Thursday, May 26, 2011

Looking for fabulous stationary, introducing Nellia Designs!

So you might be wondering who "we" is. My name is Janelle, owner of Nellia Designs. Everyone calls me Nell as you probably have already found out.
I never meant to get into making invitations. I never even considered it. But of course that changed when I, myself got married and designed my own invitations. The response from guests was amazing and things took off. I slowly started getting requests, and after a few months I opened an Etsy shop. I've been happily designing stationery ever since.
I've been lucky enough to be able to move to part-time at my job, and stay home to work on invitations. I also have the most amazing casual help when larger orders come in. They keep me sane.
I have a degree in Graphic Arts and Internet Specialist courses. I work with Photoshop, CorelDRAW, and Illustrator.

The Process...
So you're interested in our custom stationery? There are two options to suit your timeline and budget.

Studio Collection
Are you pressed for time or on a budget? Our unique Studio collection is for you! Choose from a wide range of gorgeous designs and customize them to your style. You can change colors, papers, and fonts to suit your own individual style. To browse our Studio Collection, please visit our Etsy shop at
Once you've decided upon a design, send me a convo through Etsy, or feel free to contact me here. I will setup an Etsy listing, or Paypal invoice for your order. Once all of your wording and insert information is received as well, a digital proof is prepared and we work through any additional changes. You can choose to pay in full (required for rush orders), or pay 50% upfront and the remainder once proof is approved.
Once everything is finalized and approved, and a final full payment is received, we will starting printing and assembling (or not assembling if you choose to order your items unassembled at a discounted rate), which can take up to 2 weeks depending on season.
All orders are shipped via Canada Post Expedited. If you'd prefer UPS or Purolator, arrangements can be made.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for us to design, print, and ship your Studio Collection invites.
Rush orders are subject to a rush fee to be discussed on a per order basis.

Custom Invitations
We meet or talk over phone/email so we can get a sense of your event details and your design style. There is a long list of questions we can fill out together or you can fill out on your own time.
I will go over paper options, colors, embellishments and more. Meetings are booked at a local coffee shop and are relaxed and fun. You'll get to browse through swatch books, see samples, and more.
If you're wanting to see a sample of your invitation before placing a full order, there is a design and sample fee which will be discussed on a per order basis. Once ready to place the full order, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required.
Once there is a set design and insert info, I will send a final sample in the mail for your approval.
Upon final approval and payment, your invitations are assembled and ready for stuffing! (or printed and ready for assembly if you are a DIY assembly bride!)
We can either meet if you are local to Regina or I will ship your final order via Canada Post Expedited.
Please allow at least 9 weeks before you would like the invitations sent out to go through our custom process.

We fill up quickly, so earlier is better! I only take a set amount of custom orders per season.
Pricing is very dependent on the materials and time that go into making your invitations. Each order is unique, and so is the pricing. After the initial consult, I'll put together a price list for you and send it via email. Most basic designs run anywhere from $3-$6. Couture designs are extravagant and luxe, ranging from $10 - $20 each.
There are so many options, and together I'm sure we can design your perfect invitations within your budget.

General Questions
What is your turnaround time for invitations?
Typical turnaround time (including design, layout, printing, assembling, etc.) for Studio Collection invites is approximately 4-6 weeks from the date you approve your proof and have sent final payment. If the work is 100% custom designed from the scratch, it may take longer, depending on the complexity and the availability of paper and materials. If you are going to mail invitations to your guests, we generally recommend that your mail out date is approximately 12-14 weeks prior to the day of your event. If your guests are located overseas, please give an extra 2 weeks for them to receive your invite and send the RSVP card back to you.

Do you have a retail store?
Not at this time. However if you are local to Regina, I'd be happy to book a free 45 min consult with you to discuss your needs and show you a few sample designs.

Can invitations be custom designed?
Yes. If you cannot find what you are looking for, I'm happy to help design something unique just for you. If the design is starting from scratch, please be aware there is a $100 non refundable design fee. This covers my times spent designing and the cost of materials to make you a sample invitation. This is credited towards your order if you proceed with ordering 100 invites or more.

