Professionally Printed Invitations and Why You Should Send Them…

I’ve been speaking with other Invitation Professionals and we’ve been pondering these discussions…

  1.  How much do invitations cost???  Very difficult question to answer as first, how many do you need?  Will there be reception cards and accommodations cards?   How about your thank you note cards, placecards, napkins, programs, etc?  Unique Invitations by Deborah carries all of these items along with cake toppers, flower girl baskets, ring bearer pillows and so much more.  Along with the pricing, do you require Letterpress, Foil, Shimmer paper, Thermography, Laser cut, Ribbon, Pockets?  All of these styles cost differently, depending on the printing method.  Ideally, you should make a consultation where you will be able to touch and feel and see in person the invitation you like and not be determined by a photograph on your computer.  Often, the photos look better and sometimes, worse than in person.  No surprises this way and you have a person you can communicate with, check for errors, advise you in the correct path.  In your experience, are Chevy/GM/Ford/Porsche/Cadillac/Benz the same cost?  Do you expect them to be the same?  Invitations aren’t either.
  2. “The Invitations Just Go In the Trash!”   First thing – the invitation is the first introduction to your special day!  It sets the tone of what your guests should expect.  Also, your guests will be looking at your invitation for 2 months beforehand so it’s not being trashed for quite a while.  It may also be saved for a momento, framed, photographed for your wedding photos.  You can put it into a shadow box with other wedding mementos from your wedding/event.  While talking about going in the trash, what about the flowers, leftover food, napkins, and everything left at the end of the fabulous event?  Your invitations actually get more bang for your buck as it’s cherished for much longer than anything else being used.

I hope that this article puts a light into some of your thoughts of your invitations.  I would be delighted to work with you on helping you get your special invitation if located in Philadelphia, Suburbs, South Jersey or Delaware.

Schedule your free consultation today!!  I look forward to hearing from you.

Deborah Carasso

Unique Invitations by Deborah

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Top 5 Invitation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Wedding invites or any occasion invites got you going crazy? Find out how to avoid these oh-so-stressful wedding planning snafus.

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Top 5 Invitation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them 
Whether you’re having your wedding invitations custom designed or even if you’ve decided to go it alone, purchasing invites can be an oh-so-trying process. Hopefully, you will not feel that way when working with Unique Invitations by Deborah.  Between the timing, cost calculations and diction, it’s hard not to lose track of something and make a mistake. Need some help? Here’s five things you definitely want to avoid:

1. Have Realistic Budget Expectations
Avoid wedding invitation “sticker shock” with planning and research. Before you get your heart set  on the “perfect” invite, determine your estimated number of guests as well as your bottom-line budget. Also, don’t forget to consider the cost of postage, addressing, and any additional stationary you may need (such as thank-you notes) when making calculations.  If you get the invitations addressed with your invitations, it will match perfectly (type and ink color) and if your list is correct, you will know exactly how many you need and not make mistakes.

2. Don’t Procrastinate!
A very common mistake in the wedding invitation process is not allowing enough time to choose, purchase AND print the stationary. Invitations should be mailed, ideally, eight weeks in advance, and printing often takes 3-4 weeks. So when should you order them? We say start the process no less than six months just to play it safe. Doing everything yourself? Take the amount of time you think you’ll need and triple it. (After all, you just never know if things will take much longer than expected.)  FYI…I was addressing envelopes years ago and NEVER had difficulty – this one time, my printed decided to constantly jam.  I needed to reprint everything and the new envelopes cost me $35.00.  That’s a lot of jams.

3. Order the Correct Quantity
“Correct quantity” not only means too few invitations, but also too many! When placing your order, be sure to account for late additions to the wedding, lost invites and keepsakes. It’s generally suggested that you order 10-15% more invites than you think you need. Quick tip: Avoid ordering too many invitations by organizing your guest list by couple and family rather than individually.

4. Avoid Typos (Duh!)
Proofread, proofread, proofread! Ask your grammatically-inclined family members and friends to read over your invitation proof a gazillion times, and even when they have given you the thumbs up, look over it one more time. How embarrassing would it be to send out an invitation with your mother-in-law’s name spelled incorrectly? (Can you say mortifying times ten?!?)  Remember the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding???   I highly recommend a proof of your invitation and Unique Invitations always gives you a proof of  your order before finalizing.  I had a client years ago who forgot to put “Dr.” for her father-in-law.  We had to reprint the order.  Expensive mistake.

