The Persnickety Bride’s first bridal show of 2017!!


In 2016 we had a banner year!  Not only were we named a “Hall of Fame” winner on The Knot, but we were written up in Stationery Trends and given kudos from many industry specialists.

This past weekend we exhibited at The O’Neill Center Bridal Show in Danbury, CT.  It was put together by Wedding Steps.  We were (happily) placed front and center of where all the lovely atendees were lining up. Swag bags in hand, these ladies and gents were ready to take on the show.  Our products looking flawless, we were ready for wonderful tales of engagement and to spread the word of our dedication to serving our terrific bridal and event clients.



Throughout the show, we had so many wonderful couples come up to the booth and “ooo” and “ahh” at our products. Our jewelry selection was a huge hit this year with many brides trying on headpieces, bracelets, and sashes.  We have such a big selection of new product.  We are so excited for what is to come in 2017!!   We are beginning to roll out our new branding and soon we will be offering product on line directly on our new e-commerce website.


We managed to get a short video of our gorgeous collection or jewelry, custom favors, and accessories between all the excitement! Throughout the video, we show elaborate cake toppers, custom printed t-shirts, scented candle favors, engraved and custom printed glassware, ring bearer pillows, gold, silver, and rose gold jewelry, and shimmer clutches.

We can’t thank all the couples enough who stopped by our booth over the weekend and we are taking appointments now so set one up today! Meanwhile, The Persnickety Bride is gearing up again for another bridal show this weekend.

We will be at the The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam, CT on Sunday, January 22nd from 11am to 3pm! We have even more products and ideas to show that we know you are going to love! We hope to see you there~

We are getting ready for a great year!  Hope you are as well….

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We’re still celebrating this HAPPY New Year!


The Persnickety Bride has once again become a 2017’s Best of Weddings winner!

What a wonderful way to start off the year with a winning email from our lovely friends at The Knot. It is thanks to our wonderful ladies and our no-nonsense attitude that brought us home the win!
In all of our excitement with the new year, we have scheduled a few bridal shows we would love to see you at in the near future!


This Bridal Show Season includes:

January 15, 2017 – The O’Neill Center Bridal Show in Danbury, CT – 1:00 p.m.
January 22, 2017 – The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam CT – 11:00 am
February 12, 2017 – Trumbull Marriott Show in Trumbull, CT – 1:00 p.m.
February 26, 2017 – Dolce Norwalk in Norwalk, CT – 1:00 p.m.
March 14, 2017 – Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac, NY – 6:00 p.m.

Since we have written this post we have been asked to do two more shows.  Normally we do very few shows, but after completing a client survey this year, we found that our couples love meeting us at shows and discussing their ideas for their wedding before setting an appointment.

If going to a show would be helpful for you, you can be sure that myself or a couple of my staff will take great care of you at the above shows.

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See you all soon!  xoxo



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A New Sparkling Addition to Our Accessories

Heaven in a Handbag

About 2 or 3 weeks ago, The Persnickety Bride went on a little mission for some new items to spice up our collection of accessories and what better place than the New York International Bridal Show. Classic meets chic, soft meets daring; our handbags cover all the bases of what any bride would want.


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These two clutches are the first item we would like to present with their sleek oblong design. Available in both silver and gold, they can be the power piece in your ensemble without going too overboard in all that sparkles. The glittering effect is pleasing to the eye and soft edges make the bags easy to hold while still having an overall sturdiness to it. Two magnetic clips snap the clutch together for a seamless close as well as a silver chain strap if you would rather have your hands free to thank your guests for joining you on your big day.


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As we continued our journey, we spotted another two gorgeous purses that were not going to be left behind.  The left piece alternates between dark grey and white jewels on a silver purse to give it a maze-like appearance, as if it almost was mesmerizing you to never look away.  The purse to the right goes for an almost complete “bejeweled” look with round and baguette shaped beads. While we don’t always like to play favorites, we can’t help but love this one a little more. TECH SAVVY NOTE: These bags as well as the ones before have been tested by the manufacturer to make sure a smartphone can cozily fit inside; so fear not! Now you can always have your important items with you at all times.


