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Specializing in customized stationery from occasional invites to business cards, UpperCase Designs is where sleek and sophistication meet. Whether it’s a wedding or a thank you, special dates to everyday, let me make every moment count with customized invitations, note cards, announcements, photocards, and professional stationery fit to your specific needs.

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Dress up Your Wedding Invitations

Kelly Henry

Dress Up Your Wedding Invitations // Uppercase Designs

From the gown to the flowers and cake, so much goes into wedding planning. Don’t overlook the opportunity your invitations offer to further reflect and represent your unique and personalized wedding style. For those looking to enhance your invites, we have gathered our favorite assortment of affordable and distinct ways to dress up your wedding invitations.

1. Envelope Liner

Want to add the wow factor? Look no further than envelope liners. Guests will literally get their first glimpse of your wedding aesthetic when they carefully open your invitation envelope and take a peek inside at your pretty liner. Envelope liners are a fun way to add pattern, texture, color, or your monogram to your invitations.

2. Calligraphy

Whether handwritten or digitized, wedding invitations featuring calligraphy are endlessly chic. If your wedding is formal or even less traditional, calligraphy is the perfect way to add soft graceful flourishes to your invitations and envelope addressing. Not to mention your place cards, escort cards and day-of signage. If you want the elegant look and feel of calligraphy without the cost associated with this time-consuming and high specialized task, consider calligraphy in the form of printed typography. It’s just like the real thing for a fraction of the cost.

3. Wax Seals

Inspired by old-world elegance, wax seals are one of our favorite wedding invitation adornments. Wax seals are effortlessly romantic and available in an array of colors so you can select one that perfectly complements your invitation suite. The wax stamp can feature your first name initials, last name initials, or a personalized symbol that is special to you.

4. Silk Ribbon

Wedding invitations delicately wrapped with hand-tied silk ribbons offer a soft organic touch. Add this simple yet rich embellishment to your invitations for added depth and texture. Beautiful silk ribbons and bows are a unique finishing touch your guests are sure to notice.

5. Postage

Take your wedding stationery up a notch with individualized wedding invitation postage. Personalized postage offers complete originality with custom designs created to reflect your wedding invitation style. You can opt for a specialized motif or monogram featured in your desired color or font. These one-of-a-kind stamps are a special touch that will tie your entire wedding invitation suite together.

There are countless ways to embellish and individualize your wedding invitations so they stand out to your guests and reflect the style of your wedding. Even the smallest details surrounding your big day should be announced in impressive style, complete with unique adornments that reflect your personality as a new couple.


My Wedding Invitations are Semi-Custom

Kelly Henry

Uppercase Designs Invitations

Your wedding invitations establish the overall aesthetic of your wedding and give guests an introduction of what’s to come. Uppercase Designs works closely with couples to create custom or semi-custom invitations and paper goods to fit the style and personality of your event. With so many wedding invitation options available, it can be overwhelming. You are not alone if you don’t know where to start.

Semi-Custom Invitations

My Wedding Collection Semi-Custom Invitations are ideal for couples that desire simplicity and beautiful designs. Let me guide you through an effortless selection process to find the perfect invitation and matching wedding stationery that will carry you through each step and event leading up to and including your wedding day. When you order from me, you can expect the finest designs, superior quality, and one-on-one personalized service from an expert invitation designer.

My artfully curated semi-custom invitations are designed to make the process of choosing your wedding invitations simple. Semi-custom invitations are perfect for couples who are mindful of their invitation budget, but may wish to make some minor customizations. Many online sites offering semi-custom invitations may restrict the ability to make changes to the design (often limited to names, date, time and location). Wording templates may also be restricted due to layout and spacing. I, however, offers clients the option to alter invitation colors and fonts in addition to changing wording templates, names, dates, times and location. You will also be given the opportunity to select the paper stock that best suits your taste and style. Depending on how far out you are from your wedding, semi-custom invitations could be a great choice due to the simplified design process and shorter timeline.

Custom Invitations

For the unique wedding couple with custom taste and an eye for design, I’m pleased to offer custom invitations. I offer custom designed save-the-dates, invitations, programs, and additional wedding stationery that will reflect your personal style. Digital, thermography, and foil print stationery are currently offered with the Custom Collection. Commemorate this most special occasion with an exclusive and singular design. With custom wedding invitations, the sky’s the limit!

