Author: Annie Bowers

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

After 9 months of working from home, the one question I get repeatedly from friends and customers alike is: So how do you like working from home? In some cases, the inquiry comes from genuine curiosity; in others, it sounds like a loaded question–as if […]

On the Move

On the Move

Hey, guess what? We’re moving this week! You’ve heard the rumors…so let’s set the record straight, shall we? After 11 years in business, 2016 had me noodling on how to continue to grow while meeting the needs of my clients in the absolute best way possible. So, I did what […]

Brittany + Josh

Brittany + Josh

This destination wedding was meant to be bright and fun, so we used splashy coral graphics and a tropic blue to set it apart.

Golden Sand Photo Card

Golden Sand Photo Card

This is one of my favorites of all time. There is something about gold foil seashells paired with sandy beaches and a lovely sentiment that makes this holiday photo card nothing short of perfect.  

Some days you need scones

Some days you need scones

Truth: As a business owner, for the most part I get to decide what to do every day. Some days that can be a blessing (all right, most days), and sometimes it’s a curse (especially without a team of coworkers to help keep the creative juices […]

Bridesmen and Groomsmaids: Not Your Mother’s Bridal Party

Bridesmen and Groomsmaids: Not Your Mother’s Bridal Party

For much of my adult life, and even during my teenage years, I’ve felt like “one of the guys” in many ways. Growing up, I even cut off my Shirley Temple curls at the age of three, purportedly so I could “run faster” like my big brother. […]

10 Things to Ask Your Stationer {and we hope that’s us!}

10 Things to Ask Your Stationer {and we hope that’s us!}

Wedding Season has begun! Wait- what’s that you say? But it’s January! Yep, that’s right… And in the world of wedding industry professionals, this is the beginning of our busiest time of year since most couples plan weddings that will take place during the months […]

Get Over Yourself {and Do It}

Get Over Yourself {and Do It}

I’ve been stewing all morning about what I should be doing differently… with my business, with my life, and with my relationships. There’s just an overarching feeling that I’m not quite doing something “right.” And I’ve felt somewhat paralyzed by indecision as I’ve been swirling […]

Holy @&*!, Ten Years!

Holy @&*!, Ten Years!

The Envelope celebrated its tenth anniversary on September 3, 2015 – that’s ten whole years of being open for business! In some ways I can’t believe how fast the years flew by, and in other ways it seems like an entire lifetime. To say I’ve […]

Palm Beach Save the Date

Palm Beach Save the Date

This save the date had a cool retro feel, incorporating vibrant Palm Beach artwork on one side and wedding weekend details on the other.

Poinsettia

Poinsettia

Abstract poinsettia leaves in light and dark green, red berries, and looping script combine for a beautiful holiday greeting.

Peaceful Tidings

Peaceful Tidings

This might actually become my own holiday card this year. I love everything about it. It’s a unique style: a folded layer mounted to a single green piece, with just a minimalistic message.

Cookie Exchange

Cookie Exchange

What an easy card this was to whip up… We chose a small trifold card with a bright green damask pattern on the back, printed large cookie graphics on the white side, and threw it into a red envelope. One layer, simple layout and no […]

Chalkboard Save the Date

Chalkboard Save the Date

A cool way to tell friends and family to “save the weekend”, this chalkboard style save the date lists on a timeline three key events for the weekend: a birthday party, an engagement party, and a bridal shower. Let the fun begin!

News Flash moving announcement

News Flash moving announcement

Extra! Extra! Read all about it… These adorable vintage photos of the two kiddos matched up nicely with an old newspaper themed moving announcement.

Laura + Jessica

Laura + Jessica

Everything about this invitation suite was gorgeous. The paper we chose was lightly textured and felt like a letterpress stock (even though we printed these digitally). The graphics were pale green and coral succulents, and the text was all soft shades of grey. These romantic, […]

Kaitlin + Jonathan

Kaitlin + Jonathan

I love this invitation. It’s one of the only single layer custom invitations we have ever done that I actually loved every part of. The card stock they chose was a duplex with a dark grey damask pattern on the back, and a lighter grey […]

Laura + Edward

Laura + Edward

This simple, elegant program was perfect for Laura and Edward’s wedding. The gold paper with dark ink were a rich but understated combination, and full of class.

