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Modern Floral Wedding Invitation Design Launch

New DesignsJenn JurfComment

Black and white. You can’t get any simpler than that. I love the look of a sleek, modern design and today’s new design is just that.

The Modern Floral Invitation Suite joins the collection today. This design is a sleek, black and white design for the modern couple and their urban city wedding.

The simple typography is complimented with an abundance of white space throughout the design.

What invitation is complete without a floral envelope liner? We continued the black and white theme with this modern floral envelope liner.

The Modern Floral Invitation design is shown on our standard Classic Crest 110 lb. white card stock. Learn more about the different paper and print options from this post or request a sample kit today so you can see and feel all of our paper options before placing your order.

The Modern Floral Wedding Invitation is also available in matching reception stationery. From menus to place cards to thank you cards, we have everything you need to create a cohesive look for your wedding stationery.

You may also like these designs….

Modern Greenery Wedding Invitation
Blue Modern Geometric Wedding Invitation
Anemone Floral Wedding Invitation
Simple Modern Script Wedding Invitation

How to Address RSVPing Online

Tips & TricksJenn JurfComment

RSVP’ing online has become a hot trend and with good reason! Now more than ever before, couples are paying for their own wedding stationery and budgets are tight. I get it! RSVP’ing online is a great way to still send traditional invitations while saving on your invitation suite.

So how do you go about doing it?

A details card is your go-to! If you’re RSVP’ing online, chances are it’s on your website. My big concern with RSVP’ing online is that people will miss your instructions, so I always recommend making it big and clear that they’re supposed to R.S.V.P. to your wedding online.

Here’s an example of how I would not recommend writing it out on your details card:

“For additional details, including hotel accommodations,
weekend events and to R.S.V.P., please visit our website:
www.carolinaandshawn.com”

The main reason I don’t recommend this option is because there’s no weight behind RSVP’ing. You could read through that entire section and easily glance over the most important part of the whole paragraph. Some invitation designs also feature typography that’s in all caps so the R.S.V.P. would blend in even more.

 

 

This example is still an acceptable way to address RSVP’ing online however, I would recommend putting more weight behind it, similar to this:

“R.S.V.P.

Kindly reply on our website
by July 10
www.carolinaandshawn.com

Website

For additional details, including hotel accommodations and weekend events, please visit our website: www.carolinaandshawn.com”

By making R.S.V.P. it’s own section, it becomes significant and also provides an opportunity for an R.S.V.P. date. It’s optional to include the website URL in this section as well.

There is still room to fit both the R.S.V.P. and website as their own sections on a small details cards. If you’d like to include any additional details, I would recommend a larger details card.

Burgundy Poppy Wedding Invitation Design Launch

New DesignsJenn JurfComment

When I think of fall weddings, I think of deep, rich colors and cool crisp air. This was my main source of inspiration when creating today’s new design.

Today, the Burgundy Poppy Invitation Suite joins the collection. The Burgundy Poppy Invitation Suite features a beautiful and classic design with whimsical typography and a simple border.

The simple invitation design is paired with an envelope liner filled with a bouquet of poppies, baby’s breath and greenery.

The Burgundy Poppy Invitation design is shown on our standard Classic Crest 110 lb. white card stock. Learn more about the different paper and print options from this post or request a sample kit today so you can see and feel all of our paper options before placing your order.

The Burgundy Poppy Wedding Invitation is also available in matching reception stationery. From menus to place cards to thank you cards, we have everything you need to create a cohesive look for your wedding stationery.

You may also like these designs….

Modern Mauve Wedding Invitation
Romantic Anemone Floral Wedding Invitation
Magnolia Romance Wedding Invitation
Classic Script Wedding Invitation

One Tree Planted Partnership

AnnouncementsJenn JurfComment

I’m so excited to share with you all my partnership with an organized called One Tree Planted! Starting today, May 15th, 2018, every sale made through Just Jurf will be turned into one tree planted.

The sale can be anything from save the dates to invitations and reception stationery (sample kits are not included). That means that throughout your wedding process, you could theoretically plant 3-4 trees! That may not sound like a whole lot but if every person did this, we could make a big difference!

