9 Wedding Invitation Designs We Love

Posted by Jeffra on May 23, 2012

Our friends at Wedding Paper Divas are always coming up with fabulous designs for wedding invitations, save the dates, thank you cards, and more! We wanted to share some of our favorite trends that they currently have available.

For those of you wanting to do something different and funky, try a monochromatic invitation! Here are two examples, one for a laid-back soiree, and another for an elegant affair.

This next one is not a new trend, but we still love the idea of using a cute quote on the top instead of a motif.

Lastly, the patterns, oh the patterns! Whether you want to go all out with color, or use a subtle palette, we love the idea of patterned invitations.

Need more ideas? Check out the full Wedding Paper Divas collections at WeddingPaperDivas.com!

Save The Date Inspiration

Posted by llongacre on Jan 06, 2011

There’s some bling on your finger and the planning has begun, now it’s time to inform your guests of what is going on! We all know there is a wedding etiquette for sending out wedding invitations, but the hows and whys of sending out Save The Date invites are often less known.

Remember that it’s a courtesy to give your guests a heads up about your wedding, especially if it’s during a high travel time and/or area or around a holiday.  Also as a common courtesy, even if someone informs you they will not be able to attend your wedding in advance, if they received a Save The Day invite, you should also send them a wedding invite. Even if they can’t make it, they might like to keep the invite as a memento!

Most Save The Dates are sent out six to four months before the ceremony. Plan on at least eight months ahead if it’s a destination wedding.  With everyone’s busy schedules, this will them to make all the necessary arrangements ahead of time to ensure they can attend your celebration. Any earlier and they may toss the notice aside. Any later and it might as well be an invitation.

You don’t need to send Save The Date invites to everyone, just to the people that you want to come to your wedding. Even those whom you’ve already received a “Yes” from should be sent a Save The Date, such as your bridesmaids, siblings, parents and close relatives. However, make you sure you only send out your Save The Date to someone you absolutely want to attend your wedding!

A Save The Date should include your names, date(s) of wedding, city or town and state of where wedding will take place. So not to confuse anyone who has never attended a wedding before, it’s nice to add something along the lines of, “Invitation to follow”, “Invitation and details to follow” or “Invitation will follow.” If you have a wedding Web site, don’t forget to include the address for your guests to start viewing.

Since the Save The Date card is really the first introduction your guests will have to your wedding, don’t be afraid to get creative and come up with an imaginative way to tell about your wedding, maybe how you met and of course this allows you to incorporate your theme into this first glimpse of what’s to come.

Some Traditional Save the Date examples: by Paper and Thread, Wedding Paper Divas

{LVL’s Favorite Save The Date Ideas}

Color Palettes Made Easier!

Posted by Jeffra on Jun 30, 2010

It can be very overwhelming to stick to the same shade of color when planning your wedding.  When you tell your vendors you want yellow and gray – yellow could mean gold yellow, cream yellow, daisy yellow; gray could mean charcoal, slate, silverish- and then you end up with a mix match of ideas for decor.  Which is why we were excited to find out that the Dessy Group, who recently launched PANTONE Wedding, have partnered with Wedding Paper Divas to make this whole color situation a little bit easier.  Now you can choose the color of your bridesmaid dresses, flower girl, ring bearer, and grooms tie/vest to match your invitations!  They also have included accessories, like shoes, head bands, clutches, and jewelry that also come in the same colors.  We’ve created a couple swatches as reference, but definitely go play around yourself – it’s very fun!

Photos Sources:

Dessy Group

Wedding Paper Divas

Real Wedding: Southern Summer Glam

Posted by Jeffra on Apr 14, 2010

Laura + Josh

September 26, 2009

Historic Cedarwood – Nashville, TN

“Laura’s vision for their wedding: A mix of southern elegance and global flair with lots of color, rich, warm light, very intimate yet “big” with over-the-top, exotic styling. The design team at Cedarwood mixed gilded, flower laden candle chandeliers, branches, exotic flowers, birds, nests and layered fabrics for this glamorous décor. Think “The Great Gatsby” meets “Moulin Rouge.”

Laura turned to Wedding Paper Divas to custom design her colorful wedding invitations, and she personally designed and created wedding programs, artistic table cards and favor CD covers in coordinated colors with charming bird motifs. Laura’s mom, Suzanne, with help from her middle school students, made colorful paper origami cranes to symbolize marriage attributes of patience and understanding and to shower Laura and Josh with happiness and prosperity on their wedding day.” -Cedarwood Design Team

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Venue and Wedding Design: Cedarwood Historic Mansion/Cedarwood Design Team

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero

Photography: McCoy Made

Cake: Patty Cakes

See more Real Weddings at Historic Cedarwood

My Bridal Shower – All of the Tiny Details

Posted by bridalbuds on Apr 13, 2010

My bridal shower was this past weekend and it was wonderful.  There were so many little details that made it great.  My colors of pink and lime green were also tied into the event.   My mother and sister hosted my shower at a local Mexican restaurant.  We had lots of chips and salsa and guests had their choice of 5 different Mexican dishes such as chicken taco salads with jalapeno dressing or cheese enchiladas with rice and beans.  Dessert was assorted Cheesecake Factory cheesecake.

It started with these beautiful invitations from Wedding Paper Divas.

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