5. Use the Right Postage
This one seems like a no-brainer, but don’t assume your invitations require the standard postage amount. Compile one complete invitation including any enclosures, and take it down to your local post office to have it weighed before placing postage on the envelope. Ask the post office to verify the size of the envelope.  Sometimes what seems like a standard size isn’t and you don’t want your envelopes returned.  You should also ask the post office about any upcoming postage increases as you may need to buy the Forever Stamp, which is good no matter how many increases are made through the U.S. Postal Service.

Please let me know if this was helpful.  I’d love to hear from you.

 
Deborah Carasso

  

The Many Different Looks Created From the Same Invitation – Make It Yours!

When coming for your Free Consultation, I will show you my numerous catalogs (tell me when to stop).  Many have variations you can choose from to kick up the invitation to a more eye-popping level.

Peacock Wedding Invitation

Shown is actually a Bat Mitzvah Invitation which I made into a Gorgeous Wedding Invitation.  The bride wanted peacocks.   I don’t have this without the backer card as it is truly beautiful.  Shown below are other varieties such as a teal, purple or white shimmer pockets.  What’s nice about pockets is you have all the parts (response, reception, accommodations, etc) contained and kept neatly together.   I have a wide selection of backer cards and pockets to show you how it will look before you order.

Heres a beautiful Shimmer Bar/B’nai Mitzvah invitation shown with and without the backer card (layer behind).  Both are lovely, it’s up to you.  The backer card gives it a little umpf!

To kick it up a notch further, I tried it with different pockets.  (Note – the cards are not glued down).

The first one (blue) shows just the invitation on the blue shimmer pocket.  The next photo shows the invitation with the shapphire shimmer backer card on a white shimmer pocket.

Here’s a totally different style – This is named a Sep n’Send invitation.  It comes in many different styles and papers – shown is a beautiful shimmer.  It comes in one full sheet with perforations which separate very easily.  The pricing is great as it’s an ensemble and one price covers almost everything.

Sep N Send

What’s especially nice about the Sep n’Sends is they fit in the pockets perfectly.  I broke this apart and inserted it (again not glued) in a purple pocket to see the difference.  Both are lovely.

Sep n Send pocket

See the difference?  What are your thoughts?  I would love to hear from you.

Note:  Not all invitations I carry work with the pockets but variations, even changing the type, ink color, layout, are endless.

Schedule your free consultation today where I can make magic by helping you design your perfect invitation for your special day.   Remember, the invitation sets the tone of your event.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Deborah Carasso

Unique Invitations by Deborah

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Choosing an Invitation Specialist – What to Ask/Speak about….

 

Recently we’ve received many invitations and I’ve spoken to my clients about things they’ve noticed and had to share…

  1.  When choosing your invitation specialist, ask them questions…Normal ones are:  what’s the turnaround, how long does everything take..More important is:  Do they stand by their work?  What’s the procedure if an error has incurred?  Errors are rare (with Unique Invitations), but we’r
    e human and you should ask as mistakes happen occasionally.
  2. Recently, my client showed me a beautiful, very expensive invitation that her mother liked that she’d received.  She told her mother that there was no time.  She said “of course there is!”.  She later checked and no, there’s no time on that beautiful invitation.  This should NOT have happened.
  3. We received an invitation that I thought, for sure, it was ordered online where you do not get any guidance or suggestions.  If you ordered through Unique Invitations by DeborahScreen Shot 2018-03-11 at 11.28.58 AMonline, I will not process an order until I’ve proofed it and made any suggestions.   The state on the invitation was abbreviated.  If you look at any etiquette book, the only abbreviations allowed are Mr., Mrs. and Dr.  Streets, Avenues, Apartment and States should ALWAYS be spelled out.
  4. Another client I was speaking with, when I asked her about informal notes (thank you notes with your name on it which you can use again later), she stated that she Never received a hand written thank you note before.  We need to teach/guide people on more graces and etiquette.
  5. Always proof your order thoroughly.  When you deal with Unique Invitations by Deborah, when possible 95% of the time, I will sit with you and make you a proof instantly and then e-mail it to you to show your family/friends and be sure everything is perfect.  Check to see if you like the wording, typestyles, layout…I will then make any changes needed so that your invitations are perfect!