This has been something I’ve been wanting to do ever since I started my business in 2013. I was always conscious about being a green company and using materials that were properly sourced. Using recycled paper for my invitations and envelopes just wasn’t enough. I wasn’t sure where to start when I recently stumbled upon the organization, One Tree Planted.

Tree Facts

All sourced from One Tree Planted’s website.

  • Every 2 seconds, man destroys an area of forest the size of a football field.

  • Deforestation comes in many forms, including fires, clear-cutting for agriculture, ranching and development, unsustainable logging for timber, and degradation due to climate change.

  • Removing trees deprives the forest of portions of its canopy, which blocks the sun’s rays during the day and holds in heat at night. This disruption leads to move extreme temperature swings that can be harmful to plants and animals.

  • 80,000 acres of forests disappear from Earth every day!

  • Trees play an important role in the water cycle, grounding the water in their roots and releasing it into the atmosphere. In the Amazon, more than half the water in the ecosystem is held within the plants. Without the plants, the climate may become dryer.

  • 4/10 trees get chopped down and are processed into pulp for making paper products such as tissue paper, toothpaste, magazines and more…

  • 70% of the world’s plants and animals live in forests and are losing their habitats to deforestation. Loss of habitat can lead to species extinction. This is not only a biodiversity tragedy but also has negative consequences for medicinal research and local populations who rely on the animals and plants in the forests for hunting and medicine.

  • The world’s rainforests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation.

More facts can be found on their website.

As I’m diving more and more into learning about the environmental impacts of my stationery business, I will be making small changes in my packaging and products to ensure social responsibility while still providing an exceptional product.

Elegant Mountain Wedding Invitation Design Launch

New DesignsJenn JurfComment

The mountains hold a special place in my heart. To me, there’s nothing more relaxing and clarifying than being surrounded by nature. With that being said, it’s only fitting that we will have our own wedding in Yosemite National Park. I still get butterflies every time I say that!

Being that mountains are on my mind and I’m brainstorming ideas for my own wedding invitations, I came to the shocking realization that I barely have any mountain or outdoor invitations as part of my collection.

Today, I’m excited to add the Elegant Mountain Invitation Suite to the Collection. The Elegant Mountain Invitation Suite is perfect for those romantic outdoor weddings held any time of the year.

The invitation design features a simple script and serif design.

The mountain range envelope liner gets your guests prepared and excited to be surrounded by the great outdoors.

The Elegant Mountain design is shown on our standard Classic Crest 110 lb. white card stock. Request a sample kit today so you can see and feel all of our paper options before placing your order.

The Elegant Mountain Wedding Invitation is also available in matching reception stationery. From menus to place cards to thank you cards, we have everything you need to create a cohesive look for your wedding stationery.

You may also like these designs….

Mountain Minimalist Wedding Invitation
Elegant Calligraphy Wedding Invitation
Botanical Leaf Wedding Invitation
Elegant Greenery Wedding Invitation

Understanding the Different Print Methods and Paper Types

Tips & TricksJenn JurfComment

So, you’re starting to research wedding invitations and you come across words like digital printing, letterpress and paper weights. Now, you’re scratching your head like ummm what…? Don’t worry girl. I got you!

This article will break down terminology that is commonly used throughout the invitation process to help you understand the best print method and paper option for your wedding invitations.

Before we dive in, let’s have a brief lesson on paper weights. The thickness of the paper is measured by weight. Let’s use our standard 110 lb. paper as a way to break down what that means. The 110 lb. means that when you have 1,000 sheets (or a full carton) of paper, the carton will weight 110 lbs. This is the best way to measure the weight of paper so the higher the number, the thicker the paper. For reference, computer printer paper is 24 lb.

Now, onto printing. Let’s start by mentioning that we mainly use digital printing, letterpress and foil stamping for our invitations.


Digital Printing

Digital printing is the process of taking an image from your computer and printing on paper. The process is similar to printing at home however, digital printers use CMYK toners rather than ink cartridges (most likely what you have at home) and therefore, produce a much higher quality end result.

For digital printing, there are 4 different paper options:

  • Classic Crest 110 lb. Matte
    Our standard paper for digital printing has a smooth, matte finish leaving a clean, crisp print.