Sporting Event Wedding

Sporting Event Wedding

This couple came to me with the vision of having a sports-themed wedding. They wanted us to create an invitation that felt like a ticket to an event, so we developed an invitation, reply card and program to fit the bill.

Mary Oliver Quote

Mary Oliver Quote

“Tell me- what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” This Mary Oliver quote was a request from a customer who wanted to give these framed as gifts. We fully justified the text and made key words stand out, […]

Modern Script Menu

Modern Script Menu

What makes this menu stand out is the large script that bleeds almost all the way to both edges. It was a cool way to let guests know what they were being served, and matched the colors of the wedding as well, serving up a […]

Bridal Party Silhouette Programs

Bridal Party Silhouette Programs

This was one of our more popular designs for wedding programs during Summer and early Fall, and involved the use of bridal party graphics to provide a fun visual break in the text. Of course, we customize the colors of the paper and ink with […]

Laurie + Keith

Laurie + Keith

This one should look familiar… despite it being one of the year’s most sought after designs, this invitation never gets old. This image really shows the depth of the letterpress, and paired with the gold printed patterned envelope liners, this invitation was simply bellissimo.

Love Letters

Love Letters

“I’m deep into writing love letters…” she said as she walked in the door. “I hope you can help me. I was up until 3 a.m. because the words kept pouring out.” Simply put, I love this. I love that people are still writing love […]

Rustic Montana Wedding

Rustic Montana Wedding

Ok, so this was pure awesomeness. This was a collaborative effort between myself and Sam, the groom. He found someone to die cut wooden invitations into the shape of Montana, and burn the text into the material. We stepped in to find a pocket that […]

Jenna + Michael

Jenna + Michael

Jenna had an apple-themed wedding, so we created an original apple illustration to use on everything from the invitations to the place cards and thank you notes.

Katie + Joe

Katie + Joe

Still haven’t quite had enough of the chalkboard look…Especially when it involves really fun fonts, like this rehearsal dinner invitation does.

Kelley’s Wedding Program

Kelley’s Wedding Program

We keep getting requests for bridal party silhouettes on wedding programs, which is fun because we are able to change up the colors involved, as well as the style of the program. This was a trifold square program on a raw silk ecru card stock, […]

Carrie’s Scrabble Shower

Carrie’s Scrabble Shower

This was one of the more fun bridal shower themes I’ve heard of to date. Carrie grew up playing Scrabble, so the ladies who threw her shower thought it only appropriate to go along with her idea for a theme. They were even able to procure […]

Katie + Tal

Katie + Tal

A great change of pace from most traditional programs, this single card two-sided wedding program explained Jewish wedding traditions in lieu of simply listing the order of ceremony events. I really loved putting this program together to match the invitation Katie and Tal chose, as well […]

Caitlin + Craig

Caitlin + Craig

We saw a lot of coral and persimmon in 2014… Shades of orange, grapefruit, and dahlia were extremely hot, and look good with nearly any color you pair them with. The tailored stripes and traditional font were a crisp combination for this July wedding.

Woo Pig Sooie!

Woo Pig Sooie!

This year’s triumphant return of the Pig Roast invitation adhered to the ultra-trend of using reverse type and a chalkboard background (don’t knock it too much- it’s part of our logo, too…). The stripes on the back were a fun surprise for anyone who turned the card […]

Kelly’s William

Kelly’s William

Love. That’s what this adoption announcement was all about. ‘Nuff said.

Kelsey + Dan

Kelsey + Dan

Kelsey chose one of the contemporary designs from Designer’s Fine Press for her wedding invitation ensemble and we ran with it for some in-house accessories, including her programs, menus, and “newlywed advice cards”.

Lauren + Brad

Lauren + Brad

Art deco font wedding program in pink and grey

Emily + Rob

Emily + Rob

This Charleston, South Carolina wedding was full of southern charm and hospitality. The welcome dinner invitations included the iconic pineapple as a watermark, and a tree dripping with Spanish moss.

