Notables

Moving On

As most of you have already heard, Notables Stationers in Edmonton will be closing by the end of May as Suzanne is retiring after 28 years! Our customers are all very sad, but have shown us so much amazing love and gratitude these last few weeks. We are very thankful to and for each and every one of you.

How will this unfold? Sometime in the middle of April, the Moving On sale will be announced. Watch your email/Facebook/Twitter feeds for further information. Yes – at that time and at that time only, whatever is left in the store (we have been busy, busy) will be put on sale. All fixtures and equipment will be available for purchase as well.

Please make sure to use all outstanding gift certificates, credit notes and loyalty points by the end of April. After April 1, 2014 all sales will be final including those at regular price.

What about invitations? After March 31, 2014, we will no longer be taking invitation orders in store. We are looking at referrals and other methods so as not to leave our customers “in the dark”. There may also be the possibility of some continuation of service.  We will update our website with further information.

My pen is broken, what do I do? We will be listing referral stores in Edmonton for pen refills and repairs on our website. We will also be listing our repair depot information.

We are still here and open for business! Please call or email us with any questions or concerns. Ask for Suzanne. The phone line will be disconnected at the end of May, but I will still be more than happy to answer any questions via email after that time.

Watch your mailboxes for Moving On sale dates and times!

Suzanne

April Hours

We will be open Good Friday and Easter Holiday Monday from 10 – 5:30. We will be closed all Sundays in April, open 10 – 5:30, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, late night till 8 on Thursdays.

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Moving On

Moving On

After almost 28 years of providing our loyal customers with the best in greeting cards, gifts and custom invitations, Notables Stationers will be closing our doors at the end of May 2014.  Suzanne Davis, however, is looking forward to pursuing a new lifestyle. Okay – she is ready to retire!

Business as Usual
Business as usual will carry on until mid-April with fresh new inventory still arriving. We will then begin a Moving On Sale where all merchandise will be marked down and priced to go. This will be the perfect opportunity to pick up many great gifts for Mother’s Day, Graduation, Teacher Appreciation – something unique for all those special people in your life – all at significant savings. For those of you that are really organized – there will be amazing savings on all holiday merchandise (Christmas in May!). Get in early for best selection.
We will continue taking invitation orders in our bridal department until early April. Please make an appointment online at www.notables.ca
Keep an eye on our website/Facebook/Twitter feeds for further updates on sale date start.

Gift Certificates, Credit Notes and Loyalty Points
We want to ensure that all of our customers are taken care of over the next few months. Gift certificates, credit notes and loyalty points can all be redeemed until our closing in May. The loyalty program will be terminated immediately, but redemption of points will be available till store closing.

Being Grateful
From birth announcements to wedding invitations – you have invited Notables into your lives by letting us create your invitations – and for that, we are forever grateful. Little ones that came behind the counter to get their free stickers became trusted employees. Employees, sales reps and customers have become friends.
Moving on is bittersweet. Moving on is sad but also an exciting time with new opportunities for Suzanne personally and for the High Street. This spring and summer, the High Street will be welcoming three new businesses, wonderful additions to the 124 Street neighborhood that we all love.

Party
Keep in touch over the next few months to be updated on sale specials, closing date and THE PARTY! All customers, staff present and past, sales reps and suppliers are invited to celebrate a very special store in all of our lives. Please  join us!

 

We look forward to seeing you over the next few months!

Suzanne and the Team at Notables

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It’s such an exciting time of year for us here. The holidays are just around the corner and the engagement season is about to start! With that said, I thought this would be the perfect time to discuss what pieces you need to include with your invitation and what you don’t!

Notables Invitation M Alyssa Hill 7070

Do you envision your invitation set looking something like the photo above? Chances are if you are having a local wedding, you might not need that many inserts. The basics are your wedding invitation with your names, date, venue and reception information on it accompanied by a mail back reply card (or postcard) and an outer envelope addressed with your guest’s names. If you are wondering what you should do if your entire guest list is living in the digital age, you might want to go with an insert that simply asks them to reply to an email/website instead. Include a phone number too, just in case a relative or two don’t have access to a computer.

Wedding ceremonies taking place out at a remote location with no Google Maps or even a different city – the address may leave your guests confused.  Having a map insert is extremely handy. We make this really easy for our couples, because all we require is for you to supply us with your routes from point A to point B. Then we illustrate it digitally and customize it based on your wedding suite. Simple as that!

A great addition to having a map insert is also information regarding accommodations. If half or more of your guests are travelling, you may have arranged a group rate at a nearby hotel that you would like to extend to your out of town guests. A smaller card with this information can be nicely tucked in with the rest of your inserts whether you would like to have them tied together with twine, or organized into a pocket.

