feature: lace wedding invitation & FAQ’s by anista designs


anista designs’  feature invitation, the  Lillian Collection!  Due to the popularity (and was published in VOGUE UK) and ongoing questions surrounding the lovely lace invitation set, anista designs has decided to answer a few of the questions they have received.  Please see below for answers to those questions!



What does the set include? 

-5×7 (A7) invitation ( kraft with light cream backing)
-4.25×5.5 response card with matching square flapped light cream envelope **upgrade brown paper bag envelopes – $0.25 additional each)
-white lace raised embossing on both invite and response card
-white lace doily inner wrap (white)
-blush coloured seam binding ribbon
-kraft/sand coloured mailer box
-wood flower accent

ENVELOPE PACKAGE INCLUDES ONE (1) of everything above except for the mailer box and wooden flower

Is there a minimum order? Yes.  20 is the minimum order for the invitation set.

How much is the Lillian Collection (laced invitation)?  The boxed set is $13.75 and the envelope set is $11.  We are currently offering promotional discounted rates (10% discount for quantity of 100+ and 15% off for quantities of 200+)   Discounts  already applied to prices below.

If you order:

Boxed set: (discount already applied) 

100+quantity = $12.38 each

200+quantity = $11.69 each

Envelope set: (discount applied)

100+ quantity = $9.90

200+ quantity = $9.35

Can we order (additional) corresponding details?  We have created a number of items that coordinate with the invitation.  There are some price ranges, depending on size, treatment etc.  Write us for additional inquiries.  Please see image of full suite below.

wish tree tags: $1.50 (+$0.50 per tag for customized text)
thank you cards – $3.50
table markers – $6.00 ($8.00 double sided)
menus: $3.00-$4.50 depending on size, treatment
programs: $5-$6.50+ depending on size, treatment
place cards: $1.75 (non-personalized)/$2.25 (personalized)
name tags for the invitation: $0.60* invitations must be ordered with this product

Can we have the invitation without the box?  Absolutely! The wooden flower would also be omitted because it would not go through the mail.

Can we order additional cards such as reception cards, information cards and directions/maps?  Yes, absolutely! The prices range depending on whether you want the embossed lace on it or not.   Please inquire for custom pricing.  The estimated costs:

How do we calculate the price of our (potential) order?

(quantity of invitations) x( price – see above for rates) + (additional items) = price (+ applicable shipping charges)

Can the invitations be addressed to our individual guests? We don’t personalize each invitation, but we can add personal tags to each invitation for a small additional charge.  (see example below)

Can we have the invitation created in another language?  We can certainly try.  You will likely have to provide a font name that will accept your language’s accents/characters.

Is it possible to change the ribbon colour? We have a variety of ribbon colours in stock but please check for availability.

Can we have the invitations without printing so that we can print them ourselves?  Due to the raised embossing detail on the invitation, it cannot go through a printer.  (we put the hand embossing doily detail on after the invitations have been printed)

What is the postage on the boxed invitation when I mail them to my guests?  This ranges depending on where you are located in the world.  The pricing ranges from approx. $2.75 in the US to $8.22 in Canada.  (it We suggest ordering a sample and taking it to your local post office for confirmed shipping costs.)

How would we ship each invitation to our guests?  We suggest wrapping it in simple kraft paper and adhering your address label (or write them) on the front.  For further distances, (i.e. out of country)  it may be advised to wrap it in a thin layer of bubble wrap and then the exterior wrapping.


personalized tag option – $0.60 upgrade

additional corresponding items available

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to  email us!  Thank you so much for your interest! We look forward to working with you! xox


happy anniversary, my beloved…

Happy anniversary, anista designs.

(We are actually a few days late but hey,  someone somewhere has acknowledged their anniversary to their special someone a few days late so we are following that trend.  😉

There are so many people that have contributed to our little success and marital bliss.  We tied the knot with the internet on November 1, 2010 and set out to share a few notecards and tags with anyone interested.   It started as a small partnership, that internet and anista designs (in a home studio).  The relationship quickly cultivated into a loving and inspired marriage, resulting in a cute boutique in Kerr Village, all because much guidance from loving family and friends, 4 (soon to be more!) dedicated employees and very special clients that allow us to continue doing what we love.  (*thank you!*)

Our love story isn’t too exciting, but our adventures certainly have been a whirlwind! In such a short time we have been so fortunate to be featured on countless personal online blogs, Disney Baby, Style Me Pretty, Wedluxe, WeddingChicks, Wedloft, and featured in print in Weddingbells Magazine and most recently approached by Cosmo Bride (fingers crossed we make it in!) to include one of our invitations.  (we will just have to wait until January 2013 to see it!) We have made lots of friends along the way, keeping our marriage strong.

To celebrate the nuptials between anista designs and the internet, we are offering 10% off of any order…ANYTHING.  You will have to go over to our Facebook page (would be great if you “liked” it too!) for your coupon!

It wouldn’t be an anniversary without an invitation so the crew has selected the Lillian Collection as our featured invitation!

10% off quantities of 20-99 and 20% off 100+.

$12.75 each for everything shown, $10 each without the mailer box or flower

lillian collection: vintage-inspired lace boxed wedding invitation.  Please check out the blog post for pricing and other information.  


For pricing and more info on the Lillian Collection, please visit our feature post !  Be sure to contact us if you have any additional questions!

our humble and elegant store

NOW OPEN – Grand opening – September 29, 2012  

anista designs storefront studio 361 Kerr Street, Oakville Ontario

Welcome to our humble and elegant store.  Quaint and eclectic, our store decor compliments our vintage-inspired invitation collections.  Feel free to stop in for some raspberry tea and take a glimpse at our lovely paper items.  We specialize in modern, vintage-inspired invitations and paper goods – all handmade and put together with love.  The attention to details are what we love to do best!

From rustic to ornate, we create stunning paper goods that will provide a dynamic first impression to your guests and set a remarkable tone for your special event!  Weddings, bridal and baby showers, milestone birthdays, 50th anniversaries, we create for all occasions.

Holidays are just around the corner as well – parties and cards, we will be waiting to help you invite and greet your guests with style.  Thank you for stopping by our cute little studio and we hope to see you for some tea and chatter soon.   Also, visit the blog soon to read about our humble beginning and our amazing supporters.

Studio hours:  Saturdays and Sundays: 12-4 (Monday-Friday by appointment)  for appointment bookings, contact Christa

Click on any picture below to enlarge/scroll.  Thank you for visiting and sharing your time to check us out.   Please comment and let us know what you think.  (feel free to add images to Pinterest as well!)

invitations and stationery: anista designs

sweet table cupcakes and macarons: sugarbelle cakes

photography by anista designsdukat photos and edison photography