5 Ways Hiring a Custom Wedding Invitation Designer Helps You

5 Ways Hiring a Custom Wedding Invitation Designer Helps You

Brides! I know, I know. Weddings are already so expensive, but out of all the items that you’ve received quotes for and planned for, have you taken the time to think about the budget for your wedding invitations? Wedding invitations are much more complicated than most brides think they will be, which is why it’s so important to plan in advance. You might be able to find a gorgeous wedding invitation on Etsy, Minted, PaperSource, etc., but have you taken the time to think about how much custom artwork could help boost your wedding invitation experience?

Wedding invitations are just as important as the rest of your wedding day, especially because they are helping to set the scene and mood for your guests…

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What Brides Need to Know About Letterpress Wedding Invitations

What Brides Need to Know About Letterpress Wedding Invitations

I have so many brides that are interested in having their wedding invitations letterpress printed without having any awareness for what the cost will be or the process that occurs to create the final product! To tell you the truth, I was one of those brides myself. When I was planning my wedding in early 2015, I knew I wanted letterpress invitations and I wasn’t anywhere near being prepared for the cost of getting them printed. I also wanted watercolor flowers on my invitation, which is a whole different problem because that has to be printed digitally first (and I of course had no idea that the printing methods were any different).

I was lucky enough to work with some very gracious people along the way that helped me figure out what I wanted…

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How to Choose Bridesmaids for Your Wedding Party

How to Choose Bridesmaids for Your Wedding Party

One of the first things I started thinking about after getting engaged (after my wedding invitations, of course) was who I would be choosing to be my bridesmaids. I was the first in my group of college friends to get married, and I hardly knew anyone else who had recently gotten married, which meant I had no input or advice from anyone on how to choose my bridesmaids. So I got to work creating my list, literally, a day or two after I had gotten engaged.

You might consider this decision to be proactive and good planning. However, I’m here to say that choosing your bridesmaids can be put on the back burner for a minute. And here’s why: from the moment you are engaged to the moment you get married (whether that’s 6 months or a year and a half) a lot changes. And I mean a lot!

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5 Commonly Asked Questions about Custom Wedding Invitations

5 Commonly Asked Questions about Custom Wedding Invitations

Congrats, you’ve done it! You’re engaged! Chances are you already have a photographer in mind, maybe you’ve emailed your favorite venue to get it booked, and I’m sure you’re already contemplating who you want your bridesmaids to be as well. You want your wedding to be perfect, no doubt, and you are looking forward to pulling together all of the details.

But wait… even though you may have allocated a specific budget for your photographer, venue, caterer, and florist, have you considered how you will be getting your guests to your wedding? Yes, you go it, I’m talking about your wedding invitations! In order for your guests to be notified that you are getting married you need to make sure that you’re sending them a wedding invitation in the mail, and providing them a way to RSVP as well…

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5 Gifts for Brides that They will Absolutely Love

5 Gifts for Brides that They will Absolutely Love

It is becoming increasingly more difficult to find the perfect gift for a bride– not because of the lack of gifts, but rather because everyone seems to have the same general idea when it comes to getting gifts for brides. I can only assume that brides receive multiple “wifey” shirts, “his” and “hers” mugs, and all of the other run-of-the-mill cliché gifts for brides that currently exist. Don’t get me wrong, it’s hard to have too many mugs, but it’s not fun to have multiple that are the same or have the same concept.

Finding the perfect gift for a bride comes partly from experience (I got married in the fall of 2015) and partly from knowing what trendy gifts for brides exist off the beaten path…

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6 Common Questions about Wedding RSVP Cards

6 Common Questions about Wedding RSVP Cards

RSVP cards are a rather traditional way to request a reply to a wedding; however, they are still used quite often in wedding invitation suites for modern brides. Some brides opt to go with an RSVP online, or with a postcard RSVP card instead of the traditional card & envelope pair.

If you are a bride who has decided to use a RSVP card for her wedding invitation suite then this article is definitely for you, especially if you don’t know where to begin with your own RSVP card. The rest of the blog is organized into 5 comment questions about RSVP cards, as well as my answers for them!

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6 Easy Steps to Help You Prepare to Write Wedding "Thank You" Notes

6 Easy Steps to Help You Prepare to Write Wedding "Thank You" Notes

If you're a bride-to-be, then THIS is the article for you. Right now, you are probably in your wedding bubble finding your dress, finding a venue, coordinating your bridesmaids, and managing every down-to-the-minute detail that needs to get done. Trust me, I've been there and I know how it feels.

But, in all the craziness, there is something you should take the time to do: prepare for all of those "Thank You" notes that you will be writing as soon as the wedding is over. Here's why: when the wedding is over, the craziness does not stop there. You and your now-fiancé will most likely be moving in together (unless that detail is already covered) and managing all the details of your new life…

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