BHL Vendor Hot Pick: EAST SIX

I am totally into things that are unique and gorgeous. That is why on this lovely Monday morning, it comes to no surprise that I am in love with a pair of brilliantly talented ladies who dress to impress. Dress up paper goods that is.  This lovely duo creates a wedding detail which gives the first impression to guests. Yep, I am talking about the invitation.  Invitations that are so darn pretty and unbelievably designed, that I may just plan myself a lovely affair, just so I can have one of these fabulous invitations.  I am proud to introduce the fabulous vendor, EAST SIX to our “Vendor Hot Picks”.  It is the type of vendor that has me swooning at every turn. This incredible vendor is nothing short of paper perfection. image

I had a chance to visit this lovely little studio and browse through all the gorgeous and stunning paper goods. Oh my goodness! I never thought I would love paper so much until I got a peek of these elegant invitations all beautifully crafted.  Another reason to fall in love with this company, is the ladies behind the talent. They are the sweetest, and such a pleasure to chat with. I enjoyed every moment with them. Seriously, wait until you see what these gals can make. You will not want to miss a single image below. Go ahead, fall in love with paper. I know I did.















A boutique design studio with locations in New York City and Los Angeles, EAST SIX was founded in 2005 by childhood best friends Stacey Mui and Marina Marchisi. The two noticed a need for EAST SIX during a wave of friends’ weddings – so many of the invitations and accompanying wedding sets they received were uninspired and predictable. Stacey and Marina chose to combine their professional backgrounds and artistic abilities, and opened EAST SIX, where they create never-before-seen custom designs that truly reflect the style and vision of the bride and groom.

EAST SIX works intimately with every client, to create personalized paper accents for every detail of an occasion, imprinting the story and personality of each couple onto every facet of their wedding invitations and accompanying accessories.

EAST SIX designs have been featured in The Knot “Best of Weddings,” New York Weddings, Elegant Bride, Brides, The Knot, INSIDE Weddings, Bride & Bloom. WellWed, Grace Ormonde, Weddings Unveiled. They have been selected for inclusion Style Me Pretty’s “Little Black Book” and Grace Ormonde’s “Platinum List.” Their work has appeared in “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” and WE TV series “My Fair Wedding with David Tutera”.

Top Five Wedding Invitation Tips

When it comes to wedding planning, there are a lot of details to think about. At BHL, we are always looking to provide you with all the tips you need to make wedding planning a bit easier.  There are so many wedding details to think about including the wedding invitation. How do you get started with this process? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

We asked our lovely friend and Wedding Planner expert, Carmen Fuentes of Expressionary Events , to share her tips on wedding invitations. Here is what she shared with us:

  1. Give yourself ample time to send out your invitations. 

    • As soon as you determine your wedding date and your wedding style, try to order your invitations at least 6-8 months in advance. January through April is particularly a busy time for designers, so expect rush fees if ordering last minute.  Once you receive your order, invitations should be sent at least 6-8 weeks in advance. But obviously, the earlier the better so guests have ample time to plan.  Especially if your wedding falls on a holiday or at a destination where hotels get booked up quickly. 
  2. Make sure you choose the correct wording:
    •  Research invitation wording etiquette and consider font and wording style. Traditionally, whoever is hosting the wedding is listed first on the invitation. The formality of the wording particularly important because your invitation is the first glimpse your guests will get into your wedding. If the wording is formal, your guests will expect a formal wedding.
  3. Additional information cards are especially helpful:
    •  Don’t try to squeeze too much onto the invitation card.  Crowding the invitation can make it difficult to read and it won’t look as elegant. Leave things like directions, wedding website, or accommodations on an additional information card. Also keep in mind that the only acceptable place to list your wedding registry information is on your wedding website.
  4. Order extra invitations:
    •  Order enough invitations for your guest list plus 10-15 extra in case you need to resend an invitation or plan on sending invitations to your “B” list guests. Ordering additional invitations after you received your order can be expensive and  designers may require a minimum order.
  5. RSVP must haves:
    •  It may seem obvious but its easy to forget to put a stamp on the RSVP card. Make it easy for guests to mail back their reply cards with pre-addressed stamped envelopes. Also to keep in mind is to put your guests’ name on the card so when you get it back in the mail you know who its from. Many guests will tend to reply but forget to write in their name.