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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When most people think of envelope liners, they picture a solid color inside the envelope or maybe even think of an outdated tradition that should be cast aside – but today, envelope liners mean so much more than that!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...
Our Favorite 5 Wedding Invitation Examples

Our Favorite 5 Wedding Invitation Examples

Wedding invitations mean different things to different couples. Some want the invitation to reflect the timeless beauty and elegance of the concept of marriage, while others seek out a design that reflects their own personality. Wedding invitation styles range from ultra-formal, with beautiful script fonts and muted colors while, to styles much more colorful and whimsical. We have helped countless couples find the perfect invitation packages to hit just the right note for their marriage celebration. And just as no two couples are the same, no two wedding invitations are exactly alike. However, there are five invitations that rise to the top as our all-time favorites here at Paper & Posh. In this blog post, we are going to present our favorite invitation packages and explain what we find so special about them. We hope these examples serve as inspiration for your perfect day! Exquisite Elegance This is one of our most elegant invitation styles, and we think it is simply exquisite! You will notice the bride and groom’s initials in script on the paper band, which we think is a lovely and elegant detail. The color scheme is a quiet, muted pastel. Everything about this invitation package just seems to embody the beauty and grace of a traditional, classic wedding and reflects the seriousness with which this happy couple approaches their vows. If you are looking for a classic, lovely style of invitation, this serves as an excellent starting point. Stylish Black Tie This invitation was designed for a wedding that was held as a black-tie affair at a planation in South Carolina, so the invitations were designed...
The most talked about Bride and Groom in Philly – Lisa White and Paul Getz

The most talked about Bride and Groom in Philly – Lisa White and Paul Getz

Yes, Tim McGraw really did crash their wedding! But before we get to that…. Lisa and her mom, Deb, came to my studio in July 2015 with one thing in mind for Lisa and Paul’s wedding invitations… elegance, glamour and a little bit of “bling.” Lisa and Paul were getting married in August 2016 at one of Philly’s most sought after venues, Vie, owned by Cescaphe Event Group. Lisa is one of the sweetest, kindest, and most appreciative brides I have ever met. She was comfortable and clear with her vision but also open to ideas. After months of discussion and design, Lisa, Deb and I designed two layer wedding invitation nestled in a custom horizontal bottom pocket wedding invitation with a laser cut flap. We opted for luscious cream and navy papers, as well as navy and cream inks to pull in her wedding colors. Lisa’s wedding gown was dripping with lace and crystals. And it would turn out, so would her wedding invitation. We added three panels of pearlescent paper printed with a white lace design, and adorned the front with a large Swarovski crystal. Caitlin Lapinsky of Caitlin Jane Calligraphy hand lettered all 325 pearl lined inner envelopes and 325 outer envelopes with navy blue ink in a loose but elegant hand lettering style. Once Lisa, her mom and her 18 bridesmaids were finished assembling and the invitations were mailed, the real fun began. Lisa and Paul wanted something fun and cute for her rehearsal dinner invitations to really get the party weekend started. We went with a Philly theme as way to also welcome out...
What to Include in Your Wedding Invitation

What to Include in Your Wedding Invitation

What do I need to put in my wedding invitations? A question I get all the time. The answer is simple…whatever information your guests need to enjoy the amazing wedding day or wedding weekend you have planned for them! The Invitation The wedding invitation relays important information to your guest including the name or names of the host of the wedding, the name of the bride and groom, the wedding date, ceremony time, and ceremony location. If the ceremony and reception are in the same location, include “reception to follow” or similar language. If you are not including reception information on the invitation, you may also include a dress code such as “black tie” or “black tie invited” at the bottom right corner. Do not include a wedding website or wedding registry on the invitation. Do not include response information such as a response URL, phone number, or email address. The Reception Card If your reception is being held at a different location than the ceremony, then include a reception card. The reception card contains the reception location and reception start time. If you are having a cocktail hour, then use the start of the cocktail hour as your reception start time. You should also provide the address of the reception. If you are not including reception information on the invitation, and therefore you did not include dress code on the invitation, you might also include that on the reception card on the bottom right corner. It is acceptable to include your wedding website on the reception card. You may also include that transportation between the ceremony and/or designated...
Ideas for Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording

Ideas for Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording

The number one question couples ask me is “here is our situation….how do we word this invitation?” While a seemingly daunting task, wording an invitation is pretty simple. While there is no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to wedding invitation language, all you have to do is follow a few rules of etiquette and basic grammar. First, who is hosting the wedding? In the wedding industry the person “hosting” is typically the person “paying” for the ceremony and reception. If the Brides’ parents are hosting then the first few lines of the invitation would read: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoffman request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Lindsay Diane to David Joshua Liebman Were the families want to name the groom’s parents but not include them as a host, they may identify the groom as “son of” the groom’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoffman request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Lindsay Diane to David Joshua Son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Liebman However, more and more I see that the groom’s family is either sending a sizable check to the bride’s family, or perhaps paying for all of or a portion of the catering bill, band, flowers, etc. In that case it may be more appropriate to include the groom’s parents as a “host”: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frank Hoffman along with Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Liebman request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children Lindsay Diane and David Joshua Weddings are also becoming a family affair, where...
Black Tie Affair at the Union League of Philadelphia

Black Tie Affair at the Union League of Philadelphia

Our lovely bride and client, Amanda, was married at the Union League of Philadelphia this past October. Paper & Posh was thrilled to be a part of her wedding planning!. We think her wedding invitation spoke volumes about her spectacular wedding at the Union League of Philadelphia.  Her wedding invitations were three layers, a bottom layer of jet black card stock with an ultra-thick double top layer of Arturo Italian letterpress stock.   Nestled in between the layers… a black twisted satin ribbon. The letterpress paper was printed with both black letterpress and gold foil.  The top of the invitations was adorned with Amanda and her fiance, John’s, initials.   Amanda’s companion cards were also three layer cards printed with black letterpress.  All three cards were custom cut to fit snug under the black satin ribbon.  Her inner envelope and rsvp envelope were lined with black satin raven paper. Amanda had her elegant wedding invitations hand-cancelled at the first post office.  Amanda’s wedding invitations were certainly a show...
Tradition and Elegance

Tradition and Elegance

Congratulations to our beautiful bride, Gina, married this past weekend at Greystone Hall in Chester County.   Her save the dates and wedding invitations were classic and elegant.  Cream and pearl stock was piled high and printed with taupe thermography.  The loose “Poem” script font paired well with the traditional block font.   We think these invitations were a perfect expression of them as a couple and their event!!   Congratulations Gina and...

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