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The Complete Guide to Wedding Invitations in 2018

The Complete Guide to Wedding Invitations in 2018

You’ve got a wedding ahead of you! Congratulations! You are no doubt making endless decisions about flowers, seating arrangements, the wedding party, and so much more. At Paper & Posh, we advise couples to get an early jump on invitation design, which will help set the tone for the celebration as a whole through paper selection, color scheme, and the overall feel of the design. It’s vital that your invitations accurately reflect the vision that you have for your wedding and provide your guests with the information they need to enjoy it. Start with our handy guide below to ensure that you are up to speed on all the basics of wedding invitation design—and that you’re not overlooking an important timeline or design detail that could throw off the preparations you’ve been so carefully overseeing. Wedding Invitation Timing You need to get the invitations ordered about three to four months before the date of the wedding. This allows for proofing and changes, and for a calligrapher to address them by hand. The invitations need to be mailed no later than six weeks before the wedding, and ten weeks if any of the guests will be coming from abroad. If you send save-the-date cards first, you may relax these guidelines slightly. Anatomy of an Invitation First, there is more to your wedding invitations than just a card with the invitation on it. Here’s a breakdown of what goes in the typical wedding invitation: Outer envelope Unsealed inner envelope (This is a tradition dating back to when mail was hand delivered and more exposed to the elements, and its intention was...
What’s the Deal with Envelope Liners?

What’s the Deal with Envelope Liners?

When most people think of envelope liners, they picture a solid color inside the envelope or maybe even think of an outdated tradition that should be cast aside – but today, envelope liners mean so much more than that! Whether it’s a striking pattern that’s color-coordinated with the wedding invitation suite or a picture of the bride and groom, modern brides take advantage of the additional space that wedding liners provide. They can quickly take a wedding invitation to the next level! What are Envelope Liners? Envelope liners go back to the days when wedding invitations were hand delivered, and were probably used to add a bit of extra protection and privacy to the special contents of the envelope. Basically, envelope liners are a portion of paper or card stock that is cut to fit inside the envelope and fold down with the envelope flap. They are precision cut (usually die-cut) to fit the envelope perfectly and are easy to slip in. They are then attached with some type of adhesive so that they stay in position. When designed correctly, they can be a fun and unique detail that makes your wedding invitations really stand out. Traditionally, envelope liners are used on the inner envelope of the invitation suite. This means that the liner will still be seen if the recipient uses an envelope opener on the outer envelope (or rips it open, as many of us are prone to do). Even if the outer envelope is destroyed, the inner envelope remains intact. When the recipient gets to the inner envelope, they are then far more likely to open...
Coastal Wedding

Coastal Wedding

Lindsay and David Moncavage’s Coast Wedding- 9/9/18 Lindsay and David’s coastal wedding at the Reeds at Shelter Haven this past September was an end-of-summer affair their guests will not forget, from start to finish.  Lindsay and David introduced their guests to the event with an exquisite wedding invitation ensemble from Paper & Posh.  They opted for a large square crystal and lavender invitation, printed with silver glitter thermography. We added an accommodations and details card, as well as a response card, both crystal with silver glitter thermography. The invitation and the insert cards were strategically designed to fit neatly inside a double thick, crystal textured pocket with a lavender stardream backer, which we adorned with white ribbon and a rhinestone buckle. We placed the entire suite in a large handmade crystal envelope, lined with lavender paper.  Loraine Crawford (www.callagraphybycrawford) hand-lettered the envelopes with each guests’ name.  We secured the large envelope flap with a square crystal and lavender stardream layered return address tab.  Lindsay wanted to carry the invitation color scheme through the ceremony and reception, but add a touch of coastal charm.  We coordinated her ceremony program perfectly, with crystal paper, silver thermography, and a hand-tied lavender bow. We also included the anchor on the crystal white place cards and the table numbers. As you can see below, the weather was perfect, and Lindsay’s photographer, EZ Memories, captured every special moment of her seaside wedding at the Reeds and Shelter Haven....
Wedding Invitation Color Palette Trends for 2018

Wedding Invitation Color Palette Trends for 2018

Wedding invitations are a fantastic way to introduce the colors you plan to use for your wedding, serving as a preview for your guests in advance of your big day. And, of course, you’ll be saving copies of your invitation to place in a scrapbook or among your wedding photos. That’s why you don’t want to go with just any color scheme for your invitations—you want it to fit in with the event and represent your taste. Fortunately, there are existing color palette trends that you can use for inspiration when searching for just the right colors to reflect your dream wedding. Green Shades of green reflecting the colors found in nature are extremely trendy. They reflect an organic vibe that expresses new life and adventures associated with the unfolding greens of spring. Greenery also pairs very well with peach, neutral colors, and blushes. One particularly attractive approach with strong feminine overtones is to combine a muted green with a dusty rose color. Lilac and Lavender While these are both shades of purple, the lilac provides a fresh, dynamic burst of color when combined with the dusty lavender shade. These gorgeous shades can be combined with neutral colors for a sophisticated, elegant look. Adding a metallic shade of silver as a highlight can really bring purple hues to life and add a bit of sparkle. Grey and Navy Navy has had a recent resurgence in popularity, with some even referring to navy as the new black. This has been reflected in wedding invitation color palettes trends, and you are likely to see a deep, dark navy combined with a...
10 Examples of Great Wedding Invitation Wording

10 Examples of Great Wedding Invitation Wording

The wording on your wedding invitation is important—it’s one of the first things your guests will associate with your wedding, and with a little thought and creativity, it can set the right tone for what’s to come. However, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of options or just settle for a traditional approach that doesn’t really reflect your wedding or who you are. To help you navigate the different approaches to wedding invitations, we have compiled a list of 10 examples of truly great wedding invitation wording, running the gamut from formal and traditional to informal and personal. Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording Here is a wedding invitation that follows the traditional wording and format. You will notice that, in this case, the bride’s family is hosting the wedding. Also note that the last name of the bride is different from that of the parents and is included. Traditional wording such as this is elegant and straightforward, and definitely for the more conventional occasion. This wording best suits a formal, traditional wedding. Mr. and Mrs. John Smith request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Mary Jane Jones to Mr. Matthew Johnson Saturday, the fifteenth of August two thousand eighteen at half past five o’clock First Presbyterian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Challenging SituationOur next example of an excellent way to word a traditional wedding invitation involves a situation where the bride and groom want to include the names of both their parents on the invitation, but one set of parents is divorced. Remember that no matter how complicated a family situation may be, there is...

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