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Specializing in customized stationery from occasional invites to business cards, UpperCase Designs is where sleek and sophistication meet. Whether it’s a wedding or a thank you, special dates to everyday, let me make every moment count with customized invitations, note cards, announcements, photocards, and professional stationery fit to your specific needs.

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Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Kelly Henry

Wedding Invitation // Uppercase Designs

A great deal of etiquette is involved with all aspects of your wedding and that includes creating your wedding invitations. From when to send your invitations to the information that should be included, I have detailed all you need to know before sending out your save-the-dates and wedding invitations.

When to Send Invitations

I recommend couples send their save-the-dates at least 6-7 months before the wedding. Some may opt to send their save-the-dates even earlier since there’s no such thing as too much notice. Wedding invitations should be mailed to guests about 2 months in advance. If your wedding is taking place on a holiday weekend, consider sending out your invitations even further in advance to allow guests plenty of time to make plans and secure accommodations.

RSVP Deadline

The RSVP deadline for your guests should fall about 3-4 weeks prior to your wedding date. To avoid guests missing this important detail, I recommend making the date clear and prominent on the invitation. You may inevitably end up calling a few people who didn’t RSVP on time, but to ensure that as many guests RSVP as possible, always include a stamp on each RSVP envelope.

The Registry Rule

Registry information should never be listed on your save-the-date or invitation. Keep the focus away from gifts and instead direct your guests to your wedding website where you can provide them with all the need-to-know information, including where you are registered. I should mention one special caveat: bridal shower invitations. It’s perfectly acceptable to include your registry information on bridal shower invitations as the point of the event is to shower the bride with gifts.

Important Information to Include

The style and details of wedding invitations will vary from one couple to the next, but there are some things that remain constant. Basic information to include on all wedding includes the full names of the couple. The addition of the of parents names or those hosting the event is optional. Your invitations also need to detail the location and date of the wedding, in addition to RSVP information and accommodations.

You might be wondering how many pieces of paper you need to include in your invitation suite. The wedding invitation itself is imperative along with the RSVP card (unless you plan to have guests RSVP online). If your reception is being held in a separate location you may want to include a reception card. Finally, the directions and accommodations cards will also contain information your guests need to know. Some couples may opt to add a weekend itinerary, though this is information you can include on your wedding website if desired.


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Kelly Henry

Uppercase Designs November 2018 Wallpaper

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Dress up Your Wedding Invitations

Kelly Henry

Dress Up Your Wedding Invitations // Uppercase Designs

From the gown to the flowers and cake, so much goes into wedding planning. Don’t overlook the opportunity your invitations offer to further reflect and represent your unique and personalized wedding style. For those looking to enhance your invites, we have gathered our favorite assortment of affordable and distinct ways to dress up your wedding invitations.

1. Envelope Liner

Want to add the wow factor? Look no further than envelope liners. Guests will literally get their first glimpse of your wedding aesthetic when they carefully open your invitation envelope and take a peek inside at your pretty liner. Envelope liners are a fun way to add pattern, texture, color, or your monogram to your invitations.

2. Calligraphy

Whether handwritten or digitized, wedding invitations featuring calligraphy are endlessly chic. If your wedding is formal or even less traditional, calligraphy is the perfect way to add soft graceful flourishes to your invitations and envelope addressing. Not to mention your place cards, escort cards and day-of signage. If you want the elegant look and feel of calligraphy without the cost associated with this time-consuming and high specialized task, consider calligraphy in the form of printed typography. It’s just like the real thing for a fraction of the cost.

3. Wax Seals

Inspired by old-world elegance, wax seals are one of our favorite wedding invitation adornments. Wax seals are effortlessly romantic and available in an array of colors so you can select one that perfectly complements your invitation suite. The wax stamp can feature your first name initials, last name initials, or a personalized symbol that is special to you.

4. Silk Ribbon

Wedding invitations delicately wrapped with hand-tied silk ribbons offer a soft organic touch. Add this simple yet rich embellishment to your invitations for added depth and texture. Beautiful silk ribbons and bows are a unique finishing touch your guests are sure to notice.

5. Postage

Take your wedding stationery up a notch with individualized wedding invitation postage. Personalized postage offers complete originality with custom designs created to reflect your wedding invitation style. You can opt for a specialized motif or monogram featured in your desired color or font. These one-of-a-kind stamps are a special touch that will tie your entire wedding invitation suite together.

There are countless ways to embellish and individualize your wedding invitations so they stand out to your guests and reflect the style of your wedding. Even the smallest details surrounding your big day should be announced in impressive style, complete with unique adornments that reflect your personality as a new couple.


My Wedding Invitations are Semi-Custom

Kelly Henry

Uppercase Designs Invitations

Your wedding invitations establish the overall aesthetic of your wedding and give guests an introduction of what’s to come. Uppercase Designs works closely with couples to create custom or semi-custom invitations and paper goods to fit the style and personality of your event. With so many wedding invitation options available, it can be overwhelming. You are not alone if you don’t know where to start.

Semi-Custom Invitations

My Wedding Collection Semi-Custom Invitations are ideal for couples that desire simplicity and beautiful designs. Let me guide you through an effortless selection process to find the perfect invitation and matching wedding stationery that will carry you through each step and event leading up to and including your wedding day. When you order from me, you can expect the finest designs, superior quality, and one-on-one personalized service from an expert invitation designer.

My artfully curated semi-custom invitations are designed to make the process of choosing your wedding invitations simple. Semi-custom invitations are perfect for couples who are mindful of their invitation budget, but may wish to make some minor customizations. Many online sites offering semi-custom invitations may restrict the ability to make changes to the design (often limited to names, date, time and location). Wording templates may also be restricted due to layout and spacing. I, however, offers clients the option to alter invitation colors and fonts in addition to changing wording templates, names, dates, times and location. You will also be given the opportunity to select the paper stock that best suits your taste and style. Depending on how far out you are from your wedding, semi-custom invitations could be a great choice due to the simplified design process and shorter timeline.

Custom Invitations

For the unique wedding couple with custom taste and an eye for design, I’m pleased to offer custom invitations. I offer custom designed save-the-dates, invitations, programs, and additional wedding stationery that will reflect your personal style. Digital, thermography, and foil print stationery are currently offered with the Custom Collection. Commemorate this most special occasion with an exclusive and singular design. With custom wedding invitations, the sky’s the limit!

As the process for designing custom invitation designs requires additional time, the design process should begin at least 6-7 months out. Your wedding invitations should be ordered 3-4 months in advance to allow time for assembly and addressing. To help assist in the process, I do offer assembly and addressing services. Custom Design pricing is unique to each client and based on a number of various factors. A quote will be prepared based on your design and color preferences, print type, quantity, and additional touches. The custom designed invitation suite includes a $300 design fee. The design fee is a one-time charge for your wedding invitations and day-of stationery.

There are many factors that will determine whether semi-custom or custom invitations are the right choice for your wedding. Keep your timeline, desired budget, and design style in mind when weighing your options. If you’re not sure which route to choose, contact me and tell us about your wedding day! I can review all your options and help you find the perfect invitations for your special day.