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AvantGarde Design

Berlin , CT

LOCATION

Berlin, CT US 06037 (map)

PHONE

860-578-8244

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Our Secret To Great Design Is Loving What We Do

AvantGarde Design is an exclusive custom design company. We specialize in creating unique invitations, paper goods and... Read more
Our Secret To Great Design Is Loving What We Do

AvantGarde Design is an exclusive custom design company. We specialize in creating unique invitations, paper goods and stationery that reflect your personality, style and elegance you want to portray on your wedding day or any other special occasion in your life. Lead Designer, Barbara Caruso’s focus is in creating designs that are just the right arrangement of stunning patterns, gorgeous typography and thick, beautiful paper.

AvantGarde Design allows Barbara the opportunity to use her talents to create a feeling and tell the story of life’s most important occasions. Looking for something simple and elegant, yet modern with a funky twist? Barbara will bring your vision to life on paper, setting the mood once the envelope is opened.

We want to make a lasting impression that leave our clients happy and coming back. We also want to ensure that you have that same experience with your clients. If you would benefit from any of our serivces please feel free to contact us to set up a meeting. We love working with people and helping others achieve their goals.

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INFO FOR INVITATIONS

Do you offer a catalog of products or custom products?
Catalog Products, Custom Products
Do you handle design, printing, and assembly?
Assembly, Design, Printing
What specialty products do you provide?
Color Matching Proofs, Embossed, Letterpress
Describe the types of invitations that you offer:
Custom Invitations, unique to couples.
Are you able to meet clients in person to showcase your product?
We are available to meet in person to showcase our work. Email us to set up an appointment.