I would be delighted if you would contact me to schedule your free consultation where I will let you see, touch and feel the invitation you’ve chosen.  You can then see why one invitation is more expensive than another and see the true beauty of the invitation.  Often, online does not show the true beauty of the invitation.  Sometimes it looks the same but often it looks nicer or not as nice on your computer.

Call/e-mail/text me today to chat about your exciting event!!  I look forward to hearing from you.

Deborah Carasso

Unique Invitations by Deborah

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How to Address Formal Invitations

Check out our guide to addressing wedding invitation envelopes correctly—according to etiquette.
by Amanda Black

Determining the appropriate way to address your wedding invitation envelopes can be a tricky process. As a rule of thumb, the outer envelope of your wedding invitation should be more formal, with titles and full names, while the inner envelope is more informal, leaving out first names or titles and last names (if you’re very close to the guest). Find even more ways to address your wedding invitation envelopes below.

At Unique Invitations by Deborah, you can, on most invitations, use their addressing software so that when they arrive, the invitations are all addressed in the same typestyle and ink color and my favorite, the ink doesn’t smear like calligraphy.  The price is excellent as well.

A Married Couple

On the outer envelope:

Mr. John and Mrs. Samantha Holt

Or

Mr. and Mrs. John Holt

On the inner envelope:

Mr. and Mrs. Holt

Or

John and Samantha

A Married Couple With Different Last Names

List the person you’re closest with first on the outer and inner envelopes. If you’re similarly acquainted with both, list them in alphabetical order.

On the outer envelope:

Mr. John Holt and Mrs. Samantha Thuente

On the inner envelope:

Mr. Holt and Mrs. Thuente

Or

John and Samantha

An Unmarried Couple Living Together

As with a married couple, both names should be included on the envelopes, but in this case, each name gets its own line.

On the outer envelope:

Mr. Joseph Hirsch
Ms. Rebecca Strecker

On the inner envelope:

Mr. Hirsch
Ms. Strecker

A Same-Sex Couple

Use the same rules you would for any other unmarried or married couple. If the couple is married, list the names on the same line.

On the outer envelope:

Ms. Celine Elgin and Ms. Jacqueline Purcell

Or

Celine Elgin and Jacqueline Purcell

On the inner envelope:

Ms. Elgin and Ms. Purcell

Or

Celine and Jacqueline

A Married Woman Doctor or Two Married Doctors

If a woman uses her maiden name professionally and socially, the envelopes should read:

On the outer envelope:

Dr. Anne Barker and Mr. Peter Underwood

If she uses her husband’s name socially:

Dr. Anne and Mr. Peter Underwood

If both parties are doctors, you can address the outer envelope:

Doctors Anne and Peter Underwood

On the inner envelope:

Dr. Barker and Mr. Underwood

Or

The Doctors Underwood

Those With Other Distinguished Titles

Apply the same rules you use for doctors for military personnel, judges, reverends and so on. If both titles don’t fit on one line, indent the second line.

On the outer envelope:

The Honorable Jane Kelly and Lieutenant Jonathan Kelly, US Navy

Or if they’re both captains in the military:

Captains Jane and Jonathan Kelly, US Navy

On the inner envelope:

Judge Kelly and Lieutenant Kelly, US Navy

Or

The Captains Kelly

Children and Families

Younger guests can be included on the inner envelope of their parents’ invitation by their name(s)—they should not be addressed on the outer envelope. For girls under 18, use “Miss.” Boys don’t need a title until they’re 18—then they’re addressed as “Mr.”

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Abraham
Daniel, Jeffrey, Miss Brittany and Miss Kelly

Children 18 and Older

They should receive their own invitations (unless they’re living at home with their parents).

On the outer envelope:

Ms. Audrey Abraham

Or

Mr. Jack Abraham

On the inner envelope:

Ms. Abraham

Or

Mr. Abraham

Note: If you don’t include each child’s name, you’re implying that children are not invited. That said, don’t be surprised if some guests still mistakenly assume their children are welcome. If you’re concerned this will happen with your guests, ask your immediate family and bridal party to help spread the word that the wedding will be adults only and add the message to your wedding website. In the end, you may have to follow up with guests who don’t get the message via phone to gently explain the situation.

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Tips for Planning a Bridal Shower

Congratulations! You were given the amazing, touching and overwhelming task of being the maid of honor in a loved one’s wedding. Of course you are more than happy for your sister or close friend, and you cannot wait to “shower” her with gifts and love from her closest friends and family. However, if it is your first rodeo as an “MOH,” the task of planning a bridal shower can seem a bit daunting. Here are a few things you need to know while planning this special bridal event.