Can you custom design place cards and seating cards?
Yes! Most times, you want all stationery to coordinate. Just let us know what style, paper, colors etc, and we'll work to come up with a whole range of custom stationery.

Can you print addresses on envelopes?
We can print your guests' names and addresses on the outer envelopes and print your name and address on the RSVP envelopes. Please be aware there are extra charges for this.

Can you print in a foreign language?
Yes we can. We do not have access to all font types, so there is a chance we won't have certain languages on file. As long as you can submit to us exactly how you'd like it laid out, we'll work to design something for you.

How much do you charge for rush orders?
I try my best to stay on top of orders and keep the timeline to 4-6 weeks. If you need them any sooner than 6 weeks, the rush fee is 25% of your total order. There is a minimum of $75 and maximum of $150 on Studio Collection invites. Custom orders will be quoted at time of ordering.

About Samples

Can I order a sample?
Yes. Studio Collection invite samples can be purchased at Custom samples are $100 design and sample fee. This is credited towards your order if you proceed with ordering 100 invites or more.

Can I customize the sample?
Studio Collection samples are not customized and only available in colors that we have on hand. If you'd like them customized, the fee is $30 each.

About Ordering
Do you require a deposit?
Yes. Once you have placed an order, we require 50% of the total amount to initiate your order. The remaining balance is due once you approve the proof.

What payment methods can I use?
We accept personal cheques, money orders, Interac e-mail money transfers and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discovery) through the PayPal website. PayPal is an easy, convenient and secure online payment method. If you opt to pay via credit card, we will send you an e-mail with a link that will take you to PayPal’s secure invoice page, where you will see a summary of all the items that you have chosen to purchase.

What is your return policy?
Custom designed items are non-refundable. Studio Collection can be refunded at our discretion. I have yet to have anything in need of being refunded.


How long will it take for me to receive my orders?
Shipping time and cost will vary depending on the weight and destination. We usually use couriers, such as Canada Post, UPS and FedEx with insurance added. We can offer different shipping options, depending on your budget and how quickly you’d like to receive the item.

Can you ship to international locations?
Yes. Please be aware customers are responsible for any customs or brokerage fees.

May 21 2011 Wedding "with a hint of football"

For the past year Imagine Wedding and Event Planning has been working with a fabulous couple Nathon and Dawn! Being huge Rider fans, this couple decided to incorporate a little bit of "green" and little bit of "Rider" into their spring wedding.

Nathon and Dawn had a gorgeous evening wedding at the Applause theatre in Regina, Saskatchewan. Their color palette consisted of hunter green, black, and hints of white. The couple put together simple, but charming decor that consisted of black and white table linens, with hunter green satin skirting and accents, as well as mirrored glass vase centerpieces, containing green gel filler with flameless candles.

For the special couple's ceremony they choose to get married on the stage of the theatre. They had a lovely wedding preformed by Wedding Commissioner Orville Nichols, and also included a sand ceremony, in their favorite colors! You guessed it green and white!

Dawn created fabulous wedding favors for her guests! Using the traditional candy filled organza bags, Dawn also had black custom buckets made to hold the favors. To go along with a few football touches, Dawn also handcrafted football favor tags.

An alternative to having a cake, Dawn and Nathon opted for green cupcakes! They had a mix of vanilla and chocolate to please everyones taste buds! These cupcakes were also displayed on a beautiful cupcake stand, hand-crafted by Dawn's father.

Another great football inspired surprise was the outfit worn by their longtime friend and Master of Ceremonies. Their MC's surprise theme outfit was a hit with the couple and guests who attended the evening's festivities.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Nifty Napkin Ideas!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Photobooth Fun!

Photo booth fun at your wedding! The Newest hype in weddings for 2011! Imagine Wedding and Event Planning is proud to showcase one of Regina's newest trends in weddings, Click Photobooth Rentals! Not only is a photobooth a fabulous gift for your guests, but also great entertainment for the long and dreaded cocktail hour!

