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Creative Invites and Events

Cincinnati , OH

LOCATION

118 West Benson Street , Heart of the Reading Bridal District
Cincinnati, OH 45215 US (map)

PHONE

513-748-0235
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ABOUT US

Our wedding stationery boutique & complimentary planning studio is located in the heart of the Reading Bridal District, just a few doors down from Bridal & Formal. Your wedding... Read more
Our wedding stationery boutique & complimentary planning studio is located in the heart of the Reading Bridal District, just a few doors down from Bridal & Formal. Your wedding invitation sets the tone for the entire event, it is the first glimpse your guests have of your special day. We are here to help you take your wedding vision and create it on paper. We can create the invitation or you may choose from one of the many fine paper lines we carry; Smock, Monique Lhuillier, William Arthur, Designers Fine Press, just to name a few.

Awards Include:
2013, 2014 and 2015 WeddingWire’s Brides Choice
2011-2014 Editor’s Pick “The Knot Best of Weddings”
2014 Cincinnati A List "Best Invitations"

We invite you to stop in our boutique and see for yourself! Appointments are welcome, but not necessary. Read less
Invitations

PHOTOS

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INFO FOR INVITATIONS

What invitation and card products do you offer?
Catalog Invitations, Custom Invitations, Imprinted Napkins, Menus, Place Cards, Programs, RSVP Cards, Save the Dates, Thank Yous
What services do you provide?
Addressing, Assembly, Calligraphy, Design, Eco-Friendly, Embossed, Engraving, Foil-Stamped, In-Person Consultations, Laser Cut, Letterpress, Printing, Shipping, Thermography
What is your minimum order requirement?
60

