I’ve been working on making some Valentine’s with the kids and thought since it is Valentine’s Day this week and weddings after all are all about love I thought I would offer some freebies for any new orders this month. Choose to either get free small insert/information wedding cards or 100 flat thank you cards with any wedding invitation order. I don’t offer this deal very often, so be sure to take advantage while it lasts, so hurry and get your orders in, offer valid through the end of February 2015. Happy Valentine’s Day from Jeneze Designs. To place your order visit www.jeneze.com!
Offer Valid to new orders only. Free insert cards with any invitation order. Free thank you cards with a minimum order of 100 invitations. Must order thank you cards with the invitations so they can be shipped together. If you prefer to order thank you cards after the wedding please note we will require the customer to pay the shipping fee of $15.00 to US locations. If you are outside the US additional shipping fees may apply. Contact us with any questions you have at email@example.com.
In my last post I think I mentioned that I am really loving hand script calligraphy right now, so you’ll probably be seeing it often in my new wedding designs. I wanted to create a few new quick and easy printable wedding themed items for those “diy” brides. I made some cute signs that can easily be printed, could also be re-sized to fit on a tag or a card. I also created a new wedding mad libs advice card, download it for free today only! Otherwise purchase the download link in my Etsy shop. Happy Monday, hope you like it! I think these are so much fun to read after the wedding, some guests get really creative with their answers.
Click here to download for free! Today, February 9th only!
This simple advice card is perfect for bridal showers and receptions.
Print these 8×8″ signs to display at your wedding or re-size to use them on cards or tags.
This sign is 8×10″ in size, would fit perfectly in a nice frame. Or print the chalkboard sign on a thick matte board to display at your wedding event.
I think I am really into hand drawn script lately, so you will probably see a lot of that in my new invitation designs, but it’s so pretty and fun, I love it. This design is for those woodsy and rustic weddings, complete with wood-grain texture and water color flowers. This set is so beautiful, it is perfect for any outdoor wedding and get it customized to fit your event only with Jeneze Designs.
Spring weddings will soon be here, and if you are on the West Coast of the US I’m sure that is hard to believe but it was a very sunny 55 degrees here in Utah, starting to feel like spring a little too early but I love it. Gets me in the mood for all things spring with flowers, fresh natural colors and new things. I’ll probably be posting a lot of new spring and summer wedding invitation designs over the next few weeks like this one I designed with a blush pink pocket card and a pretty floral design. I completed the set with a matching Save the Date card and some additional accessories for the invitation like the custom belly band and monogram seal. Follow us here on our blog or other social media to see our fresh new designs. Everything I post here can be found on my website, http://www.jeneze.com.
So if you recently got engaged, maybe over the holidays, it’s probably a good time to start thinking about sending out your Save the Date cards, designed by Jeneze Designs of course! We have a lot of fun options from small cards to postcards, magnets and more. See our gallery for ideas or request a custom design, we love any custom ideas you have, so let us know how we can create the perfect Save the Date for you! Plus check out all of our wedding invitations for more ideas, any of these designs can be rearranged to work for a save the date. And since this is the month of “Love” we wanted to offer a special discount on any Save the Date order placed this month. Save 10% on any save the date order, simply enter coupon code SD2015 when you fill out your order form. Offer expires February 28th, 2015.
One of my most frequently asked questions at Jeneze Designs is “when should I mail my wedding invitations?” I thought I would write this post today to share a few tips and some advice on this question.
Where is your wedding? Is your wedding in your hometown, will you be inviting guests that live in your area? If so, wedding invitations should be mailed 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding date. I personally would stick closer to the 8 week mark simply because people are busy and you want to make sure you give your guests plenty of notice, especially if they need to RSVP, you need to give them time to do so.
Is your wedding in your hometown but guests will have to travel to get there. For example, is your wedding in New York but most of your guests will need to travel from other states to get there? Be sure to send your wedding invitations at least 4 months prior to the wedding date. Why? Guests will need to not only RSVP but they will need to make travel plans. Also it would be very courteous to your guests to find out locations in advance so they know where they can stay. This information would be provided on an accommodations card that would be inserted into your invitation envelope. Some hotels may even offer a discount if you plan to have multiple guests stay at one location and many guest will greatly appreciate the cut in cost.
Will your wedding be somewhere out of the country or at a distant location? Typically we call these destination weddings. Plan to send your invitations 6-8 months prior to the wedding date. This may sound early but if the location of your wedding isn’t state side or will take a bit of traveling time, your guests will need to plan on the extra expense, get time off of work and basically plan ahead. Again be sure to let your guests know of places that they can stay or possibly get a group rate with the wedding party.
When should I have guests RSVP? This timeline might vary a little because it might depend on your wedding vendors. If you are providing a meal, lunch or dinner your catering service may need to know several weeks in advance so they can make the necessary plans. Be sure to check with your vendors to know when they will need that information. I recommend that you gather all responses at least 4 weeks before the wedding. So be sure to send your invitations at least 6 weeks ahead so guests will have time to respond.
What is the best way to have guests RSVP? Most of my customers still order a traditional response card that will need to be mailed back to the couple. This method still works perfectly fine but sometimes you may not get a timely response because of unforeseen delays in mail or someone misplacing their card. I do not think that it is informal or tacky to request a reply by phone or email. Simply have the option on your response cards. I actually may be a lot easier to collect responses via text or email and it is a good way to collect phone numbers in case you need to provide any last minute details about your wedding for your guests. And if you want to be totally nontraditional a fun way to collect a response is by sending a mad libs style rsvp. A lot more brides are doing this and I think it’s great, it lets your guests know that your wedding is going to be a blast!
Hopefully these tips on when to send your wedding invitations helps you. Let us know if you have any questions about your invitations, we are more than happy to help, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!