Pick a theme/venue
When deciding on a theme for the shower, think of what the bride loves to do, what she is passionate about. If she loves to go out and party, choose a Las Vegas theme or a “cocktail hour shower” with appetizers and martinis. If she is more of the laid back type, go with a beach theme or something equally as casual. You can also incorporate some of the creative wedding ideas the bride loves into the shower. When it comes to the venue, make it a place she would love, and book early! In addition, make sure not to do this alone. You likely have other bridesmaids to work with or some of the bride’s other close friends or family. You can delegate tasks for the invitations and RSVPs, menu, games, favors and also decor.

Screen Shot 2018-03-11 at 11.02.08 AMWho to invite
You need to choose carefully when inviting people to the shower – make sure everyone you invite is also receiving an invitation to the wedding. Ask the bride for the guest list, and if it is a surprise, ask the mother-of-the-bride. Some couples have multiple showers incorporating family and friends. If your bride is already having a family shower, ask if she wants one with just friends or even a couple’s event. The bridesmaids need to be invited to all of the showers, but they are only required to attend one.

Gifts
When it comes to gifts, make sure to include the registry information on the invitation so people have something to go off of. Bridesmaids have to get a gift, and it is a good idea to combine your resources and get a gift together, so it isn’t such a financial blow. At the shower, designate a time for opening the gifts, and don’t make it too long. Also, make sure that someone is keeping track of all of the gifts, so that the bride knows who to thank.

Screen Shot 2018-03-11 at 11.04.27 AMEntertainment
It isn’t a bridal shower without a few games, but you do not have to go overboard. Just a couple games will work for the shower – and make them personal. Shown above is a “Bride to Be Bingo” game, available from Unique Invitations by Deborah.  A great game is to hand out five questions about the bride and groom, and have the groom answer them before the event. Then, have everyone answer the questions (including the bride) the way they think the groom will answer. This is a fun and personal way to bring the groom into the event.

Article provided by Perfect Wedding Guide
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10 Reasons to Purchase your Invitations from an Professional

1. You will receive Fantastic Customer Service (at Unique Invitations by Deborah you will – Deborah has over 36 years of experience.) Appointments available if in the Philadelphia, PA vicinity.
2. You have the assurance that your invitations will look like what you ordered.
3. The layout will be correct, grammatically and etiquette wise
4. It will be centered correctly
5. You will be sure to order the correct amount – not too many, not too few which is a very costly mistake often made.
6. DIY’s are nice, but it’s a lot of work, jams, ink, smears often happen, etc. You can easily purchase a simple, reasonable priced invitation from Deborah and bling it up/wrap it, tie a bow, etc. like you would one from scratch but it’s professionally printed and you received Deborah’s expertise. Deborah even has rhinestones and pearls at very reasonable prices.
7. If you shop online without service or in a store with minimal employees, they do not have the time to suggest ideas, proper wording, etc. Deborah always takes the time to give fantastic suggestions (look at her reviews). Deborah has the time and loves to help wherever possible.Arlene Love in Bloom Allure
8. Other’s will talk you into buying the moon. At Unique Invitations, Deborah respects your pocketbook and will only advise what you need so you walk out or hang up with her not feeling like you’ve been taken. She knows how expensive events are and wants you to have the very best value for your money.
9. More than invitations – Deborah has Holiday Cards, favors, attendant gifts, wedding items and lots more.
10. No pressure and tons of pleased clients nationwide.

I hope to hear from you soon – please tell a friend!

Deborah Carasso
Unique Invitations by Deborah
http://www.invitationsbydeborah.com
invitationsbydeborah@gmail.com
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Here are 8 Must Ask Questions to ask ALL your potential wedding professionals before booking:

Hiring the right team is critical to planning your dream wedding…and it can also be quite stressful.

How do you find the right match for you?  How do you know who to trust?  Where do you go for advice?

First of all, this is not an easy task and it’s totally normal for couples to feel overwhelmed, frustrated or confused.

It’s not like you plan a wedding every day!  This is all probably brand new to you, so be patient with yourself.

A few tips to finding the right ones for you…

  • Do Your Homework. You’ll get much more out of a meeting or conversation with a wedding professional if you do a little background homework first.

