perfect invitations

Ideas, Tips, & How To's

Planning an event can be quite a challenge. Having created invitations for almost every type of special ocasion I have found a few tried and true solutions that have helped my clients and myself prepare for the big event. I am always available for a consultation. Call me at 518.253.7208 or you can always pass along a question online.

Custom Table Numbers

When it comes to the reception, I love when couples add their personal touch to the details! For instance if you have nice photos from a professional engagement shoot – or from places you’re been or things you’ve done together – you can incorporate these into your table numbers. You can display them using clips or easels. AND at Carta Bella, we now rent easels – they are 6 inches tall and come in gold, sliver and black. At $1 each, it’s a great savings from buying them at $3 each and in some instances paying shipping.
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How to assemble Pocket Invitations

How to Assemble PocketsHere is a brief video demonstrating how to assemble pocket fold invitations using glue dot adhesive.

Invitation Addressing Tips

The Ins and Outs of Wedding Invitation Envelope’s
Many invitations include an inner and outer envelope.  The inner envelopes are usually lined and are a way to house and protect the invitation and accessory cards.  The inner envelope is not sealed, but simply slides into the outer envelope.  Read More »

Keeping Track Of Your Wedding Guests

When planning a large event, consider creating a spreadsheet, listing the names and addresses of invited families and singles. Read More »

joanne barry is the propietor of carta bella invitaions

Joanne Barry, Proprietor

After serving South Florida for many years. I have brought my "passion for paper" back to my roots in Upstate New York. My mission is to create a special and unique solution for your invitation ideas. My personal attention, quality products, and affordable prices can make the invitation process that much better. I look forward to your questions and wish you the best!