Tag Archives: wedding invitations

April 16

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Introducing Marchesa

Delicate lace, lush florals and whimsical flourishes—these are the hallmarks of fashion label Marchesa. And now, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the design duo behind the beautifully crafted gowns, bring their stunning designs to paper. Designed exclusively for Wedding Paper Divas, the Marchesa Collection is pure romance and decadent details—perfect for wedding stationery.

“The Marchesa bride is someone who wants a dress that is romantic, timeless and makes her feel her most beautiful.”

Inspired by the runway, the Marchesa Collection incorporates artwork from its favorite collections. The intricate craftsmanship shines as stationery and exudes sophistication from save the dates and wedding invitations to day-of essentials.

Planning a wedding that leans toward traditional? Look to Artful Floral or Exquisite Vines.

Marchesa Wedding Stationery Collection for Wedding Paper Divas

Marchesa Wedding Stationery Collection for Wedding Paper Divas

Going for more of a bold statement? Night Blossoms may just be your thing.

Marchesa Wedding Stationery Collection for Wedding Paper Divas

Hoping to add vintage flair? Lithe Lace is a graceful nod to an earlier time.

Marchesa Wedding Stationery Collection for Wedding Paper Divas

We love them all, though the luscious trompe l’oeil of Breathtaking Blossoms is a fragrant feast for the eyes.

Marchesa Wedding Stationery Collection for Wedding Paper Divas

With its range of styles, the Marchesa Collection offers up a banquet of elegant stationery.

“We wanted to offer brides stationery with beautiful designs that feel special and bespoke.”

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April 4

Real Bride: Abbie – Wedding Invitations

We are thrilled to have Abbie from All Things Tiffany Blue here today to share her wedding stationery with our readers. If you missed it last month she also shared her save the dates.

Abbie and Matt will be married on July 12, 2014 and today she is sharing her inspiration behind her wedding invitation choice.

Invitations convey the tone of your wedding and give your guests a glimmer of your style as well. When picking out invitations, we wanted to make sure that we found one that complemented both of our personalities and showcased our wedding’s aura.

Below are our top four picks for our winery wedding:

Third Runner Up: Rustic Wreaths invitations and response cards

tri-fold photo wedding invitation (front)
tri-fold wedding invitation (back)
rustic wedding RSVP cards
I love how these invitations fold out like a book. Their rustic appeal also complemented our wedding’s venue (a winery) perfectly. If we had purchased these invitations, I most likely would have added in our wedding color by customizing the black writing for Tiffany blue.

Second Runner Up: Simply Exquisite invitations and response cards

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wedding response cards RSVP
I was drawn to these invitations by the overall fancier feel that they seem to take on. These invitations have a beautiful damask pattern that I am constantly coveting. I also love that they can be customized to our wedding color (Tiffany blue) if desired. Finally, the ability to use pocket folds with them makes them extra desirable in that they automatically showcase a fancier vibe.

First Runner Up: Effervescent Sparkle invitations and response cards

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sparkle RSVP response cards
This invitation & response card set completely stole my heart. Honestly, if the wedding was only about me, this probably would have been the one ordered. They are fancy and fun at the same time. I am in love with the fact that they can be used with pocket folds (I believe that they make any invitation a lot more glamorous). However, they did not fully fit the future husband’s personality or our wedding colors in a way that I loved so I had to pass. That said, I am hoping to use some of the Effervescent Sparkle pieces somewhere else in our wedding as I find them so very beautiful. They remind me so much of the chandelier that will be hung above us as we get married and would add a fantastic touch somewhere later on in our wedding paper journey.

Our Winner: Fairytale Seal invitations and response cards

dark gray wedding invitations(front/back folded)
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wedding RSVP cards(front)
wedding RSVP cards(back)

These invitations and response cards screamed out to me as a perfect fit. They have the perfect combination of classic appeal with modern characteristics. The invitations are unique in that they fold like a book (something not typical of most that we receive). They are also a completely fabulous representation of our wedding’s overall theme: rustic chic. I love that we are also able to utilize more of our engagement pictures with this invitation and response card set. In addition, I’m a complete sucker for anything that is monogram-esque (the front cover of these lovely pieces are perfect!). Furthermore, once made with our wedding colors, it came to showcase both our personalities and our wedding style perfectly. We are ecstatic with the finished product and I cannot wait to put them all together for our guests!

Be sure to visit Abbie on her Blog and Instagram for more wedding and fashion updates!

Blog: All Things Tiffany Blue | Instagram: allthingstiffanyblue

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March 26

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Bright Cobalt Invitations

We’re taking a tip today from our Bright Cobalt Inspiration Board and showcasing invitations that give us the blues in the very best way. The following designs remind us of moonlit strolls, storybook forests, royal announcements and the happiest of beginnings.

Moonlight Mr and Mrs 2 Wreath Floral Blue and Purple Flowers Fiona

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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.

Wedding Paper Divas Mini Enclosure Cards Effervescent Sparkle

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!

