Invitation Maven

When A Large Event Comes Together, It’s Magical!

Over the past few weeks, I have been working feverishly on an installation for a large entertainment client in the Los Angeles area where I live. I can’t share the name of the client or photos of the work we created at the moment, but I can share my experience working as a member of … Read more

5 Common Myths About Custom Wedding Invitations

Invitation Maven has been designing custom wedding invitations for more than 20 years. Many of our clients are concerned about the “right” way to do things. Sometimes that’s because they’ve never planned a large event before and they don’t want to “make a mistake.” Other times it’s because they’re getting pressure from family members that … Read more

Wedding Styled Shoots – Why You Want Your Vendors to Do Them

I’ve participated in a few wedding styled shoots lately. Being somewhat new to styled shoots, I find them quite educational and worthwhile. I’ve essentially spent hours and hours and hundreds of dollars preparing my designs completely on spec, with no guarantee of a return on my investment. So why do I do them? Because they’re … Read more

Top Three Reasons To Hire An Event Planner – Revisted

Event Planner

About a year ago, I wrote an article that outlined the top five reasons to hire a professional event planner. You can read it here. Well, my son just got married a few weeks ago, and I have a WHOLE NEW perspective on precisely why hiring a professional event planner is so important. Given my … Read more

Decorate with Candles for a STUNNING Effect

Invitation Maven was honored to provide décor for Pedram’s 40th Birthday Party on March 31st, 2018. His amazing girlfriend Denise wanted to plan a party he’d remember forever. She wanted to accentuate the stunning views of the venue with accents of white and lots of light. Here are photos of our finished work. I’d say it was truly stunning indeed!

The client had a vision and we helped bring it to life!

Guests were greeted when they arrived at the party by a beautiful candle and flower display in the entry.

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Ordering Custom Invitations – How Much Lead Time Do I Need?

Custom Invitations

I am often asked “How much lead time do you need to create a custom wedding invitation?” Well, the short answer is “It depends.” That may not sound very helpful, but every invitation design is unique, and because there is an almost endless choice of styles and printing techniques, the TYPE of invitation we’re creating largely dictates the amount of lead time we need.

However, here are some general guidelines to help you figure out your timeline for ordering custom invitations for your wedding or event. You’ll need to account for design and production time, as well as your mailing window. We’ll start with design and production. 

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