Need to know more?
Click Photobooth Rentals is a Saskatchewan owned company with one focus—adding an extra element of fun to your event. A Click Photo booth is a spacious, mobile booth that takes high quality digital pictures that are printed on the spot. The booth is easy for guests to use and uses sophisticated technology to keep it user friendly. All of the equipment is of the highest quality. The photos are taken at a very high resolution and printed on premium photo paper. Guests choose whether they want their photos colour or black & white . This creates a unique memento guests will never throw away.

How does a Click photobooth work?
Walk in, push the button and have fun! Three to Four consecutive pictures will be taken, with time in between each picture to switch poses. Exit the booth to retrieve the pictures.

What are the set-up requirements for a Click photobooth?
An electrical outlet within 30 feet of the booth location and at least an 8′x 8′ area.

What is the size of a Click photobooth?
The booth fits 1-10 people.

How does a Click photobooth provide favours to guests?
Your prints can be personalized photo graphics or layouts. Let us know if you have a monogram/logo you’d like us to use, or we can work with you to customize a look to suit your event.

Is there a limit to how many photos can be taken at an event?
Absolutely not! Please take as many as you’d like.

What is the standard number of hours for renting a Click photobooth?
Our packages offer 2 to 4 hour rentals, however we can provide our services for any length of time you’d like. We can get roughly 40 people through in an hour.

Does a Click photobooth print photos on the spot like the ones in the mall?
Yes, however we use digital technology and a high resolution camera that results in high quality pictures.

How far will you travel?
We currently serve Regina and Area (up to 25km outside the city). 25+ km outside the city incurs a travel fee of .50 cents per kilometre.

Do guests pay to enter?
No, the booth is NOT coin operated. The event is paid for using a flat rate system.

What is needed to reserve a Click photobooth?
A signed contract and a deposit of 50% . Balance is due 14 days prior to event. Cheque and/or cash accepted.

What if I need to cancel?
You may cancel any time, however, the deposit is non-refundable.

Where is the best location for a Click photobooth at my event?
The best location is in the hall or room your event is taking place in. If the hall can’t accommodate the photo booth, the next best spot is the lobby.

Check out to book a photobooth for your event today!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DIY Feather Aisle Cones: Part 2 of 2

The next step for making your own feather aisle cones, is to take a small Styrofoam ball (usually purchased at craft stores), and set it into your cones. Depending on the size of your cone, you may need a larger or smaller ball. Dab some glue around the side the ball, inside the cone to secure in place.

After the ball is dry, then you start sticking in your feathers or flowers into the ball. The feathers or flowers can be placed however you want to get the desired look. Be sure to press in the feathers firmly. If you are worried about them coming loose, you can always dip the end with glue before sticking it into the Styrofoam ball.

After this, you aisle cone is finished! You can add any extras to personalize the cone such as extra ribbon, stickers or jewels!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

DIY Feather Aisle Cones: Part 1 of 2

If your looking for step-by-step instructions on how to make your very own aisle cones, then this is the blog post for you! These are custom made aisle decor for Project priceless. Because their theme is "leather and feathers" these cones are donning peacock and ostrich feathers, however you can choose to fill the cones with whatever type of flower or feather that fits your wedding theme best.

First decide on how many aisle markers you want, then you will need to purchase the proper paper to make the cones. Regular computer paper is not strong enough to make the cones, so I would recommend getting bristle board in co-ordinating colors.

Cut into a square for desired size then, roll the bristle board in a cone shape, being sure to having a corner point in the back. As you wrap it around, secure with a glue-gun. White craft glue will not dry fast enough.

After cones are dry, you can decorate with sequins, stickers, or anything that will match your theme. Imagine choose to incorporate the faux leather finish, by applying a small piece of fabric to the bottom of each cone.

This fabric is applied the same way, by matching up the point in the back, and sealing with a glue-gun as we wrap the fabric around the base of the cone.

After your done decorating, take a single hole-punch and punch four holes around the top of the cone. Be sure to punch them evenly, two at the front, and two at the back. Then string desired ribbon though the holes and fasten. This will become the piece that hangs your cone.

Part 2 stay tuned......