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52 Invitation Designs We Love

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 03, 2013

52 invitation designs we love, stationery ideas and trends

Photo: Melissa McCrotty Photography

Get inspired from our invitation photo gallery full of all shapes, sizes, and designs! Remember, it’s your guests’ first peek at your wedding style, so to help you get started here’s a few tips to keep in mind: know your color scheme, choose your wording wisely, make the font legible, check the proof not once but two or three times, order extra envelopes, and do a weigh-in at the post office before you put a stamp on it.

Formal vs. Informal Invitations

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 31, 2012

formal vs informal wedding invitations, wedding invitations polls ideas and trends

Invitations (from top to bottom): Minted and Jessica Lam 

Wedding invitations can be worded both, formally and informally, and should clearly state the location of the wedding, time and date. However, invitations should also show who is hosting the wedding. Don’t know the difference between a formal vs. an informal invitation?  Well, a formal invitation is used for large weddings and honors the bride’s parents by including, “Mr. and Mrs.” at the top whereas informal invitations are used for smaller, more intimate weddings and do not honor the bride’s parents. Instead, informal invitations include, “Together with their families.” Which invitation do you prefer? Let us know in the poll below. 

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Guest Post By Anne Chertoff

Planning a destination wedding?  Whether you’re saying “I do” in the States or abroad let your wedding’s location inspire your wedding invitation.  We found two creative ways to highlight your destination at two creative companies: City Card Shop and Fine Day Press.

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Guest Post By: Anne Chertoff

There are hundreds of new designs and product launches showcased every year at the National Stationery Show but there are always a few that catch the eye.  These creative wedding invitation designs were what I consider Best in Show.  I’m sure you’ll find your wedding invitation, or at least be inspired by, the selection below:

Inspired by Your Love

WW DESIGN FlyWheel Press fireworks, wedding invitations

Fireworks are a common reference to falling in love so why not choose a wedding invitation that reflects the spark in your relationship.  This letterpress design can be printed in any of the company’s 26 color offerings, or for an additional fee of $50 they will work with the Pantone Color System to find the exact color you are looking for.  Fireworks by Flywheel Press, 100 invitations and outer envelopes in one color $537

Period Pieces

WW DESIGN PrinterettePress ElyseMatthes, wedding invitations

Wedding invitations will let your guests know a little about your wedding’s style so couples planning a wedding with a theme inspired by a specific decade should choose an invitation that reflects that time period.  Design elements to play with include color, font and imagery so look for an invite where all three represent the look and feel you’re going for.  For an Art Deco 1920’s wedding theme this design includes a font and spacing reminiscent of the period.  Instead of an icon the bottom of the invitation is embossed with the couple’s monogram.  An invitation suite includes wedding invitation, rsvp card and envelope, information card and outer envelope.  Art Deco Design by Printerette Press, 100 sets $950

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Stationery Show Recap: Must-Have Wedding Details

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jun 03, 2011

Guest Post By: Anne Chertoff

The National Stationery Show isn’t just about wedding and party invitations.  Designers also showcase all sorts of party supplies from paper goods and wedding favors to woodland and nature-inspired wedding details.  Here’s an assortment of some of the creative party supplies you’re sure to want for your engagement party, bridal shower and wedding:

Festive Straws

BHLDN paper straws, wedding invitations ideas and trends guest bloggers Whether or not you’re planning on serving a signature cocktail you can create a festive drink by simply adding these retro-inspired colored straws to any glass.  Designed by Mara Mi, exclusively for BHLDN, the new wedding company from Anthropologie, these striped straws can even coordinate with your wedding palette or drink colors.  Available in plum, black, blue, grey, green, pink and yellow.  Set of 25, $6.

Beer Bottle Labels

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If your caterer will be serving beer bottles at your wedding ask them to stick a custom label on each one.  These “I Do” Brew stickers can be customized to feature your monogram, wedding date and any other information you want to share.  Custom beer labels by Grapevine, price upon request.

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