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March 25

Ask Etta: Wedding Day Details to Include for Guests

Angie asks…

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.

Etta says…

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.

Wedding Paper Divas Map Enclosure Card

Directions

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.

Wedding Paper Divas Information Enclosure Card

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.

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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!

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Gift Preferences

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.

Wedding Paper Divas Enclosure Card

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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Have an etiquette question for Etta? Email us at blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and she’ll post an answer for you.

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March 21

Modern Union BHLDN Inspiration Board

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.

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BHLDN Tia gown, Deco makeup, Flowers, Ballroom, Bow tie, Modern Union Wedding Invitation

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December 18

Style Your Engagement Shoot for a Perfect Save the Date

Choosing your Save the Date card is an important part of wedding planning. After all, it is the first impression guests will have of your wedding, and provides a great moment for you to convey your personality as a couple. Today we’re sharing a few tips on how to style the perfect photo for your Save the Dates.

Start by taking the time to think about what style of Save the Date would best represent both your wedding, and you as a couple. Browse our new Save the Date collection, and get a general idea of what you want. Knowing whether your Save the Date design will be portrait or landscape will help your photographer capture the best shot for the design, and let you be creative with the photo shoot.

Destination Beach Wedding

If you are heading someplace tropical to say “I Do”, get your guests excited with nautical or beach images.  Take a look at how the text is placed on the Save the Date, and see if you can get creative with your photo, like this beach picture. Remember to send Save the Dates even earlier for destination weddings, as guests will need to make travel arrangements!

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More ideas for destination wedding Save the Dates: Think travel – suitcases are a great and easy prop to incorporate into your engagement shoot.

DIY Wedding

Are you and your fiancé extra crafty? Give your guests a small taste of the DIY goodies they can expect from your wedding with a cute infographic Save the Date. Add in a few handmade props for the photos, and you guests will know to expect something extra special.

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Play With Your Background

If you can pick your design before your engagement shoot, you can really get creative! We love this chalkboard idea – it really shows the playfulness of the engaged couple.

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Keep It Simple

At the end of the day, your love is really the most important part of your Save the Date cards. A photo doesn’t need props or an exciting location to make an impact. Tip: keep extra space around you so you can adjust the cropping to fit your chosen design.

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November 14

DIY Hot Cocoa Wedding Favor

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For a winter themed wedding, we suggest finding a wedding favor that matches the season. We always enjoy when brides send their guests home at the end of the night with a sweet treat, and this DIY project helps with just that task! Whether you choose a tried-and-true family recipe, or find a recipe online, this favor will be a personal touch that your guests will love.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

Steps:

  1. Find a favorite hot cocoa recipe that can be made ahead of time (without the liquid, of course!), and print it on a recipe card. You can even coordinate your recipe card with your wedding invitations by using enclosure cards.
  2. Layer the ingredients in a clean Mason jar – this is a fun place to play with colors, by separating the sugar and cocoa powder.
  3. Secure the lid of the jar, and attach the colored craft paper circle to the top for an added pop of color. Attach the gift tag stickers to the front of the jar.
  4. Punch a hole in the recipe card, then loop a ribbon through the hole. Tie the ribbon around the neck of the jar to complete the gift.

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Your guests will love this personalized treat, especially during the cold winter season.

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November 13

DIY Winter Wedding Invitations

While our personalized wedding invitation designs offer plenty of options for customization, many brides choose to  go above and beyond, adding DIY elements to their wedding invitations.

Since we’re heading into the winter wedding season, we put together a snow inspired twist on the traditional invitation. Simple but stunning, this easy DIY adds a ton of personality to your wedding invitation.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

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Steps:

  1. Match a thick ribbon to your wedding invitation. Wrap the ribbon around the invitation and cut, leaving a bit of overlap. Secure with glue or double sided tape on the back of the invitation. We suggest that you do not attach the ribbon to the invitation, but instead to itself.
  2. Turn the invitation back over to the front. Take the thin ribbon and tie a knot around the middle of the thick ribbon. It should slightly pinch the thick ribbon.
  3. Take the plastic snowflake and tie another knot with the thin ribbon to attach the snowflake to the ribbons. Depending on your snowflakes, you may need to secure it with a small bit of string.
  4. Complete the invitation by tying the thin ribbon into a pretty bow.

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Remember to keep the extra materials in mind when choosing an envelope! This DIY project would be perfect to tuck inside a pocket fold.

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October 30

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Winter Wonderland

Inspired by our winter wonderland inspiration board, we’re picking out our favorite stationery to match this elegant theme. Incorporate a few unique twists into your wedding stationery such as silver foil on your wedding invitations or sparkly accents on your save the date cards. Keep the theme consistent with matching response cards for a perfectly coordinated affair.

Curled Corners Save the Date by Wedding Paper DivasSnowflake Wedding Invitation from Wedding Paper DivasLacy Bunting Bridal Shower Invite from Wedding Paper DivasSignature Winter Wedding Invitation from Wedding Paper Divas Framed Snowflakes Wedding Response CardPersonalized Address Labels by Wedding Paper Divas

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October 29

Eye Candy: Winter Wonderland

Following our winter wonderland inspiration board, we’re thinking of some elegant ways to incorporate this seasonal theme into your wedding day. We love the idea of pairing frosty hues with sparkly, silver accents throughout your wedding decor. Carry the theme through with stylish wedding invitations and matching save the dates.

Bridal Beauty Inspiration by Wedding Paper Divas Gorgeous Wedding Shoes Inspired by Wedding Paper DivasWinter Wonderland Eye Candy Inspiration by Wedding Paper Divas Winter Wonderland CakeWedding Decor Inspiration by Wedding Paper DivasWinter Wonderland Wedding

 

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October 17

Real Wedding: Bonnie & Darren

This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Bonnie and Darren, held at the Leal Vineyards at Willow Heights Mansion in Morgan Hill, CA. The bride’s feathers and Art Deco style signs, made by her uncle, were inspired by the 1920′s Old Hollywood design of the mansion.

Her wedding invitations are from Wedding Paper Divas.

Photos courtesy of: Rachel Blackwell Photography

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October 9

Sealed with Perfection: Foil Embossing Seals

Once you’ve selected your perfect wedding invitations, it’s time think outside the envelope. After all, personalizing your wedding stationery doesn’t stop with the invitation. Our new foil embossing seals add a touch of glam to your envelope and set the perfect tone for your guests.

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Paired with a custom embosser, you can make a striking statement with just a few steps. Choose gold or silver for your foil seals and the embosser that matches your style. Align the embosser with the circle seal, and press – you have an instantly chic seal for your envelopes.

Use as the return address label on your invites, or as a tag on wedding favors. We also love the elegant touch of this simple DIY: Wrap a glittery ribbon around each envelope, and secure with the embossed seals.

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What other uses can you envision for these seals?

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