REVIEWS

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Kimberly
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Barb did an amazing job helping me come up with a theme and a direction for our save the dates! Thanks so much for your creativeness and patience in helping me make my decision! Looking forward to planning out the wedding invites! :)
Barb did an amazing job helping me come up with a theme and a direction for our save the dates! Thanks so much for your Read more...
Barb did an amazing job helping me come up with a theme and a direction for our save the dates! Thanks so much for your creativeness and patience in helping me make my decision! Looking forward to planning out the wedding invites! :) Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
10/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Barbara was very timely in both her email responses when setting up an appointment with me and in her actually production of my save-the-dates. The whole process took no more than two weeks. I was very impressed and I always recommend her to all my friends who are getting married! The cards were also very nice and the material was more high-quality than I was expecting. I really adored them!
Barbara was very timely in both her email responses when setting up an appointment with me and in her actually production Read more...
Barbara was very timely in both her email responses when setting up an appointment with me and in her actually production of my save-the-dates. The whole process took no more than two weeks. I was very impressed and I always recommend her to all my friends who are getting married! The cards were also very nice and the material was more high-quality than I was expecting. I really adored them! Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for creating my bridal shower invitations, thank you notes and our wedding invitations. They all turned out even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I have received SO many compliments about them, from the design, to the type of paper you used to create them. Invitations were important to us because we are having a backyard wedding. Barbara made sure that the invites were classy and elegant; it set the tone for the entire wedding. Thank you for taking the time to make sure they were absolutely perfect, and for being so flexible regarding our meetings. I look forward to working with you again in the future, and I will recommend you to anyone, without hesitation.
Thank you so much for creating my bridal shower invitations, thank you notes and our wedding invitations. They all turned Read more...
Thank you so much for creating my bridal shower invitations, thank you notes and our wedding invitations. They all turned out even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I have received SO many compliments about them, from the design, to the type of paper you used to create them. Invitations were important to us because we are having a backyard wedding. Barbara made sure that the invites were classy and elegant; it set the tone for the entire wedding. Thank you for taking the time to make sure they were absolutely perfect, and for being so flexible regarding our meetings. I look forward to working with you again in the future, and I will recommend you to anyone, without hesitation. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Barbara was extremely helpful with our wedding invitation experience. She was very flexible and efficient with changes we wanted to make. She was very professional and responsive to any requests we needed or wanted. The quality of service was above and beyond what our expectations were. We have already referred her to friends and family. We would also use her again for other events!
Barbara was extremely helpful with our wedding invitation experience. She was very flexible and efficient with changes we Read more...
Barbara was extremely helpful with our wedding invitation experience. She was very flexible and efficient with changes we wanted to make. She was very professional and responsive to any requests we needed or wanted. The quality of service was above and beyond what our expectations were. We have already referred her to friends and family. We would also use her again for other events! Read less
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Nicolle
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Always nice to work with Avsnt Garde, great quality and service
Always nice to work with Avsnt Garde, great quality and service
Always nice to work with Avsnt Garde, great quality and service Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Barbara was great to work with, I told her an idea of wanted I wanted and she ran with it and I loved how the place cards came out!
Barbara was great to work with, I told her an idea of wanted I wanted and she ran with it and I loved how the place cards Read more...
Barbara was great to work with, I told her an idea of wanted I wanted and she ran with it and I loved how the place cards came out! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/2/2013
4.7/5.0
Barbara did a wonderful job creating our wedding invitations, and was able to create exactly what we had envisioned. The invitations were absolutely beautiful and we received so many compliments from our guests. Barbara was a pleasure to work with. She was open to any of our ideas and suggestions and always got back to us very quickly.
Barbara did a wonderful job creating our wedding invitations, and was able to create exactly what we had envisioned. The Read more...
Barbara did a wonderful job creating our wedding invitations, and was able to create exactly what we had envisioned. The invitations were absolutely beautiful and we received so many compliments from our guests. Barbara was a pleasure to work with. She was open to any of our ideas and suggestions and always got back to us very quickly. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about my invitations for my wedding. I've gotten so many compliments and Barbara was so easy to work with. Also, I was a little late in ordering the invitations and she helped me expedite the process and get them to me quicker than I ever thought was possible!
I can't say enough good things about my invitations for my wedding. I've gotten so many compliments and Barbara was so Read more...
I can't say enough good things about my invitations for my wedding. I've gotten so many compliments and Barbara was so easy to work with. Also, I was a little late in ordering the invitations and she helped me expedite the process and get them to me quicker than I ever thought was possible! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I was so pleased with the invitations that Avantgarde Design created for me! Barb worked so hard to make my vision for both my invitations and my save the dates a reality! She was always willing and eager to make changes and try new designs. I have recieved so many compliments on my invites and they only went out a week ago. I highly recommend this company for any type of event you may have in mind!
I was so pleased with the invitations that Avantgarde Design created for me! Barb worked so hard to make my vision for Read more...
I was so pleased with the invitations that Avantgarde Design created for me! Barb worked so hard to make my vision for both my invitations and my save the dates a reality! She was always willing and eager to make changes and try new designs. I have recieved so many compliments on my invites and they only went out a week ago. I highly recommend this company for any type of event you may have in mind! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Barbara while she designed invitations for my daughter's wedding. She is responsive, professional, creative and patient! Barbara listened to our feedback, put together all the components that were on our wish list and translated this to a gorgeous wedding invitation suite that came in on budget and on time. The invitations are singularly beautiful; Barbara's work exceeded all expectations. Barbara went that extra step to make this process easy. I have recommended her to several friends and look forward to working with her again in the future.
It was a pleasure working with Barbara while she designed invitations for my daughter's wedding. She is responsive, Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Barbara while she designed invitations for my daughter's wedding. She is responsive, professional, creative and patient! Barbara listened to our feedback, put together all the components that were on our wish list and translated this to a gorgeous wedding invitation suite that came in on budget and on time. The invitations are singularly beautiful; Barbara's work exceeded all expectations. Barbara went that extra step to make this process easy. I have recommended her to several friends and look forward to working with her again in the future. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara with AvantGarde Designs was excellent! She listened to all of our wants and created invitations that were perfect for us. She always responded back immediately and answered any questions we had or made the changes we wanted. I would highly recommend her if you're in the market for beautiful wedding invitations and more!
Barbara with AvantGarde Designs was excellent! She listened to all of our wants and created invitations that were perfect Read more...
Barbara with AvantGarde Designs was excellent! She listened to all of our wants and created invitations that were perfect for us. She always responded back immediately and answered any questions we had or made the changes we wanted. I would highly recommend her if you're in the market for beautiful wedding invitations and more! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience working with avantgarde designs! Everything was beautifully made. We recoeved many compliments on invitations, programs, etc... I would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality professional with high quality products!
I had a wonderful experience working with avantgarde designs! Everything was beautifully made. We recoeved many Read more...
I had a wonderful experience working with avantgarde designs! Everything was beautifully made. We recoeved many compliments on invitations, programs, etc... I would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality professional with high quality products! Read less
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Daniela
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved our invitations and working with Barbara. Excellent company!
We loved our invitations and working with Barbara. Excellent company!
We loved our invitations and working with Barbara. Excellent company! Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
AvantGarde Design (Barbara) was professional and detail oriented. She was incredibly efficient and helped us create our vision. She created our wedding invitations, bridal shower invitations and matching thank you notes for both. She also is creating our wedding cereomy programs and receptions place cards. She made the process truly enjoyable and it was such a personal experience. I can’t wait to continue to use her for future fun events in our lives.

