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5 Services to Make Your Wedding Stationery Stress-Free

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Creating your wedding stationery should be as stress-free as possible. The best advice I could give you is to hire a stationer. Let them help you with things like printing your save the dates or worrying about how much postage you need to mail invitations. After all, you should be spending your time enjoying your […]

After several years in the wedding stationery industry, I’ve come to realize that there are three main wedding stationery experiences. Each experience comes with its own set of pros and cons, price points and services. I will say up-front, however, that no experience is better or worse than the other. It all depends on what […]

wedding invitation flatlay

  Trying to calculate how many wedding invitations to order can feel like a total shot in the dark if you don’t know what you’re doing. You might have a general idea based on how many guests you plan to invite, which is a great start! But, your total number of guests vs. the number […]

flatlay image of wedding stationery and soft pink florals

Gather & Wander Styled Shoot at Rivers Lodge & Hunt Club Whenever Mal from Wildly Your’s Weddings and Gather & Wander messages me about creating stationery for a styled shoot, my immediate answer is always “YES!”. Hands-down. Always. Forever. All of her shoots are so innovative and definitely don’t shy away from creativity. Literally, a […]

Intimate Elopement at Providence Canyon State Park When Chaise from The Tinsley Co. reached out to me about doing an intimate elopement shoot at Providence Canyon State Park I was instantly like “YES!”. Chaise and I found each other from across the country all thanks to Anna Nunez, who happened to help both of us […]

thank you cards, envelopes and stamps

The #1 Stationery Item You Won’t Want to Forget You’ve sent your save the dates, invitations have also gone out the door, you’re planning your day-of stationery now since the wedding is fast approaching. You’ve got everything covered in the stationery department… right? What are you forgetting? We can tell you right now that there’s […]

east and west designs sketches

There are probably about a million reasons why we chose to rebrand with Anna Nunez, but these are these are our top ten. The last time we chose to tackle a rebrand was back in 2017 when we were first starting our business together. East + West Designs became our new born baby in 2016 […]

girl putting a stamp on an invitation envelope

Growing up, my mom had a basket in the cabinet with the stamps in it. If we had to mail something, we’d just pull that basket down and take out one of the American flag stamps. We’d smack it on an envelope and drop it in the mail. That’s it. Little did I know, there’s […]

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