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Hello! We'd love to help you out with a quote. Please fill in the form below and we'll be in touch shortly. Emails are checked daily and responded to within 24-48 hours To request an appointment to view our invitations, please complete this form (Please check your spam/junk folder over the next 12 hours) Should you wish to contact us immediately, you can call us on: 0421 01 44 46

  • Blakehurst NSW, Australia
  • Address: As we work from a home-based studio in Blakehurst, we will provide you with our address upon confirmation of your appointment by text

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Expo's & news


Expo's & news
THANK YOU TO ALL THE brides-to-be and couples that visited our stand at the Sydney Bridal Festival in January it was a pleasure to meet each and every one of you.

Please scroll back up to our CONTACT page where you can book us for an after hours appointment.

Proudly brought to you by the  Australian Brial Service 

Tickets can be purchased here

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We are so humbled and grateful, with a score of 99.29% that placed us in 3rd place with the Australian Bridal Industry Academy

THANK YOU again to all our couples of 2019! Your votes and heartfelt reviews, it's impossible to express our appreciation and how much we enjoyed working with you to make your wedding just that little bit more special by entrusting us to be a part of your special day. We are so grateful to you all.

We are also very honoured to be placed in the TOP 3 for wedding stationery in Australia for 6 consecutive years

To our future couples, that's your assurance of quality of service, our attention to detail and value for money and we look forward to meeting you thoroughout 2019 and 2020

To see more of what we can do for you, visit us at Sydney Bridal Event
at the ICC in 18 & 19 January 2020

Contact us on:
0421 01 44 46
or CONTACT us via our contact page and we'll get back to you shortly

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testimonials


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ FIVE STAR Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou ! Virginia firstly is the most lovely genuine gorgeous person I have met ! She goes above and beyond to make the perfect invite for your event . She makes you feel very comfortable through the whole process and in the loop the whole time ! I have got both my engagement and wedding invite from Virginia and would not go anyway else 💕 The invites are beyond what I imagine and absolutely love her work ! But I have to especially emphasis I especially go to Virginia for the person she is ! She makes you feel like family / friends so you know she will do the perfect job 👌 Thankyou so much Virginia and I will highly recommend you to everyone ! Xx"

Rebecca and Steve

I would highly recommend Virginia for any invitation related needs. Not only is she well versed in the industry she is also a lovely person and an absolute pleasure to work with - it was as if we were talking with a friend. The turnaround was fast, communication over email was great and she made the whole process seamless and stress-free. Would definitely love to work with her again!"

- Benji and Saskia

Virginia really does know this industry inside out. She had everything prepared, clear and concise explanations and covered all considerations to make sure we didn't miss a thing. She really takes great pride in her productions and takes ownership of her work. The invites turned out better than I could've expected and was a seamless process from start to finish."

Amanda and Robin

Virginia did our wedding invitations and I must say, I have never received so many complements and admiration on invitations in my life. They were superb. She went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. If you need invitations or anything in that nature she is your go to. Look no further."

Ben and Nicole

Can’t thank Virginia enough, she created our beautiful wedding invitations and we really couldn’t have been happier. It was such an ease to work with her and she is such a talented person. We can’t recommend the invitation studio and Virginia highly enough.."

Natasa and Stefan

We received the invitations today. Thank you so much. They are so nice. I went to show mum at work and she had tears - so they are great. Again, THANK YOU!!""

Jayde & Ben (QLD)

Thank You so much for your dedication to our wedding. There was no one else that I would rather have had make our invites etc. It all added to our special day. See, even long distance over the net - it works!! Anyone who is worried about not doing invites with you long distance just tell them to call me!"

Thea (NT)

You were a dream to work with, so quick, efficient and the detail on all of our stationery was to perfection! Not to mention just such a lovely person to deal with! You guided me through the whole process which took so much stress off myself, when I was trying to think about a million other things at the same time!"

Lyndall and Marcus

Firstly want to thank you so very much for all your help (and understanding) throughout the last months, not to mention the beautiful job you did with all of out stationary! We received so many compliments! Your work was truly exceptional. Words cannot also explain how grateful we are for all your flexibility throughout the entire process."

Alysha and Michael

Thank you for making my wedding one of the most memorable and special days in my life. The amazing work that you did in creating the wedding invitations, place cards and table numbers, looked stunning and many guests had commented on how beautiful it all looked and for that I am grateful. Thank you for your support and help throughout the months leading up to the wedding, you truly are a genuine person. Your professionalism is outstanding and completely flawless and for that you should be commended."

