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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...
September Wedding Bliss

September Wedding Bliss

A warm congratulations to our beautiful couple, Nicole and Francisco, on their wedding this month!  Their wedding invitation was a perfect expression of their style, wedding colors, and venue.  We layered peach, kraft and white papers, and printed with peach and gray flat inks for the wedding invitations.  We carried the theme throughout the white respond card and matching envelopes.  Thank you Nicole and...
Wedding Invitation with Whimsy

Wedding Invitation with Whimsy

Love, love, love Sara’s wedding invitation!  We paired bright colors and fun motifs with stunning papers to create a whimsical yet elegant wedding invitation for Sara’s October wedding at Sweetwater Farm & Grace Winery.  Congratulations to Sara and...
Barn wedding invitation

Barn wedding invitation

This invitation was a true collaboration between Paper & Posh and our amazing bride, Emily.   Emily created this image of her wedding venue, and we brought it to life on her wedding invitation. Letterpressed and edge-painted in pine ink, then paired with a dogwood liner, Emily and Andrew were delighted....
Philly wedding invitations

Philly wedding invitations

We LOVE these Philadelphia themed wedding invitations that we created or our special bride and groom, Corian and Steve.   Pair these with some soft pretzels and tasty-cakes for a perfect locally inspired...

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