This week’s stationery roundup is inspired by our floral dreams inspiration board. Choose invites with warm spring tones and floral accents to create an elegant stationery suite. When planning your wedding, consider using other pretty paper elements such as matching menus or personalized table cards to help carry the theme through.
This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Jessica and Robby, held at the Bluemont Vineyards in Bluemont, Virginia on top of Mt. Weather. The couple met in college while studying to be meteorologists so when they got engaged they decided to have a weather-themed wedding. There were many little things that came together to make their wedding special and represent exactly who they are as a couple. The program fans had weather backgrounds, the table names were named after famous hurricanes, and the cake topper was uniquely made to look like the bride was forecasting the weather. The cupcakes had clouds, sun, and lightning bolt decorations on them and the wedding favors were wine glasses that had umbrellas with rain showers on them.
Photos courtesy of: Life Gallery Studio
Inspired by our Pantone Sand inspiration board, we’re picking our favorite stationery to match this elegant hue. Whether you desire subtle tan details on your save the date cards or full color wedding invitations, it is easy to incorporate this shade into your stationery suite. Continue the trend with matching thank you cards and rehearsal dinner invites to make a statement on your big day.
Create an elegant wedding affair using shades of Pantone Sand throughout your big day. We love the idea of using this hue as your main color or even incorporating different shades of this hue throughout your wedding décor. Carry the theme through with matching save the dates and gorgeous bridal shower invitations for a perfectly coordinated wedding theme!
With this week’s color, Pantone Sand, comes neutral elegance. Whether you use it as your main color, or to temper bolder, brighter hues, this beige tone will add a sophisticated touch to your wedding.
Following our modern classic wedding inspiration board, we’re dreaming up some exciting ways to incorporate this theme into your wedding day. We love the idea of pairing shades of ivory and white with pops of metallic gold touches to for a stylish twist on a traditional wedding theme. Continue the theme with chic save the date cards and matching response cards to pull the theme together.
In today’s wedding world, many couples are opting for a destination wedding rather than a traditional celebration. Whether you imagine white sand beaches or gorgeous mountains, the options for destination wedding locations are seemingly endless. Get your special guests excited for your big day with map-themed save the date cards or beach inspired wedding invitations.
If you are traveling for your wedding ceremony, consider simple wedding decor ideas. Let the location speak for itself and incorporate small details such as starfish, shells or paper lanterns for a picture-perfect wedding day.
I always planned to change my name whenever I married – I wanted to have the same last name as my children, be a unified couple, and follow tradition. But after all of the work I put into my wedding day, I’m ready to relax! I don’t want to spend a lot of time and stress going through the legal process of taking on my spouse’s name. And to add to that, it will be tough to let everyone at work know. Is changing my last name really necessary in this day and age?
Photo Credit: Jim McGinley
Changing your name is a choice every bride faces, and it’s not an easy choice to make. I can’t offer a definitive yes or no for this question, because it truly is a personal decision. I recommend you have a frank discussion with your spouse about this choice, and think about how you identify yourself in regards to your last name.
From what you wrote in, it seems as though you want to change your name – you just don’t want to do the work! Well, it’s a fairly easy process if you handle it correctly. Most of the work comes after you’ve filed the appropriate paperwork, and start the process of updating your accounts and records.
Photo Credit: Carla Shierman
If you have decided to go forward with changing your name, take the stress out of the legal process by reminding yourself of the fun that comes along.
- Update your stationery! Treat yourself to notecards, address labels, and a notepad with your new moniker. It’s a fun way to get used to referring to yourself as the new Mrs., and it will help others adjust to your name as well.
- Set up a new email address (and be sure to forward emails sent to your old address).
- Share the news. Letting coworkers and friends know you’ve changed your last name should be a happy moment, allowing you a brief chance to share a detail or two about your wedding day.
And, just so you don’t forget the important changes that go along with a name change, here’s a quick list:
- Change your Social Security card
- Change your driver’s license at the DMV
- Update your bank accounts, credit cards, and checks
- Change other accounts (this includes your employer’s records, doctors’ records, insurance companies, and your passport, to name just a few!)
Have an etiquette question for Etta? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll post an answer for you.
This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Farah and Scott, held at The Ballroom at Church Street in Orlando, FL. Combining Pakistani and American traditions into one event may seem like a challenge, but the couple pulled it off. The bride says: “We wanted a romantic, vintage feel and chose to have both the ceremony and reception in a Victorian-style ballroom in Downtown Orlando. Our family and friends came from all over the country (and all over the world) to show their love and support!”
Photos courtesy of: Sterling Photography International
From runways to red carpets, romantic blush tones and nude hues are the it colors for spring. Take a look at some gorgeous eye candy featuring essential accessories for any bride or bridesmaid.
L to R: J. Crew Crystal-and-pearl pastiche bracelet, Kate Spade Guilia heels, Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One perfume, Valentino Rosier Napa Sandal, Inge Christopher clutch, Christian Louboutin Glitter Pump, Blush Champagne Silk Pleated Clutch, Nordstrom Crystal Collection Briolette Chandelier Drop Earrings, Judith Leiber Beaded Clutch