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April 22

DIY Wedding Reception Stationery

We are thrilled to share with you once again the beautiful DIY project by Jennifer and Jessica from Linen, Lace & Love. See how they’ve added that special personal touch to our reception stationery.

This beautiful Watercolor Garden wedding program on pearl white shimmer paper is just stunning. With all of Wedding Paper Divas stationery, it’s so well designed that you don’t want to add too much, or it takes away from what is already there. So we decided to do some watercolor of our own.

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Programs

Using a drugstore watercolor set I painted a sheet of watercolor paper in the color palette of the program. After it was dry, I used a heart shaped hole punch to make homemade confetti.

Then, I put my homemade heart confetti into a mini glassine envelope, typed Love in Bloom onto watercolor paper, painted over it, punched it out, and glued it onto the front of the envelope.

I took a small hole punch and punched the top of the envelope, and then punched holes equal distance from each side, on the spine of the program. Next, I threaded a purple ribbon through the bottom of the program, through the confetti envelope, and then back out through the top hole and tied it in a bow.

Now all of the guest will have a fun surprise when they open their program, as well as confetti to throw when the bride and groom walk down the aisle.

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Programs

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Programs

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Programs

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Programs - Watercolor Garden

This modern, tribal themed invitation suite was so much fun to work with. Your first impulse will be to over arrow. Arrows are so much fun to use, but I found this amazing gold leather cording in the jewelry making section of Michael’s and thought it would be the perfect addition.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

I made arrows by painting cake pop sticks gold, and cutting the arrow head and tail out of black glitter paper. I also used the black glitter paper to create the program and table number.

For the table display we found the most amazing linens at Concepts Event Design; the table cloth is a black raw silk called onyx shantung, and the napkin is a shimmery gold raw silk called miss metallic dupionu shantung. It’s a rustic, but formal feel that ties the look together.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

The table number is a stamp from Paper Source, that I embossed using gold embossing powder. (DIY: embossing here) The table number is made to hang on a wine bottle, and then it can be cleared when everyone has been seated, and the wine is poured.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Reception Menus - Archer’s Affection

This bright and joyful Petal Cluster collection made me think of a dandelion, because the menu card looks like a dandelion’s petals blowing off as someone makes a wish…so that became the theme of choice.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

We went back to water coloring and made confetti out of tangerine, fuchsia, and lime. Then punched either side of the program, for a different look, and over the glassine envelope typed out My heart made a wish (for all of you Disney fans out there, this phrase was inspired by a dream is a wish your heart makes), and then wrapped it up in some pink bakers twine.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

For the menu we took the same idea with the side punches and the pink bakers twine, but we used the phrase Wishes do come true.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

The linens we chose were: coral conch shantung, and fuchsialishous shantung.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

The coloring of the table number and name cards reminded me of the Watercolor Garden program, so I kept with the floral theme and added fake flower blooms to both the table number and name card.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

I again used embossing to create the actual number, this time with a purple embossing powder.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Reception Table Cards - At Last

What is cuter than a bicycle built for two? A wedding stationery line using a bicycle built for two. These were so darling that all I could do was wrap them up like a present!

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

The back of the bike has a ribbon that says we do so I carried that phrase over into the decor. I printed out we do on water color paper, and painted it red. Then when it was dry I punched it out with a large, heart-hole punch and added little punches above it to string the twine through…cause everything is more fun when it’s wrapped like a present!

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

I took the same idea for the menu, except the menu said celebrate so I used that phrase, and wrapped it around with bakers twine.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

For the table linen we used Natural Burlap and the red napkin is cranberry kiss shantung.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Reception Programs- At Last

All linens and chiavari chairs provided by Concepts Event Design in San Diego. Design and photography by Linen, Lace, & Love.

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March 28

Enclosure Card Etiquette: Today’s Diva Dish

Although some wedding etiquette questions can be tricky, we’re true pros when it comes to wedding stationery questions. Take this inquiry, for instance:

Dear Divas,

I might be a stationery newbie, but I’m totally perplexed by what goes on enclosure cards. What is the proper etiquette there?

Thanks,

Cathy M.

Dear Cathy,

Don’t worry—our etiquette experts are more than happy to help! Here’s a breakdown of basic wedding enclosure card etiquette:

Response Cards

Always send response cards inside the invitation envelope with stamps affixed to self-addressed return envelopes. This helps to ensure that you’ll have an accurate count of the number of guests expected to attend. Response cards can also include the guests’ meal preferences.

Reception Cards

Send wedding reception cards if your reception information won’t fit on the invitation itself. Wedding reception cards also come in handy if you plan to invite more guests to the ceremony than the reception. In this case, insert the reception cards only into the invitations of the guests invited to the reception.

Maps and Directions Cards

These items should also be printed and included if some guests aren’t as familiar with the area in which you’re holding your ceremony. If you choose to print them, however, they should be included in every invitation suite and not just distributed to a few guests.

We hope this helps make your enclosure card shopping a little easier. Check out our selection of wedding stationery suites to find gorgeous invitations with all of the matching components you’ll need, and don’t hesitate to ask if you have any more questions!

Do you have a question for our wedding experts? Send your etiquette, wedding planning or style dilemma to blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and we’ll post an answer for you.

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November 20

Enter to Win a $100 Wedding Paper Divas gift certificate!

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