Photo provided by Invited Events – Shaun Menary Photography
Stationery is the first impression you make on your wedding guests. It can set the tone for the event and give your family and friends an idea of what to expect the day of your wedding. Invited goes above and beyond to capture the essence of your wedding on paper and make your stationery truly original. Read below to hear what sets Invited apart!
When and how did you get into the wedding stationery business?
After 10-years as a corporate event planner, I was able to transition my obsession with all things paper into my work at Dallas’ beloved Paper & Chocolate boutique. That’s where I really fell in love with the beauty of weddings, but also with the individuality of each couple and their wedding style. I love the moment when a client sees their vision come to life in their save the date or wedding invitation!
Photo provided by Invited Events – Lindsay Davenport Photography
Where is Invited located?
Invited is located on Cedar Springs Road off of Oak Lawn and Turtle Creek Boulevard in Dallas. We are blessed with a wonderful space in a historic home which makes each of our client appointments very personal!
Describe your favorite type of client.
That’s easy! My favorite type of client is one who has an appreciation for how their wedding invitation will look when their guests receive it in the mail! I like a client who – even if they don’t know exactly what they want – will take the time to TOUCH the paper and know that something as important as the first impression of your wedding invitation shouldn’t be left to an online decision. No one spends the majority of their wedding budget on their paperie, but I have a fondness for the client who appreciates the beauty of a wedding invitation.
Photo provided by Invited Events – Sarah Kate Photography
What makes Invited different in the industry?
Invited is a traditional stationer, offering a carefully curated set of albums from designers who are consistently outstanding in the industry, but we pride ourselves on offering an enhanced service experience to each of our clients. Paper choices, fonts and ink colors, and etiquette guidelines can be overwhelming. It is important to us that our client’s time is well-spent and their budgets are respected from the very beginning. This kind of personalized attention is not always something that you can accomplish easily by walking into a retail store and that is what makes Invited different from other traditional stationers. We offer our clients a very personal experience that begins with a complimentary consultation to learn more about their wedding design and paper needs, show items from our albums and portfolios, and truly work with our clients – and their wedding planners – to meet their needs without going over budget. Clients can see their first proof before ever paying a deposit on their order, and finalized orders are delivered within 10-12 business days after approval of the final proof.
Photo courtesy of Katie Cassidy Photography
What do you love most about weddings/engagements?
I love that each wedding we are privileged to be part of is so unique to the couple that is hosting it! Every invitation is special; every cake is unique; each photograph is one-of-a-kind. All of these elements start of as the dreams of two people and we love being part of watching these dreams come to life!