  • Classic Linen 100 lb.
    A great option for a slight texture to add a little detail to your simple design.

  • Double-Thick 240 lb. Matte
    A thick card stock that does not bend easily.

  • Cranes Lettra 110 lb. Cotton
    A cotton textured paper, designed for letterpress printing however, can also be digitally printed on.

All of these paper options are available in white and off-white colors.

Classic Crest 110 lb. Matte

Classic Linen 100 lb.


Letterpress & Foil Stamping

Letterpress is the process of pressing an ink-covered plate against paper, leaving an impression of the plate on the paper that you can feel. Letterpress is a more labor intensive process between creating custom dies, mixing inks and hand feeding each page on the press. Because of the process, letterpress is more expensive and used in more luxury invitation designs.

For letterpress designs, a new plate is made for each color used throughout the design therefore, we recommend keeping the design within one or two colors.

For designs that have graphics or watercolor artwork, this artwork will need to be digitally printed first then go through the same letterpress process mentioned above.

Foil stamping is a similar process to letterpress however, the foil is heat transferred from the plate on to the paper. Due to the high heat, the plates are made out of metal and therefore, slightly more expensive than letterpress plates.

Cranes Lettra is our standard paper for letterpress and foil stamping. The cotton texture has the ability to absorb the impact from the plates, leaving a beautiful impression on the cards. We offer this paper in both 110 lb. and 220 lb. options, depending on personal preference and budget.

Letterpress on Cranes Lettra 110 lb.

 Foil Stamping on Cranes Lettra 110 lb. 

Foil Stamping on Cranes Lettra 110 lb. 


Seeing is Believing

This information will fall into place once you have a sample in your hands. We offer complimentary sample kits so you can see and feel the different paper options in person before placing your order.

As always, I’m happy to answer any questions in the comments below!

Sunflower Wedding Invitation Design Launch

Tips & TricksJenn JurfComment

Why is it when you see a sunflower, you simply can’t be mad or upset? They’re beautiful and radiate this array of sunshine even on a cloudy day. Sunflowers also symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity, which makes them perfect for weddings (source).

Today, the Sunflower Wedding Invitation has joined the collection. The Sunflower Invitation Suite is a classic suite with a double-border outlining each of the cards throughout the suite.

The dusty blue accents and bright sunflower envelope liner make this invitation suite perfect for fall weddings!

The playful RSVP card style features animal icons for meal selections. Feel free to be creative with your invitation details and make them unique to your wedding day.

Add the final touches of address printing to your invitation and RSVP envelopes. Not only for a professional, complete touch, but to save yourself the time from handwriting them all out.

The Sunflower design is shown on our standard Classic Crest 110 lb. white card stock. Request a sample kit today so you can see and feel all of our paper options before placing your order.

Stay tuned for next week when we go over the different paper types and print methods!

The Sunflower Wedding Invitation is also available in matching reception stationery. From menus to place cards to thank you cards, we have everything you need to create a cohesive look for your wedding stationery.

You may also like these designs….

Mediterranean Wedding Invitation
Romantic Anemone Floral Wedding Invitation
Magnolia Romance Wedding Invitation
Simple Modern Script Wedding Invitation


 

Mix & Match: Hexagon & Modern Greenery Wedding Invitations

InspirationJenn JurfComment

Welcome to the first inspiration installment here on the blog! This section is dedicated to share with you the endless possibilities of mixing together different designs to create something new and unique for your special day.

Today’s design inspiration comes from a recent client. She envisioned this combination completely on her own and my jaw dropped once I saw it all come together!

Hexagon and Modern Greenery Wedding Invitation by Just Jurf - 3.jpg

She mixed together our Hexagon Wedding Invitation with the envelope liners from the Modern Greenery design for her Massachusetts wedding. She customized the script font throughout the suite to give the design a more formal feel rather than the original modern design. We also customized the colors to add more navy blue and gold throughout the suite to match her wedding design. To top it off, we printed on natural white paper to give it a softer, spring time touch.

Names and additional personal details have been changed.