Samantha + Bradley

Samantha + Bradley

Watercolor effects made a BIG comeback in 2014, and this invitation shows off exactly why. The vibrant, hand-painted look of this card immediately makes a statement.

Meghan + Mark

Meghan + Mark

This pink floral pocket invitation was a nice remake on the classic ivory and gold version we have done several times. Meghan still wanted to bring ivory and gold into it, but couldn’t pass up the lovely pink textured pocket.

Old Balls 40th Birthday

Old Balls 40th Birthday

Oh buddy… this invitation kept us laughing from the moment the customer brought the idea to us. She saw something similar elsewhere and wanted to know if we could recreate it for her… and it was truly our pleasure. This surprise 40th birthday party for […]

Carolyn + Adam

Carolyn + Adam

City skylines made quite a splash in this year’s printed world… Tag and Co. offers some really cool skyline ideas- everything from abstract outlines to more detailed pencil sketches. With the popularity of “going local”, people are developing a healthy sense of pride in their […]

Aloha, Heather

Aloha, Heather

Heather found us online, all the way from Hawaii! She knew she wanted to use green and yellow in her invitations, so we went back and forth via email with color swatch ideas for the card stock and the ribbon. She settled on a tall, […]

Aviva + Michael

Aviva + Michael

The credit for this grey on grey, half-tone monogram belongs to Eric, our intern who transplanted to Washington to work with reclaimed wood in early 2014. This was one of his projects while he was with us, and the monogram (which the bride absolutely loved) […]

Amanda + Navraj

Amanda + Navraj

This was another of my favorites this year. The invitation was neutral and formal using a palette of black, a tiny bit of ivory, and shades of gold. We used all metallic stocks, which set an extra elegant tone. One thing that was different about this invitation […]

Hamilton’s First Communion

Hamilton’s First Communion

This First Communion invitation could easily be turned into a baptism or birth announcement. The bottom layer is a white faux wood grain card stock, accented with charcoal and powder blue.

Words to Live By

Words to Live By

“Make good choices today,” my mom said as we hung up the phone this morning. Really? I’m a woman in my thirties, and my mother is reminding me to “make good choices”? I actually laughed out loud. But as soon as I hung up, her […]

Amanda + Alec

Amanda + Alec

A good use of fonts, frames and minor breaks in the text frames makes this invitation pleasing to the eye, while keeping it simple.

Andrew the Rock Star

Andrew the Rock Star

These VIP backstage pass invitations were being inserted into lanyards and distributed to the party guests. We tried to make them fun and authentic at the same time, complete with a bar code at the bottom.

Rebecca + Breck

Rebecca + Breck

One of the textured papers we carry has a tree bark grain to it, which comes in about half a dozen different colors including this dark chocolate, a lighter birch, and a cool white. This square pocket card invitation boasts a tidy pocket on the […]

Listen

Listen

I recently fell in love…with an old building in Centerville that caught my eye last Summer when it came up for sale. As I walked through it, it spoke to me. Not once, not twice, but every time I set foot inside it. The building […]

Jen’s Post Wedding Brunch

Jen’s Post Wedding Brunch

This Palm Beach wedding began with a colorful retro save the date card, and ended with a leafy green and gold twist card as the post-wedding brunch invitation. We printed their names on a small card that we adhered to the twist card. Gently pull […]

Holiday Photo Greeting

Holiday Photo Greeting

One of my favorite things about this card are the tiny candy cane striped strings that stretch out from each side of the text box in the center, giving it just a sweet, pink touch of holiday magic.

Christmas with a Twist

Christmas with a Twist

This green twist card has an abstract drawing of Mary on one side, and the family’s greeting on the other. They chose a modern sans serif font for the message and just a few pops of red.

Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape

If you’re a little tired of all the red and green at Christmas, a lovely alternative for a holiday greeting is to go with a winter landscape in snowy tones of blue, white and chocolate. This Tag and Co. design boasts a sort of calm tranquility […]

Floral pocket program

Floral pocket program

This little pink and grey floral pocket program was fitting for the garden wedding it accompanied, and the sleeve ended up protecting the programs when it started to rain. They say rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck…

Lauren + John

Lauren + John

Green ribbon across the top ties the invitation and the program together (not literally), while the black and white and funky script makes these invitations crisp and modern.

