2018 • RACHEL

There are not enough words to describe the professionalism and quality that Joan puts into every design. She definitely listens to her customers, treats them like family and ensures every detail is thought of. She has been amazing throughout this whole process, even with our crazy changes 🙂 I would recommend Cincinnati by Design for anyone who is looking for ease and affordability. You will not go wrong!


If you are looking for something complete unique, or something completely you, this is the lady for you! When we had our initial meeting, I knew we were going to go with her almost as soon as we met her! She’s very personable, listens to your wedding and life details, and walks you through every little step. I was absolutely blown away by her creativity on the stu she’s done in the past. Unfortunately, our wedding was more traditional and didn’t fit any of the super cute invitations she created. However, she was able to create a truly unique, traditional invitation that fit our needs perfectly. I liked all the touches she added to the response card & reception info card. She listened to me be picky about fonts and was very responsive. We never waited too long for her designs to come back. She created our invitations, response cards, and reception info/accommodations cards, thank you cards, and our large table seating assignment poster. If we could do it all over again, we probably would not get the additional pocket folder for the invitations. They looked pretty but we didn’t realize by getting it you have to get another size envelope plus the pocket folder. (My mom was really adamant about these pockets!) However, we would definitely get the table assignment chart and thank you cards. (Table chart seems expensive, but price includes the set up/design fee & printing it on nice foam board. A local print shop and family friend was going to charge less, but their design fee was almost the same price as her entire fee for this!) I have no regrets about choosing to work with Joan and would recommend anyone to her, no matter what you are looking for! I did my research on prices, and she’s definitely worth every penny!


If I had to pick one vendor that I loved working with the most, it would be Joni. She is AMAZING. She went above and beyond to design our invitations, seating chart, and even our extra donation board. Her work is high quality and thoughtful. She is so easy to talk to and is available whenever you need her. She’s extremely responsive and flexible. Her vision for each design is carefully planned and she takes the time to get to know YOU. She is simply the best and worth every penny. Love you Joni!!

2018 • JUDI

I knew the minute my daughter and I meet with her that we wanted Joni to design the wedding invitations. She listened, showed us samples, took notes and didn’t rush us at all. Joni got back to us very quickly ( a day maybe) with a quote that was super reasonable. She gave us a timeline and it was perfect. The best thing is that she answered all questions and made any changes VERY quickly. We would send an email and she would respond within a few hours. My daughter wasn’t sure of what design she wanted, so Joni produced many different examples for her to choose from. Everything went smoothly – we LOVE the invitations and Joni made it all possible. I can’t say enough about how great she is. One of the best things is you are working directly with a graphic designer. If you want your invitations to be gorgeous, finished and printed on time (ours were early), and handled by a professional that makes the whole experience stress free- go with Cincinnati By Design – Joni is the best!!!

2017 • MARIA

Joni came highly recommended by my wedding coordinator, Maura, and I cannot praise Joni enough! She was my absolute favorite person with whom we worked during our time planning the wedding. Beginning with our initial meeting, Joni showed so much interest in our wedding and us as a couple, which made the process of designing stationary a lot easier. She knew we were incorporating an art deco and Cincinnati theme throughout our wedding, and she RAN WITH IT. Every stationary item, from the Save the Dates to the place cards to the invitation suite, was beautiful and expertly designed. I also felt like I could give her honest feedback when I preferred one design more than another. She was incredibly timely, and I felt ahead of schedule for the entire planning process. Friends and family who said they never pay attention to wedding invitations or paper products praised her designs and attention to detail. I raved about her throughout the process, and I will absolutely use her design expertise for future events and announcements.

2017 • ADAM

Joan was wonderful to work with. Very creative and receptive to our ideas and made the process very easy for us. Was attentive to our needs and ensured that we had a beautiful product that didn’t break the bank. Would gladly recommend her services!

2017 • LIZ

Joni was AMAZING! She was able to create our perfect invitation, place cards, response cards, and seating chart. She had tons of examples from previous clients but was able to customize it to exactly what we wanted. She was full of great ideas, but also graciously took our ideas into consideration. She met with us in the beginning and kept us updated throughout the process. We wanted a totally unique design featuring the groom from England and the bride from Cincinnati, and Joni’s work was perfect! We have gotten tons of complements on her designs. It is obvious that she really cares about the product she puts out.

2017 • KAREN

We wanted a full custom invitation. I had no idea what to expect in creating invitations. I am not creative and when we looked thru books at other vendors for ideas on what to do, nothing was really popping out. Sure it’s easy to pick out fonts and colors and glitter and paper stock but is it really US? I met with Joni for the first time and we simply talked for 30 minutes about mine & Andy’s relationship, our wedding was going to be at the Grand Tetons, what we liked to do as a couple, and I told her simple things like I wanted stamps and airplanes and heart motifs since we like to travel a lot …Two weeks later Joni presented me with an amazing result. I was FLOORED with what she came up with just by our simple conversation. …You know you’ve chosen the right designer when even the men who received the invitations are telling you that those are the coolest invitations they’d ever seen in their life. I mean, no one else is going to have this invitation. It’s not cookie cutter “this font, that paper, this clip art.” Joni gives you so much more. She puts so much love and creativity into each piece, I don’t know why you would go anywhere else. I’ve now got a friend in Joni as she is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. She really cares about what she does and for the clients she’s got. If you want the full experience in designing your invitations, programs, seating chart, table numbers (OH MY TABLE NUMBERS WERE AMAZING – airport codes), menus, etc. … CALL JONI!

2017 • SHELBY

Joan has been so great to work with on my save the dates and invitations! She met with me and my fiance in person to understand us and our wedding and what we were looking for. We then worked via email back and forth to get to exactly what my fiance and I wanted for everything. She was so flexible with changes I wanted to make and taking into consideration things I had seen online. Everything has turned out so cute and is exactly what I wanted for a very affordable price! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!