Botanical Greenery Wedding Invitation Design Launch

New DesignsJenn JurfComment

Greenery was Pantone’s color of the year in 2017. Though Pantone’s color is closer to a bright/lime green on the spectrum, the wedding industry took the term “Greenery” to a whole new level. This was the year that the trend of green leaves and simple set-ups took over and I am not complaining about it!

Today’s new design adds to my greenery obsession. The Botanical Greenery Invitation Suite features a beautiful watercolor leaf design throughout the invitation suite with different shades of greenery and blue.

The script font is a perfect blend between modern, classic and simple. This wedding invitation suite can be customized with new fonts, custom stamps and vellum wraps.

The Botanical Greenery design is shown on our standard Classic Crest 110 lb. white card stock. Request a sample kit today so you can see and feel all of our paper options before placing your order.

The Botanical Greenery Wedding Invitation is also available in matching reception stationery. From menus to place cards to thank you cards, we have everything you need to create a cohesive look for your wedding stationery.

You may also like these designs….

Modern Greenery Wedding Invitation
Eucalyptus Minimalist Wedding Invitation
Botanical Leaf Wedding Invitation
Elegant Greenery Wedding Invitation

The Basics: Details Cards

Tips & TricksJenn JurfComment

Everything goes on a details card: hotel, directions, shuttles, etc. No need to stress, though, because there is a simple and clean way to outline your information so that it is clear, concise, and makes everyone feel happily overprepared!

So, let’s start with size. Details cards (also called enclosure cards, reception cards, website cards, etc.) are available in 2 different sizes: Small (3.5” x 5”) and Large (4” x 6”). Please use the example invitation designs as a reference for how much information can fit on each card.

It’s all in the Details

Details cards can be used to communicate the following information:

Reception

Remember back in the wedding invitation section where we explained that your reception information should be put on a details card? This is the place!

However, this is only necessary if your ceremony and reception are being held at different locations. If they’re at the same location, you can simply add “Reception to Follow” on your invitation and that’s all.

Reception details should include the venue name, full address and start time.

Websites

Your details card is the best place to share your website. The URL can be added to the bottom of the card or included as a full section like this:

Website
For additional information, please visit our wedding website: www.carolineandshawn.com

or

Website
For additional information regarding hotel accommodations, shuttle details and other weekend events, please visit our wedding website: www.carolineandshawn.com

We do not recommend adding your website to your wedding invitation as it is a formal and keepsake item. We also don't recommend adding it to your R.S.V.P. card as guests send that back to you and will no longer have the URL if they need it within the last few weeks prior to your wedding (which is actually when they will need it the most). 

Hotel Accommodations

The most important information when sharing your guest accommodations is the hotel, the best way for guests to book and the deadline to book reservations. Here is an example of how to word these details:

Hotel Accommodations

We have reserved a block of rooms at
Marriott Walnut Creek
2355 North Main Street
Walnut Creek, California 94596
925-934-2000 (optional)
Please reference the Edwards-Bryant Wedding when booking your reservation. Reservations must be made by July 15.

Shuttle Details

If you’re providing a complimentary shuttle for your guests to and from your recommended hotel or between your ceremony and reception, it’s helpful to let them know in advance so they can plan accordingly. I would not recommend providing shuttle times on the details card as they may change closer to your wedding. It’s best to include the shuttle times on a welcome letter when they arrive at the hotel.

Directions

It’s traditional etiquette to provide directions in your wedding invitation suite. This comes from back before GPS was a thing and you would print out turn-by-turn directions before you got into your car. Remember those good ol’ days?

We still see directions incorporated these days and it’s especially crucial if your venue is off the beaten path, where the turn-by-turn directions would be more useful for your guests.

My main recommendation when providing turn-by-turn directions is to keep it as simple and easy to digest as possible. Remember when I mentioned above to use the example details cards as a reference for how much information can fit on a card? Well, too many directions can make the card jam packed. If we have to shrink down the text to accommodate everything, it could also make it difficult for guests to read, especially elderly and especially if it’s dark out when they’re driving (think more when they’re leaving the venue rather than arriving).

Adding directions is completely optional.

Gifts

Gifts should not be included anywhere in your invitation suite. This holds true with both traditional and modern etiquette experts as one of the biggest faux-pas. The best way to bridge the gap and passively mention your registry is on your website, which should also be on a details card (more on that in a minute).

