Who knew you could marry an invitation design to a cupcake! I had the pleasure of this experience while recommending Just Cupcaking for Ashley & Alex's wedding. They were able to take the monogrammed letter from their invitations and apply it to handmade/edible monogrammed medallions which were resting on a cloud of vanilla bean buttercream icing on top of vanilla bean & fudge mini cupcakes. They provide the most delicious custom cupcakes I have ever tasted. Check out their website! http://cupcaking.weebly.com/
One of the first questions I ask my couples is - have you included postage costs in your invitation budget? It is "good" to be prepared when it comes to planning your invites outside of choosing fonts and gorgeous paper. I like everyone involved to be completely prepared ahead of time so there are little to no surprises when you show up at Canada Post with your stack of fabulously perfect invites that now cost you a car payment to send. The "common woopsie" is that excited newlyweds have been known to purchase postage ahead of time to spread out the costs. This is a great idea, however can be a slight hurdle if your package is over the standard 30g letter weight. Now you can always add postage, but your envelope could look like a postage mosaic in the top right corner that throws off the Zen of the beautifully custom envelope you created. Now, if you do buy ahead of time, no sweat; just be sure to tell your designer upfront so they (me) can provide you options that fit within your already set parameters. And the "expensive" can come into play when you want that trendy black 6.5" square envelope to house your invitation package. It sounds a pretty normal, but alas, Canada Post has different prices on specialty sized letters that fall outside the standard A4, or A7 sizes.
So, please keep in mind - the more items you add to your pouch or envelope the heavier it will be, therefore more expensive to mail. Square can sometimes cost more no matter the weight. And try to know your approximate costs upfront to ease your mind when mailing them.
Bloggin' with Hayles
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