Tag Archives: reception

May 14

Ask Etta: Are Wedding Programs Really Necessary?

Tasha asks…

Hello! I was wondering if it is necessary to have programs for the wedding ceremony? Thanks!

Etta says…

Wedding programs are an oft-forgotten piece of a complete wedding stationery suite. While programs aren’t absolutely vital to wedding success (you wouldn’t get very far without a wedding invitation!), including a program at the start of your wedding ceremony offers the bride and groom a special way to include their guests in the ceremony.

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I particularly recommend creating a wedding program if you will be holding a religious ceremony, or one incorporating cultural rites. Explaining to guests why certain passages are read or certain rituals are performed will create a richer experience for all involved.

A wedding program is also the ideal place to list the wedding party, and to thank friends and family for coming to celebrate the happy bride and groom. It is also commonly a space for the couple to acknowledge any deceased loved ones, such as grandparents.

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Tip: Passing out ceremony programs is a great kid-friendly job! If you are searching for a way to include a younger niece, nephew, or cousin, I suggest giving them a sweet basket filled with programs to hand out to seated guests. Alternately, ushers traditionally will hand out programs as they direct guests to their seats.

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An added bonus to a wedding program? If your wedding location gets hot, it makes the perfect fan! I have seen great DIY projects that turn programs into fans.

I hope this helps, Tasha!

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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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May 6

Plan Your Party, Pin and Win! Enter Our Pinterest Sweepstakes

Wedding Paper Divas Pinterest Sweepstakes -- Reception Stationery

Don’t forget about the day-of details when planning your dream wedding! From ceremony program cards to reception menus, Wedding Paper Divas offers an entire suite of reception stationery. Enter our Pinterest Stationery Sweepstakes for the chance to win $500 worth of Wedding Paper Divas premium wedding stationery.

It’s easy to enter – just follow these simple steps:

  1. Click the image above to sign up.
  2. Complete the form and click “Submit” then “Start Pinning”
  3. Follow all @weddingpaper boards on Pinterest
  4. Repin your favorite items from our Reception Stationery Board.

Sweepstakes ends May 13, 2013.

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April 9

Wedding Stationery Cake Pop Inspiration

We are so delighted to share Sweet Lauren Cakes beautiful cake pop artistry. Using our wedding invitations, save the date cards, and bridal shower invitations as inspiration, she crafted these gorgeous eye catching deserts.

Wedding Paper Divas Cake Pop-Designs

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Wedding Paper Divas Save The Dates - Painted Garden

Wedding Paper Divas Cake Pop Designs

Wedding Paper Divas Bridal Shower - Petite Flags

Wedding Paper Divas Cake Pop Designs

Wedding Paper Divas Cake Pop-Designs

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Invitation - Archer’s AffectionWedding Paper Divas Response Cards - Archer’s Affection

Wedding Paper Divas Cake Pop-Designs

Wedding Paper Divas Cake Pop Designs

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Invitation - Fine Filigree

Wedding Paper Divas Response Cards - Fine Filigree

To see more of Sweet Lauren Cakes please visit her gallery.

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April 3

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Winery Weddings

When choosing wedding invitations for a vineyard wedding, brides have many options open to them. From a cheeky nod to wine barrels for save the date cards, or more subtle accents of water color grapes on response cards, a bride can plan her wedding stationery suite to fit her style.

Which of these vineyard designs is your favorite?

Wedding Paper Divas Vineyard Splash wedding invitation

Wedding Paper Divas Modern Vineyard response card

Wedding Paper Divas Charming Cask save the date card


Wedding Paper Divas Rustic Romance wedding invitation

Wedding Paper Divas Rustic Grapevine save the date card

Wedding Paper Divas Vibrant Vineyard response card

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April 3

Eye Candy: Vineyard Wedding Romance

Choosing  a winery or vineyard for a wedding venue offers brides an almost built-in wedding theme. From vineyard wedding invitations to themed decor, a beautifully inspired wedding is easy to create. Combine the elegance of a winery with the rustic outdoors of the vineyard for a truly classic wedding. Vineyard inspired details, like cabernet colored bridesmaid shoes or a wine barrel tabletop, tie in your theme without becoming too over-the-top. Here are five of our favorite winery wedding accents:


Bride and groom vineyard photo


burgandy bridesmaid shoes

cork decoration

cellar room reception

Wine barrel tabletop

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March 19

Eye Candy: Wedding Reception Photo Ideas

Starting with a Save the Date that incorporates photography in a fun and unique style, we’re loving these wedding day details. From table settings incorporating photos of each guest to a ceremony aisle runner that acts as a physical walk down memory lane, these five photo ideas will spark decor inspiration for your own wedding day.

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escort cards

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picture place setting

photo ceremony runner

 

 

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