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 > Rehearsal Dinner Dilemma

Q. My mother says that all out of town guests need to be invited to our rehearsal dinner, but my fiancés family disagrees. Who’s right? Who gets invited to the rehearsal dinner?

A. The answer to this question depends on your event, your style, and your budget. Traditionally, the rehearsal dinner is attended by the bride and the groom, their immediate families, all the attendants plus their spouses or partners, the wedding officiant, and his or her spouse.

It has become increasingly common (especially in the case of destination weddings) to include all out-of-town guests (or even all guests on the list). This is, of course, a very generous gesture, and it is by no means necessary. If you dream of having an intimate rehearsal dinner, you should do so. Invite any out of town guests to meet up after dinner, or include a list of restaurants or activity suggestions to be left for them at their hotel. While it’s true that you should put some thought into how their evening will be spent (since they have traveled a distance to attend your event), you are not required to invite everyone to every wedding-related event. Discuss your options with your fiancé and choose the route that makes you both happy and comfortable.