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!

Special Circumstances > Bridesmaids: Making the "Cut"

Q . I have decided that I do not want to ask someone to be a part of my bridal party, but I know she is expecting to be included. What do I do?

A. Kudos to you for going with your instincts. It may sound like a cliché, but you will want to look back and remember that the people who were standing with you at your wedding were there because you wanted them there. That being said, you may want to reconsider your reasons for not including this particular person. Keep in mind that the days of the obligatory equal number of bridesmaids and groomsmen are long gone. Excluding someone on the basis of logistics might turn out to be a decision you regret.

Still ready to make the “cut?” Here are a few tips for handling the situation tactfully and pleasantly. (1) Ask yourself if an explanation is truly necessary. Perhaps she’s not really thinking she’ll be asked? (2) If it’s a close friend or someone you see often, your best bet is to sit down with her and tell her openly. The moment may be awkward but it truly will make the next many months easier. Just be honest and gentle and focus on the friendship you share. (3) Ask her to be a part of your day in other ways (welcoming reception guests, guarding the guestbook, reading during the ceremony, etc.)