The Stationery Boutique

Send Out Elegant Wedding Invitations That Guarantee RSVPs

Press Release   •   Oct 20, 2010 17:04 AEDT

Queensland, Australia – October 19, 2010. The history of wedding invitations is quite captivating. Early documented cases of the invitations can be traced to caves where inscriptions were made on rocks. In the early 18th Century, wedding invitations were verbalized and were issued in a very loud manner. Only those who heard the loud announcement by the town crier attended the weddings, unless of course there was bad blood between the two families.

Why weren't the invitations handwritten? Literacy levels were very low and thus the announcement had to be verbalized. This was however not applicable to wealthy and royal families. Monks who were known to have very beautiful handwriting, were commissioned to write wedding invitations for the elite who could afford to do so. Many of these families also had the family crest added to the invitation. This was also used as a means of identifying the family to those who were virtually illiterate.

“Gone are the days of town criers and etching inscriptions in caves,” says Micaela Carter, Co-owner of The Stationery Boutique, The Stationery Boutique stemmed from the love of Jeff and Micaela (spouses and founders) of giving handmade stationery to family and friends and the design and creation of their own wedding stationery in 2008. “We believe that wedding stationery creates a lasting first impression of your special event, and our aim in providing custom-quality stationery is to exceed our clients’ expectations and delight their family and friends. We want their stationery to be personal, special and memorable and set the tone for their special event,” Micaela explained.

The Stationery Boutique is an online store that specializes in creating modern, unique wedding and event stationery. Their vision is to offer you innovative stationery with the ease and comfort of ordering online.

The Stationery Boutique remains authoritative and continues to make its name particularly in the wedding invitation and wedding stationery niches. This is evident from the buzz they have generated in the media and the various features by The Hens Nest, Bizoomi, and One White Dress among others. For more information about the company or to have a consultation about a customized design, please email or call Micaela Carter on and 0438 745 177 respectively or visit their website at