Details Make the Difference | JS Design & idea chic

We stumbled upon the lovely Julie Sandusky because of the Reign party and have been smitten with her work ever since. Here's a little intro to one of our {newly} favorite stationery and invitation companies.  

A little bit about JS Design & idea chic:

We are a custom invitation and stationery company which started 10 years ago.  Our niche is creating the most unique custom invitations and coordinating day of products within any style.  We love to work on entire product suites to coordinate all of the various stationery pieces.  What makes us unique is we own and operate our own equipment and design process in house creating a unique style for each bride. We offer letterpress printing including on unique materials, high quality flat printing and bindery for the finishing details.     

You say that the details make all the difference, tell us some of your favorite details: We love texture details and letterpress printing which offers the most tactile experience.  Some examples of unique materials that we use often includes the rustic chic touch of wood veneer to the most soft and thick white cotton paper for a luxurious classic style.   We love mixing of mediums and styles with small details.  Wrapping an invitation with fabric or when we hand stitch an invitation card creates an ultra unique piece.  We also love unique packaging.  We've mailed invitations inside of fabric boxes and metal tins.  Our brides guests have experienced opening an invitation surrounded by a candy filler where the candy matches their colors.  

Any favorite color combinations: I love peach right now with sea foam green or brown.  Coral and old gold. Pale pink and copper. Shades of grey is a also a standard favorite mixed with just about anything. 

Any trends that you are seeing among your brides: We are seeing a lot of mixing and matching of styles and mediums.  Mixing recycled materials with a traditional style, vintage and modern within one design, the use of several muted metallics all in one - silver, copper and gold together, and letterpress and flat printing together.   

If a bride has a limited budget, how can she get the most bang for the buck: People love letterpress right now.  Brides are learning that you can bring a little bit of letterpress into the design and combining flat printing is a popular way to fit within our bride's budget.  Also, having a clear vision of what you are looking to do cuts down on design and consultation time.  

If a bride wants custom invitations when does she need to get started with the planning: Invitations should be mailed 6-8 weeks in advance of the wedding day.  We need a minimum of 12 weeks in advance of wedding to create and produce an invitation.

Anything else that you want to share with our brides: We have been doing wedding invitations the longest but we also provide invitations and products for other events business and personal.  This can be anything from a fundraiser to a baby shower.  

The invitation is the first glimpse your guests see of the wedding or event. Establishing your look and style within the invitation is very important. It sets the tone of the entire event.  Working with a custom shop that does much more than invitations allows you to create a consistent theme to coordinate with your decor and other design details.  We can create matching pieces to include by not limited to: Programs, menu cards, table cards, place cards, welcome packets, favors, signage, welcome baskets, gifts and more.  We are literally a one stop shop.     

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