Wedding Invitation Assembly Service

Posted on April 21, 2014

This week we’re doing quite a bit of wedding invitation assembly for our custom brides. Cutting, wrapping and tying satin ribbon, adhering postage, cutting tags and more! Once the invitation design is completed, we’re only halfway there to getting these beauties in the mail and in the hands of anticipating guests. Should you choose to do your own assembly, we can let you know about how much time you should allow and how many helping hands to ask for. We often find though that come six... Read more ...

Tuesday Tints: 70s Nature

Posted on April 15, 2014

Take the outdoors up a notch by combining some neutrals with punches of bright colors. We love energetic clementine orange mixed with orchid, butterscotch and grounded by a dark chocolate brown. (image courtesy Bonobos)

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Tuesday Tints: Boho Global

Posted on April 07, 2014
Soft pastels are made modern by injecting the elegance of amethyst. Throw in some camel brown for a base and you’ve got yourself a global winner. (image courtesy DesignSponge) Read more ...

Storybook baby shower

Posted on March 18, 2014
Front and back of the simple card Storybook-themed baby shower B is for Boy Classic and modern typefaces We loved creating this adorable storybook-themed baby shower invitation last week! Muted mint greens are made modern with neon lime greens; not to mention a font we’ve fallen head over heels for recently—Estillo. We’ll be... Read more ...

Letterpress Behind the Scenes

Posted on February 25, 2014

If you’ve spent some time researching all the types of printing available, you’ve no doubt come across the beauty of letterpress printing. Letterpress is one of the oldest forms of printing, is still done largely by hand and printed one card at a time. As we become more and more e-this and i-that, it’s this slow process and tactile quality that gives it such appeal. You’ll know your holding... Read more ...

Dave & Michelle’s map invitation

Posted on February 12, 2014

Wrapping up some fantastic invitations this week for the lovely Dave and Michelle! An oversized, folding map on the back highlights their journey of love, while the front displays their wedding details in a grand, poster-style flair. Take a sneak peak before we update the Custom Gallery!

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Design for all!

Posted on February 05, 2014

Anticipate and the ladies at Wedding Chicks know that not all budgets allow for custom design, but who says you can’t have a stylish bash anyway? It might take a bit more elbow grease on your end and some creative sourcing, but good design shouldn’t be exclusive. So…we’ve decided to partner with them to provide a complimentary, printable wedding invitation! Head on over... Read more ...

2014 Color of the Year

Posted on January 31, 2014
Pantone has declared Radiant Orchid the color of 2014, which translates to a medium shade of purple erring on the red side of purple. Of course, colors are always more interesting when paired with varying shades so don’t be afraid of the whole purple spectrum! Complementing colors thatlend themselves nicely to weddings pairings include natural linen, dusty navy, brass, moss green and even fluorescent lime. Clockwise from top: Our custom invite for the Wuu’s / ... Read more ...

Nice to meet you, Lovesick folks!

Posted on January 21, 2014

We had the privilege of setting up shop this past weekend at Philadelphia’s Lovesick Expo—the bridal show that redefines what bridal shows should be. If you stopped by our table, it was so nice to meet you, and if you didn’t have a chance, a warm welcome to the site!

We hope you enjoy viewing our custom stationery work and newly opened shop. Because we are a small, family-owned business, we take pride in the relationships we create with our clients... Read more ...

Envelope Addressing 102

Posted on December 13, 2013

As a follow-up post, let’s get into the details of how to properly address your guests on that stack of envelopes in front of you. We’re not writing casual correspondence here, so it’s important to stick to etiquette as much as possible. Your guests will certainly appreciate the formality, no matter how casual the affair.

Check out our concise guide here!

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Envelope Addressing 101

Posted on December 06, 2013

You’ve finished your invitation design and you breathe a sigh of relief—another thing to check off your to-do list. Then it hits you, I have to address all of these envelopes! Even if you choose to have your addresses pre-printed on your envelopes, you’ll still need to format your addresses appropriately. And no matter how off-beat your invitation is, etiquette always reigns supreme when it comes to addressing. Here are some general rules on envelopes and, later, we’ll post how to write... Read more ...

Welcome!

Posted on November 21, 2013

Welcome to Anticipate’s new website and grand opening of our shop! We’re a small, family-run business that has focused solely on custom stationery design since 2006. To connect with a new and wider audience, we’ve decided to launch an online shop that will be filled with all sorts of stationery goodies. Most notably, we’ll be offering wedding invitation suites in limited edition batches–only 25 of each design will be sold before being retired and replaced with a new design. You’ll... Read more ...