We’re taking a tip today from our Bright Cobalt Inspiration Board and showcasing invitations that give us the blues in the very best way. The following designs remind us of moonlit strolls, storybook forests, royal announcements and the happiest of beginnings.
I am ready to order my wedding invitations, but I am not sure what details to include for my guests. Other than the date, time, and place, what other information should be on the invitation? Our wedding venue is a little tricky to find so I would like to give detailed directions to my guests, but I don’t want the invitation to look cluttered.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret that will help to keep your wedding invitation chic and stylish, and still get all of the information to your guests: Enclosure cards! Enclosure cards are the perfect way to share wedding day details like directions, special requests, and your wedding website with guests. While much of this information should be listed on your wedding website, it should be remembered that not all guests will be internet-savvy. Here are a few ways you can use this handy stationery trick.
Including directions with your wedding invitation is absolutely necessary if you have a difficult-to-find location. After all, you invited your guests – you want to make sure they can find the venue! However, your wedding invitation is not the place to include these directions. Simply list the directions on an enclosure card that accompanies the wedding invitation. Enclosure cards can even be customized to include a map of your location.
Special Instructions and Details
Listing nearby accommodation options is also helpful for out-of-town guests. Be sure to note if you have reserved a block of rooms for your wedding. Sometimes a bride will want to share useful information with her guests, like “The reception will be outdoors, so please bring something warm”, or “Shuttles will provided to and from the reception venue.” An enclosure card is the perfect place to convey these messages, and will save you multiple calls or emails to your guests.
Wedding Website and Social Media
Include your wedding website information on an enclosure card, so that guests know where to find these details, and more. For couples who are encouraging guests to use Instagram or Twitter to share photos during their wedding, including a personalized hashtag on your enclosure card is a fun touch. Alternately, you could include a request for no sharing of photos on social media sites. Our new Mini Enclosure Cards are the perfect size for any extra-special details!
Your wedding registry should never be listed on your invitation. Instead, an enclosure card can be a simple way to announce your registry, or to direct guests to your wedding website for more information. You may prefer that guests do not send or bring gifts, but instead send a donation to a chosen charity. Use an enclosure card to be specific about your preferences.
I hope this helps, Angie! There are so many fun ways to customize enclosure cards, and to share the details of your wedding day.
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The ever-chic team at BHLDN put together this inspiration board for us, and it perfectly captures this week’s theme of a modern wedding. Classic black and white decor and attire are accented by blush pink details and pops of silver sparkle.
This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Kari and Jay which took place at Burlington Country Club in Burlington, Vermont.
The couple wanted a classic, simple, but more importantly, fun wedding. The couple live in Burlington and wanted their friends and family to enjoy their beautiful city.
Photos courtesy of: Portraits Gallery
It’s your love story, let’s celebrate it! Playful wording, bold typography and an unexpected palette…Modern save the dates and invitations are all about showing off what makes you unique as a couple. A design that combines your love of fabulous colors and his love of storytelling gives guests a peek into your personalities.
This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Johnna and Stephen. The ceremony was held at WaterColor Inn in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and reception at WaterColor Inn, Fish Out of Water, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
Early in the wedding planning process, the couple knew they wanted an intimate, relaxed fall wedding that doubled as an escape from their busy Chicago area lives. The destination search started in Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head, South Carolina but when they discovered WaterColor Inn in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, the search was over. The coastal decor, white sandy beaches, top chefs, and luxury accommodations complemented their wedding vision.
Days before the wedding, their guests from Illinois, Texas, Florida, Ohio and Manchester, England started to arrive at WaterColor Inn. What was once a zero percent chance of rain evolved into a seventy percent chance threatening the ceremony and photos. As they were getting ready for the wedding, the showers began but the WaterColor team was confident the rain would stop and the ceremony would go as planned. Shortly before the wedding, the rain ceased and as the guitarist was playing the bride’s music the sun peaked through the clouds shining on the ceremony. It was a flawless celebration with their family and friends.
Photos courtesy of: Amanda Suanne
Planning a fall wedding? Take a cue from our Pantone Aluminum Inspiration Board and set the tone for an elegant affair, which begins with your save the date cards. Aluminum—one of Pantone’s Top 10 Colors for Fall 2014—carries solid weight as a sophisticated silvery shade.
A cross between gray and silver, it adds an understated polish that will catch the eye—as any save the date card should do—and allows the bride and groom to be the stars. This futuristic neutral will shine, maintain its steely edge or establish a timeless mood as needed. From small details to large swashes, Aluminum hints at the wedding to come and opens to the possibilities of artful combinations in the suite that follows.
Pantone has released their Fall 2014 Color Report, and we are pleased to bring you new on-trend wedding inspiration. We’re starting off with a focus on Aluminum, a neutral stainless steel hue.