Whether you’re having a black tie or rustic wedding, our clutches will work for any event. In this photograph, these purses have an upscale look to them but can still be for a “down to earth” kind of bride. Beads and sequins may not be your thing but a soft material and muted color can tone down some of the “flashiness” of the clutch like the one on the far right. A floral design may be too over the top in someways but even having your purse resemble the shape of a bouquet can produce appealing results. Or perhaps, you need even more flowers, in which case our purses get the job done by giving plenty choices between cloth ones, jeweled ones and a mixture of jewels, cloth and beads.


Our collection continues to grow in style and functionality. Whether you’re looking for a beaded floral purse or a simple clutch with a ZING to it, The Persnickety Bride has what you are looking for. Please feel free to give us an email at if anything sparks your interest as well sell right from our office. That’s all for now!



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Pearls of Wisdom – Advice from our Brides

 Today, we’re embarking on a new segment with some of our Persnickety ladies. This time, we have two lovely brides who agreed to answer some questions in regards to their wedding “I win”s and “I wishes”!


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1. If you could plan your wedding again, what is one thing you would do differently?

Danielle: I wish I had worked with the venue to get the price per guest lower. I didn’t know that people did that until after the wedding!

Katie: Elope. I was definitely an anti-bride.  I don’t like being the center of attention. I wasn’t interested in having a big ceremony and huge party.  I just wanted to go to Vegas or simply down to the city hall to get married.  I didn’t want to deal with the stress. Unfortunately I was over-ruled by both sides of the family, so we ended up having exactly what I didn’t want – a large wedding complete with a 30 minute ceremony.  Looking back at it, my husband tells me I was right – we should have eloped.

2. What is one thing you wish you had done before your wedding? (Preparing-wise)

Danielle: We had a large bridal party and booked two suites (one for girls and the other for guys) to use to get ready before the ceremony. Although I booked the rooms in advance I didn’t look at the suites until the day before when we checked in and they were a little too small for so many people =)

Katie: I wish we had hired a planner – even if it was only a day-of planner.  It would have saved us so much stress and aggravation.  I feel like our day would have gone more smoothly with someone else helping us and taking charge besides the wedding event coordinator.

3. What were two things you are glad you splurged on for your wedding?

Danielle: Our photographer, Melani Lust, and my dress by Heidi Elnora from A Little Something White in Darien. Melani captured such great photographs and my dress was perfect for me =)

Katie: I was over the moon about our florist and our photographers.  The florist created an amazing arch and aisle for the ceremony along with gorgeous bouquets, Boutonnières and tall/ short centerpieces for the reception.

Our photographers were just wonderful.  We had a first look session and family photos before the ceremony.  They loved my mother grabbing them to take relative photographs!!  They even stayed an hour later than they normally would have!  They created a beautiful photo album for us as well.  I highly recommend Sharon Elizabeth’s Floral Design and HK Photography!!

4. What is your biggest wedding regret (if there are any)?

Danielle: Getting a spray tan!! They always say that you shouldn’t change your beauty routine right before the wedding and I wasn’t happy when it started coming off on my dress! Other than that our day was perfect!!!

Katie: I would say my biggest regret was the wedding venue itself.  While it was absolutely gorgeous and perfect for what we were looking for, the venue/staff were fairly new to weddings.  They house many large events throughout the year, but recently got into weddings.  There were a lot of moving pieces with our wedding that I’m not sure they were quite prepared for, so a lot of things went wrong.  I’m sure with a smaller wedding, the venue is just fine.  I also regret not being able to relax and enjoy the day.

That’s all for this time! We hope these testimonials help out with your wedding selections and ideas~ We look forward to hearing from even more of you soon.

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The beautiful glass – The Knot – Hall of Fame Award has arrived!

We start off Fall with an exciting boost of confidence as we continue to find you the best stationery to make your wedding experience perfect!


The Newest Addition to our Collection

It had been a long morning of phone calls, art proofs, and final touches when, to our pleasant surprise, a package arrived at our doorstep. This little beauty, shining in all its glory, had finally made its way to us. Since 2012, The Persnickety Bride had been consecutively given the title of The Knot’s “Best of Weddings”, a group of vendors with the highest and most-rated across the region. In 2016, our title became even greater as we were placed in The Knot’s “Hall of Fame” for having won four times prior. We thank you for your continued support as we help make your moments right starting from the beginnings of “Save-the-Dates”.


