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We want a Custom Invitation-What's the process?

We want a Custom Invitation-What's the process?

When El's Cards launched our first website in 1999, all of our invitations were painted by hand and all designs offered were custom.  Now, we have almost 100 invitation styles available for purchase on our website. This allows so many more couples the opportunity to enjoy our semi-custom invitations at...

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Seating your Guests at the Reception

Seating your Guests at the Reception

It's time to plan for your wedding reception seating.  This is a "must have" item for your wedding day.   There are several ways you can approach guest seating at your wedding reception. The most common method used to inform people of their seat assignment is the escort card.  This is...

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Wedding Day Stationery-Ceremony Programs

Wedding Day Stationery-Ceremony Programs

The invitations are out and your replies are rolling in!  It's time to get going on some of your fun wedding day details (and necessities)!  Since we are finishing up the mailing portion of our year...and doing a lot of Wedding Day paper goods now, I thought it would be...

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Ways to Honor Lost Loved Ones at your Wedding

Ways to Honor Lost Loved Ones at your Wedding

The day you get married is a special one.  We are surrounded by our family and friends and are enjoying one of life's happiest occasions.  It's always significant to be able to honor those who can't be there because they are no longer with us. Include names in the Ceremony...

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5 Tips for Wedding Invitation Assembly

5 Tips for Wedding Invitation Assembly

It's time! You have purchased your wedding invitations and it's time to put them together and send them out to your guests!  This can be a bit of a project, but we are here to help you.  These are five key tips for making the process easier. 1.  Address your...

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Dos & Don'ts for Wedding Invitations

Dos & Don'ts for Wedding Invitations

There are a few key dos and dont's to remember when you are getting your wedding stationery together. Here are some important things to bear in mind as you create your guest list and beyond.  We have been doing this for a long time, and the advice below comes from...

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How to order your Wedding Invitations

How to order your Wedding Invitations

It's time! You finalized your guest list, sent out your save the dates, and now it is time to order your wedding invitations.  This is an exciting time!  Receiving your wedding invitation should be a special treat for your guests, so there are a few things to consider from both...

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Custom vs. Collections-Something for everyone

Custom vs. Collections-Something for everyone

When looking for wedding stationery, which is the better choice....a totally custom invitation, created from scratch just for you or should you select an existing design? It is truly a matter of your personal preference and, practically speaking, your budget!  There are so many places out there to find wedding...

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Wedding Stationery - Getting Started

Wedding Stationery - Getting Started

It’s time to get started on your wedding stationery.  This decision starts with your save the date and invitations....and carries right through your wedding day to the thank you notes.There are so many choices out there.  Do you order on line or go somewhere local?  What color should they be?...

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Creative Names for your Wedding Tables

Creative Names for your Wedding Tables

It's your wedding day! So much planning and preparation has gone into this special event.  Why not have some fun with your guest seating assignments?  I love it when couples name their tables in a creative way.  Take a peek at some of our favorites below. Leah Grace and Scott...

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Should we hire a calligrapher for our Wedding?

Should we hire a calligrapher for our Wedding?

There are so many details to consider when planning your wedding day. Hiring a calligrapher to address your guest envelopes may be something that doesn't even initially cross your mind. There are many good reasons to consider this possibility! The invitation sets the tone for your wedding day.Think about how...

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Why should you have a seating plan at your Wedding Reception?

Why should you have a seating plan at your Wedding Reception?

Last year, I was having a conversation with someone about a seating chart I was about to create for one of my couples. The person said that they hadn't assigned tables to the guests at their reception... she and her husband had just "let the guests sit where they wanted"...

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Step by Step Guide to your Wedding Invitations

Step by Step Guide to your Wedding Invitations

You’ve sent our your Save the Date cards and all your guests are buzzing about the wedding.  Now it’s time to order your wedding invitations!  What do you need?  There are some pieces of information that are absolutely imperative to pass on to your guests.  This list breaks it down...

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