Monday, March 30, 2015

Isabelle Armstrong's new Fall 2015 Collection is stunning! The gowns embrace the feel of a woodland wedding, a trend that will stay strong through next fall. Take a peek at the couture dresses below and let us know which are your favorites!

Friday, March 27, 2015


Planning your wedding can be so much fun! After you have selected your perfect venue, exquisite gown and beautiful flowers, the next item on your list is stationery. Stationery? Paper truly sounds boring, but let us clarify why you need these three very important essentials:

1. Paper Invitations are the gold standard for any wedding. The type of invitation you select will depend upon your budget. Most stationers have entry-level products that are actually more economical than do it yourself at home kits. The stationer’s etiquette expertise is always complimentary and they will ensure there are no embarrassing typos, mistakes or major errors.

The professional guidance of a local stationery shop is worth every penny!

2. Escort Cards (often called Place Cards) are needed if you are having a reception with assigned seating. Escort Cards actually lead your guest to their assigned table while place cards indicate their specific seat at that table. Even if you are having a small intimate affair, a buffet service or open seating, escort cards are required to guarantee your wedding party and/or immediate family is not left sitting near the bus station alone.

3. Thank you notes are the final essential item you need when ordering your invitations. It is unacceptable to email or text thank you notes to your wedding guests. A short hand written note is a sign of graciousness and is required in response to any gift. Thank you notes are small in size for a reason! A short paragraph mentioning your appreciation is sufficient. 

Weddings are wonderful! Most brides have minimal experience creating this memorable day, so rely on the expertise of your local stationer to guide and assist you.

Thanks to Anna Novak of Kathryn's Bridal for these excellent tips on stationery essentials! For more information about the stationery services at Kathryn's Bridal, visit their website or call 815-385-7330.