Simply Designed

Wedding Invitations
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Potomac, Maryland 20854

Contact: Heather Long
Phone: 703/403-3324
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Based online, Simply Designed can help couples all over the country and the world.

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Services Offered

Brides told us they adored the designs from Simply Designed and loved designer Heather Long’s ability to “get” their visions right away. Fellow professionals told us she maintains a high level of creativity without losing sight of the client’s vision. She uses high-quality materials and helps brides stay within their budgets. Heather is efficient and prompt while she makes sure all the finite details such as printing, color, etc. are on point. She understands proper etiquette and adeptly guides the clients in wording their wedding invitations and other wedding stationary and collateral.

Whether you are looking for classic and traditional wedding invitations or something creative and out-of-the-box, Simply Designed can do it all.

Basic Digital Printing Packages start at $650. Basic Letterpress Printing Packages start at $1600. All basic packages include: invitation + outside envelope, response card + envelope, and a single enclosure card

Questions and Answers

What 3 words best describe your work?

Elegant. Classic. Unique.

Tell us about your company name.

Simply Designed was born from all the couples that I worked with over the years as a freelance designer that kept looking for simple, clean, elegant designs and didn't want to have to worry about the complicated world of print lingo or want to have to learn about design. They simply wanted to have fun designing their invitations. Simply Designed was born.

Why should someone hire you?

I'm very easy to work with, know that this process is about you and what your dream and vision is for your wedding or event. I want you to walk away with a piece that you are beyond happy with and will introduce your guests to a hint of what your day/event will be all about.

What are the common misconceptions about your services?

That I have set and standard prices. Since what I do is custom work, what works for one couple doesn't always work for another couple. Every piece that I design is customized to you and who you are. With that said, I also have a collection that I release every year that works with any budget or if you don't really have the time or want for custom designs.

What drew you to this field/how did you get started?

I have my degree as a graphic designer and started my career in corporate design departments, production houses and design firms. After being asked continually to design friends and family wedding invitations, and word spread by mouth, I finally decided to build my company, and it has grown to what it is now, and I couldn't be more excited.

What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work?

My biggest influences are nature and museums. I love to travel and I think it refreshes you and allows you to immerse yourself into something, which for me helps with creativity.

What makes a wedding memorable for you? It's in the details.

It is the moment when the groom see his bride for the first time. It is the first dance—the way they look at each other. And definitely a great DJ or band. :)

What have weddings taught you?

To let go. I know that sounds strange, but it has taught me that you have to just let go and enjoy the moment, you only get that day once and instead of worrying about all the details, you should just let go and enjoy.

What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?

Listen to what they want. This day is about you and your soon to be spouse. This isn't about anyone else. Do what you want, be who you are and be as creative as you want. And remember to eat!!!

If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?

Mind Reading :)

What are 3 words that describe your personality?

Laid back, fun, patient.

What's your favorite book/movie/work of art?

Pride and Prejudice—who doesn't like Mr. Darcy :) Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's. Old soul art...anything from Ansel Adams collection.

What's your favorite quote?

"Live life with all you have and you will never regret a moment"—my grandfather.

What's your favorite marriage advice?

Go to bed angry, sleep on it, and then talk.

Extracurricular activities:

I'm a big outdoors fan: you can typically find me hiking, backpacking, running, or just getting lost in the back country of a national park when I have the free time. I also paint and use photography as an escape.

If you weren't in your current profession, what would you do instead?

I think I would be a pilot. :)

What’s your favorite way to wind down after a hard day?

A good book and some Frank Sinatra in the background... Most likely while taking a bubble bath.

Tell us about your pets, if you have any.

I have two fur monsters (kitties) Jake and Abby. Both are rescues, and I think they rescued me.

What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday spots or special occasion splurges?

At home or my grandfather's kitchen, when he was still cooking. I come from a family where food and cooking was the center core of connecting and relaxing. I love to cook for family and friends—the more the merrier.

Simply Designed Covers These Areas:

Washington, D.C.
  - And other areas by special arrangement.

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Vendor Type { Invitations }
Company Founded { 2010 }

Verified Reviews from Real Brides & Grooms

“Heather’s designs are unique, beautiful and classic. I wanted simple letterpress with an modern elegant calligraphy font that wasn’t too stuffy. She helped evolve my concept and the final product was beautiful! She helped me make the most of my budget while maintaining quality. She was super-responsive. Heather has an amazing eye.”

“I ordered Save the Dates from Simply Designed. Heather was such a great person and had such amazing follow up, I knew I wanted her to do my invites. She worked with my budget and offered alternatives to help save some money. Everything came out perfect. I love the invitation so much I had it framed and it’s hanging in my house.  She created a beautiful watercolor painting and used it in different ways in the different pieces of the invite. Incredible customer service, talent, beautiful end product.

“She was an AMAZING vendor to work with. I simply just told her the ‘feel’ I was going for and she truly made my vision come to life! Heather was very respectful and knowledgeable of the military protocol. That was a RELIEF to me! Not many vendors know much about the military and I trusted her with making the wording perfect. Heather is professional and timely.”

“After intently listening to our ideas, she went right to work, and developed a number of creative layouts for the invitations. They were all so good we had a difficult time deciding on the final one. Our invitations were like no other, and to this day, I smile thinking about how all the details of our wedding day came together down to color white paper chosen. We loved the work of Simply Designed so much that later we called upon Heather to do our baby announcements.”

“Absolutely the BEST to work with.”

“We were looking for a custom monogram. We did not get our invitations from Simply Designed because we ordered them before we met Heather. If I could go back in time, I would have done all my wedding stationary from Simply Designed. Simply Designed created menu cards, place cards, programs, thank you notes, and escort cards and she designed a personalized monogram for us. We received so many compliments from our guests about our “day of” stationary. We use our thank you notes for everything and I plan on reordering more when we run out because I love them so much. I also already know I will be using her for baby announcements when it is that time—NO QUESTION!!”

“We did a custom design. I had a vision of what I wanted and she really made the vision come to life! I could not be more impressed. To be honest, our experience with Simply Designed was phenomenal. I have already recommended them to several of my friends and will continue to recommend them in the future.  I will also look to them for future baby announcements.

“I always felt like I was talking to a friend who was just as excited about my wedding process as I was.”

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