Shopped around and worked with several vendors before we found Carciofi Design. Truly there was no comparison. Guests were raving about our invitations. Phone calls and cute notes were sent with the RSVP's complimenting us on the invitations. They truly set the tone for what was to come and working with Carolyn was a pleasure. Responsive and very accomodating we were able to design an invitation that had the look and feel we wanted. The quality was exquisite and was worth every penny.
We have set the invitation in a shadow box along with other memorable items from the day and it truly was worth saving!
Carciofi Design will be the first place I go from now on to celebrate all the major events in my life.
What more can I say, “Just beautiful!” Caroline at Carciofi Design did an amazing job with our wedding invitations. I had a vision in mind and she made it come to fruition with her design work. My guest were amazed and often commented on how beautiful and elegant my invitations were. Many of our guests called as soon as they got it in the mail and commented to us that it was the most beautiful invitation they have ever seen. You have to send for a sample of her work. You will be floored on how gorgeous they are in person. These invitations hold a special place in my heart and I am so thankful that I chose Caroline at Carciofi Design to create them.
Natanya – Washington, DC
Carciofi was amazing for all of my bridal printed cards. We went with them for our table cards, escort cards, invitations and even thank yous. The design was beautiful, even though it was one of the less expensive "do-it-yourself kits" showing the company's true value! Planning a wedding from out of state was stressful, so any internet based companies were at the top of my list. Unfortunately some of them don't respond quickly and charge convenience fees. This was the opposite for Carciofi. Everything was done though email and I was answered usually within 12-24 hours. I would recommend them to any bride!
I want to start off with my first impression of this place, it was way to expensive for my budget... but Caroline quickly worked with me to make the invitation something I could afford, and not only what I could afford what I wanted... in colors, style, in everything!!! With the 700 emails that we sent each other each day (a little exaggeration there) she was patient and responded to each one... regardless of my worry or my question. Then the day came for them to arrive. I have two children that had a rehearsal that day along with another kid, so three kids in all and it was pouring that day... bottom fell out... got home and saw a nice big CARDBOARD box at my door step... SOAKED... I opened the back door told the girls to get themselves out, shut the door and come in... as I got to the front door my heart stopped... I shook the box of the excess water that was on it quickly took it inside and panicked.. opened the box (heart is still not beating at this point) and Caroline made sure that everything was packaged nicely... everything was wrapped in plastic so wonderfully!!! Nothing got wet... (Heart just now coming back to life)!!! And beyond the beautiful packaging the invites are the most beautiful things every!!
Truly beautiful work... dedicated and hard working employees. Very responsive and helped me create exactly what I was looking for. Customized, beautiful, invitations, which everyone loved!!! I would definitely refer Carciofi Design. Thank you Caroline!
Carciofi Design was very easy to work with over the internet. Always got prompt responses to email questions. We selected a do-it-yourself design and the instructions were easy to follow. The invitations turned out beautifully - have received many compliments on them. The slightly irridescent paper made the invitation especially elegant. Only one problem cropped up. I made the invitations about one month before addressing and sending them. The small strip of paper applied to the inside of the invitation to hold the response and reception cards had popped off or was loose in some cards. Needed a strip of double sided tape applied over the ribbon that neatly tied these items together to fix the problem (not in the instructions). That's the only reason for giving four stars instead of five.
Vendor response to review
thank you so much for your positive review. sorry to hear you had a little trouble with the strip popping off. i hadn't heard of this happening before, as i say in the instructions press down 'very firmly', but you are right, an extra piece of tape over the ribbon certainly would solve that problem. i am going to add it to the instructions. thanks for your helpful suggestion! and so glad you had such good response to the invites! : )
Carciofi Design was professional, quick, and very friendly when it came to helping me choose my invitations. Caroline Britton contacted me shortly after I placed my sample order, and informed me that the price included 2 samples, not just 1 (plenty of other places would just take that money and run!). I was already impressed. When it came time to order, she made it fast and easy to finalize the wording WE wanted, by showing us PDF proofs of the invitations (that really set my mind at ease). Everything arrived promptly, and the instructions for assembly were very easy to follow, so that we ended up with beautiful and professional looking invitations that we put together ourselves. I only have 2 suggestions: 1)suggest using a little more double-sided tape! We had to run out and buy more; and 2)The ribbon on the sample invitation we received was not exactly the same color as the ribbon we got for our actual invitations. It was not a problem, but make sure you always use the same color. :) Overall, my experience was phenomenal, and I would absolutely recommend them in the future. It was a splurge for me, but 100% worth it.
