Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Why book an appointment for wedding stationery?

Over the years, we've had a number of people wonder why we ask that brides and grooms book appointments to discuss wedding stationery. So, today, I'd love to give you a brief answer to that all-important and understandable question. In a nutshell, we schedule appointments for these 3 main reasons:

A scheduled appointment means one-on-one time and undivided attention for you! Choosing and designing wedding stationery is a fun process, but it can be confusing (especially when you can customize as much as you can with our albums or personal design!). A private appointment with one of our invitation experts means that you'll get the dedicated service, thorough explanations, and professional creative collaboration that you deserve. We'll be able to devote our attention to you and you only and help you navigate the ins and outs of stationery. From printing techniques and price points to creative inspiration and etiquette, we'll be able to answer all your questions, point you in the right directions and give you solid, sound advice.

Scheduled appointments prevent walk-in disappointment. What we mean is that, this time of year, we are chock-a-block booked with appointments. We absolutely hate turning down walk-ins who want to look at albums, but we must in order to provide an exceptional experience to those people who have booked private appointments. We would never want you to make the trip to see us only to find that you are unable to browse because we have appointments booked all day utilizing our cozy invitation corner. And, conversely, we would never compromise your scheduled appointment by allowing walk-in customers to interrupt your dedicated time.

Appointments give us the time to get to you know YOU! By blocking off 1.5-2 hour slots for each of our initial consultations, we are able to take the time to truly get to know you, your love story and your vision for your big day. We are hopeless romantics, after all. So, hearing the proposal story, learning about how you met and truly getting to know you is what we love most about our jobs. We'll pour you some champagne and then settle in to chat about all the lovely details of your big day!

Really, appointments are set-up to benefit you. Our appointments are a relaxed and informative way for us to help you understand, select and customize the perfect stationery to fit your vision and budget!

This time of year is our busy season (with lots of couples planning for Spring and Summer weddings), so please do plan ahead when you would like to schedule an appointment.  We offer appointments 6 days a week and do our absolute best to work with the busiest of schedules. Weekend appointments book up first, so be sure to call a few weeks ahead of when you'd like to come in.  We can't wait to meet with you!

(Photo by emilie inc. photography

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