Oh hello there, happy couple!
I'm Erica, the owner and designer here at Beetle & Quill Stationery and I'm just so happy you're here, because chances are, that means you love paper about as much as I do. If you're planning your wedding, or other special event, like most of my clients are, I know what a whirlwind of joy, decisions, excitement, and sometimes stress this whole process can be.
You’re excited but also busy and maybe a tad bit overwhelmed by this whole planning process. But one thing’s for sure, you want to savor every moment of this time in your life, and somehow creatively share the wedding experience and your love story with family and friends. Chances are, if you're here, you've decided you need my help in telling the story of you and your partner and tying this in with the day you've been planning with care.
Maybe you know almost exactly what you’re looking for, this day has been on your mind for a long time, maybe even your whole life, and you just the need the help from someone with the skills and same creative vision to bring it all together. Or maybe bringing your vision together is where you’re struggling; You know this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and you want to honor it perfectly, but you don’t know where to start.
In either case, you’re looking for someone who gets you, someone who shares in your excitement, and is as invested in your day as you are. If you haven't already, swing by the meet the artist section to get to know me a bit more, or the browse previous work, and a preview of some of the upcoming collection designs . You can also get a quick glance at the process below, send off your inquiry to find out more, or swing by the blog for etiquette tips and more.
Design built on
I believe connection is the foundation of your happiness with the final product, which is why I always aim to meet face-to-face or chat on the phone to start out our collaboration process.
& timeless design
Trends come and go, and while I always like to keep an eye on them, I never want to be ruled by them. Design that genuinely reflects a couple through personal details and touches creates authenticity- which never goes out of style.
to convey your story
Your stationery should feel rich with personalized touches, unique textures, colours and details. I've spent years cultivating relationships with professionals I trust to give you an ephemera heirloom to cherish for years to come.
WHEN TO GET IN TOUCH
Semi Custom Collection (launching soon):
6+ months prior to your wedding day*
8-12 months prior to your wedding day*
*If choosing to send save the dates, we recommend getting in touch as soon as you have your venue booked in order to send your Save the Dates 8-12 months ahead of your wedding.
In order to serve my clients best, Beetle & Quill only takes on a select number of weddings per year. We truly believe designing your wedding stationery should be one of the most relaxed and enjoyable times of your planning process and find couples appreciate the opportunities a longer timeline provides.
The average Beetle & Quill couple invests between $1800 and $3200 CAD on their complete wedding stationery package.
I'm a lover of stories, and find that most of my couples are too, and stationery is connected to your own event, taste and budget. Don't know where you stand just yet? A couple should anticipate spending 6-8% of their total wedding budget on stationery (everything from save the dates and invitations, to day of goods), though couples who consider themselves true snail mail aficionados may choose to throw that guideline out the window to get their dream paper goods.
Wedding invitations are like the first page of a captivating story that your guests can't wait to see unfold before their eyes. Your invitations are the perfect way to entice your guests to celebrate the next exciting chapter of your story on your wedding day, and day of goods continue to charm guests with your attention to detail the day of your wedding.
from $800 CAD
(Launching soon: Client's local to Barrie, Ontario may book
a design consultation to preview the collection)
Our Studio and Heirloom collection suites (launching soon) offer a variety of semi-custom, classically designed suites couples can make truly their own with a variety of build-able features such as wax seals, envelope liners, vellum jackets, print processes and finishing services.
BESPOKE FULLY CUSTOM STATIONERY
from $1500 CAD
Bespoke wedding stationery clients typically spend $2500+ for a fully custom luxury stationery suite and day of paper goods. The Bespoke experience allows couples to work closely with us to craft a suite from start to finish that truly reflects your love story and all of the care and attention you've put into creating a meaningful and delightful day for your guests. Given the high attention to detail and time dedication we offer our clients, we accept fewer than 12 fully custom suites per year.
THE FIRST PAGE
Beetle & Quill offers one-of-a-kind custom invitations and other personal touches, to tell your unique story. Ready to start creating? Get in touch below!