Invitations & Stationery

Wedding Crafts: Why Having A Creative Streak Can Help With A Shoestring Wedding

I have always been an avid craft enthusiast, making cards and trinkets since I was 13 years old. This love of crafts and all things handmade has come in handy several times over the last 12 years, particularly for weddings. Whether it has been my own wedding or that of friends, I have always managed to use my creative side in order to save some cash whilst not compromising on quality! I thought that for this post I would have a bit of a reminisce about the weddings I have been involved in and you never know, it may spark off some ideas for your big day! My Wedding I married my teenage sweetheart Simon nearly 5 years ago. We didn’t have a huge budget and so I wanted to make it stretch as far as possible. I had always been a card maker


Perfect Ideas For Beach Wedding Invitations

There is no perfect location for one of the most important events in your life than in a beach setting where your senses are lulled by the warm ocean breeze and your wedding party is serenaded by the seagulls sound within the area’s vicinity. Guests always find it a delight when invited to a beach wedding, and there’s no perfect opening to your celebration than sending out beach wedding invitations. There are so many ideas you can use for a beach wedding invitation and it doesn’t necessarily have to be ordered and purchased. The best ideas for beach wedding invitations are those that are usually personally made by the bride and groom, with the help of some friends and family members. Since do-it-yourself weddings have been making a


Pinterest Helps Create A Winter Wonderland Wedding

The hottest new trend in wedding planning is using Pinterest. Professional wedding planners from across the country are using the online board to coordinate with their clients and vendors. The best use of the popular website is to establish a board that the wedding planner and bride having pinning privileges to during their initial meeting. The site works equally well for planners with brides that purchase pre-made decorations as well as the brides that are avid do-it-yourselfers. If the idea is pinned directly from the website that sells the item, the bride is only a few clicks away from purchasing making it very fast and easy to assemble all the decor needed for the big day. And some pins may have links to tutorials. For this article, a board


Choosing Your Wedding Style

As a wedding guest, you know that you want to look and feel good throughout the day, and it’s also a safe bet that although the couple in question don’t want to be upstages, they also want their guests to look and feel good! Luckily, fashion has never been so diverse and versatile. Many of the older fashions are back and dressing to suit your shape and age has never been easier. There’s also the new influx of technology which makes dressing and styling easier than ever so you can plan the perfect wedding guest outfit. Pinterest That might look like a spelling mistake but Pinterest is the hottest site on the web. In their own words, “Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use


Do-It-Yourself Wedding Invitations

It used to be that Do It Yourself meant sitting at a kitchen table making something by hand. That’s still considered Do It Yourself when it comes to crafting, but today’s DIYers know that you can use the computer to help you make things look professional. Your wedding invitations are one thing you can create yourself online (or with DIY wedding invitation kits) and save yourself a great deal of money. All you need to do is find a good online printer. Printers these days are competing for your business. Since there are so many printers out there, consumers have a choice of where they want to spend their dollars. Look for an online printer who specializes in invitations. Expect that they will do more than just invitations, as a good


The Ins & Outs of Sending Save The Date Information

It’s a good idea to send out Save the Date cards if you are getting married. Today’s guests lead very busy lives and want to be able to plan their schedules well in advance so they can attend. But how do you go about sending a Save the Date card? What is it supposed to say? Give the Details The whole purpose of the Save the Date card is to allow those who are traveling or very busy advance notice of your actual wedding date. You should send these cards out six to eight months prior to your wedding (as opposed to your wedding invitations which you will send out six to eight weeks before). You want to be sure to include the date and the location. And be sure to include wording that tells the guests “Invitations to follow” so that they


Timing For A Post-Destination Wedding Reception

So you want to have a destination wedding—Aruba, Jamaica, Hawaii—and can’t invite everyone from back home? What should you do if you still want to have a reception when you return so that you can celebrate with everyone? This can be a touchy subject with some, so consider how you present your reception and the timing of it. First off, some guests may feel snubbed if they are not invited to the actual wedding. They feel they should at least have been offered the invite even if they can’t hop a flight to Jamaica. They may also feel that you only invited the “good” people and that they are second string. To avoid hurt feelings you should consider the wording on your invitation. If you are going to send out invitations to your post-destination


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