Vendor response to review
thanks for the great review! the manufacturer actually discontinued the original ribbon we used for your sample and replaced it with the new color, so sorry if there was any confusion about that. i do my best to keep things consistent and i actually thought the new color worked better with the invitation than the old one. glad to hear you were happy with everything and it turned out well! : )
We won 50 free invitations from Carciofi Design from a contest I entered into, so we were VERY stoked about our good fortune! I was EXTREMELY happy when I saw the invitation that I wanted, and we decided to use our "credit" to order more of what we needed. They have a lot of great pieces, and our invitations definitely fit our rock personalities! If we hadn't won the free invitations, we wouldn't have been able to afford them, but if you do have the budget, Carciofi Design is amazing to look at!
Carciofi Design designed invitations for my wedding that far exceded my expectations. They created a unique and extraordinary inviation printed on high quality paper that was based on artwork I provided at an amazingly reasonable price. Everyone who saw the invitation commented on how beautiful and special they were, including people who are not easily impressed. In addition to the invitations, Carciofi Design made place cards, numbers for the tables, and a seating chart that coordinated with the invitations. I could not have been more pleased with the invitations created by Carciofi Design for my wedding.
Carciofi Design did my invitations, which were a huge hit. Everyone loved them!!! The best feeling was when I would receive the RSVP cards and everyone would write me a message saying, "how beautiful the invitations are," that "these were the most beautiful invitations they had ever received" and everyone wanted to know where I got them from. Personally, I feel that the invitation sets the mood of the party because if they are receiving such an exquist invite your guests are going to know that the best is yet to come.
Carciofi Design was fun and easy to work with. They offered many options to help me stay within my budget but never compromised on quality. Also, Carciofi Design provided sample invitations to help me visualize the end product. The invitations really set the tone for my wedding -- Years later, I still get comments from friends and family about our wedding invitations being the most beautiful and special of all the ones they've received! If you are thinking about going with Carciofi Design, I wouldn't hesitate. They are professional, dependable, and the quality is the best!
I must say that we are thrilled! The invitations look fabulous!!!! We are so excited and can't wait to mail them to our friends and family!!!!
It was a joy to working with you on my wedding invitations! You matched my colors perfectly. Assembly was a breeze and I actually enjoyed the assembly process. It made each invitation very personal. I received so many comments on the uniqueness and beauty of the invitations. I even had a few friends who didn't want to open the invitation because the cover with the ribbon bow was so pretty!
After seeing the Peony design wedding invitation in the Knot's The Best of Weddings magazine as their hot pick, I immediately fell in love with them and completely changed course with my wedding invitation and canceled with another company. Carciofi Design created the DIY invitation for me in my wedding colors which were both beautiful and elegant. Many guests complimented them as being the most beautiful invitations they've ever seen! I loved them so much so that I carried the design all the way through with Rehearsal Card invites, Wedding Programs, Table Numbers, Thank You cards and our guest book. Besides Caroline's talent she was such a pleasure to work with and such a professional! I will definitely be a repeat customer!
We have gotten so many compliments on our RSVPs - so many of the respondents have actually written "these invitations are ___", insert "stunning", "gorgeous", "amazing", "best I've seen"... it's incredible! You really have gotten our guests excited based on the invitation alone - THANK YOU!
WOW!! The invitations arrived today and the quality totally blew me away. I've never seen anything like them. So fabulous! I can't wait to get these out in the mail. Thanks so much for making this part of our wedding so very special!
We also offer a line of custom DIY invitations. We design, print and mail all the materials for you to assemble. Choose from existing designs and customize them to your colors, or we can work with you to design a piece of artwork that will be unique and completely your own. Our DIY line is priced at under $10 per full suite and has been featured in "the knot, best of weddings" and Bridal Guide Magazine as their hot invitation picks.
Whether you have the budget for a platinum wedding or a smaller more understated affair, Carciofi Design will work with you to come up with something wonderful and unique that will have your guests buzzing with excitement!