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Invitations & Stationery

Your wedding invitations and stationery help set the tone and style of your big day. Browse our resources on invitation wording, etiquette, DIY wedding invitations and design ideas.

Wedding invitation etiquette is a custom that couples have relied on since the beginning of time. Revered as the go-to resource for wedding day protocol, proper wedding etiquette lends a solution for tackling every hitch, hurdle or snafu under the sun (from answering questions such as 'How do I address envelopes to unmarried couples' to setting ...
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Part II: The Big Send-off (Addressing and Mailing Invitations, RSVPs)Addressing Envelopes: Handwritten vs. Typed OutMost wedding experts will agree that it's a BIG no-no to type out addresses on outer invitation envelopes. (Besides, there's just something special about receiving a note or card in the mail with a handwritten, personal feel). Wedd...
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Keep your wedding planning running smoothly by avoiding these common wedding invitation etiquette mistakes and faux pas. # 1: Sending invitations too late It's easy to get sidetracked while preparing for your wedding. But don't forget to set aside enough time to order and mail out your invitations. Since wedding invitations should be sent two mo...
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Wedding favors are a warm-hearted way to thank your wedding guests and to provide a souvenir of the occasion. Mostare petite, portable and, frequently, edible. When you are considering wedding favor ideas, remember that this gift can be anything as long as it's from the heart. When wedding favors appear at place settings or the entrance to your ...
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With an uncertain economic future ahead of us, many engaged couples want to keep their wedding budget under control. In an attempt to save money for other wedding expenses, many wedding couples choose to go the do-it-yourself route when it comes to their wedding invitations. But before you run off to your nearest craft store, there are a couple ...
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No matter your wedding planning budget, saving money is always desirable when it comes to planning a wedding. Here, six money-saving tips for selecting wedding stationery while following proper wedding invitation etiquette. 1. Avoid purchasing a square shaped wedding invitation. No matter what size the square invitation is, you will have to pay ...
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There is a range of wedding stationery, some of it optional, that you'll need for your wedding. They include everything from save-the-date notices to thank-you notes. Here are the types of wedding stationery you should consider using:At-Home CardAlthough optional, at-home cards inform friends and relatives of your new address, whether your name ...
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Thank-you notes are traditionally the final piece of stationery in wedding invitation etiquette. After any wedding, an important obligation is to thank those who participatedthe officiant, each gift giver and all those who helped make your celebration special. Here, suggestions for writing and sending thank-you notes to friends and loved ones. W...
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Properly wording wedding invitations will help spotlight the mood and tone of your wedding for guests. If you plan a formal ceremony with multi-course dining at the reception, your invitations and related material should be formal. But if you dream of a casual garden wedding with wildflowers and a cloud-dappled sky, your stationery should reflec...
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Save-the-date cards are usually the first piece of wedding stationary you will send to friends and family revealing your wedding date and location. Once only by couples planning destination weddings, save-the-date cards have become the norm with most wedding events. Here, four reasons why you should send save-the-date cards to announce your big ...
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Traditionally, wedding photo albums have been the centerpieces for mementos and memories of this romantic occasion. But increasingly, brides are supplementing the photo album with wedding scrapbooks. In fact, wedding scrapbooking has become a popular craft pursued by many American brides.Some are simple guest books with names, dates and salutati...
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When shopping for your wedding invitations, there are several wedding invitation etiquette factors to consider. Your invitation is the first glimpse into your upcoming fete, so you'll want to select paper that holds up well and looks great. Here, a list of details on how to select wedding invitation paper. ColorIf you think color is the most bas...
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The paper you use for your wedding invitations speaks volumes and sets the tone for your entire event. Here, a list of common printing and paper terms to know when selecting wedding invitations. Calligraphy -- A method used for addressing invites with a fancy, handwritten script. Corrugated -- Paper designed with thick, rigged grooves. Cotton --...
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The wedding invitation is the first impression you will make for your upcoming event. Not only should it share the critical details surrounding your big day (date, time, location, etc.) it should also serve as a subtle reminder to guests on the tone and theme for your wedding. Here, we offer six fresh new ideas that push the envelope, rethinking...
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Whether you made them yourself or ordered them from a professional printer, you've most likely put a lot of time, effort and money into the design of your wedding invitations. It's time to mail them out, but do you know how? Mailing out your wedding invitations is a lot more than just slapping a stamp on them and dropping them in the closest mai...
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