Wedding Stationery with Wild Joy Studios

May 8, 2024

Have you ever wondered what a save the date is? Or when you’re supposed to send your wedding invitations out? Do you actually need both? How do your guests RSVP? We also discuss some general tips for better chances of your stationery actually making it to your guest’s mailboxes. And, of course we discuss pricing and budget for DIY, digital options, using a chain or a custom stationer like Allison.


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Listen to learn more about:

  • 01:09: Meet Alison of Wild Joy Studios!
  • 01:56: What Allison loves about wedding stationary
  • 03:22: Is it stationary or stationery?
  • 04:19: What a basic invitation suite includes
  • 05:43: Types of wedding stationery: Save the Date
  • 08:40: Types of wedding stationery: Will you be my bridesmaid cards
  • 08:52: Types of wedding stationery: Rehearsal dinner invites
  • 09:41: Using rehearsal invites to indicate plus one for your wedding party
  • 10:27: Types of wedding stationery: The Wedding Invitation
  • 11:20: How much time to give for preparing the wedding invitation?
  • 12:40: What does the wedding invitation include?
  • 15:21: Inside the invitation suite: The RSVP card
  • 16:19: Inside the invitation suite: Hotel & information cards
  • 17:06: Outer and Inner envelopes
  • 18:50: How to efficiently address invitations
  • 21:16: Types of wedding stationery: Thank You Notes
  • 22:31: Wedding maps
  • 23:21: Watercolor venue drawings
  • 25:19: Alternative custom guestbook designs
  • 27:16: Using wax seals
  • 29:03: Mailing invitations with wax seals
  • 30:02: Printing methods: Gold foil and letterpress
  • 31:35  Allison’s suggestion for where to include your wedding website
  • 32:33: Custom stationery prices
  • 33:54: Digital invitation options
  • 35:23: Paper to use for printing your invitations at home
  • 36:03: How many invitations to order according to your guest count
  • 36:38: Ordering stationery from a small business versus online (Minted/Zola)
  • 38:24: Key takeaways about sending your invitations
  • 39:39: Making extra wax seals
  • 40:58: The price of digital designs for stationery


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Telephone: 704-402-3391

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How to work together:

If you’re a bride or couple in the Lexington, Kentucky area who feels overwhelmed when it comes to preparing for your wedding, Simply Love Studio is here for you! Simply Love Studio is a free resource for couples at any stage of their wedding planning process and is funded by Lexington’s most preferred wedding vendors. Make an appointment in person or online with me, Sarah, today with my link.