Big Orange Designs
My husband and I are huge fans of Big Orange! They were able to produce our wedding invites very quickly and the quality was excellent. Our guests raved about them and we were so happy we decided to order our seating chart, table numbers and thank you cards from them. The product they sell is unique and modern and I will not hesitate using them again for anything I might need. They are willing to work with you to create exactly what you're looking for. Certainly one of the best decisions we made with respect to wedding vendors. :)
Ted and Lisa are FABULOUS!!! Great work, fast responses and very go with the flow! We loved them and would recommend them to anyone who wants the perfect invitation from the nicest and easiest people to work with!!
Lisa and Ted were great to work with. It was important to us to have recycled paper for our invitations and they did the legwork to make sure that we could have it. They were helpful and accommodating during the lengthy design process, being willing to make small changes to make the invitations exactly as we wanted. I highly recommend them.
Lisa and Ted were quick to respond to our inquires and quickly made an appointment to meet with us. All of our questions were addressed and they easily accomodated some changes we had when we reviewed our drafts.
Their designs and all of their options were such a refreshing change from the boring old wedding invite.
I found Big Orange designs online. I had them do my save the dates and wedding invites, I will be contacting them again for my thank you notes. They were very flexible, and quick to respond when I had any questions. Their prices are great, and their designs are even better. The process and shipping were very quick. Everything they made for me exceeded my expectations. I would recommend them to anyone.
It was a pleasure working with Ted & Lisa through the entire invitation design process. Although what we wanted for invitations was quite unique, they took our ideas and created exactly what we imagined. Communication was always fast and courteous.
Overall we were extremely pleased with both the service and the final product. We have since received so many wonderful compliments on our invitations! We would recommend Big Orange Designs to anyone looking for creative and high quality invitations and stationary.
Ted and Lisa from Big Orange Designs were great to work with! Quick with their replies, creative with ideas, flexible and patient with requests for mulitple proofs.
The invitations we just received looked awesome and we're really looking forward to sending them out!
We were a little last minute with our invitations but Ted and Lisa helped us get back on track. They were efficient, kind, professional, and of course, we were absolutely thrilled with final product. We highly, highly recommend them!
Vendor response to review
This is exactly what we strive for!!! Have a wonderful wedding day!!
Big Orange Design was incredible! Not only did they create a wonderful DIY invitation for me, but they did not hesitate to change my invitation several times to suit my desire. Their service was great, very quick and efficient.
Thanks love them
Vendor response to review
You're so welcome! Thank you for the kind words!
Ted and Lisa were both very accomodating. We forgot to get a seating chart, menus and table numbers done 3 weeks before the wedding and they got everything to us with plenty of time to our wedding!!!!
I would definitely use them again for other occassions and recommend them to everyone!!!
Vendor response to review
Lisa and Ted were extremely professional, and very creative. We had looked around for quite a while for someone to make our invitations. Nothing in those large binders that most companies show you best represented what we were wanted. We needed something unique and bright, and Big Orange Designs completely gave us what we wanted. They were quick in their service, and extremely flexible. They created an invitation design that we didn't even know was possible! They are fun and great to work with, and the finished product proves that.
Vendor response to review
Wow! Thank you soooo much! We're so happy you loved them!!!
A perfect 5/5! Ted and Lisa were an amazing couple to work with! They listened to our vision and made every single change we requested with prompt response! The thing I loved most about working with Ted & Lisa was that they were so close to home (a convenient plus!)- they dropped off the final draft and also came and dropped off all of the invitations to our door. I really wanted our invitations to set the tone of our wedding and they were able to capture that. The final outcome of our invitations couldn't have been better. I can't wait to send these to our guests! Thanks so much guys!
Vendor response to review
Thank you soooo much for the kind words! We really appreciate it!!
All the best,
Lisa and Ted
We received the invitations yesterday! Everything looks absolutely fantastic!! Thank you so much! I am really happy with how easy the process was, how quickly everything was done, and how beautiful the invitations and reply cards turned out. I will definitely recommend you guys to anyone I know that gets married in the future.
Thank you very much for the super fast delivery of our wonderful wedding invitations. They look amazing. It was great doing business with you. So easy, fast and professional. Amazing work!
Ted and Lisa are not only accomodating and understanding, but also creative and insightful. Our invitations were unique and they knew exactly what we envisioned our invitations to look like. We were so pleased with our invitations and the programs. Everything from the invitations, to the programs, to the table cards, to the day after brunch, flowed. We received numerous compliments as to how refreshing our invitations were and how they were one of a kind. They were patient with us and met all time lines. They met with us several times to discuss our vision of our wedding and made sure that they created an invation that left an impression and gave people a feel as to what our wedding would be like. - Sandor and Lauren Fulop
Hannah and I just wanted to say how excited we were to receive our invitations! They look even better than we were expecting. All our guests have commented on how wonderful they look! Your willingness to meet with us and help design our invitations was greatly appreciated! Before meeting with you the invitations were something we were anxious and nervous about. With you, the experience has been something we both really enjoyed! - Scott & Hannah
Big Orange Designs were great to work with. They were able to design an invitation that was completely custom, one of a kind & right on time with our schedule!! They had excellent design ideas and also incorporated some of our ideas to come up with a great product. Not only did we love our invitations, but so did all of our guests! Big Orange Designs made our wedding planning easier because of the work they did for us. We will be recommending them to our friends!! - Tammy & Matt
Getting our invitations and favour sleeves through Big Orange Designs was one of the best decisions we ever made. Throughout the entire process I felt like we were their number one priority, our ideas were always taken into consideration and we were consulted every step of the way. The final products were absolutely spectacular and made our special day that much more memorable. Thank you Big Orange Designs for your fantastic work!!! - Laura & Rees
I got a bit sidetracked looking at your website. Nice designs! So I forwarded your site to the editorial ladies, who liked it as much as I did... (So we) featured you in our blog!
