Pottery Barn inspires people to create a home they love. Their distinctive style goes way beyond the home and the exclusive curated stationery collection of Wedding Paper Divas designs beautifully highlight the top 5 wedding trends of the season.
Today we are featuring the Classic Traditional designs. Classic scrollwork and a clean palette of white, black and silver make these designs ready for any black tie of formal wedding.
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.
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.
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!
More ideas for destination wedding Save the Dates: Think travel – suitcases are a great and easy prop to incorporate into your engagement shoot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Layer the ingredients in a clean Mason jar – this is a fun place to play with colors, by separating the sugar and cocoa powder.
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.
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.
Your guests will love this personalized treat, especially during the cold winter season.