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March 12

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Pantone Aluminum

Planning a fall wedding? Take a cue from our Pantone Aluminum Inspiration Board and set the tone for an elegant affair, which begins with your save the date cards. Aluminum—one of Pantone’s Top 10 Colors for Fall 2014—carries solid weight as a sophisticated silvery shade.

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A cross between gray and silver, it adds an understated polish that will catch the eye—as any save the date card should do—and allows the bride and groom to be the stars. This futuristic neutral will shine, maintain its steely edge or establish a timeless mood as needed. From small details to large swashes, Aluminum hints at the wedding to come and opens to the possibilities of artful combinations in the suite that follows.

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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.


April 17

Get Inspired by Our Top Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is less than a month away (May 12, if you need a reminder!), and if you are looking to do something extra special for Mom this year, it’s time to start planning.

Not only did Mom raise you, but she probably acted – or is currently – as head wedding coordinator for your special day, assisting with everything from addressing envelopes to helping with table seating. Take this Mother’s Day to share your gratitude with a gift that lets Mom know how much you appreciate everything she does.

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1. Make an album she’ll cherish forever

She may have seen your wedding photos already, but pulling the very best images into one beautiful parents’ album will create a brag book Mom can share with her friends. Try to choose photos that will speak to her – a shot of her dancing, your father’s speech, or the cutting of the cake are all great memories.

2. Create a daily reminder of your love

A family photo from your wedding day is the perfect shot to put on a photo mug. If you live far away, this gift is a daily reminder of your love as your mother sips her morning tea.

3. Give a gift as unique as your bond

A photo gift makes a stunning present for Mom to display in her home. Family shots, or a photo of you and your mother, are the best to display here.

4. A special space for everyday notes

If your mother is a listmaker, help keep her to-dos extra sweet with a custom notepad. Pick a style that fits her, and match a photo from your wedding (a shot of the two of you would be extra sweet).

5. DIY a photo project

Roll up your sleeves and spend a Saturday creating these one of a kind photo vases. With just a few supplies, this simple DIY craft makes a big statement. For an extra bonus, fill them with Mom’s favorite blooms.

6. Pamper Mom with her favorite treats

For a special gift, fill a basket with luxurious treats that all have one purpose – to help Mom relax. Bath salts, candles, perfumes, and lotions are perfect for this. You can even add in an extra soft towel or robe. And we don’t think Mom would mind if you slipped in a bar or two of specialty chocolates!


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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February 16

Three Valentine’s Day Weddings, Designed by Preston Bailey

We were extra exited this Valentine’s Day. Not only was it a day to celebrate love across the world, but we participated in throwing three of the most fantastic weddings ever!

Yesterday, three lucky couples were married at the top of the Empire State Building as part of the 19th Annual Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes. The spectacular location was made even better as award winning event designer Preston Bailey planned every detail of the celebrations, from wedding invitations down to the menus.

View the touching entry videos for the winning couples below, and take a sneak peek at the beautiful reception stationery chosen for each unique wedding.

Laurie Ann and Dan

Video via Preston Bailey

Our Silent Frost style fit perfectly with the winter wonderland created for the ceremony of Laurie Ann and Dan.

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The snowy landscape of the invitation came alive with a gorgeous alter and shimmering touches to the tables and chairs. Even the trees provided inspiration, with a soft landscape backdrop for the couple’s “I Dos”.

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Kari and John

Video via Preston Bailey

Kari and John chose Flower Fantasia for their wedding invitations, following through with the theme for their response cards.  The tomato red of the stationery was reflected in the beautiful floral design of their ceremony.

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Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the flower petal lined aisle:

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Danielle and Michael

Video via Preston Bailey

Danielle and Michael picked the timeless style Fine Filigree for their stationery to complement a floral wedding.

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The emerald hue continued into the overall design as an accent to vivid pink flowers.

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What do you think of the invitation choices? Which ceremony is your favorite?

You can catch the full reveal of each wedding on February 22nd and March 5th on WE TV


October 7

Rant or Rave: A No-Host Cash Bar

Couples are always looking for ways to cut costs when it comes to putting on a wedding (especially as of recent). Maybe they are doing the flowers themselves. Many do DIY decor projects to spruce the place up. Others opt to have a no-host bar, where the guests pay for their own drinks. 