Spend some time on the internet or talking to friends who’ve recently been married.  Find out the average prices in your area and what services are available.  Get an idea of what you like and don’t like.  Wedding websites and chat rooms can be a great resource.  This way when you meet with a wedding professional you’ll be able to ask better questions and have an idea of what to look out for.

  • Meet With Them. An in person meeting is the best way to interview a potential wedding vendor.  It lets you get the full experience of their personality, style and professionalism.  If that’s not possible, have a phone conversation.
  • Ask Questions. There are no stupid questions!  Make sure you get clear, specific answers to your questions. If you aren’t sure what something means, ask them to clarify. Keep asking questions until you completely understand.

If a wedding vendor has a problem with you asking questions, they probably aren’t the one for you.  The best wedding professionals are patient, understanding and take the time to help you make the best choices for your wedding.

  • Listen. Don’t just hear the words they say, really listen.  Watch the vendor’s body language.  Are they confident and comfortable with their response?  Do they look and sound nervous?  Do you get a “funny feeling” about them?  Take all the sights, sounds and feelings into account along with their responses; if your gut tells you something isn’t right, it probably isn’t.
  • Check References. Portfolios are hand-picked to show off the best work, but they may not represent the “average” wedding performance.  Videos are edited for the optimum presentation.  But real referrals from satisfied clients are hard to fake.

Call up both client and professional references.  Ask questions and use those listening skills.  Even if they give a rave review, you’ll often be able to “read between the lines” if there were any issues or problems.

Ask around and search the internet for reviews.  Check the Better Business Bureau for any outstanding complaints against the business.  Weigh all of this information into your choices.

pexels-photo-256737.jpegHere are 8 Must Ask Questions to ask ALL your potential wedding professionals before booking:

1. How many weddings do you do per year?  How much experience do you have?

This is an extremely important question.  Ideally, your wedding professional should have ample experience specifically with weddings.  Not only will they be more skilled in their craft, this also makes them a valuable source of information and ensures that your wedding day goes smoothly.

2. How much do you cost?

Price is often relative, especially when you factor in experience, reputation and expert skill.  Generally, the most talented professionals have a higher price tag because they are worth it.  Note:   At Unique Invitations by Deborah, you will get a fabulous price while still receiving Outstanding Customer Service.  I try to minimize your expenses if possible.

3. How much is the deposit?

4. What specifically is included in that cost?

Because packages often vary, it’s likely that you won’t be able to compare one vendor exactly to the next without doing a little figuring.  The lowest cost isn’t necessarily the best deal; some higher quotes include services that you have to pay extra for in other packages.  Make sure you take this into account.

5. What happens if I cancel?  What happens if you cancel?

Find out if your deposit is refundable under any conditions.  Does the wedding professional have a back up plan if something happens to them?

6. Do you use a contract?

If the answer is No, RUN!  A contract is designed to protect both you and the wedding professional.  Don’t settle for a verbal agreement that won’t hold up in court.  Unique Invitations doesn’t make contracts but I do have invoices and communicate A Lot with a paper trail and I stand behind my work 100%.

7. Are there any additional fees?

Taxes, service charges and travel fees can add up quickly.  Make sure you understand exactly what is included and if there are any other fees you’ll have to pay.  This should be clearly defined in your contract.

8. Do you carry liability insurance?

The answer you’re looking for here is Yes.  This protects you in case an unfortunate accident should occur on your wedding day.  It’s also a sign that this is a reputable business, since most “fly by night” operations don’t invest in insurance.

If chosen wisely, with the right wedding vendors you get expert help and advice…for free!

Thanks to Stephanie & Jeff Padovani for this wonderful article

www.BookMoreBrides.com

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Contact Deborah at Unique Invitations by Deborah today for your FREE Invitation Consultation!  I’ve been in business since 1981 so I know a lot of advice and many wonderful vendors.  e-mail, 215-728-0328 or mobile:  215-470-9911 (if you text, please put your contact info). No drop-ins please.

