What is Assembly?

We offer assembly of most invitations that are layered or that have embellishments (for example the Versailles or Victoria Damask invitations). Assembly means that we will adhere each layer of the invitation together or tie any bows or ribbons. If you order a Pocket or Bloom, all of your layers will be mounted directly onto the Pocket or Bloom, unless otherwise specified. If you order an invitation with ribbon, your ribbon will be cut and attached to your invitation. Assembly does not include inserting your invitation and accessory cards directly into your envelopes.

We do not assemble any accessories such as seals, etc. If you are assembling yourself, we recommend a strong, thin double sided adhesive to attach the different layers of the invitations. Please DO NOT use any type of "wet" glue, since you don't want the cardstocks getting damp or wet which can lead to wrinkling and/or buckling, and in some cases we have found with rubber-cement glue, the actual letters falling off your invitation!

Piece of Cake

These tiny, time-honored cake boxes are timeless trinkets have traditionally held a piece of grooms cake, which guests would take with them as they left the reception. The groom’s cake has become less popular with modern brides, and its history is not definitive. Most historians agree that the groom’s cake is an American tradition, probably originating in the early 1900’s. These cakes are smaller, richer, and more alcoholic in order to stand in contrast with the lighter, sweeter confection we all know as the (bride’s) wedding cake. Chocolate, fruit, and spice cakes are all common types of groom’s cakes.

Many modern brides order the groom’s cake as a surprise. They order the cake to be filled with the groom’s favorite ingredients and present it to him as a surprise at the reception. Because most weddings are very much focused on the bride, it’s a nice way to honor the groom and his interests as well. Speaking of interests, a modern trend is to shape the groom’s cake into models of things that represents the groom’s personality or interests. We’ve seen footballs, guitars, cars, and even armadillos.

The groom’s cake was traditionally cut up and given to guests on their way out as a final “thank you” gift. Cake boxes of all shapes, sizes, and materials were used to wrap a slice of cake and send the guests home with one last treat. Recently, brides have put a modern twist on this classic favor choice by filling the boxes with candy, nuts, and other bite-sized treasures. Monogrammed with your initials and/or wedding date, both classic embossed and designer imprinted cake boxes are a sweet treat your guests will treasure.