Here Piggie, Piggie

Here Piggie, Piggie

It’s that time again! PIG ROAST TIME! This was the 2013 edition….as I’ve said before, every year is my favorite to date. This was no exception.  

Caroline + Matt

Caroline + Matt

Caroline and Matt’s program was a delightful compliment to their layered gold and ivory wedding invitation, from the layers of gold and ivory, right down to the moss satin ribbon.

Gift Tag Post Card

Gift Tag Post Card

If you’re looking for simple, this is the card for you. We designed a two-sided post card in a small 4×6 size with a little “gift tag” address block on the back for easy hand addressing.

Holiday Mendhi Twist

Holiday Mendhi Twist

Twist cards are a great way to include a photo and greeting on opposite sides of the same card, without actually turning the card over. Just gently pull on the left and right edges of the card and the photo twists around to reveal the […]

Elegant Tree

Elegant Tree

The cherry on top of this one was the one, tiny rhinestone at the top of the tree. White and red ink topped this gold card for an elegant, festive greeting.

Peace

Peace

Who says you have to use traditional Christmas colors on a holiday card? This customer chose pink and green shades to coordinate with the colors they were wearing in their family photo. Also by Tag and Co., this is a more contemporary design and was […]

Holly Holidays

Holly Holidays

There’s just something about a few bursts of bright holiday red that is absolute perfection when paired with light blue and deep mocha. This card found the perfect balance of soft blue, vibrant red, and rich brown.

Davis Holiday Card

Davis Holiday Card

Tag and Company does exquisite photo printing, which is why they are a big favorite of ours for any holiday card that uses a photo. This monochromatic card stays clean and simple with a black and white photo and grey tones for the rest of […]

Oh What Fun!

Oh What Fun!

We had Tag and Co. create another masterpiece with a selection of fun summer family photos that was sure to warm the hearts of their friends and family.

A + B Programs

A + B Programs

Angela’s Tiffany blue and mocha wedding needed a simple program to match, and by the time she made it to the program stage of things, Angela was tired of making decisions and asked me to suggest something simple and easy that wouldn’t break the bank. Our […]

Evergreen Christmas

Evergreen Christmas

This super fun couple comes in once a year to order holiday party invitations as well as their Christmas cards, and catch up on the latest news around the shop… this was the traditional Tag and Co. design they chose to send to friends and family.

Dana + Sean

Dana + Sean

Beach weddings are the most popular type of destination wedding; Dana exemplified the destination bride with her laid back attitude…from the first day we met Dana, she put the power of creative control into our hands and told us to “just do it.” She had […]

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

There’s something about familiarity that you just can’t put a price on. Think about it. The folks from Cheers nailed it. What is it that makes you decide where you’re going to shop, get a cocktail after work, or buy a special gift for someone? […]

Art in the Burg

Art in the Burg

Come experience a vibrant collaboration of art by three local Dayton artists and community leaders at an Opening Reception Friday, June 15th. The Opening Reception kicks off the beginning of a special exhibit that will run through July 5th, featuring: Painting on Rusted Steel by […]

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

UPDAYTON’S “STAY IN DAYTON” MISSION CONTINUES (Written for Dayton City Paper by Annie Bowers) Where will you be on Friday, April 27th? Are you interested in attracting and retaining creative talent in the Dayton Region? If so, join close to 200 fellow Daytonians and community […]

Corinne + Pablo

Corinne + Pablo

Corinne and Pablo wanted to incorporate airplanes into their wedding invitations and save the dates, not just because they currently live in city known as the birthplace of aviation, but because they are both involved in the Air Force. They were legally married in a […]

Start Something

Start Something

“You don’t have to know where you’re going to be headed in the right direction.” I took the advice of a marketing guy I know and decided to use my most recent fortune from P.F. Chang’s as my blog post topic this week. (And by […]

Bre’s Graduation

Bre’s Graduation

Bre came into the store for the first time with her mom, brimming with excitement over her upcoming graduation from medical school. She informed me that she never goes “all out” for things, but she wanted something really special to announce the graduation she had […]

The Power of One

The Power of One

I was pulling into the parking lot at work the other day, and I had this crazy idea… What if there was only one homeless person? Now I know that sounds ridiculous, but I just thought, “If there was only ONE person who needed  a […]

Look Ma, {I’m using my} hands!