(Read it here: http://www.bride.ca/wedding-ideas/index.cfm/2008/9/9/Toronto-Wedding-Invitations-Big-Orange-Designs)
Part of my job is to notify the editorial gurus of any "noteworthy" new additions to the network. The trick is answering the question "what is noteworthy?" I 'll tell you what - whatever makes me go - wow, that's cool!- your product line definitely 'wows' people
- Nicholas, Network Manager of the Bridal Network (www.bride.ca)
Lisa & Ted always go above and beyond for their clients and fellow vendors. They are talented and professional as well as incredibly easy and fun to work with. Big Orange Designs is always on the top of my list of recommendations to brides looking for something modern, classy, and unique for their invitations.
I absolutely love working with Ted & Lisa! They are so personable and their work is simply fabulous! They have a great flare for design...keeping with the trends but always focusing on each clients personal taste! As a wedding planner, I absolutely love how they can pull the theme together through every detail...from invitation to wedding favors! I would recommend them time and again!
Choose from our stunning online catalogue or let us create a unique design inspired by you.
Whether it’s invitations, menus, place cards, seating charts, wedding favours or table cards, etc., grand and stylish or small and intimate, let us create the perfect theme and lok for your unforgettable day.
Please visit us online at: www.bigorangedesigns.com
A: Quite simply, a custom designed wedding invitation is not one that appears in our catalogue. It is created by working closely with you, to design the invitation of your dreams. An invitation that is a unique reflection of your day, your theme and your personal style.
Q: I like what I see in the catalogue, but can I make a few simple changes?
A: Fonts and colors, even images! The sky's the limit! (Consultation required)*
Q: We have chosen colors for our wedding that are not in your palette? Can you accommodate us?
A: Certainly. We will make every attempt possible to work with your color sample.*
Q: What if we have an idea of how we want our seating chart to be, (or place cards, or programs etc) but we don't see anything like it on your site?
A: Show us your ideas, or explain them to us as best you can and we'll do everything in our power to create them for you. (Barring copyright infringements etc!)
Q: Do you have specialty papers or envelopes available?
A: We do have many specialty paper options available, subject to price and availability. Consultation required.*
Q: Is it possible to choose a font that's not on your list?
A: In most cases it is! Let us know the name of the particular font you have in mind and we'll let you know if it is available.
Q: How can I know that the colour I want will match the colour you represent on your website?
A: While every attempt is made to match your colour please keep in mind the on-screen colour representation is not necessarily precise representations of actual print colours. For an exact colour match, please consult a Pantone PMS color chart available at any local print shop or art supply store.
Q: I have more questions!
A: No problem! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone toll-free: 1-866-935-4746, (locally please use 519-658-9086) and we'll chat!
* Specialty papers not available to online purchases unless arrangements have been made with Big Orange Designs.
Dear potential clients,
It’s been an incredible journey being in the wedding business the past couple of years, we’ve learned so much!! Allow us to share some tips with you that we hope you’ll find invaluable when choosing your wedding stationery.
Go with your gut! If you’ve always had your heart set on a particular colour or style, don’t let nay-sayers change your mind! It’s wonderful to have the advice and support of a good friend or family member, but like the old saying goes...too many cooks, spoil the broth! We’ve seen many a bride and groom get flustered and bewildered by the numerous comments and opinions of well intentioned friends and family, but when it comes down to it...it’s your day! Have it your way!
Beware the Perils of D.I.Y Invitation kits!!
As you browse the aisles of your big box business supply store (and sometimes even your local and equally gigantic grocery store!), you might spot the latest in do-it-yourself wedding invitation kits. Their neatly packaged, trendy designs are so eye-catching, you think to yourself, ’I can do that!’ I’ll save us a money by doing it myself and they’ll look fantastic!
WARNING: Unless you have a degree in ’printer malfunction science’ with a minor in ’text layout’ or don’t mind losing sleep and sprouting a few grey hairs... These kits are not for the faint of heart!
Here are some common complaints we’ve heard from couples just like you, hoping to have beautiful stationery and save money along the way. (After all, who doesn’t love to save money?!?!)
A) The printing goes horribly wrong. Either the text is not lining up correctly, the paper jams, your printer has decided to choose this moment to leave nasty little ink blobs on the corners, or worse, you can’t seem to create the perfect colour for your font.
B) You end up going back to the store for MORE kits after ruining the first batch, and now you’ve no longer saved yourself any money, let alone the energy and time you’ve put into this.
C) You go back to the store to find the kit you’ve been using is discontinued. Yes, this has happened and we received the phone call from the panic-stricken bride.
D) You buy the kit, and after realizing how frustrating the whole process is, take it to your local print shop to see if they will do it for you, only to find they won’t touch them with a ten foot pole. Yes, we got that phone call too!
With the budget conscious ’do-it-yourselfer’ in mind, we have introduced a brand new line of wedding invitations priced to compete with the big box retail store kits.
Introducing… D.I.Y.? Why?
This is a brand new line of wedding invitations that are sharp, savvy and will save you money, without the hassle of a D.I.Y. project. Choose from many different patterns that are available in a wide variety of colours and you can even choose your font! Your invitation set includes a 5x7 panel style invitation, with matching RSVP and BOTH envelopes.
As planning a wedding involves so many decisions, choices and demands on the pocket book, we feel this is a fabulous new alternative for couples who want fabulous stationery without breaking the bank.
Styles and options can be seen online by clicking here.
Lisa Davis-Treleaven is an Owner and full-time Designer at Big Orange Designs, a custom invitation and design company. Big Orange Designs is reviewed for brides in TheWeddingRing.ca.