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This gorgeous piece we are currently working on calls on quite a few techniques of printing but wraps itself nicely together as a whole package. While our cameras may not serve the “best” justice for this invitation, it highlights the clearly raised feathery swirls. The golden outline separates the texture from the smooth paper in a way that draws the eye to the engraved motif of the couple’s initials. The paper itself is a champagne color with a modest sheen that allows the more simple “Reception” and “Response” cards stand on their own as beautiful pieces. We can’t wait to see it up close and personal!

We look forward to this new season full of surprises! Keep up with what is happening here at The Persnickety Bride by joining our blog or Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Until next time! xx

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The Ooo’s, Ahh’s, and Ohh’s of Spectacular Wedding Stationery Suites!

As April begins to close, we are showering you with some of our newest work from

The Persnickety Bride and gearing up for the final summer months of the bridal season.




Even when starting at the same point, we see where 2-three layer invitations can look SO different. While both brides loved the shimmer paper bottom, black middle, and cream top, customization was the ultimate key to create the unique visions for each of them. The first uses a champagne bottom layer with a more dominant script font to catch the eye. The couple decided to go with their names being at the top to give draw attention where it is due. And why not? It is their special day! The second uses a gold paper and gorgeous black bow to separate the names and information in a seamless fashion. They also decided to go with a tighter gold bottom layer for a sleeker look. Both combinations present an overall sense of elegance and high class.

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Forever Engraved

This new piece has got us going GA-GA! This invitation represents why often times the TOUCH and FEEL of paper is so important. The engraving for this invitation requires additional work, which is why we are so blown away. Actual metal plates are created solely for each piece of stationery and then stamped into the paper to give it a RISE. The gold ink has a beautiful contrast against the white board with gold edging on the invite. In addition, the blush band adds to the soft and delicate nature of the whole package but packs a pleasing punch to the guests. We’re still swooning over it!


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Silver Linings

Our final piece for today is another showstopper. Our brides seem to love the back pocket as a fashionable yet functional way of putting all their stationery together as one. The bride went with a shimmer blue “BLISS” as the bottom layer with a white top. Our photo may not do the best justice but what takes the cake with this invitation is the embossed lettering at the top “the wedding of”. These details along with the wave lines below the text give the paper a relaxed air to it. The RSVP card and reception card completed the package with the same silver thermography.

Keep up with what is happening here at The Persnickety Bride by joining our blog or staying on top of Us through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Until next time! xx

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Shimmer layered paper, fabulous fonts and ribbons galore

The Persnickety Bride has been sizzling hot this wedding season!  We have honestly created some of the most gorgeous wedding invitation suites ever thanks to the ever flowing imagination of our couples.  This year we have created exquisite engraved invitations, multi color letterpress suites and of course fabulous paper layered, pocketed invitations, many adorned with ribbons or crystals.


The wedding season is in full swing and the weather is throwing everyone off, but fear not for The Persnickety Bride is here to entertain and amaze. Our lovely first act includes a dinner rehearsal invitation with font matching return addressing. The 2 layer card with mica bottom and silver ink gives it a sophisticated look on cream paper while still being easily readable. This is a perfect example for a bride or groom who might have a lot of information to give to their guests but still keeping the traditional look.

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Our 2nd attraction features a more modern tone and changes to the original design to give a uniqueness the pair was looking for. Originally featuring embossed lettering, our bride switched for a gorgeous twisted ribbon of purple and matched it with the text color. This invitation not only presents itself horizontal but also provides a handy back pocket to allow guests to store a reception, accommodations, and/or direction card.

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Triple layer invitation for our third masterpiece features a matching rehearsal dinner card, response card & envelope all done in thermography. The blush and champagne add a soft touch to the deep navy ink presenting a beautiful contrast between light and dark. In addition, this bride made the grand opening of the envelope a little more special for her guests by adding a motif with the couple’s names on the inner flap.  Notice the vibrant shimmer on the papers.  We love working with shimmers.  They really add a special touch to any suite.   The fabulous Swash font is spectacular and creates a great visual focal point in presenting the bride and groom’s names.

