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Persnickety Invitation Studio

York , PA
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LOCATION

2577 South Queen Street, Olde Tollgate Village
York, PA US 17402 (map)

PHONE

717-741-2324

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ABOUT US

Persnickety Invitation Studio offers beautifully designed invitations and stationery in a comfortable retail atmosphere. Our small staff works with you through the entire wedding... Read more
Persnickety Invitation Studio offers beautifully designed invitations and stationery in a comfortable retail atmosphere. Our small staff works with you through the entire wedding process, from selecting an invitation to creating a seating chart, favors, programs and more. We also offer a wide variety of manufacturer's albums, from Crane and William Arthur to Carlson Craft and Birchcraft. In addition, our on-staff graphic designers can work one-on-one with you to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind custom invitation. Stop by and browse in our comfortable shop to choose your perfect invitation. Read less
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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, Engraving, Letterpress, Recycled Paper, Soy Based Inks

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
The girls at persnickety make the invitation process stress-free. They are great!
Services Used: Invitations
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used Persnickety Invitation Studio for our invitations and name cards. It was a pleasure to work with them! When we first started looking at invitations ourselves, we were so overwhelmed. When we went to Persnickety, they made the process so much easier for us. This included going through the options for the invitations, pockets for the invitations and the wording of our invitations, response card, and accommodations card. They spent a lot of time with us to make sure everything was how we wanted it and made the process of reviewing proofs and providing our addresses seamless.

We had such a great experience that we also had them do our name cards. They were fabulous to work with and we told them what graphic we wanted to represent our meal choices and they found them for us. We got the cards back in alphabetical order, with the meal choices, and a key card for the wait staff, not to mention a quick turnaround.

I am so happy that we worked with Persnickety rather than trying to do this all ourselves! We live out of town from Persnickety and where our wedding was, but could do everything remotely (except picking out the invitations which we had wanted to do in person).
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Kristy
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Melissa is amazing! She took our vision and made it come alive in color and personalization! I couldn't have dreamed of more!
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Amy
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
The ladies of Persnikety were accommodating, communicative and enjoyable to work with. They stitched my invites for me in addition to printing. I was nothing but pleased with the quality of the end product. And their shop alone is worth the visit!
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Katie
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We worked with Persnickety to design our wedding invitations, as well as some other paper products for our wedding. We worked mostly with Alexis. I could not have been more thrilled with my experience with Persnickety.

I had no idea what kind of invitations I wanted, and once I saw one element of an invitation in one of their books that I liked, Alexis worked with me to create a semi-custom invitation that was absolutely gorgeous. Everyone kept telling us that it was the most beautiful wedding invitation they had ever received. They were very high quality, particularly for the price that we paid for them, which was very reasonable.

After we had such a great experience with our invitations, we decided to work with Alexis on our other paper goods, including the menu, program, favor, match books, table numbers and place cards, cocktail napkins, and the big sign that directed everyone where to go at the venue. Everything coordinated, and it was all beautiful. Alexis designed all of those elements and they perfectly fit my vision for the day; the items on the tables in particular looked amazing with everything else we had chosen.

I can't say enough good things about my experience with Persnickety. They were so warm and friendly, and I could tell they really wanted to give me what I wanted. Thank you Alexis and Melissa!!!
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Persnickety Invitation Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank You So Much! It was a pleasure working with you and your family. I can not wait to see photos. -Alexis
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Keren
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Persnickety for our programs, escort cards and menu board. Their work is beautiful and they are a dream to work with! My only regret is not also using them for our invitations and save the dates!!!
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I LOVE Persnickety!! Alexis and Melissa were so amazing to work with. As a newly engaged female I was 100% overwhelmed and pinterest overloaded. When I went to Alexis with 100000 ideas and colors she provided me with multiple 1:1 meetings to help me control my sensory overload and focus on how to get all of the pinterest ideas onto paper. Alexis worked overtime to make my very large wedding dreams come true. She was always easy to work with and when I would send her 20 emails a day updating the seating chart and such she would always respond immediately- thus putting me at ease:) Every time I walked into the store I was greeted with a smile and by name! I could not have asked for for better invitations, save the dates, and wedding decor. My wedding was perfectly pinterest inspired thanks to Alexis and Melissa and the whole Persnickety gang!!! Thank you for making 7-13-13 the best day ever! Oh, and of course I will be using them for party, christmas, and in the wayyyy future birth announcements!