Recommended highly for all brides, moms and businesses!
AvantGarde Design (Barbara) was professional and detail oriented. She was incredibly efficient and helped us create our Read more...
AvantGarde Design (Barbara) was professional and detail oriented. She was incredibly efficient and helped us create our vision. She created our wedding invitations, bridal shower invitations and matching thank you notes for both. She also is creating our wedding cereomy programs and receptions place cards. She made the process truly enjoyable and it was such a personal experience. I can’t wait to continue to use her for future fun events in our lives.

Recommended highly for all brides, moms and businesses! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara was a doll to work with! She was VERY responsive and truly tried to perfect my style and vision for the programs. They were fabulous and I received many compliments :)
Barbara was a doll to work with! She was VERY responsive and truly tried to perfect my style and vision for the programs. Read more...
Barbara was a doll to work with! She was VERY responsive and truly tried to perfect my style and vision for the programs. They were fabulous and I received many compliments :) Read less
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MariaLuisa
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
When I wanted custom wedding invitations that had a touch of personalization I knew that AvantGarde Design would be the way to go. Barbara has made the process so easy for me and thinks of things that may have slipped my mind. Her designs are 100% custom to your needs. I chose the paper I wanted, the color paper I wanted, the font, the the layout, the design etc. She's very helpful with suggestions and ideas too. Barbara can design just about anything! All my paper goods are designed by her and I love that everything right down to table numbers, placecards, menus and programs will all be the same! It's that little detail that makes the difference. She was also very helpful in working around my budget and I only spent what I could afford. She has a great personality, very professional always on time with her appointments and she's great at communicating; get's back to me within 24 hours.
I would highly recommend AvantGarde Designs for not only Wedding invitations but for all papergood needs (Birthdays, showers, holiday, etc).
Anyone can order invitations online, but to say I actually helped in designing them makes all the difference in the world and I love it.
When I wanted custom wedding invitations that had a touch of personalization I knew that AvantGarde Design would be the Read more...
When I wanted custom wedding invitations that had a touch of personalization I knew that AvantGarde Design would be the way to go. Barbara has made the process so easy for me and thinks of things that may have slipped my mind. Her designs are 100% custom to your needs. I chose the paper I wanted, the color paper I wanted, the font, the the layout, the design etc. She's very helpful with suggestions and ideas too. Barbara can design just about anything! All my paper goods are designed by her and I love that everything right down to table numbers, placecards, menus and programs will all be the same! It's that little detail that makes the difference. She was also very helpful in working around my budget and I only spent what I could afford. She has a great personality, very professional always on time with her appointments and she's great at communicating; get's back to me within 24 hours.
I would highly recommend AvantGarde Designs for not only Wedding invitations but for all papergood needs (Birthdays, showers, holiday, etc).
Anyone can order invitations online, but to say I actually helped in designing them makes all the difference in the world and I love it. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
AvantGarde is amazing! Barbara is so creative and easy to work with. She understood exactly what I was looking for and designed a beautiful invitation suite for our wedding! I am so happy with her work and will continue to use AvantGarde in the future.
AvantGarde is amazing! Barbara is so creative and easy to work with. She understood exactly what I was looking for and Read more...
AvantGarde is amazing! Barbara is so creative and easy to work with. She understood exactly what I was looking for and designed a beautiful invitation suite for our wedding! I am so happy with her work and will continue to use AvantGarde in the future. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Scott
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Barbara was hugely helpful and creative in the design and production of our wedding invitations and thank you cards, as well as bespoke signs and table numbers for the venue. She's extremely friendly, patient and professional, and I would highly recommend her for any event.
Barbara was hugely helpful and creative in the design and production of our wedding invitations and thank you cards, as Read more...
Barbara was hugely helpful and creative in the design and production of our wedding invitations and thank you cards, as well as bespoke signs and table numbers for the venue. She's extremely friendly, patient and professional, and I would highly recommend her for any event. Read less
Services Used: Invitations, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
From day one, Barbara was fantastic! She was always enthusiastic and willing to go above and beyong to make sure that everything was perfect. She worked very hard and graciously took all of our feedback and changes in stride and the result was amazing. We still get comments from people on how much they enjoyed our wedding invites. It is clear that she truly enjoys what she does and this absolutely shows in the quality of her work and professionalism. Thank you so much for everything! I will happily recommend you to anyone who has a special event.
From day one, Barbara was fantastic! She was always enthusiastic and willing to go above and beyong to make sure that Read more...
