Today I’m sharing the final product of about a month of hard work.
These rustic invites are probably the coolest thing I have ever created, and although they took more time than I thought they would, I truly loved every minute of working on them.
I stiffened the burlap and trimmed it to 5 by 7, printed the wedding information on a champagne colored shimmery cardstock, used green grocer kraft paper for the reception, rsvp and registered cards and also the envelopes. I finished them off by tying a kraft paper tag on to the main invite with jute twine.
What do you think? I’d love to hear your feedback!
Ladie (and gentlemen), I have an obsession to confess.
I’m in love with arrows. Bow and arrow arrows – tiny + thinly drawn or incorporated into type.
I gotta admit, it may have something to do with my slight obsession with the Hunger Games… but that’s normal, right?
And I think they could be a super fun thing to incorporate into your wedding day stationary.
How adorable would an arrow motif be? You could carry it throughout your decor by adding arrow touches here and there in your decoration.
Or adding an arrow into your monogram somewhere? Adorable.
So dreamy. I would even get a pretty little arrow tattooed on my body. Love em.
What do you think? Would you use an arrow design in your wedding stationary?
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For some reason, I have a small obsession with save the dates. They can be less formal than the invitation and there are so many ways to do them!
While they used to just be a card, brides have branched out and come up with some pretty amazing ideas for their save the dates.
Here are a few of my favorites:
I know, right? They’re all so adorable!
My personal favorite (right now) is using vintage postcards, creating a stamp and stamping your Save the Date information on the back of the postcard. You can either choose to have all of your postcards to have a theme, maybe all from the state you’re wedding is in, or they can be random.
I’m a bit nerdy with postcards – instead of buying other souvenirs when my husband and I travel somewhere I always pick up postcards. I have a dream that someday when I have a daughter and she is planning her wedding, she can use all of the postcards I’ve gathered up through the years from all the places we’ve been as her Save the Dates.
Sad, I know… I’m already planning my unborn child’s wedding… but a girl can dream, right?
Okay, enough with postcards. There’s lots of other things you can do, too:
Tags, Photo Strips, you can even send it as an Email Blast to save some dollars.
Try something different! It’s the first thing that sets the tone for your big day, so make it count.
Are you sending out save the dates?
When wedding stationary comes to mind, the first thing you think of is your invitations.
Of course, those are one of the most important aspects of your wedding stationary, but they aren’t the whole shebang.
Many people overlook the stationary details, such as creative ways to do their save the dates, rsvps, wedding programs and more.
Here is a list of stationary to think about:
This is the major piece to think about, and it will probably cost ou the most money. Make sure to think about paper stock, size and embellishments, they call all add to mailing cost. Also keep in mind:
- Reception Information
- Where You are Registered
2. Save the Date Card:
One alternative to send these through the mail is to send out a save the date email or to create a super cute stop action save the date video.
3. Wedding Programs:
Lots of brides wait til a month or two before the wedding to worry about these, which is okay. You might not have all the details about your ceremony figured out until then, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the design. I featured some fun wedding programs in a recent post. Click here to see them.
4. Dinner Menu & Drink Menu:
You don’t necessarily need to do a menu for your wedding, but it adds a custom touch to your tables. One way to go green with this idea is to write your menu on a chalkboard.. there are a few other cute ideas here.
5. Escort Cards:
I have a crush on escort cards. There are so many amazing ways you can display your guests’ escort cards, the ideas are endless. I found some super cute ideas here.
6. Table Numbers:
My crush on escort cards extends to the table numbers that go with them. Whether you choose to do these in paper or another creative way, don’t make these an afterthought. Martha Stewart has some
great ideas here.
7. Thank Yous
Last but certainly not least, your thank you cards are just as important as your invitations. It’s the final piece of your wedding stationary, and it helps your guest remember how much fun they had on your special day. The Knot has some great tips and tricks to writing thank you cards on their website.
And there you have it – the list of paper goods you’ll want to remember to include on your wedding day. Each of these adds personalization to your party, and there are so many great ways to create each of the items in the list, and I know you’ll find one that fits your own custom wedding style.
If you have any questions, let me know! Paper goods are my love 🙂
I just got done making programs for Lindsay and James’ wedding and had so much fun with them.
I’ve found that programs almost come as an afterthought, many couples forget about them until just a few months before the wedding. There are so many cute things you can do with your programs, and with a little planning and good design, they can be a great keepsake.
Here are a few that I’m loving:
Fan Programs, Photo by Marianne Wilson Photography.
I LOVE the sewn paper and button on this one. Perfect for a homespun country wedding. Design by Sweet Life Designs.
How fun would this be for a program + favor? Chipboard cd holders with your favorite love songs, along with a program insert. Perfection. Design by Mae Mae Paperie.
How adorable are these? Felt program pouches! Super simple to make too – Martha Stewart shows you how here.
Not quite sure where I found this, but it’s an adorable alternative to programs. Or, if you have enough vintage handkerchiefs for your wedding size, you could have them custom screen printed and hand them out to each guest at the ceremony.
What’s your favorite? Have you seen any to-die-for programs lately?