If you were looking to cut costs, would you opt to have a no-host bar? Or would you rather keep the libations flowing and cut back on something else? Rant or rave!


August 26

Rant or Rave: Kim Kardashian’s Wedding

Love her or not, Kim Kardashian’s wedding was (and still is) all the buzz on the wedding circuit. 450 guests. A 10-tier cake (allegedly costing $20,000). The Vera Wang Gown… or should we say gowns. A limited-edition perfume to celebrate her wedding. No doubt about it, this was a Hollywood wedding of epic proportions.

What do you think? More power to her—every girl deserves the royal treatment on her wedding day! Or was this wedding way over the top? Rant or rave!


July 15

How Much is Too Much: Rant or Rave

Everybody knows that weddings aren’t cheap (to put it mildly). But the parties leading up to them can really add up for the guests. Gifts. Travel. Accommodations. Outfits. The list goes on. What do you think is too much? If the couple is having an out-of-town wedding is it too much to have a destination bachelorette party and expect people to come? Is bringing a gift for every event (engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party and wedding) too much or just plain courtesy?

We are so intrigued to find out what you guys think… so, go ahead, rant or rave!


March 15

Yellow & Blue Lovebirds Inspiration Board from Beau-Coup

Spring must be in the air, because the bloggers at our wedding favors partner Beau-coup recently posted this charming love birds inspiration board that perfectly captures the wonderful look of a springtime soiree. For more party inspiration and wedding ideas, check out the Beau-coup blog.

Whether nestled beak-to-beak in the box or standing cheek-to-cheek on your tabletop, these chic love birds salt and pepper shakers inspire love wherever they go. Crafted of silky smooth, white porcelain, this romantic—yet incredibly practical—duo is fabulous as a wedding favor for your sweet and simple event.

{ Images from: Green Wedding Shoes, The Yellow Canary, Paloma’s Nest, BHLDN, Beau-coup, Bando, Whimsy Press, Pierrepont Hicks, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Libby Johnston }

About Beau-coup Favors

Beau-coup is a recognized leader in the wedding favor and bridal gifts industry. Our offerings include wedding decorations and supplies, as well as baby shower favors, birthday party favors and other party favors. Style editors and event planners look to Beau-coup for trendsetting favors and unique wedding planning ideas, both in our wedding blog and articles section. We have also been featured in a variety of leading publications including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and InStyle Magazine.


March 14

A Tricky Guest List: The Divas Dish

One of the hardest parts about wedding planning is culling through your guest list—especially when it comes to family. Take this question from a reader, for example:

Dear Divas,

I have a question regarding wedding invitation etiquette and hope you can help. Our situation is a little complicated by the fact that we really only want 30 guests at our wedding. My fiance is one of eight kids and he’s 50. This means that his siblings have grown kids, and those kids have kids. How can we handle this as we do not want to offend anyone, yet we are only inviting siblings and spouses? To complicate this a little further, one of his siblings has two grown kids that we are close to and would like to have there. Is there any hope for us?? Please help.

Getting a Headache in Chicago

Dear Headache,

Our hearts go out to you! It’s not easy to host such an intimate wedding, but we applaud your efforts to stay true to the celebration you have in mind. Our advice for your situation is twofold:

1. It’s perfectly reasonable to limit the guest list to siblings and spouses, but by inviting two of the grown children and not the rest of the pack is pushing the limits of proper etiquette (not to mention increasing the likelihood that someone will be offended). We suggest limiting the guest list to siblings and spouses and excluding all children in accordance with proper invitation etiquette.

2. That being said, we think a big family like yours would probably love the chance to celebrate all together. Have you considered hosting an informal party after the wedding? Invite everyone over, ask them to bring a bottle of wine, lay out some snacks and let everyone raise a glass to your new union without the formality of the ceremony and reception (or the obligation to bring gifts!).

We hope this helps ease your headache a little! Your extended family will likely understand your desire to keep the ceremony small, but by offering a second celebration they can all attend you might make a little headway in repairing any hurt feelings.

What would you suggest Getting a Headache in Chicago do? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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.