Getting to Know April of April Lynn Designs

By April Lynn Designs By April Lynn Designs | January 25, 2022 | Sponsored Post Wedding Features

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What is something you constantly strive for?

I am always striving to please my couples and create something amazing that they love! Most of the stationery suites I design are custom, and my goal is always to create a suite that captures the couple’s style, aesthetic, and personality. However, I’m always drawn to luxurious papers, and I love incorporating classic and timeless details with more trendy pieces, such as patterns and texture. No matter the design, I always want to create a piece the couple feels excited to mail to their family and friends or display on their wedding day.

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How far in advance should couples book your business?

The earlier, the better! Most wedding professionals are all in agreement that the earlier you contact us for any service, the better off you will be. If you plan to have me design your save the dates, then I would suggest contacting me around 10-12 months prior to your wedding day.

I like to start designing save-the-dates 2-3 months before you plan to send them, so keep this detail in mind! Once you know your wedding venue and wedding date, contact me so we can get started.

The best timeline to stick to when deciding when to mail your save-the-dates is you should plan to send them 6-8 months before your wedding day. You’ll want to mail them closer to the eight-month mark if you’re hosting a destination wedding or if many of your guests will be traveling to your wedding from out of town. The earlier your guests know about your wedding, the earlier they can start looking into and booking their flights and accommodations.

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Once your save-the-dates are in the mail, we’ll start working on your wedding invitations. Most often, we dive into this piece up to six months prior to your wedding day, especially if you’re dreaming of a custom invitation suite. If you’re planning to send a semi-custom wedding invitation suite to your guests, the timeline can be shortened to four months, but the rule of “the more time, the better” still applies!

What big news do you want to share?

A few months ago, my invitation studio moved to a new space in Langhorne!

What is your favorite trend for weddings currently?
I love printing on non-traditional materials! Not every couple wishes to have their wedding invitations printed onto paper. Instead, I have worked with many couples who want to print onto nontraditional materials. When something a little different is mentioned, we then turn to materials with textures like acrylic, wood, leather and even velvet. The result is something unique, which I love because I always feel as though we are truly pushing the stationery design envelope forward in new ways.

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What is the most gratifying part of your business?
The most gratifying part of my business is seeing my couples open their finished wedding invitations in person for the first time. The squeals of joy and tears of happiness just makes my heart explode! I love being able to help my couples bring their love story to life on paper! Working with these soon-to-be newlyweds is such a joy for me and I love getting to know them and their families!

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