REVIEWS

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Meg
Wedding:
10/7/2017
5.0/5.0
Stacey and her team are so amazing! They are prompt, professional and extremely on top of things! Stacey has been a life saver for me and has so many wonderful connections! She took so much stress off my shoulders and has allowed me to actually enjoy the process and being engaged! You have GOT to use their services for your special day, you will not be disappointed
Stacey and her team are so amazing! They are prompt, professional and extremely on top of things! Stacey has been a life Read more...
Stacey and her team are so amazing! They are prompt, professional and extremely on top of things! Stacey has been a life saver for me and has so many wonderful connections! She took so much stress off my shoulders and has allowed me to actually enjoy the process and being engaged! You have GOT to use their services for your special day, you will not be disappointed Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
10/21/2016
1.7/5.0
Unfortunately, this is our one negative review. We set up an appt. with CIE for invites & complimentary hour with a wedding planner. We met with a lady who asked us to pick from invites on the wall. CIE offered us a discount if we committed, but we wanted to think about it as we LIKED some, but didn’t LOVE any. The wedding planner we were supposed to meet left, so that was canceled. She never rescheduled.
CIE called to follow up, extending the discount if we put down a deposit. She said we'd keep looking and working on it until we found invites we loved. We agreed and placed a $478 deposit. That’s when everything changed.
When we called & asked to meet again to see more invite options like she said, we were told that we’d be charged for design consultations $75/hour. I get it is business, but it was NEVER MENTIONED that we had one 1-hour appointment to choose invitations & RSVPs. We said we didn’t love anything at our appointment and were told they’d work with us until we found something we loved – no mention that would be $75/hour. If we knew that, we would not have put down a deposit. We were upfront and said we were starting from scratch when we made the appointment and were told not to worry. Additionally, we had to follow up with CIE repeatedly when we had a question/concern.
We tried to work it out, but they did not compromise and we walked away from CIE. Even though we never signed a contract and had only the one appointment, they kept a few hundred dollars of our deposit, stating they charged us for the generic digital proof (placed our names on a template and no other customization) and also for 2+ hours of work. Every experience is different and maybe we were unlucky. CIE's invitations are pretty, but be prepared for slow response time and to make multiple calls/emails before getting answers. Also, get all the details and know what you are looking for before your appointment.
Unfortunately, this is our one negative review. We set up an appt. with CIE for invites & complimentary hour with a Read more...
Unfortunately, this is our one negative review. We set up an appt. with CIE for invites & complimentary hour with a wedding planner. We met with a lady who asked us to pick from invites on the wall. CIE offered us a discount if we committed, but we wanted to think about it as we LIKED some, but didn’t LOVE any. The wedding planner we were supposed to meet left, so that was canceled. She never rescheduled.
CIE called to follow up, extending the discount if we put down a deposit. She said we'd keep looking and working on it until we found invites we loved. We agreed and placed a $478 deposit. That’s when everything changed.
When we called & asked to meet again to see more invite options like she said, we were told that we’d be charged for design consultations $75/hour. I get it is business, but it was NEVER MENTIONED that we had one 1-hour appointment to choose invitations & RSVPs. We said we didn’t love anything at our appointment and were told they’d work with us until we found something we loved – no mention that would be $75/hour. If we knew that, we would not have put down a deposit. We were upfront and said we were starting from scratch when we made the appointment and were told not to worry. Additionally, we had to follow up with CIE repeatedly when we had a question/concern.
We tried to work it out, but they did not compromise and we walked away from CIE. Even though we never signed a contract and had only the one appointment, they kept a few hundred dollars of our deposit, stating they charged us for the generic digital proof (placed our names on a template and no other customization) and also for 2+ hours of work. Every experience is different and maybe we were unlucky. CIE's invitations are pretty, but be prepared for slow response time and to make multiple calls/emails before getting answers. Also, get all the details and know what you are looking for before your appointment. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
9/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Stacey from Creative Invites is the hardest, most outgoing worker I have met! I have been around her for the past few years and know her from my job which is close to the Reading Bridal District. She is always busy running around from place to place and knows everything to help you from vendors, invitations, venues, etc. Now that I am engaged and am in full swing wedding mode I will use her and her company;s resources to the fullest!
Stacey from Creative Invites is the hardest, most outgoing worker I have met! I have been around her for the past few Read more...
Stacey from Creative Invites is the hardest, most outgoing worker I have met! I have been around her for the past few years and know her from my job which is close to the Reading Bridal District. She is always busy running around from place to place and knows everything to help you from vendors, invitations, venues, etc. Now that I am engaged and am in full swing wedding mode I will use her and her company;s resources to the fullest! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
I had no idea what to expect when walking into Creative Invites and Events but to say I was pleasantly surprised by their professionalism and expertise would be a gross understatement. They were able to give anecdotes about the vendors they have worked closely with which was much more helpful to us than trying to get a "feel" for a photographer or DJ's work from a website. If you end up using one of their preferred vendors, you receive a discount because they enjoy working with vendors they know to be both professional and talented. Although they will help set up meetings with their preferred vendors, they weren't pushy in the slightest. There are particular vendors that we have already chosen for sentimental reasons and they were supportive of that. In terms of the invitation planning, they were also amazing. It gets exhausting picking every detail of an invitation from the paper material to the font and the type of printing BUT they make it a very fun experience and they have plenty of examples to show you. Hands down my favorite part of the entire experience at Creative Invites and Events was that they didn't show us anything that they thought would be out of our price range. They were aware of our budget and didn't make us want to go begging on a street corner to raise enough for a fancier invitation or more extravagant wedding detail. I would (and will) recommend CIE to my dearest friends when they start planning their weddings!