We hope that when you read our blog and visit our website you find some great ideas on creating elegant invitation suites and other custom products that will set the stage for your special celebration!

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A New Year and New Ideas and Designs at The Persnickety Bride

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A Beautiful Beginning

Congratulations to our recently engaged brides of 2016! The New Year has brought new ideas into the minds of The Persnickety Bride. We are already off to a great start with many accomplishments already fulfilled.  Nominations, features, and specials are only a few of the spectacular things we have in store for you.

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We have once again been awarded the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice for 2016! Since 2012, we have been a winner of this award and glow in the fact that our lovely girls give us such wonderful feedback for the hard work we do to make their stationery and favors perfect. In addition, we are The Knot’s Best of Weddings Pick of 2016! Winning this not only reinforces our attention to detail but also puts us in the Hall of Fame for the Knot. This title indicates that The Persnickety Bride has been a 4+ time winner of the Best of Weddings winner.

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Featuring Us & Our Lovely Little Office

photo credit: Carol Kardiff/Hearts Connecticut Media  After our press release, not two days later, we got a phone call from the Danbury NewsTimes to do an article about us. We were ecstatic to hear and the Queen herself, Denise, sat down with them to tell a little tale about what we do and how we started.  Read more to see just what makes us Persnickety, by clicking HERE!

The World of Paper & Passion

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It’s no secret when it comes stationery, we take our job seriously. With so many different trends, options, and current faves, a bride can often feel overwhelmed by the selection. This is where Denise’s fast thinking and ability to tap into our girls’ true wants makes the invitation process that much easier.

We have recently become exclusive vendors of Kleinfeld’s gorgeous designs, having already 3 brides order from these new albums in the past 2 weeks of receiving them. These albums push the envelope into a whole other realm of, engraved, letterpress and foil stamping, while still achieving a elegant and classic look. The excitement continues with Checkerboard’s newest album featuring the ever-popular stationery sets with a gorgeous upgrade as well as never before seen designs to give any bride their own personal touch.

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More to Come, Come for More

 Our services don’t just stop at paper! We have an abundance of favors, jewelry, accessories, and tabletops. If you’re ready to start, we have a handy appointment scheduler right Here.

We will be posting a few of the do’s and dont’s of wedding preparation in our next blog post.  Until then, enjoy your engagement and let the planning begin!

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The “911” of the New York International Bridal Show


It was show time once again this fall and the NY International Bridal Show did not disappoint in presenting some very beautiful trends for the upcoming 2016 season.

The trend continues in beautiful lace and draping in gowns, but we also found a continuing trend in the short wedding gowns, gowns with feathers and other elements such as color printed bottoms that had a really interesting appeal.

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The look of head pieces has also shifted a bit along with some of the dresses to reflect a more causal Boho look that is now trending high in the bridal market.  We found some fabulous head pieces that can not only be worn for wedding and bride’s maids look but also are inexpensive enough for every day.  We are carrying them now at The Persnickety Bride.

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New wreath type metal bands in a variety of shapes and colors.  So cool for Boho weddings that can be dressed up or down.

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Close up of one of the plain bands in gold on auburn hair.  We also have some with rhinestones as well.

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My littlest assistant, Isabella, trying on a gorgeous cream colored headpiece we just bought for our studio collection.

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Of course we shopped for fabulous jewelry for our bridal jewelry collection that continues to grow.

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This is probably one of our favorite dresses to come out of the show – love the bottom with the

onset of printed muted florals.

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Another adorable find that we are carrying the Girly Go Garter – so darling for girls to carry their essentials!

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Just love the back on this dress – I don’t care how many times I may see this look from different designers – on the

right bride – a tall one in my opening this is a fabulous looking gown!

There were also a number of manufacturers catering to the need for truly customized gowns.  I love that idea because brides are always looking for what is going to set them apart from everyone else.  No one wants a cookie cutter look for their wedding.  It’s great to pull ideas of pinterest, but making them your own are the key to pulling off your special day.  It is the one thing we constantly hear from our couples.  What will make their wedding unique and different.

We have just received a full shipment of product from several of our jewelry and headpiece manufacturers.  I can’t wait to start showing them to our clients.  They are absolutely gorgeous!

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