We want to introduce to you Bekah Stivers the owner of Simply Done Invites based in Lexington, KY! We have loved working with her and her gorgeous invitations. She can help you create perfect invitations that include ribbon, wax seals, and all sorts of beautiful colors and patterns. Bekah has a background in design with a BA from Georgetown College. She started off making her own wedding invitations and instantly fell in love. Bekah has been in the wedding industry for 6 years. She specializes in wedding invitations and tries to find ways to incorporate that special moment (or relationship) onto paper. Every couple is original and has a unique story. Therefore, every design that Simply Done Invites creates is custom to each love story. She doesn’t have any books to choose from past invitations. Each couple receives an invitation that fits their personality and wedding decor. Bekah tries to brand their wedding with their love story starting with the save the dates and ending with the thank you cards.
What Bekah loves most is hearing the different love stories to try to figure out how to create the perfect invitation. In the past, she has worked with couples that met at a beer garden so she implemented hops into their suite. Bekah has also recreated a handwritten heart that a groom drew for his bride in elementary school. She has made custom map liners with different places that a couple who loves to travel visited. Some invites were as simple as a creating a custom logo with the initial of the last name a bride will take. The sky is the limit and Bekah with Simply Done Invites loves trying to find what is unique and special about each couple and making that a part of their design.
Wedding invitations are important for many reasons on your wedding day. They not only inform your guests about the details, but they are also the first look into your special day. Your guests will start to get a feel for your wedding day experience from the colors to the venue. As photographers, your invitations are very important to us because it helps us tell the story of your special day. We love that we get to feature the couple’s names, date, and locations throughout their photo album to help make their photo album very personal. Here are the top three tips on why you should invest in Simply Done Invites to create the perfect invitations for your special day. She has many years of experience creating memorable and beautiful invites for brides and grooms. Bekah will be able to create a one of a kind invitations that you will cherish forever.
What is the Timeline For Your Wedding Stationery?
Always remember the rules of 6-8’s. The save the dates should be sent out 6-8 months before the wedding. You should order your wedding invitations 6-8 weeks before you mail out your invitations and mail them out 6-8 weeks before your wedding to your guests. Also, you should order your wedding stationery (thank you cards etc.) 6-8 weeks before your weddings. You should remember that every guest list is different and the number of guests that are traveling could slightly adjust these time frames. The goal of your stationery timeline should be to inform your guests about all the details in a timely manner so they can be as relaxed on your wedding day as you are!
Why Should You Invest in Your Wedding Invitations?
Wedding invites are the first look in to your special day. You have spent 6 months to 2 years planning each and every detail so it is important that it looks like there has been time and effort put into your big day from the moment it goes in the mail. It’s not your birthday party and probably the only time in your life you will use a formal invitation. Do it in a way your guests will be excited about. There are a lot of expectations that surround a wedding and if you are planning a fabulous day, the tone needs to be set with an awesome invitation. Here are some great reasons why!
- Wedding invitations are an important component of your wedding day photography. You’ll want to remember all the details of your day and having invitations/day of stationery available to your photographer is a great way to ensure that happens. Ugly invitations are ugly in person and in photographs. You can’t fix that. They can be used to take photos of the rings and other details that are special to you on your wedding day.
- You are creating an experience for your guests. Your flowers will die, you’ll wear your dress once, your cake will get stale but you’ll have the memories and keepsakes (like an invitation) that you created with your future spouse for more than a day. You can create memory keepsake boxes that can showcase all of your special details like your invitations, preserved flowers, hair pins, lace from your dress etc.
- A nice looking invitation sets the precedence for a very nice wedding which can mean nicer wedding presents.
Why Should You Purchase Invitations Through Simply Done Invites Instead of Through Online Printing Companies?
Bekah would love to get to know you because she believers face to face interactions are very important. You don’t have to scroll through a million invitation designs that aren’t really what you are looking for anyway. She can sit down and together you can dream out your vision or she can make options available to you that you had not an idea you needed or wanted. Your wedding planning is stressful, but once you let her handle the stationary aspect, you’ll know there is one less thing to think about.
If you would like her to design your wedding invitation suite contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to also visit her website to see all the beautiful invitations she has created for past brides www.simplydoneinvites.com.
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