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Merry Christmas + Happy New Year

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Wishing all of you lovely people a very merry Christmas & happy New Year! It’s been a truly fantastic year. We look forward to a few days off celebrating with those we love!

The Benefits of Custom Wedding Invitations

Customization
The biggest benefit of working with a custom invitation designer is that your invitations will be 100% designed for you. Your invitation is custom tailored to your big day and can include all of the details as well as any photos or illustrations that you want incorporated. Want to change the font of your names? No problem. And choose from over 200 fonts instead of just the top 10 that some wholesale sites use.

Convenience
You may think that it’s a quick and easy process to pull up an invitation site and find the design of your dreams, have it printed, and live happily ever after. But the reality is that you will be scrolling and clicking and bookmarking for hours. These sites are like Pinterest, you can get lost in them. If you don’t find a design that you are happy with, they won’t be modified for you. And keep in mind that not all designs are meant to include more then 5-6 lines of text. Want a pain free experience? Let an invitation designer handle the work for you!

Service
At Glossie, we are available to you almost 24 hours, every day (except for when we are sleeping!). Our number one goal is to make sure that you are happy with your invitations. We take our work very seriously and that translates into the best customer service for you! Those boxes of pre-designed invitations don’t come with help and when you work with wholesale sites, you are dealing with a business in another country. Working with a local company will be a much more personal experience for you.

Time
Ordering wedding invitations through a wholesale website will be faster, but that’s because you are ordering a design that is already completed so all they are doing is the printing. But you are ordering a custom invitation (I assume that’s why you have been reading to this point) and that will take time because you want them to be perfect. A typical digitally printed invitation usually take 4-6 weeks. Any intricate printing (like letterpress and foil stamping) will add 2-3 weeks.

Quality
Pay close attention to any paper specifications if you are ordering your invitations online. Yes, your design may look great on screen but it will most likely fall flat when you see it printed on a matte white cardstock. Custom designing your wedding invitations allows you to choose your paper. That means you could have a gold linen cardstock, or even a double thick black cardstock. The possibilities are endless. The paper you choose plays a huge part in how your guests will receive your invitations – and you want them to stand out!

July Wedding Wallpaper

This month, I asked the super talented Alex DesCotes to design the free wedding wallpaper of the month just for you! I love the warm yellow background and the sunflowers are so cute. Download the wallpaper for your desktop or mobile background and stay sweet this summer  <3

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Click any of following links, which will open up the images in a new window so you can download the free
April 2014 Wedding Wallpaper: 320×568 (iPhone 5),   320×480 (iPhone 4),   360×640,   720×1280,   1080×1920,   768×1024

Wedding Invitation of the Week

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This is wedding invitation is actually amazing. There are so many colours and textures being used and it just works. Riley at Papellerie created this lovely set for Ailee and Sasha who were having a Napa Valley Summer wedding. The Save the Date card was die cut into the shape of a wine bottle and grapes were incorporated into their designs.

First, you have the lined outer envelope with a custom calligraphy guest address. Nobody does this but it’s so pretty!  The invitation is a letterpressed AND gold foiled white cardstock. I love this combination of gold and soft pink. And because this invitation is not amazing enough, Riley came up with the brilliant idea of adding a pocket to the back on the invitation to hold the reply card the map. I love this idea!

The map is a custom illustration and it adds some whimsy to the ultra high-end gold foil script typography of the invitation suite. Oh, and the rehearsal dinner invitation was done with gold foil type on an oak wood card. So, no big deal.

I don’t know if you could fit any more unique techniques into one wedding invitation, but Riley does it flawlessly. The colours are not matchy-matchy, and that’s what makes it look so modern. Jump over to Papellerie for more photos!

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Based in Alberta, Canada

Contact Nicole at nicole@glossie.ca


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