Tips for Picture Perfect Stationery

Photography by Tracy Doyle

Save the dates and wedding invitations are the first look a guest will have of the event, so perfecting the details and style is very important. From the moment an invitation is pulled from the envelope, guests should know whether the wedding will be casual, themed or elegant, further emphasizing the importance of design. When it comes to save the dates, the couple has the chance to show off a more casual side of their announcement, as well as their favorite engagement photographs.

Creative Invites and Events provides clients with the ability to choose from existing designs or create a customized invitation suite that will perfectly encapsulate the feel of a couple’s big day. Couples can bring ideas to the table and the in-house designers will work to make everything not only fit within their ideal budget, but also their particular style. The shop is able to provide anything a client can imagine with stunning examples of digital, foil, letter-press, thermography and other specialty printing styles that are unique from the average invitation. Products can also be crafted with die cuts, pocket folds, metallic papers and embellishments to create a truly elegant presentation when the envelope is opened to announce the exciting news. Aside from the hundreds of in-house designs, the couple can also browse stationery from national brands like Smock, Checkerboard, and Carlson Craft, which offer even more variety and designs to encourage inspiration.

Aside from creating the perfect invitation design, Creative Invites and Events also offers corresponding pieces to complete the set, such as response cards and any type of enclosure cards. As etiquette experts, they will assist clients in creating the perfect wording depending on who should be listed on the invitation, as well as answering any questions about how to address the envelopes to guests.

No need to stop there! Creative Invites and Events can complete the process of save the dates and invitations to include any type of day-of-wedding stationery such as programs, escort cards, menus, seating charts, table numbers and so much more to match the couple’s invitation designs so the same theme flows throughout. 

Stationery Trends for 2015 from Creative Invites and Events 

1. Typography Makes Names Center Stage

2. Layering Cards and Ribbon

3. Watercolor Designs

4. Unique Shapes with Die Cuts

5. Letterpress, Foil & Thermography are Timeliness and Elegant 


Creative Invites and Events is located at 118 West Benson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45215. You can reach them at 513.748.0235 or visit their website at