Look Ma, {I’m using my} hands!

Just once this week, I challenge each of you to put down the laptop, the iPad, the smart phone….and make something with your hands. And don’t tell me you’ve forgotten how to do that. Remember in elementary school how we had art class at least […]

Sharing the (Local) Love

Sharing the (Local) Love

There’s been quite the hullabaloo lately surrounding the notion of “keeping it local” and supporting local businesses. Why all the fuss? Well, it’s like this: when small businesses support each other, it creates a sense of community. When there is a sense of community, people […]

< = > (less equals more)

< = > (less equals more)

If you’ve talked to me at all over the past month or two, you’ve probably heard me mention the term “minimalism” once or twice. Part of my excitement over this concept started during the research I did for a Dayton City Paper article that came out […]

Celebrate

Celebrate

The oversized script speaks for itself, and the subtle circles of light in the background look like stars or lights glittering in the snow.

Red Stripes Photo Card

Red Stripes Photo Card

Another by Tag and Co., this holiday greeting features a full bleed photo with a few red stripes across the bottom where the text is placed in reverse type. If you have a professional quality photo, let it speak for itself by keeping the photo […]

Amidst the Holiday Chaos…

Amidst the Holiday Chaos…

…don’t forget to slow down, make time for friends and loved ones, and try to remember that this time of year isn’t about rampant consumerism, or the latest technological gadgety doo-dads, or the eight dozen cookies you need to make for the school cookie exchange. […]

The Color of Energy

The Color of Energy

There should be more days when we allow ourselves just one goal: create beauty. I’ve had the unique opportunity to spend some time in the Front Street studios, working and painting alongside renowned artist, Mike Elsass. Mike’s Dayton gallery, “The Color of Energy,” and countless others […]

Don’t Try…Do It.

Don’t Try…Do It.

As I walked out of Boston Stoker this morning, chai in hand, I realized something. I had just wished the barista a happy Labor Day weekend, and he responded, “You have a good weekend, too!” To which I replied, “I’ll try…” Now, why did I […]

Change vs. Complacency

Change vs. Complacency

I had a hard time deciding which noun to use in the title of this post- does “complacency” accurately depict what happens when a business refuses to grow and adapt to the changing times? I also thought of the word “atrophy” because if we fail […]

Carrie + Mike

Carrie + Mike

Napa Valley here they come! Carrie and Mike’s invitations were from our custom line, Envelopments, and featured a 7×7 square black linen pocket invitation with a wasabi green accent layer, classic white top layer and enclosure cards, and a green satin ribbon. Since this is […]

Casey + Dustin

Casey + Dustin

This was a last minute wedding we pulled together this week (the wedding is in 10 days!) Since we had a pretty short window to work with, we used yellow topaz metallic card stock off the shelf, a classic white top layer, and then added […]

Allyson + Ben

Allyson + Ben

This was an extremely meaningful invitation because it was for my very first intern at The Envelope, “Awesome Allyson” from UD. It was only a few months after we opened, and I didn’t even know I needed an intern until Ally convinced me of all […]

Guacamole…go ahead, you’ve earned it

Guacamole…go ahead, you’ve earned it

For any of you who have happened to make it through all of the FAQ’s (and actually read the blurb at the top about not getting answers to ALL of your questions), here is the final answer to a pretty darn important life question, if […]

Communicating 101

Communicating 101

There is a poignant greeting card from Curly Girl Design that says “It is without question our duty to honor the love of every human heart as we would our very own.” I just had a woman stop in and buy this particular card to […]

Joe’s 75th

Joe’s 75th

This was a “think outside the box” project, to say the least…when I got an email from a long-time customer telling me her latest theme (she’s a Party Planner Extraordinaire), I couldn’t wait to sit down and design it. Her father is a Sweepstakes fanatic […]