I had no idea what to expect when walking into Creative Invites and Events but to say I was pleasantly surprised by their Read more...
I had no idea what to expect when walking into Creative Invites and Events but to say I was pleasantly surprised by their professionalism and expertise would be a gross understatement. They were able to give anecdotes about the vendors they have worked closely with which was much more helpful to us than trying to get a "feel" for a photographer or DJ's work from a website. If you end up using one of their preferred vendors, you receive a discount because they enjoy working with vendors they know to be both professional and talented. Although they will help set up meetings with their preferred vendors, they weren't pushy in the slightest. There are particular vendors that we have already chosen for sentimental reasons and they were supportive of that. In terms of the invitation planning, they were also amazing. It gets exhausting picking every detail of an invitation from the paper material to the font and the type of printing BUT they make it a very fun experience and they have plenty of examples to show you. Hands down my favorite part of the entire experience at Creative Invites and Events was that they didn't show us anything that they thought would be out of our price range. They were aware of our budget and didn't make us want to go begging on a street corner to raise enough for a fancier invitation or more extravagant wedding detail. I would (and will) recommend CIE to my dearest friends when they start planning their weddings! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Dress & Attire, Invitations, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Courtney
Wedding:
6/4/2016
4.8/5.0
We have been working with Emily at Creative Invites (CIE) and she has been awesome to work with! Our wedding is in June and we are having CIE do all of our invitations and day-of-stationary. Emily is very responsive to emails/requests and she is willing to put in extra effort to assure that my fiance and I are happy with final designs. I would highly recommend going to CIE for help with any of your invitation/stationary needs!
We have been working with Emily at Creative Invites (CIE) and she has been awesome to work with! Our wedding is in June Read more...
We have been working with Emily at Creative Invites (CIE) and she has been awesome to work with! Our wedding is in June and we are having CIE do all of our invitations and day-of-stationary. Emily is very responsive to emails/requests and she is willing to put in extra effort to assure that my fiance and I are happy with final designs. I would highly recommend going to CIE for help with any of your invitation/stationary needs! Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Christina
Wedding:
5/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Creative Invites is a great vendor! They offer you one-on-one support to help you design your save the dates and invitations. They respond to email really quickly and most importantly produce great work. I have been really happy with the work they have done for my wedding. I strongly recommend them.
Creative Invites is a great vendor! They offer you one-on-one support to help you design your save the dates and Read more...
Creative Invites is a great vendor! They offer you one-on-one support to help you design your save the dates and invitations. They respond to email really quickly and most importantly produce great work. I have been really happy with the work they have done for my wedding. I strongly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Candace
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
I am getting married in one week, and I'm on cloud nine thanks to the ladies at Creative Invites. From Day 1, they have been so helpful in creating the most intricate, unique and thoughtful invitations. From the burlap outer cover to the leather luggage tags to the Italian map print design, every detail was handled with love and care. My guests all said it was the most amazing invitation they have ever seen! And then, when I realized four weeks out that I had forgotten to create an itinerary for our four-day event and a program for the ceremony, they turned it around in days, with the same attention to detail and design as they had given to the invitations. I wholeheartedly loved every second of this process, and couldn't give Stacey and Katie a better review. Hire these girls! It will be the second best decision of your wedding process (after the groom, of course!)
I am getting married in one week, and I'm on cloud nine thanks to the ladies at Creative Invites. From Day 1, they have Read more...
I am getting married in one week, and I'm on cloud nine thanks to the ladies at Creative Invites. From Day 1, they have been so helpful in creating the most intricate, unique and thoughtful invitations. From the burlap outer cover to the leather luggage tags to the Italian map print design, every detail was handled with love and care. My guests all said it was the most amazing invitation they have ever seen! And then, when I realized four weeks out that I had forgotten to create an itinerary for our four-day event and a program for the ceremony, they turned it around in days, with the same attention to detail and design as they had given to the invitations. I wholeheartedly loved every second of this process, and couldn't give Stacey and Katie a better review. Hire these girls! It will be the second best decision of your wedding process (after the groom, of course!) Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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LaCrea
Wedding:
5/7/2016
4.2/5.0
Very professional, reasonably priced, amazing invitations. They really work within your budget to get you the exact invitation design you desire for your special day. The staff is very responsive and eager to please the customer. I am still waiting to see the final product but I loved my digital proofs.
Very professional, reasonably priced, amazing invitations. They really work within your budget to get you the exact Read more...
