HOT TREND: Foil-Pressed Invitations That Dazzle!

Metallics are popping up everywhere in 2017-18 weddings.  Not just gold and silver, but pearl, copper, pewter and the hottest one rose gold.  Same with wedding invitations.  Retailers are seeing a significant uptick in sales in this category.  And why not?  Bling adds a touch of glam to your wedding, whether your style is very formal or vintage casual.  Any season is appropriate and can use some added shimmer-even if you just choose to embellish your invites with a metallic monogram or calligraphy.  The resurgence of the Great Gatsby style is also reflected in its new popularity.

 

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Minted.com is a great go-to place for finding the latest designs in foil-pressed wedding stationery.  They have a whole collection including table accessories to satisfy your luminescent needs! Metallics go great with pastels like pinkmintmauveaqua and peach.  Or kick it up a notch and go bold with dark hues like navy bluetealplum or dark grey. For a different look, white background with a gold foil is a showstopper that really dazzles! Which will be your favorite?

 

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And don't forget to keep foil theme running throughout your whole wedding stationery including your Bridal Shower Invitations
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WEDDING VOWS AS ART:
How about getting your Wedding Vows custom-framed for a memento of your big day?  Customize it with your choice of font (starting at $41 for standard printing, $91 for letterpress, and $104 for foil-pressed, all framed)

Our next blog post will further expand on the Metallic Theme and give you great ideas and places to buy glitzy party & wedding favors, bridesmaids gowns, shoes, decorations, wedding apparel, and accessories. Stay tuned...

 

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By: Janice Murray from Wedding-Recycle

Post Originally Published HERE

Invitation Etiquette 101

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When it comes to weddings, tradition, and etiquette play a huge role in all of the festivities. In most cases, couples and families are concerned with being appropriate all the way from asking the bride's father or family for her hand in marriage to making the rounds at the reception. Etiquette and tradition are part of what keep weddings so special, but the trouble is, exactly what is the correct etiquette and how do varying traditions affect that? That is a long and detailed answer with many parts, but let’s tackle at least one portion, wedding invitation etiquette.

Part 1: Wording Elements

Wording elements are the sections or lines of the wedding invitation. Below is a list of the standard parts in order from top to bottom.

  • Invitation Line
  • Request Line(s)
  • Brides Name
  • Joining Word
  • Groom’s Name
  • Groom’s Parents (optional)
  • Date Line
  • Year Line
  • Time Line
  • Location
  • Address
  • City and State

Part 2: Grammar Tips

There are four things to consider when it comes to grammar. Numerals, Punctuation. Abbreviations, and Capitalization.

Numerals may be used for street addresses but should be spelled out in dates.

Wedding invitations do not require punctuation at the end of lines. Commas should still be used within lines to separate the day of the week from the day of the month. In addresses, commas should still be used to separate the city from the state.

It is not proper to use abbreviations on the invitation even in the case of middle names and titles, though “doctor” and “Junior” may be abbreviated with long names.

Only proper nouns should be capitalized. It is also common for the first letter of the date to be capitalized, but it’s not necessary. One exception is the beginning of a new sentence or thought. For example, “Reception to follow”.

Part 3: Expert Advice

Here are a few more expert tips on some common mistakes.

In most cases, optional lines should not be used.

Stating that children are not welcome is never good etiquette. This should be shared prior to the wedding by word of mouth. However, “adult only reception is a reasonable compromise but should be placed on the last line of your reception card

Gift registry is considered poor taste and the proper way to let people know if again, by word of mouth.

If the wedding is a black tie event be sure to note that correctly capitalizing it this way, “Black tie”.

In thanks to partnering with Basic Invite, an online stationery company with more 200 wedding invitation designs and endless customization options, you’re now an invitation etiquette pro!

Basic Invite isn’t just a stationery company they are a resource for brides so for more wedding etiquette tips click here. And don’t forget to check out their save the date card section all their wedding stay essentials like place cards.

 

 

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