From day one, Barbara was fantastic! She was always enthusiastic and willing to go above and beyong to make sure that everything was perfect. She worked very hard and graciously took all of our feedback and changes in stride and the result was amazing. We still get comments from people on how much they enjoyed our wedding invites. It is clear that she truly enjoys what she does and this absolutely shows in the quality of her work and professionalism. Thank you so much for everything! I will happily recommend you to anyone who has a special event. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Sue
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Barbara did AMAZING work on our invitations, thank you cards and favor gift tags. I was undecided on a design an she helped me narrow down my choices; she worked quickly and professionally, always asking and showing sneak peeks of things. I would reccomend Barbara to anyone who is looking for a professional, sweet and caring person who wants to give you the best design she can. The quality of her work unbelievable, I cant wait fo 1st birthday invitations!! :-)
Barbara did AMAZING work on our invitations, thank you cards and favor gift tags. I was undecided on a design an she Read more...
Barbara did AMAZING work on our invitations, thank you cards and favor gift tags. I was undecided on a design an she helped me narrow down my choices; she worked quickly and professionally, always asking and showing sneak peeks of things. I would reccomend Barbara to anyone who is looking for a professional, sweet and caring person who wants to give you the best design she can. The quality of her work unbelievable, I cant wait fo 1st birthday invitations!! :-) Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Barb was a breeze to work with. Very flexible and worked with us to design unique invitations and coordinating items. I have recommended her to many and will continue to do so. She is extremely talented. Her work is amazing and exceeded my expectations.
Barb was a breeze to work with. Very flexible and worked with us to design unique invitations and coordinating items. I Read more...
Barb was a breeze to work with. Very flexible and worked with us to design unique invitations and coordinating items. I have recommended her to many and will continue to do so. She is extremely talented. Her work is amazing and exceeded my expectations. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Meghan
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Barbara did a fantastic job in creating custom invitations for me! I loved every detail that she incorporated into my St. Patrick's Day bash. She was responsive to all my ideas and easy to work with. She is the only person my family goes to for invitations and stationary! Love love love!!
Barbara did a fantastic job in creating custom invitations for me! I loved every detail that she incorporated into my St. Read more...
Barbara did a fantastic job in creating custom invitations for me! I loved every detail that she incorporated into my St. Patrick's Day bash. She was responsive to all my ideas and easy to work with. She is the only person my family goes to for invitations and stationary! Love love love!! Read less
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David
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Barbara and I go way back! My wife and I waited to have our wedding album completed. I thought it would make for the perfect valentine's day gift, so once I found out that Barbara worked on wedding albums, I could not be more ecstatic. I like to think I have great taste, but that quality proved limited when it came time to pick the pictures for the album. Barbara could not have made things any easier for me! She helped me pick the most beautiful album (of course its my wedding album so I'm going to say its beautiful, but it really is), but she also sorted through literally 1000s of pictures and helped me with the selection and flow of pictures in the album, which our family and friends rant and rave about all the time. They say most people normally look at their albums once until it ends up in the attic... I can tell you that we make a habit of glancing at ours every few weeks its so good! It's on the bookcase for all to see, and we could not be happier with how perfect it came out. I'll admit I was nervous at first, but we were blown away at how great of a job Barbara did. You cannot do any better! We also recently had our son's 1st birthday party invitations created by Barbara... once again, we received SO many compliments on Austin's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse invites! She is here to stay, and if you are truly looking for someone who is professional, down-to-earth, and loves what she does, Barbara is perfect in every way!

Dave and Ewelina
Barbara and I go way back! My wife and I waited to have our wedding album completed. I thought it would make for the Read more...
Barbara and I go way back! My wife and I waited to have our wedding album completed. I thought it would make for the perfect valentine's day gift, so once I found out that Barbara worked on wedding albums, I could not be more ecstatic. I like to think I have great taste, but that quality proved limited when it came time to pick the pictures for the album. Barbara could not have made things any easier for me! She helped me pick the most beautiful album (of course its my wedding album so I'm going to say its beautiful, but it really is), but she also sorted through literally 1000s of pictures and helped me with the selection and flow of pictures in the album, which our family and friends rant and rave about all the time. They say most people normally look at their albums once until it ends up in the attic... I can tell you that we make a habit of glancing at ours every few weeks its so good! It's on the bookcase for all to see, and we could not be happier with how perfect it came out. I'll admit I was nervous at first, but we were blown away at how great of a job Barbara did. You cannot do any better! We also recently had our son's 1st birthday party invitations created by Barbara... once again, we received SO many compliments on Austin's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse invites! She is here to stay, and if you are truly looking for someone who is professional, down-to-earth, and loves what she does, Barbara is perfect in every way!

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