One insert that we never encourage though, is including any registry information. I think I’ve brought this topic up before, but I will talk about it again because it’s an important one to us. Tradition and Emily Post say that there should be no mention of money anywhere on your invitation. This also includes the term ”toonie bar”. We strongly suggest having your family and wedding party let everyone know where you are registered and share the information that way instead. You won’t want to look back at your invitations and see that you asked your friends and family to go to Crate & Barrel to outfit your home.

Another insert you may want to include is for the couple who are planning on having a weekend long party, is to do an itinerary. This can be a fun little add on that plays up your theme!

As always, you’re always welcome to come in and speak with one of our consultants to discuss your wedding invitation suite! Call to book your appointment or click here.

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Alright all you newly engaged couples and bridesmaids who are furiously planning weddings right now, here is your ultimate Do’s and Don’ts list of what you need to know when it comes to your invitations. Read on and take notes!

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Summer is slowly passing which means for a lot of couples, so has your proposal. So, what comes next? Well, you’ve had the summer to enjoy being each others fiance’s, and announcing your exciting news to friends and family. Now it’s time to get planning! Edmonton’s annual Bridal Expo is the perfect place to start. On Sunday, September 30 from 10am – 4pm at the Shaw Conference Centre, get ready for two New York-inspired fashion shows, live entertainment, plenty of local vendors and over $20,000 in prizes and giveaways! It’s such a great way to get your bridesmaids together and check out all things wedding. You can go to the Bridal Expo website for a list of vendors and much more information about purchasing tickets and timelines for the day. Our creative team has been working endlessly on new invitation suites and we’re so excited to debut them at the show! Here’s a little sneak peak to see what we’ve been up to.

If you’re looking to see the newest in invitation trends, be sure to check out our booth. We can’t wait to see you there!

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You’re engaged to the man of your dreams and now your nights are spent pinning your ideal wedding on Pinterest and ripping out pages from Marthas Weddings for the perfect wedding dress. {I’m not even engaged and I spend my days doing the same thing.} Where do you start with the never ending list of to-do’s? To help you I have come up with a timeline of when you should start thinking about invitations. Let me go into more detail…

9 – 12 months before your wedding…

  • Make a guest list to determine the number of invitations you will need
  • Get a clear picture of what you would like your dream wedding to be {hint: incorporate both of your personal styles}
  • Decide if you would like to include a theme or a colour palette
  • Start to think of what type of Save the Date you would like to send out

6 – 9 months before your wedding…

  • Order and send out your Save the Date cards, especially if you are having a wedding during the summer, a holiday or are going away for a destination wedding
  • Have a rough idea of your budget for stationery
  • Book a consultation {here} to start looking at invitation options and determine the type and style of invitation would like
  • Determine the additional inserts you may need (reception cards, accommodation cards, map/directions, itinerary, etc.)
  • Give some thought to the day-of stationery you will require (menus, seating chart, programs, table numbers, thank you cards, etc.)

4 – 6 months before your wedding…

  • Finalize your guest list so you can figure out how many extra invitation you will need to order
  • Determine your invitation style, additional inserts, wording and place your invitation order
  • Carefully proofread when you receive your proofs

3 – 4 months before your wedding…

  • Begin addressing your envelopes if you are doing so by hand or sending them out for calligraphy
  • If you are doing your own assembly, begin that process now and stuff the invitations in the envelopes

8 – 12 weeks before your wedding…

  • Take one complete invitation to the post office to be weighed and purchase postage
  • Mail your invitations out!

3 – 4 weeks before your wedding…

  • Order all of the day-of stationery pieces you will need
  • Start an alphabetical list of your guests names and corresponding table numbers {if you are planning on doing a seating chart, having this information in spreadsheet format works best for us when merging files}
  • Mail any additional invitations in regards to your event (rehearsal dinner, day-after brunch, etc.)

2 – 3 weeks before your wedding…

  • Follow up with any guests who have not yet replied
  • Carefully proofread your day-of stationery pieces

1 – 2 days before your wedding…

  • Determine who will be taking care of handing out programs, who will be setting up place cards, etc.

1 – 3 months after your wedding…

  • Send out your personalized thank you cards to your guests

This is a lot of information to soak in, especially if that ring has only been taking up residence on that second little piggy for a few weeks, but I promise you it will make a lot more sense in a few months. You can also head over here and click on the three links that are provided for you for more tips! See, we’re just here to make it easier for you!

Notably Yours,

Sophia

 

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