Sunday, May 3, 2009

RSVP Invitation Studio: Part One

As Wed Michigan continues to feature new wedding businesses across the state, I continue to be amazed at the level of talent each vendor has to offer. Kristin Conkright of RSVP Invitation Studio is certainly not a stranger to the wedding industry. As a Michigan bride and the author of the Bridal Buzz Blog, she has built a successful stationery company in Midland. Thank you, Kristin, for giving Wed Michigan some great insight and advice. Be sure to stay tuned for details from Kristin's Michigan wedding!

What is your favorite part about living in Michigan?
There are times (usually in the winter) where I curse this great state, but the spring and summer months always make up for it. I love the fact that I can see all 4 seasons in full effect, and that traveling four hours in any direction, from my Mid-Michigan home, becomes a completely different world.

How did you get started in the wedding business and the stationery business?
I wasn’t really interested in the wedding business until I started planning my own wedding. I had a horrible time finding modern and classy invitations in my area — and I didn’t want to order out of a book. Basically, I had the tools, and design knowledge, so I just started digging in myself! I learned a lot that first time through the entire process and had so much fun doing it that I decided to help other brides in my area.

What piece of advice would you give Michigan brides when choosing + designing their wedding stationery?
Don’t ever settle for next to the best when choosing your wedding invitations, because the options are endless. A lot of brides get caught up in the fact that an invitation has to be made out of a certain type of paper and fit into a 5 x 7 envelope. Wrong! Do what makes you happy and that fits the style of you and your fiancĂ©.

What are some of your favorite current "trends" in wedding stationery or details?
Color trends are always changing, but right now I’m seeing a lot of brights paired with brights — Fuscia & Lime, Tangerine & Rose or Bright Red & Tiffany Blue. As far as the actual invitation components, I’m seeing lots of little enclosure cards, including custom wedding maps, things to do, and timelines. I like this last trend because it helps your guests feel like you’ve gone out of your way to plan for them.

What unique services does your company offer?
RSVP Invitation Studio offers a variety of pre-planned invitations as well as custom options for brides. We cover all price ranges and are willing to go the distance to find that perfect shade of cardstock or ribbon. We love working on out-of-the-box ideas, and using unique materials.


Kristin @ bridal buzz said...

Thanks for the feature Lindsey! It's been so much fun "following" you on twitter! Happy planning!

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

Congrats Kristin! (I love her blog - Bridal Buzz)

Love her stuff too!!!!

... and now am loving wed michigan!!!

kristen ~ k.holly photography said...

Great feature! Love Kristin's work - those thank yous are gorgeous!!