Kelly :)
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Invitations, , Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa and her team are truly gifted! She helped us custom design the invitations and paper suite for our wedding just the way we wanted to represent ourselves. I find myself trying to make up reasons to use Persnickety again as it was a pleasure and always exciting to see what they would provide.
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irina
Wedding:
10/28/2012
5.0/5.0
You can't have a wedding with out invites. And Melissa and the awesome staff made such beautiful cards. Just as I had wished.
My wedding was then created from my invited, to the barn, and table setting branches. All because two birds fell in love.
I thank all the girls at Persnickety for helping us and generously being so AWESOME.
THANK YOU
ARLINGTON AND IRINA BLANTZ
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Persnickety Invitation Studio responded with the following comments:

Irina, thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We only met and worked with you briefly but were so happy that we were able to be part of the team that made a dream wedding come true for you and Arlington. You deserve it, you are such a fighter. Hugs and kisses, Melissa.
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Lindsey
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding invitations were simple, yet beautiful which is exactly what we wanted. Persnickety staff was wonderful in helping narrow down exactly what I wanted.
Services Used: Invitations
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YorkBride
Wedding:
4/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa of Persnickety Invitation Studio was awesome! She was so flexible and patient with me and my husband, even as we continued to add different and last minute projects to her plate. The invitations, table numbers, programs, and everything else that she did for us were absolutely beautiful.
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Lindsey
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I went to Persnickety only knowing that I wanted something different. I thoroughly enjoyed working one on one with them to create my dream invitations. They were stunning and I received so many compliments! They also helped design my placecards and programs which came out perfect as well. I highly recommend Persnickety Invitation Studio!
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Persnickety Invitation Studio responded with the following comments:

Thanks Lindsey! Your invitations were beautiful, and I was just looking at all of your lovely wedding photos. Thank you so much for trusting us with such an important part of your wedding day!
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Melinda
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
I went to Persnickety for everything, starting with my save-the-dates. Melissa, the owner and her staff have so much knowledge and could design everything perfectly how we imagined. We could not be happier with the quality of our invitations. Our guests were so impressed, they still can't stop talking on how amazing they looked. We also had Persnickety design our table name cards. Everything turned out perfectly.

Getting in touch and communicating with Persnickety was great. At the time, planning the wedding I was easier to get ahold of through email. They were great at responding and talking to me through there. I would get a phonecall when everything was finished. I would def. recommend Persnickety Invitation Studio to a friend.
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Bridgeira
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a place that will meet all of your wedding printing needs in a creative, professional and unusual manner, this is your place! Melissa took some artwork that I had done for the wedding cake and translated it into a design that we carried through everything from the invitations to the thank you cards and everything in between. Working with Meslissa and her staff was a wonderful experience. Their artwork became the thread that tied everything together. Things were always on time, Melissa took a genuine interest in our wedding and everything was correct! Avoid all those cookie cutter invitations and get something really personal designed for you and you alone.
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Katie
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Persnickety's is by far the best place in south central PA to go for invitations of any kind!!! My sister and I have been using them for 4 years for both of our weddings, multiple bridal showers, baby showers, christmas cards, and we are currently working with them to create our baby shower invitations. They created absolutely everything for my wedding including invitations, placecards, menus, programs, signs for the bride/groom seats, & signature drink menus; I couldnt have been happier with everything and I got countless complements from my wedding guests on their work~everything was GORGEOUS!!! Their work is phenomenol and they will work with you to create any invitation you would like! Their ideas are endless! There have been many times that I will go back and forth with them 5-10x making even small changes to my invitations, until I think they are perfect! I have worked very closely with both Melissa & Alexis and they both always have the best & most creative ideas!! When I'm not sure if something will look good, or what the best way to word something is, they always know exactly what to do/say. They always respond quickly to my emails and make themselves available when I need to go in to look at something. It is so nice to be able to completely trust them with something as important as my wedding invitations. They have always demonstrated the utmost professionalism while working with them and I coudn't be happier with all the invitations they have created for me. I have referred multiple friends to them who have also all been extremely happy with their beautiful work and I will continue to use them as long as they are there for future baby announcements, baby showers, birthday parties, etc. I would recommend them to ANYONE! You will not be disappointed!!!!
Services Used: Invitations
Persnickety Invitation Studio responded with the following comments:

Katie, thank you so much for taking time to post a review. We absolutely love working with both of you and are so happy to be a part of all of your family's wonderful celebrations! Thank you again!
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pitcher
Wedding:
4/19/2008
5.0/5.0
They were awesome. They also did our rehearsal dinner invites. They made it fun!
Services Used: Invitations
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Newlywed618
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Persnickety Invitation Studio supplied our invitations, ceremony programs, table numbers, escort cards, and thank you notes and they did a FANTASTIC JOB! I absolutely loved working with Melissa, she was very creative, easy to work with, and professional! Her creations are high quality and well worth the price! She pays great attention to the details and has incredible suggestions and ideas! We received so many compliments on everything she did for us! She has a great shop in York, PA and many samples of her work displayed beautifully! She was by far my favorite vendor to work with throughout the planning process! It was wonderful! I highly, highly, highly recommend!!!
Services Used: Invitations
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badow1222
Wedding:
3/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Persnickety made our invitation process so simple. From creating an unique invitation to working with our budget, Melissa was wonderful to work with. She was fun, patient and creative. She helped take our industrial style and transformed it on paper. She created a Philadelphia skyline that was perfect for me and my finacee. I would suggest anyone to visit her studio and have as much fun as I did!!!!

THANKS!!!!

Elizabeth Badowski
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HouseofHart
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
We worked with Melissa and her team at Persnickety for all of our wedding stationary needs. Our experience with Persnickety was nothing short of excellent from start to finish. Melissa worked with us directly to create invitations, programs, menus, table numbers, place cards, and much more that illustrated our personality as a couple. Her custom creations are gorgeous and of the highest quality, all while remaining mindful of our budgetary constraints. Our guests raved about all of our stationary and were highly impressed with the quality. After searching many vendors and prefabricated inviation options, we couldn't find anything we liked. After working with Melissa on our custom creations, all of the pieces fell into place. I would recommend Melissa and Pernickety to anyone looking for unique, custom designs to help enhance the personalization of your wedding. She and her team have an amazing talent!
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Jennie
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Our invitations, programs, etc., turned out beautifully! Melissa was so easy to work with, and had great ideas, advice, etc. I highly recommend!
Services Used: Invitations
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Jacquelynn
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
By far, one of my most favorite parts of wedding planning!! Alexis is the best and really helped me bring my ideas to life. So professional and fun at the same time. My sister is getting married in March and totally is using them!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.9/5.0
Melissa and her team at Persnickety were terrific to work with my husband and I. They have a wide variety of creative paper products for everything you would need for the wedding and reception. This gave us a good starting point and they helped tweak designs to make it our own. Communication was great and they met all our delivery dates, which put us at ease when planning our wedding. I highly recommend this company and plan on using them for future events.
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Marie
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.9/5.0
Persnickety did a wonderful job with our invitations. They designed them and folded and assembled them by hand. The invitations turned out absoultely gorgeous and the ladies at the shop were so great to work with. Highly recommended.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/7/2012
4.8/5.0
Persnickety provided amazingly perfect invitations. I told them what i pictured and they made it a reality.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Persnickety was wonderful! The staff was always so helpful and genuine! We ordered our invitations, save the dates, table cards, and a few other signs from them and they all turned out wonderfully. We absolutely loved the design they created for our table cards and signs and wish we had them do it from the beginning and used that on everything! I HIGHLY recommend them!
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Persnickety Invitation Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Katherine! It was such a pleasure working with you and Jarrett - Congratulations from Melissa, Alexis and Holly!
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Marlania
Wedding:
5/30/2010
4.7/5.0
We worked with Persnickety for our invitations and table seating chart. The products were beautiful and we had to make very few changes. The first seating board we got was bubbly, but they fixed it right away and the end result was beautiful.
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Christie
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.6/5.0
We used Persnickety for our wedding this past May 2011 and they did a wonderful job. Although they are a little pricey, what you are paying for is someone's expertise is design and print. They will work with your timeline, vision, and budget to recommended a bunch of options. Although you can often find the samething online for less, the burden is on you for design/layout issues and the time it takes to do everything. For the extra money and variety of options for things in one place, Persnickety was wonderful!
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jloren
Wedding:
11/18/2012
4.6/5.0
I found Persnickety randomly online as a vendor of pocketfolds that I wanted to use for the invites. I went to the studio thinking that I was just going to place an order for pocketfolds and absolutely ended up falling in love with the studio and the samples that they had displayed throughout. After talking with Alexis about my ideas I was convinced that I did not want to handle the responsibility of printing my invites. A family member designed our invite and all I had to do was turn over the PDF and Persnickety took care of the rest. They are very flexible and accommodating with any idea and will design everything for you should you want them to. The end result was awesome! We got so many compliments on our invites and some guests even kept them as a keepsake! I've never gotten professional invites prior to this so I can't really say if their pricing is typical. You absolutely get what you pay for though so know that going in you will leave with a great product for whatever you choose to spend. I would use them again absolutely!
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/22/2009
3.8/5.0
I used Persnickety for my wedding invitations, ceremony programs, table cards, etc. Overall they did a good job on my order, but it was kinda an inconvenience for me because I traveled to the shop almost every week sometimes a couple times a week just to keep proofing my stuff. They were also extremely expensive. Looking back on it all, I could have cut this cost by ordering invitations online or doing not such an elaborate invite. I would recommend this place for anyone who wants a unique invitation for their wedding or special occasion and doesn't have a specific budget, but I would not recommend Persnickety for anyone who is on a tight budget!
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Andrea
Wedding:
6/3/2006
3.8/5.0
I had a to be pretty specific about exactly what I wanted - but they were able to do it. I also had to do a lot of proofreading and correcting on their work, so read over everything very carefully. Overall, everything turned out beautifully.
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Persnickety Invitation Studio responded with the following comments:

