Invitation Maven

Planning or Rescheduling Your Event Because of the Covid-19 Coronavirus Shutdown

March 18, 2020 These are trying times. I’m writing this from my studio in Los Angeles, California, and while we don’t currently have an official shelter-in-place order in effect where I live, many communities in my state do. In Los Angeles, we are into the third day of a 16-day city-wide shut down of restaurants … Read more

Party Planning Stress and Drama: Full Time Invitation Designer, Part Time Therapist

I have been designing custom invitations professionally for more than 20 years. It takes time to create the perfect invitation suites, signage and décor for my clients’ events. Because I spend so much time with clients, I’m not just an invitation designer, I’m also a trusted confidant. Over that time, I’ve worked with clients who … Read more

Things You Shouldn’t Do When Inquiring With Vendors

The Top 10 Pet Peeves and No-Nos from Some of LA’s Top Wedding Event Planning Professionals It’s January, which means it’s Wedding Season. Lots of couples started their New Year with an engagement. To all of you soonly-weds, CONGRATULATIONS! But as you start your search for vendors for your wedding, there are many things you … Read more

Script Fonts on Invitations: Yes or No?

A few weeks ago, I asked for some assistance in identifying a particular script font that a client wanted to use. And it got me thinking: Should I use script fonts on invitations? Will my clients even be able to read them? The reason why I asked myself this question is because the Common Core … 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