The Anatomy of a Wedding Invitation Suite from Leighwood Design Studio

April 7, 2020

The Anatomy of a Wedding Invitation Suite

Now that the excitement of your engagement has settled and you’ve begun nailing down some of the important details (ie, the where and the when), it’s time to start determining what are the important pieces to include in your wedding invitation suite.

Throughout this series, I’ve been working to help educate on the mystery of wedding stationery and wedding invitations. While there’s a lot of planning information and tips out there for other areas of wedding planning, paper goods remains a mystery.

I’ve already talked about when you should start planning your wedding invitations and the difference in wedding invitation types and providers. Today I’m breaking down the components of a wedding invitation suite and which are the most important for you.

Difference In Wedding Invitation Types and Providers | Leighwood Design Studio

March 31, 2020

Breaking Down the Difference In Wedding Invitation Types & Providers

Being engaged is one of the most special seasons in your life. You’re going to marry your soulmate! You get to plan the soirée of the year surrounded by your friends and family!

There’s a lot of information out there on every aspect of your wedding. From where you should allocate your budget, to the best and on-trend cake flavors depending on the season you’re getting married. It’s important to remember with all of that, that you ultimately need to focus on what’s special to you for your wedding.

After all, it’s for your wedding, right?

I’m here to help with some of the details on the wedding invitations and other paper goods. Wedding stationery and invitations is almost a mystery when it comes to planning. You know that at some point you need them, but for some couples, the timeline creeps up on you.

During this series, I’m helping to shine some light on planning for your wedding invitations and stationery.

We’ve already covered when to start planning your wedding invitations. Briefly, I alluded to different types of wedding invitation providers. This time we’re diving into all the details.

Keep reading to Break Down the Difference in Wedding Invitation Types & Providers.

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March 23, 2020

When to Start Planning Your Wedding Stationery

Congratulations! You’re engaged. This season of your life is one of the most exciting and special to date and deserves to be celebrated. It also comes with a lot of decisions, details, and a whole multitude of things you never had thought about before.

Planning your dream wedding can be a lot of fun. There are some obvious details that maybe you’ve thought about—a large gathering or an intimate one; your dream location; your wedding party; the season. Ultimately, though, there will be smaller details that you hadn’t considered. How do I want my catering? What color napkins do you like for your table settings? How should I fold those napkins?

And, when should I start planning my wedding invitations?

Other areas of wedding planning are talked about in-depth. How much to budget for each aspect. What’s the best season to get married in. Pros and cons of a wedding planner. But planning for wedding invitations and other wedding stationery can sometimes feel daunting like a mystery.

I’m here to help break down some of the mystery of planning for your wedding invitations and wedding paper goods. From when to start planning, how much to budget, the differences in types of wedding invitation providers, and everything in between.

Keep reading for our first topic: When to Start Planning Your Wedding Stationery.

March 28, 2018

Behind the Scenes: Chic and Contemporary Styled Shoot at Slate in Downtown St. Louis

It’s #WeddingWednesday and I’m so excited to share these amazing photos that I just got back from my good friend and wedding photographer, Bri Whitman of Bri Whitman Photography

In February, she asked me to create an invitation suite to be included in this inspiration shoot happening at one of St. Louis’ newest event spaces, Slate. Slate is located in Downtown St. Louis and is owned by the Bailey family. If you’re from the area and know anything about the local St. Louis restaurant scene, you’ll know that the Bailey group owns some of the best and most popular food destinations in the city; ranging from Bailey’s Range—a burger and milkshake bar downtown to Small Batch—a restaurant that specializes in whiskeys and vegetarian fare, and a couple brunch spots in between. Recently they branched out into special event venues and own both Willow and their sister space Slate, both located on Locust in the heart of Downtown St. Louis.

Continue reading to see more of the shoot and to see all the amazing and talented vendors involved.

March 19, 2018

Meet Tori, a Minimal and Mid-Century Modern Inspired Invitation Suite

This March I’m introducing you to all the suites that make up the newly launched Leighwood Collection, a catalog of semi-customizable wedding invitation templates. I launched the Collection with three beautifully crafted suites that can be word and color customized to your special day, tailor making each one to your unique wedding style. 

So far you’ve met Kingston—a timeless and modern wedding invitation suite, and Hayden—a carefree and bohemian inspired suite. Today I’m introducing you to the final suite in the Leighwood Collection—Tori

Tori is a minimal and mid-century modern inspired invitation suite that is a perfect fit for the stylish couple, or minimal, cozy gatherings. Keep reading to get your look inside the Tori suite—part of the Leighwood Collection and unlock your exclusive booking bonus. 

March 12, 2018

Meet Hayden, a Carefree and Bohemian Invitation Suite in the Leighwood Collection

This March I’m introducing you to all the suites that make up the newly launched Leighwood Collection, a catalog of semi-customizable wedding invitation templates. I launched the Collection with three beautifully crafted suites that can be word and color customized to your special day, tailor making each one to your unique wedding style. 

Last week you met Kingston, a timeless and modern wedding invitation suite, perfect for minimal, classic, and chic affairs. Today I’m introducing you to the second suite in the Leighwood Collection—Hayden

Hayden is a handcrafted invitation suite that is a perfect fit for the bohemian couple, or outdoor gatherings. Keep reading to get your look inside the Hayden suite—part of the Leighwood Collection, see how it can be customized, and unlock your exclusive booking bonus.