Katarina & Zeljko

I would like to thank you for your excellent work in creating and making the beautiful invitations, bomboniere tags and thank you cards for my eldest daughter's wedding earlier this month. Your incredibly prompt, professional and friendly manner has made that part of our wedding arrangements so much easier to organise. I have now used your services on the occasion of both my daughters' weddings and without hesitation I would highly recommend The Invitation Studio."

Kind regards, Susan

A huge thank-you to Virginia for producing our amazing wedding stationery. We got lots of comments on how impressed people were with everything - from the invitations ("like a work of art" was one comment), through to the menus and place cards. The diamantes went down especially well with the ladies...! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to anyone else."

Kathy and Chris

I wanted to write you this note to say thank you for everything you have done. You have been by far the best support in the preparation for our special day. Jessica and I have never come across anyone who has gone out of their way as much as you and more times than not, you were ahead of us in terms of what needed to be done next. You have produced the best quality and best looking invitations we could have hoped for. And our place cards definitely made the day - everyone commented on how good they looked!"

Daniel & Jessica

The wedding stationery was superb! … We truly feel you were the best comparing you to the rest of the vendors we used. You were great to work with, had beautiful work and there were never any hidden fees (which is appreciated)."

Kimberley and Adam

The invitations were so beautiful and I got SO many compliments from people - so thank you so much for all the effort you put in!" :)"

Maree

F.A.Q's


Let's break it down!
4 months before you get married come and see us! Here's why:

  • Let's say your wedding is mid-Sept
  • RSVP Date is Mid-August  (4 weeks before the wedding)
  • Invitations need to go out Early July (4-6 weeks before that)
  • You need to come and see us by mid-May to early-June (but no later than that!)

Some things to consider!

  • Depending on the time of year (December/January), there's lots of Christmas parties, and people go on holidays, so you want to give them enough notice - the sooner the better (before they book to go away) 
  • Same with DESTINATION WEDDINGS - give your guest's ample time! They might want to save for your wedding and include a holiday, so booking flights and accommodation - give them plenty of time (upto a year isn't a bad idea!)
Depending on the invitations you've chosen.
Foil printing: 3 weeks (Rush jobs can be done in 2 weeks, but may incur a surcharge)
Laser cut stationey: 4 weeks minimum.
From October and up to the end of January, delays can be expected. To avoid disappointment (or surcharges), please don't leave your order to the last minute.
Not at all!  All designs are interchangeable! Every invitation is available in any colour eg:  if you've seen an invite on our website in a square design, but want it in a business size - we'll do it that way for you.
The same goes with the colour of an invite or ribbon - if you see it in black, for example, but want it in ivory, - you can have it in ivory!
Not at all!  We design and create everything from invitations right through to your thank you cards and EVERYTHING in between! In a nutshell, we can design and create your:
  • RSVP's (incl matching envelope with yournominated return address)
  • Wishing Well / Accommodation Information / Map
  • Order of Service / Church Books
  • Seating Chart
  • Place cards
  • Menus
  • Seating Chart
  • Welcome signs
  • Bomboniere tags
  • Thank you cards (incl matching envelope)
  • Tri-fold - menu/table number/guest names/thank you message
...whatever other requirements you have, we are happy to accommodate your needs and requirements.

Consider it done!  If you see a design with a flower/bow/ribbon etc, and you don't want it there, it doesn't have to be there!  On the other hand if you see a design that doesn't have an embellishment, and you'd like it on your invitations, we'd be more than happy to incorporate it into your design.
We're located in Blakehurst (a suburb between Hurstville and Tom Ugly's Bridge that takes you to Sylvania). As we work from a home-based studio, we're don't publish our address, however, upon confirmation of your appointment on the day, we'll TXT you and give you our address on the day.
Don't let distance be a problem!  We have successfully worked with couples that we've never met in Qld, WA, NT, and VIC.
We can send you a whole lot of photos and discuss your options, if necessary, we can mail you sample swatches of papers and ribbon colours.
Thankfully invitations are not fragile, so they travel easily in the mail without getting damaged.