Wedding Paper Divas Mini Enclosure Cards Donation

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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February 26

Free Wedding Stationery Samples

Wedding Paper Divas is offering 8 free wedding invitation samples with the code FREETRY. Just choose any one of our fabulous designs, click on the order sample button, then select a color and add it to your cart. Repeat these steps with each design you choose and then at checkout simply apply the code FREETRY. We will then send you a stunning sample packet that features a wedding stationery guide, your wedding invitation samples, matching RSVP cards, a card showcasing font options, matching envelopes and color and paper swatches.

And while you’re waiting for your sample packet to arrive, enjoy our gorgeous video below!

 

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January 17

DIY Polka Dot Envelope Liner

We had the pleasure of working with the fabulous Ruffled Blog on this beautiful styled shoot a few months ago. Inspired by the invitation suite used from the shoot, the talented Paige from Gilded Lily Events was inspired to put together this perfectly stunning DIY project. We are swooning over this lovely, personalized touch, whether it be for your save the dates, wedding invitation suite or thank you card! We also love the fact that it is shockingly easy but incredibly pretty and memorable. Would you ever add a DIY touch to your wedding suite?

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Credits: Photography: Christina Lily Photography // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas “Wreathed in Blossoms”

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July 31

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Black and White Wedding

This week’s stationery roundup features the timeless color trend of black and white. Whether you desire classic, elegant wedding invitations or retro black and white photo inspired save the date cards, this color combo is perfect for any bride to make her own. Carry the theme through with black and white response cards and brunch invitations to keep the sophisticated theme consistent.

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June 5

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: A Regal Shade

Inspired by Pantone Beaujolais, this week’s wedding stationery roundup is all about the rich purple hue. Whether adding depth to save the date cards with strong accents of color, or going bold with full color wedding invitations, Pantone Beaujolais is perfect for a bride who isn’t afraid to try something new. Follow through with matching response cards and wedding programs to keep the theme consistent.

Wedding Paper Blissful Bond Save the Date

Wedding Paper Divas Finally Forever RSVP response Card

Wedding Paper Divas Nouveau Notions Wedding Invitationjpg

Wedding Paper Divas Old World Romance Wedding Invitationjpg

Wedding Paper Divas Vision of Love Wedding Ceremony Program

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May 31

Exclusive Nordstrom Wedding Suite Stationery Collection

We’re excited to announce a hand-picked wedding stationery collection, chosen exclusively by the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom. Curated by National Bridal Director Andrea Wasserman, the trend-forward stationery picks represent the best of new wedding trends.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Chalkboard Map Save the Date

Not only does Nordstrom offer exceptional service to their brides, they know that design is critical when it comes to planning a wedding. “We love stationery that reflects who they are as a couple—brilliant color, bold fonts, a chic design or a custom monogram,” said Andrea. We couldn’t agree more!

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Kraft Cute wedding invitation

Shop Andrea’s Picks here, or visit one of 18 Wedding Suites to see samples in person. Along with the curated collection, you can visit an in-store Nordstrom Wedding Suite to find inspiration boards, catalogs, and stationery samples.

“Seeing stationery options alongside the wedding attire completes the picture, helping couples achieve a cohesive look and feel for the entire event, from start to finish,” Andrea said. Brides visiting the exquisite Wedding Suites will be able to try on their dream dress, and find shoes, accessories, and more – even looks for the entire wedding party.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Type Flourish wedding invitation

In the coming months, we’ll be sharing an in-depth look into the trends and styles, and get insight into the Wedding Suite’s own thoughts on bridal fashion. Make sure to check back on the blog for updates!

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May 21

Ask Etta: Guest List Etiquette

Kimberly asks…

Help! With large families on both sides, high school friends, college friends, work friends, and now my fiancé’s graduate school friends, the guest list for our wedding has gotten out of control. I’ve been told there is a certain percent you can expect to not show up – should I send more wedding invitations to guests than our wedding venue can handle?

Etta says…

This question seems to always confuse brides. While it may seem like a science to create the perfect guest list that keeps everyone happy, there is no hard and fast formula for guest attendance. You’ll hear some experts say to invite 10% over your venue limit, while others claim 20%– and I’ve even seen some pretty complicated math problems put forward! (Hint: if your guest list plans start to resemble your eleventh grade calculus homework, you’re making things too difficult).

Wedding Paper Divas Blog - Air of Affection Wedding Invitation

Remember, you might end up accountable for every person on your guest list. After all, if they are important enough to be on your guest list, you may be (and hopefully are!) important enough to them to warrant the travel. Keeping that in mind, I suggest you create two guest lists. The first will be the definitive list of must-invite guests. The second list will be backup guests, listed in prioritized order (think co-workers, club friends, or friends of parents).

Send invitations out to your first list over eight weeks in advance of your wedding date, and ask for RSVP response cards to be returned within just two weeks. This ensures that you receive responses in a timely manner – allowing you to start inviting those from the second list without cutting it too close to the wedding date.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog - Response Card

At the end of the day, you and your fiancé know your friends and family the best. If you know that Great Aunt Mary won’t make the travel to your wedding, but still wants an invite, then by all means, send her an invitation. On the other hand, if you know your groom’s graduate school friends will travel anywhere in the world for a good party, I suggest you make sure you really want them at your wedding.

I hope this helps, Kimberly!
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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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