The Importance of Custom Day of Wedding Stationery


For many couples, a save the date is the very first piece of wedding stationery they think to send and design. You want to announce your upcoming wedding date while also announcing that you’re engaged (perhaps with a photo!). Next, your mind wanders to wedding invitations. This is the most formal piece of stationery for […]

Cara + Andrew’s Thank You Card


Just as I promised last Wednesday, I’m back to share Cara and Andrew’s thank you cards from their amazing Tendenza wedding day! The first piece I designed was their save the date, which included an outline of Philadelphia’s city skyline. I then designed their invitations and wedding programs. I so loved designing yet another piece! […]

Real Wedding: Sarah + Travis


I first began working with Sarah and Travis while designing their save-the-dates. They incorporated a beautiful black and white photo taken at the beach onto the front. The wording from their piece – “You’ve got plans!” – will forever standout as such as fun way to hint that guests should keep their calendars clear. Next, […]

Thank Yous FAQ, Part II!

Philadelphia skyline thank you card by April Lynn Designs

I talk about thank you notes a lot on the blog, and there’s a very good reason for that: they are one of the most fraught areas of etiquette. I field so many questions: when to send them, who to send them to, what they should look like, what they should say… you name it! Just when I […]

Thank You Card Variations


Thank you notes are the final piece of your custom wedding stationery that your guests will receive. Make them count! A custom design will make your thank yous feel personalized and special. Here are a few variations that I’ve created for newlyweds: Use a Photo A lot of couples choose to wait until their wedding photos […]

Thank Yous FAQ

Philadelphia Custom Wedding Stationery | Wish Upon A Wedding Thank Yous

Thank you notes are something of a dying tradition. That’s a shame, but look at it this way: they’re extra meaningful now! Their recipients will know that you were thinking of them. Not only that–they’ll know you took the time to sit down and put your thoughts on paper. Even if the thank you note isn’t […]

Wish Upon A Wedding

Philadelphia Custom Wedding Stationery | Wish Upon A Wedding Rings

I was incredibly fortunate to be a part of Melanie and Pierre’s wedding on August 7th, 2014. The event was organized by Wish Upon A Wedding, a nonprofit organization that provides weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and other life-changing circumstances. Melanie and Pierre met at a party in 2006. In 2008, Pierre was […]

Philadelphia Custom Stationery Designer's Guide to Thank Yous for All Occasions!

Philadelphia Custom Stationery Designer | Thank Yous

    I’d like to take a minute to talk about something that often comes up in the Philadelphia custom stationery designer community. No one ever writes thank yous anymore! It used to be a standard part of social living, but now, it’s practically unheard of. I’m personally a fan of the thank you note, […]

Philadelphia Custom Wedding Stationery: Thank You Notes!


The wedding is over, but you still have one last task: thank you notes! I recommend that your Philadelphia custom wedding stationery package include thank you notes, so that your guests have one last unique piece to treasure. Many couples choose to have a wedding photo taken specifically for the thank you notes, which is […]

Philadelphia Custom Wedding Stationery: When To Order

save the date

In this day and age, there are few events for which stationery will be more important than your wedding day. You’ll need save-the-dates, invitations, menus, place cards, table numbers, programs… and often more. For many of our clients from the area surrounding Philadelphia, custom wedding stationery is a novelty. A question we get asked quite […]

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