When couples start working on the stationery, they quickly find that there are two main camps: low-cost online services where you plug your info into a pre-made design or high-end customized stationery. But early in my career, I connected with Beth of Lovely Little Bee, a stationer located in Durham, NC who creates custom designs for her clients without breaking the bank. Beautiful AND budget friendly? You know I'm in!
When couples work with the budget-friendly online vendors, they may get a lovely invitation suite with their wedding details, but there are plenty of other couples who have used the same template! If a couple is putting special care and personal details into every other aspect of their wedding day, we believe this should extend to the stationery, since it sets the tone for the upcoming event! Great stationery manages to showcase who the couple is and what the guests can expect from the wedding day, whether the event is an intimate rustic wedding or a grand, elegant affair.
Couples opting to hire a stationer aren't just getting pretty pieces of paper - they're getting customer service, a unique design, and a product that they had a roll in creating. And Beth is phenomenal at making the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible, while delivering an amazing product. Lovely Little Bee was created two and a half years ago, after Beth decided to create custom invitations for her son Langston's first birthday. Her friends and family loved the custom invites and quickly started asking her to design stationery for their own events. The requests kept coming, and Beth finally decided to branch into the wedding industry to create suites for couples.
Since we met, Beth has worked with three of my couples and even created the stationery for my styled shoot. Each project has been so different and has turned out beautifully (the latest project includes foil press to create a celestial design!). Her prices are so competitive that they compare to popular sites like Vistaprint, but working with Beth means getting so much more out of the process.
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