Thank goodness we have websites these days! Before websites were around, it was up to the bridal party to inform guests when they ask about the couples registry information.

Well, why do we include gifts on shower invitations then? Because showers are hosted as a group effort to help the couple get started with the next chapter in their lives by giving them gifts.

Rehearsal Dinner or Other Events

Remember how I mentioned in the RSVP card section that you can have people RSVP to other events? Well, any other events need to be outlined on a details card. The details should include the event (i.e. Rehearsal Dinner), location, address, start time and anything else they need to know in advance (i.e. Attire).


Details, Details, Details

Do you think I’ve said that enough yet?

As you can see, all of the information necessary to prepare your guests for your wedding day should go on a details card. Depending on how much information you have, most of the details can fit on a single-sided small or large card. Every now and then, we’ll include 2 details cards for specific information (one for the reception and one for everything else) or do a double-sided card to make sure it’s not too crowded and easily digestible. And remember, if you have to ask where something belongs, it almost always goes on a details card!

As always, I'm happy to answer any questions in the comments below!

Pink Watercolor Floral Wedding Invitation Design Launch

New DesignsJenn JurfComment

One of the most requested envelope liners is from the Simple Modern Script design. You all love the big florals with the simple invitation design, but I receive frequent requests for the floral to be more pink than peach-y.

The majority of the flowers used in my designs are produced from watercolor paintings, which unfortunately means we can’t simply change the colors without recreating the design from scratch.

So, that’s what I’ve done with today’s new design! The Pink Watercolor Floral Invitation joins the collection today.

The liner features a beautiful, pink floral bouquet of pink roses and greenery. The invitation design has a classic and whimsical script font with a simple serif font to add a touch of elegance.

This wedding invitation suite can be customized with new fonts, custom stamps and vellum wraps.

The Pink Watercolor Floral design is shown on our standard Classic Crest 110 lb. white card stock. Request a sample kit today so you can see and feel all of our paper options before placing your order.

The Pink Watercolor Floral Wedding Invitation is also available in matching reception stationery. From menus to place cards to thank you cards, we have everything you need to create a cohesive look for your wedding stationery.

You may also like these designs….

Simple Modern Script Wedding Invitation
Elegant Calligraphy Wedding Invitation
Black & White Floral Wedding Invitation
Botanical Minimalist Wedding Invitation

The Basics: R.S.V.P. Cards

Tips & TricksJenn JurfComment

Last week, we discussed the basics of the wedding invitation with what you should and shouldn’t include on the invitation. Today, I will break down the R.S.V.P. card line by line and give suggestions for supplements that could make your wedding planning process smoother.

Let’s start with the purpose of the R.S.V.P. card. R.S.V.P. stands for the French phrase “Répondez s’il vous plait” meaning “Please respond”. The purpose of the R.S.V.P. card is for your guests to respond with the requested information outlined on the card. Typically, this is regarding whether or not they will attend your wedding, but it can also include meal selections and additional useful details to help you prepare for your wedding day.

Now, let’s break down the R.S.V.P. card, line by line...

Your R.S.V.P. Card, Line by Line

R.S.V.P. Date

Your R.S.V.P. date should be about 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding date. I recommend connecting with your venue on when they need their final numbers by (usually 15-30 days in advance). Take that date and add a full week to allow a buffer to track down anyone who hasn’t R.S.V.P.’d yet.

M Line

The M line is used for the recipients to write their names on the card so that when they return it, you know who it came from. The M signifies the start of your name, for example “Ms. Jane Doe” or “Mr. John Doe”. It’s common to use either “M” or “Name(s)” to address this line. Without this section, it will be difficult to tell who is returning the card.

Meal Selections

Meal selections can be added to any R.S.V.P. card design, if the original design does not already include it. Requesting meal selections is recommended if you’re having a plated reception so that you can communicate to your venue how many guests will require each entree selection.

Meal selections can be written out as “beef”, “chicken”, “fish” or “vegetarian” or we can include animal icons in lieu of the wording. It is not recommended to write out the specific entree details (i.e. Grilled Filet Mignon with Yukon Gold Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus and Port Wine Sauce) on your R.S.V.P. card as the details may change.

