By Abby Dudley


If a save the date is the first impression of your wedding, then the invitation is a heavily anticipated sneak peek. With that in mind, brides are embracing feminine, flirty stationery as a preview of their big day. Glitter and foil liners in stripes and polka dots layered with vintage botanical florals are strong trends many brides know that they want. The verbiage on the invitation is sometimes difficult to navigate in today’s modern world. “We find that we are doing invitations that lean toward being more inclusive,” says Evvy Diamond, co-owner of Nota Bene. “Traditionally, the bride’s parents’ names, or the parents hosting, would be the only names listed on the invitation. A majority of brides choose to add the groom’s parents, regardless of who is hosting the wedding. We tend to err on the side of etiquette but realize that sometimes that is not feasible. In those situations, we err on the side of caution to avoid alienating family members and regretting text that will live on the invitation long after the wedding is over. Just as there is an invitation for every bride, there is a solution, too.”

Nota Bene, 9 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall. 412.782.6300. notabenepaper.com.

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