This week’s Real Wedding features Sarah and Ilir’s intimate affair at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn, in Phoenix, AZ. Both raised in Europe, Sarah and Ilir met with working at Ballet Arizona. These two sweethearts opted for a non-traditional wedding, that included a small, family only ceremony and dinner. Making their big day even more special was Sarah’s twin brother serving as a one-of-a-kind officiant.
Over the years the couple has gathered friends from around the world and they wanted to be sure to include them on their special day, so they hosted a unique brunch at the same venue the following day, along with another small reception in Madison, WI a few months later. What a fabulous idea!
Take a look at their beautiful photos, taken by Photographer Beau Campbell
This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Jade and Kyoung which took place at the Hotel Monaco in San Francisco, California.
The couple is inspired by art-deco and turn-of-the-century Parisian styling, so the hotel’s foyer and fireplace fulfilled their expectations. They chose the Wedding Paper Divas Bow-Tie Bliss wedding invitations because it matched the wedding style, but also matches the groom’s personal style.
We have partnered with Southern Living Magazine to bring you a beautiful collection made for any bride who wants to express Southern hospitality and style. Today’s inspiration board is all about the elegant and classic color combination of one of the charming invites from the collection.
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.
We’re always inspired by the beautiful wedding dresses and decor from BHLDN, so we were thrilled when they wanted to create an inspiration board for us. Inspired by the Exquisite Love wedding invitation from The BHLDN Collection for Wedding Paper Divas, the board is pure romance. From soft hairstyles to ethereal chair banners, this is for a timeless bride who knows her big day is all about love.