10 Reasons to Purchase Your Invitations from a Pro

1. You will receive Fantastic Customer Service (at Unique Invitations by Deborah you will – Deborah has over 35 years of experience.)  Appointments are available if in the Philadelphia, PA vicinity.  No drop-ins please.
2. You have the assurance that your invitations will look like what you ordered.
3. The layout will be correct, grammatically and etiquette wise
4. It will be centered correctly
5. You will be sure to order the correct amount – not too many, not too few which is a very costly mistake often made.
6. DIY’s are nice, but it’s a lot of work, jams, ink, smears often happen, etc. You can easily purchase a simple,
reasonable priced invitation from Deborah and bling it up/wrap it, tie a bow, etc. like you would one from scratch but it’s professionally printed and you received Deborah’s expertise. Deborah even has rhinestones and pearls at very reasonable prices.
7. If you shop online without service or in a store with minimal employees, they do not have the time to suggest ideas, proper wording, etc. Deborah always takes the time to give fantastic suggestions (look at her reviews). Deborah does this full time and loves to help wherever possible.Arlene Love in Bloom Allure
8. Other’s will talk you into buying the moon. At Unique Invitations, Deborah respects your pocketbook and will only advise what you need so you walk out or hang up with her not feeling like you got taken. She knows how expensive events are and wants you to have the very best value for your money.
9. More than invitations – Deborah has Holiday Cards, favors, attendant gifts, wedding items, customized programs, menus, napkins and lots more.
10. No pressure and tons of pleased clients nationwide.

I hope to hear from you soon – please tell a friend!

Deborah Carasso
Unique Invitations by Deborah
http://www.invitationsbydeborah.com
invitationsbydeborah@gmail.com
215-728-0328 or mobile:  215-470-9911 (if sending a text, please put your contact information)

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Be Weary of Online Invitations…

 

I’ve been hearing a lot of people saying “I’ll just purchase my invitations online”.  Here are reasons why I Highly Do Not Recommend that…

  1. If possible, having a consultation with an Invitation Specialist is best because in person, you can touch and feel and see what the invitation really looks like.  Even the least expensive invitation isn’t that inexpensive.  You can purchase 2 invitations for $200.00 and one will portray a nice quality and the other feels like printer paper.  At Unique Invitations by Deborah, I will advise you in person or on the phone/e-mail whether the invitation you are interested in looks like it does online and whether it feels nice.  Online sometimes look better or worse than seeing it in person.
  2. Often people feel online is less expensive – again, at Unique Invitations by Deborah you will get the best pricing and lots of helpful information as well.  I want your invitations to look their very best.  You are having a special event and your invitations should reflect that.  Please give Unique Invitations by Deborah a chance by getting a free consultation and I will be delighted to give you a quote.
  3. I’ve heard from a client just the other day that she purchased her Save the Dates online from a competitor.  It was like pulling teeth to try to reach somebody to ask questions or get assistance.  You can look at my reviews – At Unique Invitations by Deborah I always get back to my clients asap, if not sooner.
  4. Often at Major stores or online, you will see a Fantastic Discount on your invitations – Look carefully at the full disclosure as I’ve seen where the invitation was discounted but nothing else was (response cards, reception cards, etc) so was this a great deal???  At Unique Invitations by Deborah, I want you to have the very best Service, Selection and Price so I discount everything!   I tell my clients that I can’t give them away, but I will give you the Very Best Pricing Everyday!  I know that making  your special event is stressful and I try to minimize that by not adding stress to your planning.  I also will not sell you things you do not need.
  5. I’ve had numerous clients who, when I asked how many invitations they need, may say 200, 300 or 400.  I then ask them if they’re having 400, 600 or 800 guests and they say “NOOOOO”.  They were counting number of people, not families.  If you were to order this online with no customer service, you would probably be ordering Way Too Many and spending way too much.  At Unique Invitations by Deborah, I discourage purchasing more than you need as I respect your budget.Watercolor Wildflowers-Blueberry
  6. Two days in a row, I had clients mention two different experiences…The first one had ordered samples beforehand and didn’t like any of the ones sent.  When she came to Unique Invitations, she was able to see the invitations in person and feel what she’d be getting.  The second day, my client had ordered her invitations online and they had a lovely bow, crooked which looked like a real bow.  When she received them, it was a graphic and she was very unhappy.  They cost $400.00 too, so not very inexpensive either.  She picked out a lovely layered invitation with a shimmer paper when she came here and is very pleased.  Order was approximately the same cost too.

I hope that this is helpful in planning your event and getting your invitations.  I would be delighted to help you choose the Perfect Invitation.  If not in the Philadelphia area for your Free Consultation, I’ve done 1000’s of Free Consultations on the phone Nationwide and you would still get the same Caring Service.

Unique Invitations by Deborah is there for you.  I would love to hear from you today.

Deborah Carasso

Unique Invitations by Deborah  

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