Very professional, reasonably priced, amazing invitations. They really work within your budget to get you the exact invitation design you desire for your special day. The staff is very responsive and eager to please the customer. I am still waiting to see the final product but I loved my digital proofs. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It was great to be able to sit down with my designer and design invitations that were exactly what we wanted, and not just some pre-determined design from an online invitation site. And surprisingly, it was just as affordable as those cookie-cutter websites! We had a great experience, and everything was completed in a timely fashion and looked amazing. There are many different add-ons you can use to make your invitations more original, or you can keep the "base model." They are great about getting your budget before starting, and work hard to keep you within that budget. I highly recommend them for your wedding invitations!
It was great to be able to sit down with my designer and design invitations that were exactly what we wanted, and not just Read more...
It was great to be able to sit down with my designer and design invitations that were exactly what we wanted, and not just some pre-determined design from an online invitation site. And surprisingly, it was just as affordable as those cookie-cutter websites! We had a great experience, and everything was completed in a timely fashion and looked amazing. There are many different add-ons you can use to make your invitations more original, or you can keep the "base model." They are great about getting your budget before starting, and work hard to keep you within that budget. I highly recommend them for your wedding invitations! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Just mailed our beautiful invitations today. For those considering invitation/stationary services in Cincinnati (or heck, anywhere!), you absolutely have to work with Creative Invites and Events! We used their services for our stationary needs and they gave us excellent recommendations for EVERYTHING wedding-related (from the bridal parties, to pampering parties, rehearsal dinner, makeup/eyelashes, dance lessons, waxing service, photography, catering, ... you name it, they know it!). Stacey (CIEs FABULOUS owner) set up at least a dozen introductions to vendors for us. In addition to using some of the recommendations, I really appreciated that Stacey took the time to teach us how to “communicate” in the wedding context (what questions to ask, timelines/dates to think about, what needs to be completed in person vs. a phone call, etc). In addition to business recommendations, Stacey and her team were awesome to work with, on a personal level.
I have a natural inclination to overthink things, I’m extremely type A and can become easily stressed. Sometimes I felt overwhelmed with the thought of all the choices out there I knew I needed to make, BUT I always left the shop feeling foot loose and fancy free... this is no small feat! Stacey and her team are pros at making you feel comfortable, welcome, not pressured, while still being assertive… this is so important.
Our Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations are show stoppers (and incredibly, reasonably priced to boot!). They're sophisticated, elegant, gorgeous... the precise conception of the feeling and mood we wanted to convey to our guests. The process was a true collaboration, and I was incredibly indebted for this awesome approach. Want to see for yourself… https://www.creativeinvitesandevents.com/blog/invitations/elegant-wedding-invitation-suite/.
I LOVE that the team has this blog, it just speaks to the friendly, yet professional, approach they take with the entire experience.
Just mailed our beautiful invitations today. For those considering invitation/stationary services in Cincinnati (or heck, Read more...
Just mailed our beautiful invitations today. For those considering invitation/stationary services in Cincinnati (or heck, anywhere!), you absolutely have to work with Creative Invites and Events! We used their services for our stationary needs and they gave us excellent recommendations for EVERYTHING wedding-related (from the bridal parties, to pampering parties, rehearsal dinner, makeup/eyelashes, dance lessons, waxing service, photography, catering, ... you name it, they know it!). Stacey (CIEs FABULOUS owner) set up at least a dozen introductions to vendors for us. In addition to using some of the recommendations, I really appreciated that Stacey took the time to teach us how to “communicate” in the wedding context (what questions to ask, timelines/dates to think about, what needs to be completed in person vs. a phone call, etc). In addition to business recommendations, Stacey and her team were awesome to work with, on a personal level.
I have a natural inclination to overthink things, I’m extremely type A and can become easily stressed. Sometimes I felt overwhelmed with the thought of all the choices out there I knew I needed to make, BUT I always left the shop feeling foot loose and fancy free... this is no small feat! Stacey and her team are pros at making you feel comfortable, welcome, not pressured, while still being assertive… this is so important.
Our Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations are show stoppers (and incredibly, reasonably priced to boot!). They're sophisticated, elegant, gorgeous... the precise conception of the feeling and mood we wanted to convey to our guests. The process was a true collaboration, and I was incredibly indebted for this awesome approach. Want to see for yourself… https://www.creativeinvitesandevents.com/blog/invitations/elegant-wedding-invitation-suite/.
I LOVE that the team has this blog, it just speaks to the friendly, yet professional, approach they take with the entire experience. Read less
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning

DEALS

100 FREE Address Labels for Your Invitation Order
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $40 Value
In addition to offering the most unique, contemporary designs and competitive prices, we at Creative Invites and Events will add to your order 100 Address Labels. These 2
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FREE Hard Copy & Digital Proofs
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $50 Value
At Creative Invites and Events, we want you to love your stationery. This means that you are going to get unlimited updates to your digital proof and a hard copy in the mail for FREE! You will know exactly what your invitations will look like and we don't stop designing until you are in love with what we help you create. Even ask your designer to make a custom monogram, combine designs and change colors! Put your mind at ease and work with the women who will make your invitations perfect.
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Combine Designs to Create Unique Stationery
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $50 Value
At Creative Invites and Events, your invitations will be unique as your wedding day. You can combine designs, change the colors and select any of our premium papers all at the same cost as getting a mass produced design from one of the large online stores. Retail stores and online giants would charge you $100 or more for those options. Why settle? Make the first impression of your wedding one that is perfect for you!
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