Wedding Invitations/Stationery


Invitations are a really fun part of the planning process because it makes things feel more real. You’re putting your date and wedding details down on paper to send to friends and family. It should be fun and exciting! If you have the budget to work with a calligrapher, designer, etc. GO FOR IT! It’s something you’ll have pictures of and get to keep around for a while. When my husband and I got married, we ordered through a big company that messed them up the first time and it made me frustrated with my experience. ⁠I wish that I would have worked with a stationery designer. As your photographer, I ask you to send me your stationary ahead of time if possible and to bring extra on the morning of your wedding. I love getting detail shots that show off your invitations and including some of your wedding details like shoes, jewelry, and flowers to really capture your day.


I had the pleasure of talking to Kimberly Folkes, the owner and designer of Bliss Creative. She’s a wife and mom based in the Tampa area. She grew up mostly in the Atlanta area, but moved here in 2017. She studied graphic design and worked at Office Depot, which grew her love for stationery. She’s worked for other companies doing invitations and stationery and she has experience designing wedding invitations specifically. She founded Bliss Creative in 2014 and has been growing and serving her clients ever since. A lot of what she’s learned has been self taught and she makes every design unique and personal. She just released a wedding stationery timeline and printing guide and it’s incredibly helpful in going over options and a timeline for when to send everything to your guests.

Kimberly shared tips for couples when choosing wedding stationery/a designer to work with and deciding what you want your stationery to look like:

  • Be ORIGINAL 🙂 Also, be open to options that they might recommend.

  • Your invitations set the tone for your wedding theme and style.

  • If you know your budget, a designer can work with you to get what you want.

  • Keep in mind households for your guest count: having 150 guests doesn’t mean 150 invitations for example.

  • Send your designer your ideas for your wedding colors, florals, theme, etc.

  • Make sure your designer knows different print methods: digital, foil, letterpress, etc.

  • Think of your stationery send out order in 3 categories:

    • Save the dates

    • Invites, RSVP/reply and envelope, details and accommodations

    • Programs, menus, napkins, favors, thank you cards

  • Think about envelope liners, ribbons, wax seals, and other details that can be a great addition to have.

  • Look at a designers work to see their unique styles and ideas. Kimberly always does custom stationery so you’ll never see the same thing twice.

Kimberly is amazing at working with brides and grooms one on one to make a custom design for your wedding day that will last a long time. Along with invitations and details she can provide, she also can do names on place cards, seating charts, and envelope addressing. She has different styles and fonts along with unique ideas and options to help you decide what you want for your wedding. Check out some of her work below and find out more information about Kimberly and Bliss Creative at her website linked here:

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