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The Subliminal Message of a Wedding Invitation

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First Comes the Invitation The wedding invitation is designed to tell a lot of information about the event.  A classic and traditional invitation indicates a more formal wedding.  If the invitation has casual fonts and multi-colored inks, the ceremony will be more casual.  For those of us who go by old-school verbiage, an invitation features…

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Are Photo Christmas Cards Still Relevant?

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  As the holidays are fast approaching,  the question was posed : “Are photo Christmas cards still relevant?” The short answer here is, YES!!!!   As a woman in my mid-thirties, Maureen asked me to provide my perspective on the topic. While some may see photo family Christmas cards as a trend that just never seemed…

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Duograms: An Updated Twist on an Old Tradition

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Most everyone is familiar with a monogram (an inscribed set of initials), but have you ever heard of a duogram? Traditionally, formal wedding invitations were sent from the bride’s family, announcing the marriage of their daughter, and often featured a prominent monogram of the bride’s initials. These days, more people are getting married later in…

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Trends in Wedding Invitations for 2016

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So excited to share these new beautiful wedding invitation designs on trend from the new William Arthur Wedding Collection! Let us know if you see something that inspires you.  We would love to walk you through every step of choosing the perfect invitation for your special day! The only difficulty is deciding between so many…

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We have up-dated our website!

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Dear Lovely Friends and Clients, After weeks and months of new photography, writing, design and layout with my marketing team, we have worked hard to make our website more user-friendly.  We hope you like our new look!!! Celebrating over 25 years in business, we believe it is important to stay current in trends in personalized…

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Wedding Do’s and Don’ts…

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Couples often stop by the store and ask questions about proper wedding etiquette.  I thought it might be helpful to address some of the most common concerns. 1.  Etiquette says that if the invitation is addressed to your friend and a guest, she is free to bring whomever she chooses.  However, if you address the…

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Enough About the Bride – What food was Served?

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  In the past, wedding guests were often overheard discussing the beauty of the bride and groom’s impeccably-tailored wedding attire, the exquisite venue or the table settings at the reception.  The wedding quartet softly playing Handel or Pachelbel would set the tone and bring a tear to the eye.   Not so nowadays.  The wedding…

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Shades of Grey? This Issue is Black & White!

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I am often asked my opinion regarding the issue of a printed wedding invitation vs. an emailed wedding invitation.  Please forgive me if I sound like I am on a soapbox, however, on this subject, my thoughts are unwavering. I recently read in the news where Benedict Cumberbatch (say that name three times quickly!) traditionally announced…

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Destination Weddings!

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Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular.  We find so many of our clientshave attended weddings at local hotels and country clubs and are looking for an exotic venue where they can have a more intimate gathering. Below is a beautiful beach glass invitation with an embossed shell motif definitely sets the tone for a…

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Three samples of an eleganty typography style.

The Stress of Finding a Dress! (As a Wedding Guest)

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Ladies, can we talk about REAL wedding problems here?  I have been a guest at some amazing wedding celebrations this past Summer and I started noticing how stressed out I started feeling about choosing the right wedding attire.  Living in Florida, these events can be quite “steamy” and I am not talking about the honeymoon!…

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To Have and Hold On To

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Watch this video to learn more about our shop! Maureen Hall Invitations from Maureen Hall on Vimeo. I just came across an interesting tweet trending right now, from theknot.com and I want to share it with you! The article is: 16 Fashion and Beauty Instagram Accounts Every Bride Should Be Following. Here’s the link: >http://bit.ly/1tRZMfV…

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The Importance of Custom Wedding Invitations

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I just came across an interesting article trending on Twitter this week. Lauren Grove is the Editor and Owner of a blog entitled: “Every Last Detail, Insight for Brides”. A self-proclaimed clueless bride-turned-wedding planner, Lauren uses her experiences and knowledge to educate and inspire brides all over the world. In her article, 10 Things I…

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Getting Engaged Over the Holidays?

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Love is in the air!  Something about the upcoming holidays of Christmas and New Year’s make us feel especially romantic.  Maybe it’s being surrounded by loved ones, the spirit of giving … the eggnog, or a combination of all the above, but the next two weeks are very popular for engagements.  In fact, December is…

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Still Going Strong!

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“You’re STILL HERE!!!!” said a customer who popped in last week.  She had moved to California 20 years ago and was in town visiting family.  She said she was strolling down the avenue, saw our sign and was so excited she had to say hi.  She was so sweet and had such fond memories of working…

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Selecting the Perfect Wedding Invitations

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Selecting the perfect wedding invitations can be a daunting task.  There’s so many options on style and design, people are often torn in very different directions.  Not to mention … how do you come up with all that formal language?!  It’s our job to make the process as fun and painless as possible for the bride,…

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Pack your bags! Trend: Destination Weddings

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We’re not sure if it’s an industry wide trend as of late, or if it’s just a coincidence that so many of our brides are planning destination weddings.  Either way, we’re thrilled to help them create beautiful invitations to set the tone for these exquisite events around the world!  Photo from Outrageous Luxury It’s always…

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Stunning Invitations for Parisian Wedding!

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We’ve really outdone ourselves this time (if we don’t say so ourselves!) Everything about these invitations is amazing!  The super thick cardstock features hand painted gold edges, royal blue and gold engraving and a lucious blue ribbon.  Not to mention the gorgeous liner and exquisite hand calligraphy!  Talk about setting the tone for an unforgettable event.  Bon…

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News from the National Stationery Show!

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  Fresh from the National Stationery Show!  Here’s what we noticed: -Letterpress is dominating the paper scene right now.  From cards to wedding invitations, this ancient technique is making a STRONG comeback as consumers long for nostalgia and artisans appreciate the craft behind it.  The texture of the paper is velvety while the press creates another layer…

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About Us …

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  Maureen Hall started the business in 1977 when she recognized the need for custom stationery and invitations.  Over time, she has established herself as the local authority on all things etiquette and the go-to resource for outstanding stationery and invitations. Whether you need a wedding or party invitation, announcement, save-the-date or personalized stationery, Maureen…

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