Absolutely!  We've made invitations in Greek, Croatian, Italian, Hebrew, Vietnamese, we recently did some invitaitons in Mandarin! You just need to provide the wording to us in a .doc format and we'll do the rest.
A rough estimate is HALF of the amount of guests you plan to invite.
If you plan to invite 150 guests, you'll need about 75-80 invitations. (This allows for families and couples). Don't forget to calculate between 5-10 extra invites to accommodate any last minute guest.
With letterpress invitations, and custom-laser invitations, we can't get an extra 5 if you're short! Double/triple check your guestlist.
It depends on what you order - letterpress/foiled and laser invitations we recommend a minimum of 50 (we have done less - 30 - but from an economical point, we recommend 50)
But come and have a chat with us and let's see what we can do for you! We recently completed an order for someone who only needed 8 invitations!
We don't want to railroad you into purchasing items you don't need.  You only pay for what you need.  However you can expect a discount when you order all your stationery from us.  Our "Pocket Style" invitation includes the invitation, and 2-3 inserts of your choice (this can be the RSVP, Accommodation Info, Kitchen Tea, Tea Ceremony or something of your choice that your guests should be informed of).
Of course you can!  A sample invitation is $25 and will have generic wording.  
When you go ahead with your order, we will deduct this $25 from your order.
Because we work from a home-based studio, you'll appreciate why we work by appointment only - we're happy to make your appointment for after work (Monday-Thursday's usually around 7:30pm) and on Saturday's (2pm), provided we don't have family commitments ourselves. You can call (0421 01 44 46) us or email us to book an appointment with the details on our Contact page.
And finally...
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OUR DESIGNS ARE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT LAWS All designs and ideas remain the property of THE INVITATION STUDIO and may not be used unless commissioned to V GIACOMAZZI or THE INVITATION STUDIO.
To purchase any of our designs:  wedding stationery, greeting cards, or accessories, does not constitute the right reproduce our work.

Ts' & C's


TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR BESPOKE STATIONERY ORDERS 

  • Upon accepting any items on our quote, a non-refundable 50% deposit is required.
     
  • Payments can be made by Cash or Direct Deposit.

 

  • The taking of a deposit on any order constitutes an authority to proceed.  Materials will be ordered and therefore, a NO CANCELLATION POLICY APPLIES. Orders are not transferable to another design.


  •  2 MAJOR edits (change of mind) are included in the pricing, with a fee of $25 per edit after that. Extensive formatting changes may result in delay in producing your order and meeting deadlines.
  • Whilst every care is taken to ensure that no mistakes occur in your order, THE INVITATION STUDIO cannot accept any responsibility should information submitted to us be incorrect. 
  • All original text is to be supplied to us via email.
  • Names for place cards, order of service and bonboniere must be supplied a minimum of 30 days prior to the event date or apremium will be added to the cost. 
  • No alterations can be made once the client has approved the wording to any printed products/mock-up of design. Charges will apply. 
  • It is the client's responsibility to proof-read any wording, mock-ups or samples, should an error be found after approval is given, it is the client's responsibility.
  • Variations between items are characteristic of the hand-made nature of our designs and products. Fabric invitations will display difference pattern variations and ribbon placement may differ on each invitation so that fabric design can be maximised.
  • Colour variations of invitations, ribbons and embellishments may differ depending on computer monitors. THE INVITATION STUDIO cannot be responsible for these variations.
  • All designs and ideas remain the property of THE INVITATION STUDIO and may not be used unless commissioned to V GIACOMAZZI or THE INVITATION STUDIO.
  • It is a condition of sale that THE INVITATION STUDIO details are to be shown on the back of all items ordered (please do not ask for this to be excluded, as refusal may offend).
  • The purchasing of any of our designs does not constitute the right to replicate our designs and any attempt to do so may attract legal ramifications.

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Virginia emerged from an artistic family, with her father dabbling in oil painting, and her professional graphic designer brother, clearly she was surrounded by artistic inspirations.

Her first career in the corporate world provided direction and insights into the serious side of business and the provision of fine quality products and service. Raising a family of three beautiful children, alongside Primo, her husband of over 30 years, Virginia dreamed of designing and creating exquisite wedding stationery and greeting cards. Virginia's creative flair was finally realised, 22 years ago, when a dear friend commissioned her to create her wedding invitations. (Cheers to Christine!).

Virginia now lives her dream of providing gorgeous wedding stationery and cards to enhance her clients treasured moments and occasions. Virginia delights in the many varied wonderful friendships she has made with so many valued clients, knowing she has surprised and delighted many of them with her creative talent and artistic flair, not to mention her sense of humour.

Since that time, 20years ago, Virginia is the sole designer of her business where she continues to work from her busy home studio and for 13 years held a very popular stand at the renowned Paddington Markets, which boasts tourists from all around the world and regular loyal locals along with visitors looking for unique cards for special family and friends to mark important occasions.

Virginia extends warm gratitude to her many clients new and old for their continued support and patronage.

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