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The Complete Wedding Invitation Timeline

12+ months⁠ You’re Engaged! ⁠It’s time to take your engagement photos, plan your engagement announcementsand engagement party invitations! (p.s. we’ve tagged a few of our favourite local Ontario photographers on the 2nd image!)⁠⁠9-12 months⁠ Save the Date⁠Order and send out your save the datecards to your family and friends.This is also the perfect time to […]

February 28, 2021

Stationery, Wedding Invitations, Wedding Planning

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Anatomy of a Wedding Invitation

How To Properly Word Your Wedding Invitations Your wedding invitations are the very first thing that will set the tone for your celebration. As much as it is important to pick a beautiful design that conveys your wedding theme and personalities, it is also important to ensure all the details of your event are included […]

December 28, 2020

featured, Stationery, Wedding, Wedding Invitations, Wedding Planning, Wedding Tips

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The Most Important Wedding Invitation Etiquette Questions Answered

The Most Important Wedding Invitation Etiquette Questions Answered The process of sending out your wedding invitation may raise a few very important questions. When should you send out your invitations? How should you indicate to your guests that you won’t be having children at your wedding? Where should you include wedding registry information? When it […]

December 28, 2020

featured, Stationery, Wedding, Wedding Invitations, Wedding Planning, Wedding Tips

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Fundamental Assets for a Successful Brand

When you take a step back and take a good look at your brand – does it have all the essential pieces to be successful? Does it stand out in the sea of competition? Can it make a solid impact in the marketplace? Having a strong foundational brand platform with a clear message will attract your target audience and grow your business.

December 28, 2020

branding, logo design for wrenway co

Branding, Design, featured

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2019 Year In Review

2019 was a whirlwind of a year. It was filled with so many ups and downs — mistakes, lessons learned, growth and success.  In January we adopted our little fur babe, @winnietheminipooch from @woodlandsdoxiesden . He has brought so much joy into our lives and is the best little coworker for WFH lady.  We did […]

May 18, 2020

Personal

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Wedding Invitation Timelines

Typically, Save the Dates should be sent out 8-12 months prior to your wedding date. A website including information for destination and accommodation information can also be helpful for planning. Keep in mind your guest list for save the dates – you shouldn’t send a save the date to someone you plan on not inviting to the wedding.

April 30, 2020

Stationery, Wedding Planning, Wedding Tips

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Best Day Ever! Our Wedding

We got married on May 18th, 2019. It was a perfect spring day. The weather was overcast (great for photos!), the cherry blossoms were in bloom, and the date fell on our 5 year anniversary together. May 18th was also my late great grandmother’s birthday. When we first got engaged, we initially wanted to do a fall wedding. Given the timing though, it would have been really tight to plan and save in just over a year. We opted for Spring 2019, and when we saw how the dates fell, we knew we just had to pick that date.

April 24, 2020

our wedding

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5 Things I’ve Learned Since Starting Our Own Business

When I first attempted to start a business back in the summer of 2017, I did it all wrong. I opened up my Etsy shop and just threw stuff up. I wanted to get into the stationery world and design wedding invitations at the time. I designed a couple templates and just listed them on Etsy hoping for a sale. I was too afraid of failing already that I didn’t tell anyone. I didn’t start an instagram, or a separate social media, I didn’t post about it anywhere.

March 20, 2020

business, Design

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Fundamental Assets for a Successful Brand

When you take a step back and take a good look at your brand – does it have all the essential pieces to be successful? Does it stand out in the sea of competition? Can it make a solid impact in the marketplace? Having a strong foundational brand platform with a clear message will attract your target audience and grow your business.

December 20, 2019

branding, logo design for wrenway co

Branding, Design

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