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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The art of letter writing and personal correspondence is still alive and well, and we all have that one person in our lives who keeps this tradition going strong. This person absolutely adores writing letters by hand, and they have a keen eye for gorgeous stationery, unique postage, and fun ink colors. They write thank you notes faster than lightning, and they always remember to write a heartfelt sentiment in every letter. With the holidays right around the corner, you’re… Read more »

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 make your head spin or freeze with indecision. That’s where Persnickety comes in! Persnickety prides itself on giving expert advice to all of our brides and walking with them as they make tiny baby steps through the invitation process, helping them find… Read more »