July 5th, 2019
The design! The timeline! There’s a lot to consider when creating a save the date and invitation for your destination wedding. We’re here with answers!
“I don’t want our save the date and invitation for our beach wedding to look too beach-y.”
We’re always glad when our clients say this, because we feel the same way! Leave the classic look of ocean waves cresting on the sand to websites for beach resorts! Our goal is to not totally ignore your setting—it is important after all!—but your paper should look and feel like the two of you. It should tell your story with your personalities shining through. Going this route will make your paper timeless, so that 10 years from now, you’ll look at i...
April 24th, 2019
A good question we get asked a lot is “What’s cardstock?” Cardstock refers to the thickness of paper. Think of it like thread count in bedding!
1. One-ply cardstock is like basic bedding thread count. If you buy a box of notecards from a retailer, it’s probably 1-ply. Our lunch notes and camp notes (see below) are also 1-ply.
2. Two-ply cardstock is the equivalent of luxury bed sheets! It’s twice as thick as 1-ply and feels substantial and special in your hands. It’s what we use for all of our personalized stationery and for invitations to weddings and big events.
3. With 2-ply cardstock, a painted edge on the side is our favorite touch, like on the stationery below! While you can paint t...
February 28th, 2019
The reason you may love one wedding invite over another may come down to one thing: The font! About 90 percent of our wedding invitations use script for either all or some of the wording. Script means the letters are connected, like cursive, and it says to the world, “I’m not junk mail—I’m special!”
It’s all about a feeling. Couples don’t say to us, “We want the Adelicia script for our invite.” (That's Adelicia script in the above set!) But they often do know how they want their invitation to feel. They’ll say, “I want something that feels formal.” Or “I want something more modern.” Then it’s up to us to find the perfect wedding font that matches what they describe.
Fonts are l...
August 30th, 2018
“Ladies First” is often heard around the CBP studio. Seems old-fashioned, but there are a lot of traditions when it comes to invitations and related wedding occasions. We want to share some here, but at the same time we say, “Rules are meant to be broken." We’re following the ways of yesteryear. For those individuals who want a more modern spin, we love crafting just-right wording solutions. The following is compiled from various sources. We often turn to “Crane’s Wedding Blue Book” and we toast Emily Post and all the calligraphers who have helped police our etiquette.
When addressing envelopes:
For an unmarried couple, living together:
The lady’s name goes first. And don’t connect them w...
July 11th, 2018
Be it Bridget Jones or Legally Blonde with an outfit gone wrong, we want to promote clarity when it comes to fashion and occasions. Invitations are filled with details and when in doubt we say add WEAR to the five Ws: Who, What, When, Why, Where and WEAR!
Most folks know what to wear to a wedding, but when it has to be formal, it’s best to make it clear. Here are some of the most common types of attire and their dress codes explained!
Most Formal: White Tie
For men, this includes a black tailcoat and matching trousers with a single stripe of satin or braid, white suspenders, white piqué wing-collared shirt with stiff front, white bow tie, white waistcoat, and white gloves...