invitations. Why on earth are there two? And what do I do with the second one?! Traditional wedding invitation suites typically come from both…

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Current Crush: Wax Seals

There’s almost no better way to feel like royalty than receiving a wedding invitation in the mail, flipping it over to open it, and gazing on a gorgeous custom wax seal. The wax seal was once reserved only for…

How Long Do I Have to Write Wedding Thank Yous?

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…

How Many Invitations Do I Need?

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…

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Addressing Your Envelopes

Properly addressing the inner and outer envelopes of your invitation can be tricky. With so many etiquette rules and unique relationship situations, it can be confusing when you sit down to actually begin addressing. Having an inner and outer…

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Falling in Love with Foil

Is it possible to have too much of a crush on foil stamped wedding invitations? Nah. Persnickety’s heart belongs to one of this year’s most popular stationery trends: foiling. What is Foiling? Foil stamping is a printing technique used…

Invitations 101- Where Do I Start?

It’s no secret that the world of wedding invitations can be overwhelming to brides. It’s a little like stepping into an enormous mega-store of paper, color, and design options; you can literally choose everything and anything! It’s enough to…

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I’m Engaged! Now What?

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…

Save the Date in Style

Persnickety is so excited for this upcoming wedding season! The little hints we’ve been seeing in paper trends over the last few months from industry insights are gorgeous. Long gone are the days of invitations and Save the Dates only…

Real Weddings: Morgan & Peyton • Manchester, PA

We will be crushing on Morgan and Peyton’s wedding day for years to come. This incredible celebration took place at Historic Shady Lane in Manchester, Pa. And it was nothing short of an awesome party! We’re still sad it’s…

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Wedding Horror Story: Ordering Invitations Online

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 begin their search for invitations online shortly…

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Stranger Things: Wedding Style

Are things getting a little strange in here? This might be one of our favorite styled shoots we’ve ever designed for. Persnickety is a HUGE fan of the TV show, Stranger Things, and when Rachel Bond Photography reached out…

Signature Signs by Persnickety

Don’t let your wedding reception bar, dessert table, or gift table go naked! Add a pop of color and personality to your decor with some gorgeous customized signature signs from Persnickety Invitation Studio. They’re the cutest way to totally…

When Should My Wedding Guests RSVP?

Your RSVP card is a vital tool in the wedding planning process. Not only do they let you know who is coming to your big day, they also note the meal choices of what attending guests wish to eat. Without…

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Invitation Inserts 101: The Etiquette of Invitation Enclosures

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…

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Real Weddings: Denise and Joe • Harrisburg, PA

You know how when you first meet people and you know they’re just going to be a blast? That is the exact feeling we had when we first met Denise and Joe when they began their hunt for wedding…

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Current Crush: Postcard Save the Dates

Save the Dates are an absolute must when it comes wedding stationery. They’re vital in helping guests plan to attend your big day. Save the Dates also give them super important information, like your wedding website where they can…

Place Cards v. Escort Cards- What’s the Difference?

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! Especially if that couple already has so many decisions…

No Kids at the Wedding

Q. How do I indicate kids are not invited to my wedding without making anyone upset? A. Not inviting small children to a bride’s wedding is a topic that needs to be addressed gently yet firmly. After all, it…