Baby Gavin

Baby Gavin

Welcome to the world, Baby Gavin! What a sweet surprise to have one of my brides from a few years ago wander into the store…8 months pregnant! A few weeks later, she and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby boy. For his birth announcement we […]

Heather + Matt

Heather + Matt

Heather and Matt got married at The Dayton Art Institute in November 2010. Their wedding colors were primarily black and white, with hints of green. To create a Fall Elegance feel, their ceremony featured amazing floral displays lining the aisle that included tall tree branches, […]

Free Hugs

Free Hugs

I took this picture in Times Square in May as I marveled at this guy who was offering free hugs to passers-by on the street. There is something so honest and vulnerable about a stranger on the streets of New York asking for hugs, but […]

The Art of the Written Note

The Art of the Written Note

“The concept of a handwritten note, a wax seal, and the whole nine yards is kind of lost on the public at large these days,” he said as he looked through paper selections trying to find the perfect stationery to represent his personality and taste. […]

Lobsterfest

Lobsterfest

Every Memorial Day Weekend, Dorothy Lane Market hosts what is known as “Lobstermania”, which is an all day event at which they sell {super cheap} lobsters until they run out. It’s first come, first served; you get in line as early as you want, you […]

Be Merry

Be Merry

This was my own little grinch (pretending to be mad), and I thought it would make a great holiday card especially with an ironic message blazing across the top. Just a friendly holiday reminder not to let the stress of the season get you down…

In the Spirit of the Holidays

In the Spirit of the Holidays

As I sit here taking a small break from the hustle and bustle, I am reflecting on this past year, and realizing how lucky I am. First and foremost, I’m so lucky to have such a cool, smart, sensitive little boy that I get to […]

Gold Holly and Ivy

Gold Holly and Ivy

Classic. Traditional. Gold. This card reminds me of something out of a Charles Dickens novel. With the shimmery gold and deep brown graphics and text, this card practically sings its own Christmas carols.

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

I had an enlightening experience today that reminded me of the caliber and integrity of our customers. A young man stopped in today explaining that he was in a major time crunch and hoped we could help. His wedding is next weekend, and the company […]

Turn-around time is…?

Turn-around time is…?

Q: How long does it take for invitations to come in? A: Depending on which company produces them, turn-around time is anywhere from 1-6 weeks. The quickest formal invitation line I currently carry is Embossed Graphics, which boasts proofs within 24-48 hours and ships the […]

Expressing Gratitude

Expressing Gratitude

Q: What is the proper way to send a thank you note? A: A thank you note should be written on a note or card bearing your name or monogram, rather than the words “thank you”. This is a common misperception due to the influx […]

Sending social invitations

Sending social invitations

Q: How far in advance should I send social invitations? A: Party or shower invitations should be sent one month before the event. Any sooner than that and they tend to get overlooked or forgotten about, and any closer to the date and people will […]

Mailing save the dates

Mailing save the dates

Q: How far in advance should I mail save the dates? A: You can send save the date cards anywhere between 6-12 months before the wedding. You don’t want to send them too early or people will forget, but too close to the wedding and […]

When to mail wedding invitations

When to mail wedding invitations

Q: How far in advance should I mail wedding invitations? A: Six to eight weeks in advance, or earlier if it’s a destination wedding. Most weddings fall during what’s known as “Wedding Season” which runs May-October every year. Due to the popularity of weddings during […]

When to order wedding invitations

When to order wedding invitations

Q: How far in advance do I need to order wedding invitations? A: I generally tell people to order invitations 6 months in advance. This is a safe amount of time in case a stock is backordered or the proofing process takes an extraordinarily long […]

Envelope addressing makes (your) life easier

Envelope addressing makes (your) life easier

Q: Do you address envelopes? What if my invitations don’t have inner envelopes? A: I offer several options for envelope addressing: calligraphy, in-house computerized addressing, and some of my paper lines also offer cool labels and/or their own matching computerized addressing as well. There are […]

Wedding Planners – Friend or Foe?

Wedding Planners – Friend or Foe?