Hi Andrea! Thanks for taking the time to post a review of the business. I wanted to introduce myself as the new owner of Persnickety, which I purchased in June of 2008. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was less than perfect, and would like to let readers know that with my degree in graphic design and background as a proofreader for the technical writing industry, customers can feel much more comfortable with our work. My aim is to keep the same high level of customer service Persnickety has always offered, while improving the quality of work and offering many more options.

Thanks again, Andrea, and please feel free to visit us anytime!
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Justin
Wedding:
6/15/2013
0.8/5.0
This place is a joke. They love you when you're willing to spend A LOT of money on their higher priced offerings, but if you aren't, you're treated like a peon. My fiancée and I spent over $800 on save the date magnets, which was about 120 of them. They were colored and about half of them were ruined because the ink must've run out and gave the magnets a greenish hue. That was one problem. When it came time to have our invitations done, we decided to go elsewhere because their costs are outrageous. When we were there to buy basic supplies to have somebody else print our invitations, the girls were completely rude and weren't willing to help us with very small questions. Point in fact, after they milked us for what we were willing to spend, they wanted nothing to do with us. If you want professionalism and a great experience, don't go here. These snobs care about nothing more than the money, not about you enjoying your experience and having fun designing things for your big day. Persnickety is nothing more than a façade. Where do they get off charging people astronomical prices in York, PA?? My advice: search around or order them from the Internet. You'll save a ton of money and the experience of young snobs.
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Persnickety Invitation Studio responded with the following comments:

Of course I am saddened to read this review. All of us at persnickety work very hard to give all of our brides the very best experience we can. I know that the invitations you wanted were more expensive than you would have liked, but that is often the nature of custom invitations. We were certainly happy to order the paper for you so you could do them yourself, but please understand that we can't give away the design advice that other customers are paying for. We fully support brides who choose to do their invitations themselves, but simply cannot give you measurements and specifications when that is the very service we as design professionals sell.

I again apologize for some of the Save the Dates being off color. I do recall, however, that we reprinted them for you and I had not known until now that you were displeased with that solution.

Jenna, I’m sorry that you feel you were treated poorly when you were in yesterday with your mother. We do love working with all of our brides, and I have to respectfully disagree with you that our pricing is outrageous. I would ask that after you finish making your invitations you consider the amount of time, effort and materials that goes into making a beautiful set of invitations for a very special day.

Lastly, I’m saddened to hear my wonderful staff called snobs. I know they all love what they do each and every day and I feel very fortunate to have them. Out of respect for your feelings, however, I will be certain to work with you myself from this point forward. I hope that at the very least we can continue to be a resource for you during the last few weeks of your engagement. – Melissa Weiler, owner

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