When requesting meal selections, we recommend using the statement “please initial an entree selection for each guest,” followed by the selections. It’s important for you to request initials so that when the time comes for place cards, you can include the individual’s meal selection on their place card.

A line regarding dietary and/or allergy restrictions can be added to any R.S.V.P. card.

Managing Guest Count

A big concern I often hear from clients is about making it clear how many guests are included with each invitation. My first suggestion is to make sure the invitation is addressed correctly by writing out each individual name on the envelope.

Another way to manage guest count is to include the following line on your R.S.V.P. card:

“We have reserved ____ seats in your honor”

Before you send out your invitations, you will write in the number of guests (i.e. 2) you intended to include.

Other weekend events

If you’re hosting other weekend events, your R.S.V.P. card is a great way to have your guests R.S.V.P. for those events as well. For example, a rehearsal or welcome dinner and a farewell brunch. We’re happy to design two variations of your R.S.V.P. card to accommodate these additional events.

Song Requests

A fun addition to R.S.V.P. cards is requesting a song to play at the reception by simply adding:

“You’ll get me to dance if you play ____”

This is a great way to get your guests excited and easily create your playlist.


These are items that are typically included on your R.S.V.P. card. As I've mentioned before, every couple is unique and therefore, so is every invitation suite. We're happy to accommodate any other R.S.V.P. requests.

Stay tuned for next week where we will go over details cards!

As always, if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below!



 

Simple Green Wedding Invitation Design Launch

New DesignsJenn JurfComment

It’s Friday the 13th!! Thank goodness it isn’t Halloween time or else I’d really be spooked. Friday the 13th is always a weird day, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to add a little color to brighten up your day!

Today, the Simple Green Wedding Invitation Suite has joined our collection. It’s a simple and versatile suite that is suitable for weddings held any time of the year.

The Simple Green Invitation Suite features a classic, dotted border at the top and bottom throughout the suite. The matching envelope liners create a unique, geometric pattern. This suite can be customized with new fonts and colors to match your wedding day.

The simple green dotted border around the invitation adds an elegant touch and ties in the matching envelope liners. The script font is simple, yet whimsical paired with my favorite sans serif in all caps.

This wedding invitation suite can be customized with matching envelope address printing as well as vellum bellybands to tie the suite together.

The Simple Green design is shown on our standard Classic Crest 110 lb. white card stock. We also offer letterpress and foil stamping as well as a variety of paper options. Request a complimentary sample kit today so you can see and feel all of our paper options before placing your order.

The Simple Green Wedding Invitation is also available in matching reception stationery. From menus to place cards to thank you cards, we have everything you need to create a cohesive look for your wedding stationery.

You may also like these designs….

Elegant Script Wedding Invitation
Misty Blue Wedding Invitation
Delicate Minimalist Wedding Invitation
Mauve & Blush Wedding Invitation

The Basics: Wedding Invitations

Tips & TricksJenn JurfComment

It’s only fitting to kick off the blog by starting with the basics. Over the next few weeks, I will give a breakdown of each of the individual cards that is included in your invitation suite so that you can understand its significance. This will ensure that you’re adequately prepared to send out the perfect invites!

Your invitations are your guests’ first introduction to your wedding day. It sets the tone for style, formality and gives your guests a glimpse into what to expect on your big day. Your invitations are also a keepsake item that you’ll look back on when you’re older and share with future generations.

Above all, your invitations need to be practical. They communicate to your guests the necessary details for attending your wedding. Every word and every line has some sort of significance and this article will break that down for you.

Your Invitations, Line by Line

The Host Line

The host line is usually the first line(s) on the invitation and explains who is hosting the event. Whether it’s the couple themselves, one or both families, or all together, it’s proper etiquette to state who is hosting/inviting guests to the wedding.

