Stationery

Pearl Beach Paperie

Pearl Beach Paperie 6pearlbeach11.jpgPearl Beach Paperie 2

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting Darcy Sang of Pearl Beach Paperie. For anyone in the market for unique stationery, this is the place! Darcy is based in Central Florida but works statewide – in fact, two lines that she carries are only available from her.

Pearl Beach carries a variety of letterpress, offset, digital and thermography options.

pearlbeach7.jpgPearl Beach Paperie 4Pearl Beach Paperie 5

Letterpress is so popular right now, but definitely not for the budget conscious. Darcy estimates that an average price for 100 letterpress invitations is around $900. Offset printing for 100 invitations can average $600, while standard thermography can be closer to $200-$300.

At Home Cards

athome.JPG

“At home” cards are an often-overlooked tradition, but they can be extremely useful to your guests!  Not only does the card inform your friends and family of your new address, but it also specifies the name you have chosen to use.  As more and more brides chose to keep their maiden name or hyphenate their husband’s name, wedding guests can be confused as to how to address the newly married couple.

Some examples:

At home
after the first of December
111 Main Street
Jacksonville, Florida 12345

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Smith
after the first of December
111 Main Street
Jacksonville, Florida 12345

Dr. Julia Michaels
and
Mr. Jonathan Hall
after the first of December
111 Main Street
Jacksonville, Florida 12345

Traditionally, at-home cards are mailed with the formal wedding invitation, however they can be mailed separately the week of the wedding, or after the wedding.  These cards should be ordered at the same time your wedding invitations are ordered.

Wedding Maps Made Easy!

If you want to share a great map with your wedding guests, be sure to visit Wedding Mapper!  You can create a free interactive map that includes the ceremony and reception sites, plus hotels, airports, attractions, restaurants and more! map.jpg

You can even upgrade to a map with no ads, a personal web address, and additional links (such as your registry information) for a one-time fee of $9.95. 

As an added bonus, Wedding Mapper has partnered with Distinctive Directions to give you 10% off when you turn your online map into a printed version.  The graphic they create can be used for programs, map/direction cards in invitations, welcome basket letters, and more!