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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…

Ask the Etiquette Masters: 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…

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…

Ask the Etiquette Masters: 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…

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…

Ask the Etiquette Masters: Listing Stepparents

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,…

Busy Bride? Let Persnickety Address for You!

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…

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…

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 do…

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…

Invitations Inserts 101: When Should Guests RSVP?

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…

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 began their search for invitations online shortly…

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…

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…

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 who already have so many decisions to make. But…

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…

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!…

A Little Note of Thanks

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…

Favors: Falling In or Out of Favor?

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…