Here are a few wording examples:

Together with their families

Mr. & Mrs. Jonathon Doe
Request the pleasure of your company
At the marriage of their daughter

Mr. & Mrs. Jonathon Doe
Together with Mr. & Mrs. Jonathon Doe
Request the pleasure of your company
At the marriage of their children

The request line can be done in two variations:
"Request the honor of your presence" when the ceremony is held in a place of worship
"Request the pleasure of your company" when the ceremony is held elsewhere


The Couple

The couple’s names will follow the host line. It’s traditional etiquette for the woman’s name to go first, followed by the man’s. For same sex couples, you can do it alphabetically. It’s a personal preference to include the first, middle and/or last names. Formal invitations will include all 3 names whereas, more informal invitations will include only first names.


Ceremony Date and Time

The ceremony date and time are shared on the invitations. Formal invitations spell out every word whereas informal invitations use numbers.

For example:

Saturday, the Tenth of August
Two thousand eighteen
at four o'clock in the afternoon

or

August 10, 2018 at 4pm

You're welcome to do a combination of the two if you're looking for a happy medium.

Here’s a tip for timing! If you decide to spell out the time of day and want to include “...in the morning/afternoon/evening”, here’s a reference:

Morning - up until 11:59am
Afternoon - from 12:00pm - 4:59pm
Evening - anything after 5:00pm


Location

The ceremony location details include the venue name, city and state address. Formal invitations include the full address on a details card whereas, more informal invitations include the full address on the invitation.

For example:

City Hall
San Francisco, California

City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place
San Francisco, California 94102


Attire (optional)

When requesting specific attire, include the details on the bottom right corner of the invitation with a simple “Black Tie” or “Cocktail Attire” note.

If you need to elaborate on specific clothing items, this should be done on a details card. For example, “Women are not encouraged to wear heels as the ceremony will be held on grass.”


Well, what about…

This is where the wonderful world of details cards come into play. The above items are the only thing that should be included on your invitation so if you’d like to communicate other details, they should be done so separately. More on details cards in a few weeks!

Every couple is different, which makes every invitation unique in it’s own way. Your invitations should represent you as a couple and clearly communicate the style and feel of the overall wedding day.

I have addressed the most common questions I receive from clients when figuring out how to word their invitations. I’d be happy to answer any additional questions you may have with regard to wording your invitations in the comments below!

Mastered your invitation? Let's move on to your R.S.V.P. card (coming soon!)

Mediterranean Wedding Invitation Design Launch

New DesignsJenn JurfComment

One of my very first designs was a lemon design and man I was so proud of it. Look at how pretty the font is! The lemons are just so cute! Well, now that the original is long gone, it’s time to bring back a new and improved version.

Today, the new Mediterranean Wedding Invitation Suite has joined the collection just in time for summer! This version has more of a romantic, Mediterranean and simple feel.

The Mediterranean Invitation Suite features watercolor leaves mixed with lemons and olives, creating a romantic, garden feel. The serif typeface adds a classic and elegant touch to this wedding invitation design.

The lemon, leaf and olive drawings add a garden, Italian style to the design. This wedding invitation suite can be customized with new fonts, custom stamps and vellum wraps.

The Mediterranean design is shown on our standard Classic Crest 110 lb. white card stock. Request a complimentary sample kit today so you can see and feel all of our paper options before placing your order.

The Mediterranean Wedding Invitation is also available in matching reception stationery. From menus to place cards to thank you cards, we have everything you need to create a cohesive look for your wedding stationery.

You may also like these designs….

Purple Floral Monogram Wedding Invitation
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Fresh Start: Bringing the Blog Back!

AnnouncementsJenn JurfComment

So I’ve tried it before - the frequent updates and posts jam packed with useful information, but I truly believe that the timing has to be right in order for something to work well. Let me explain…

When I first launched my blog last year, I also released a new design every week, kept up with social media posts and made sure Pinterest knew who I was, all while maintaining the sudden growth of my business. Starting that many new projects all at once and trying to give 110% to each project, led me to burn out very very quickly. Throughout the past 6 months, I’ve been working to evaluate what’s important to you and what’s important to me.

At the end of the day, you want a beautiful wedding invitation from an industry professional, and you’d like to get things done in a timely manner.

So that brings me to today with the relaunch of my blog. “What happened to your old blog?” you may ask. Well, in January, my new website launched and the blog just didn’t make the cut. Yay for fresh starts!