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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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

Get With the Program!

A wedding program is one of those little details that make your wedding day even more memorable. Not only can they be kept as a keepsake and as a record of the ceremony, they also help your guests be…

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Inviting the Plus One

Q. A few individuals on my wedding guest list are single. How do I let these guests know they can bring a guest? A. Before we delve into the question, let’s look at the two types of envelopes that…

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April Showers Bring May Brides

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…

Ask the Etiquette Masters: Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

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!…

Current Crush: Custom Wedding Maps

Who doesn’t love a cute custom map?! Okay, so like being paper nerds, the staff at Persnickety are total nerds for maps- especially if there is adorable artwork! Maps don’t only help us make sense of our surroundings; they…

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Are Custom Invitations Right for Your Wedding?

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’s an…

Ask the Etiquette Masters: Adding Registry Information

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…

The Importance of Hand-Cancelling

Anyone who is in the process of wedding planning can attest to the fact that brides today put so much time into the creation of a beautiful wedding stationery set. They pour their heart and soul into choosing the…