As the process for designing custom invitation designs requires additional time, the design process should begin at least 6-7 months out. Your wedding invitations should be ordered 3-4 months in advance to allow time for assembly and addressing. To help assist in the process, I do offer assembly and addressing services. Custom Design pricing is unique to each client and based on a number of various factors. A quote will be prepared based on your design and color preferences, print type, quantity, and additional touches. The custom designed invitation suite includes a $300 design fee. The design fee is a one-time charge for your wedding invitations and day-of stationery.

There are many factors that will determine whether semi-custom or custom invitations are the right choice for your wedding. Keep your timeline, desired budget, and design style in mind when weighing your options. If you’re not sure which route to choose, contact me and tell us about your wedding day! I can review all your options and help you find the perfect invitations for your special day.


September 2018 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

Kelly Henry

Uppercase Designs September 2018 Wallpaper

It's time to grab your FREE desktop wallpaper for September with and without calendar. 

Uppercase Designs September 2018 Wallpaper

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Most Common Wedding Invitation Mistakes

Kelly Henry

Most Common Wedding Invitation Mistakes // Uppercase Designs

Bad mistakes, I’ve made a few…is not a song lyric you want to be quoting after ordering your wedding invitations. As one of the most vitally important parts of your wedding, your invitations hold need-to-know information (like when and where you’re getting married) and they give your guests a glimpse into what to expect from your overall wedding aesthetic. Mistakes happen but with the proper amount of preparation, there’s no need to fall victim to common invitation pitfalls we see time and time again. Consider the following Most Common Wedding Invitation Mistakes so you can avoid them yourself.

MISSPELLINGS

When it comes to wedding invitations, don’t expect autocorrect to save you from all typos. Even spell check can’t always catch grammatical errors. Read over your invitations multiple times and take special care to double check the spelling of names. Involve your fiance, parents, or friends in reading the proofs so everyone can be on the lookout for mistakes. If you’re working with an invitation designer don’t assume they will serve as your copy editor. While they may be able to fix obvious mistakes, they won’t know the difference if you misspell a name.

NOT ORDERING ENOUGH

Having to order more invitations is not a good position to be in. Not only will it add unneeded stress to get the extra invitations to your guests on time, going back to print will cost you. Save yourself the trouble and order 15-20 percent more invitations than your guest list requires. You may need to resend invites that get lost in the mail, or you may want to invite additional guests that weren’t on your original guest list. We also recommend requesting extra envelopes, as addressing mistakes can happen.

FAILING TO TAKE THE ENTIRE AESTHETIC INTO CONSIDERATION

Remember to focus on your entire stationery suite and not just the wedding invitation. While the invitation will be the focus of your paper goods, the envelopes matter too. You can make a big impact on guests with stunning envelopes as it’s truly the very first thing they will see. Avoid using address labels that will cheapen the look of your invitations. There are so many options available for addressing your envelopes from printed envelopes to utilizing a stationer or calligrapher.

ORDERING TOO LATE

Ordering your save the dates or wedding invitations late will put undue stress on you and your invitation designer. If you’re sending out save-the-dates aim to have them sent to guests at least 6 months before the wedding. To determine when you need to send your invitations, Brides states “Look at your wedding date and count back eight weeks (for a non-destination wedding). This is the latest you should mail your invitations to give your guests enough time to RSVP and make any travel plans. Having a destination wedding? Count back 12 weeks so your guests don’t feel rushed and can shop around for the best travel prices.”

NOT TAKING PHOTOS OF YOUR STATIONERY SUITE

In all the preparation for the big day, it might not occur to you to have your wedding stationery suite available so your photographer can take photos of it. Some photographers may request you send them copies of your paper goods before the wedding day so they can capture the photos ahead of time. The invitation suite is a big part of your wedding and should be captured along with all the other important memories.

Avoid common wedding invitation mistakes by starting early, ordering extra invitations, and remember to proofread multiple times! Hiring an expert to design your wedding invitations can also greatly reduce the amount of work you will have to do navigating the ins and outs of wedding stationery etiquette and avoiding common mistakes.

photo by // Tim & Kylee Photography