Q: Do you offer wedding planning services? A: After working in the wedding industry since 2003, I consider myself a wedding professional and I’m happy to sit down and discuss your needs, whether it’s full event coordination or just day-of services. I also work with […]

What’s the hurry?

What’s the hurry?

Q: Is rush service available? A: Yes…most of the time. An in-house rush is easier to accommodate since I have more control over the projects I design and print, but it can still be tricky depending on how many other jobs I am working on […]

Can you help me with invitation wording?

Can you help me with invitation wording?

Q: Do I need to know all of my wording before I can order? A: No, and honestly that takes all the fun out of it for me. 🙂 I do this all the time and can make it much simpler for you if we […]

Cocktail (napkins) anyone?

Cocktail (napkins) anyone?

Q: How many cocktail napkins should I order? A: How fun are your friends? Just kidding. Kind of…In all seriousness, you should anticipate 2-3 napkins per person, depending on whether or not they are just being used at the bar, or also for the cake […]

Thank you kindly

Thank you kindly

Q: What is the time frame for sending out wedding thank you notes? A: There is a lot of debate on this one. Some say you have up to a year, but let’s face it- if you got a thank you note for a wedding […]

Whose parents are listed on the invitation?

Whose parents are listed on the invitation?

Q: What is proper etiquette regarding whose parents are listed on wedding invitations? A: Parents of the bride traditionally host weddings (host=pay for) however these days anything goes. The general rule is to list whoever is hosting the wedding at the top of the invitation. […]

The early bird gets the holiday worm

The early bird gets the holiday worm

Q: When is a good time to order holiday cards? A: If you’re an early bird, you can usually get killer deals in October and still ensure you’ll get your cards mailed out before the holiday craziness begins. Please, I’m begging you, don’t wait until […]

What other products do you carry?

What other products do you carry?

Q: What if I don’t find what I’m looking for? And what else do you offer besides invitations and stationery? A: Let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to create something similar (or maybe even closer to what you had […]

Friendly competition (and recommendations)

Friendly competition (and recommendations)

Q: What if I find a better price somewhere else? A: Just bring me your estimate from a competitor and I’ll take a look and see if I can beat it or match it. I’d love to work with you and frequently offer the same […]

Registy information goes where exactly?

Registy information goes where exactly?

Q: Is it appropriate to put registry information on wedding invitations? A: Nope, sorry…registry information should only accompany shower invitations or be spread via word-of-mouth. Etiquette dictates that putting registry information anywhere in a wedding invitation = asking for a gift. I know this worries […]

To Photo or Not to Photo? That is the Save the Date question

To Photo or Not to Photo? That is the Save the Date question

Q: What if I want to use a photo on my save the dates? A: Great idea! I have many, many options for amazing photo save the dates. Tag and Company is my favorite because no one has better photo quality, anywhere. I have several […]

I’m a DIY kind of person…but can you help?

I’m a DIY kind of person…but can you help?

Q: Can I order paper and make my own invitations? Can I bring my own paper in to be printed? A: Absolutely! I have about a bazillion stocks to choose from and I’m more than happy to help with as much or as little of […]

Average cost of wedding invitations

Average cost of wedding invitations

Q: Do you have invitations in all price ranges? What is the industry average cost for wedding invitations? A: Yes, I do have invitations in every price range! In case you’re curious, the industry average cost for wedding invitations is approximately $1,000 for the ensemble. […]

You want me to pay you how much?

You want me to pay you how much?

Q: Do I put down a deposit on invitations or pay in full? A: Once upon a time, we used to take a deposit for orders, but there were a few unhappy occasions where people ordered things and never came back to get them- this […]

Red and Green Flourish

Red and Green Flourish

This was one of my favorites of the holiday designs Tag and Co. brought out a few years back. I love the combination of the vibrant red and green pattern contrasting with the black and white photos.

Ryan’s 1st Birthday

Ryan’s 1st Birthday

This was a very special invitation because it was for my son’s first birthday party. Since Ryan is such a little monkey, and always getting into everything, I decided a Safari theme would be fun to work with. I love the bright orange paired with […]