Wedding invitations! Does the thought make your palms sweaty? Or are you excited and can’t wait to start on your design? Either way, Basic Invite has everything you need to walk you through the process of creating your wedding stationery. Basic Invite helps you create customizable stationery, from your wedding invitation, and save-the-dates, to your birth and graduation announcements. We love that it walks you through the process of creating something completely unique to you, while also having a plethora of designs to start with!
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Today’s featured wedding invitation is a beautiful, rustic suite. But wait, there’s more! Custom signage to accompany all of the sweet, thoughtful details of the day. Here’s stationery designer Michael Coxen of Paper and Home to tell us the designs and the inspiration behind them:
Ashley and Brian were married at a Quivira Vineyards and Winery in Healdsburg, California. We worked with their wedding planner, Courtney of When Pigs Fly Events, to help carry out her vision of a barnyard chic wedding.
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Sarah works as a wedding planner in the UK, but also has an avid interest in graphic design. She absolutely loves weddings, and is looking forward to her own wedding (although she’s still looking for Mr. Right).
There’s a lot to think about when you’re planning a wedding: you’ve got to arrange the location, venue, catering, transportation, and most importantly, the wedding dress (seriously, guys, don’t forget this one!).
It’s quite easy to get carried away with the big things (there’s certainly a lot of them), and often, some of the smaller details simply don’t get the attention they deserve because of this.
Your wedding invitations almost always fall victim to this problem, which is a shame, as there’s some super-creative stuff you can do with them; it just requires a bit of effort.
I’ve seen a tonne of creative wedding invitations in my time (yep, I’m the sad person who spends hours browsing through them on Pinterest!), so I thought I’d round up some of my all-time favourites below for you need a printing company to have them made we recommend fastprint for invitations.
I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I did!
photo credit: marcp_dmoz
Happy day-after-Thanksgiving to all our US-based readers! As we speak, several members of my family are out running through stores — while I’m home here in my pajamas on my computer. I think I got the better deal, right?
Several of our lovely WeddingLovely vendors have deals going on over the next few days, and you can shop with me online with them! Check them all out below:
Today’s guest post comes from Christa of Christa Alexandra Designs, a Vermont based stationery company that specializes in the design of high quality wedding invitations and day-of-materials. Her pride and joy is her 1918 antique letterpress that she prints many of her ready-made and custom designed invitations on. Enjoy!
Did you know…wedding invitations all started with a town crier? Before printing presses, a gentleman would walk through the streets and loudly announce the wedding – traditionally, anyone within earshot became part of the celebration. Thankfully wedding invitations have changed a lot, and we are able to send beautiful mail to our carefully curated guest lists – not all those in earshot!
Of all the invitations sent and received, one of the most gorgeous and recognizable is a letterpress invitation. Running a finger over the deep impression and cotton paper, you can literally feel each part of the printed design…but what goes into this letterpress invitation?
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For your fall wedding, now is the perfect time to search for your wedding invitations, and Invitations by Dawn is here with a great new collection! It might be tempted to be inspired by the wonderful spring and summer weather we have right now, but it’s a great idea to set the theme for your autumn wedding using your invitation design. We love rich autumn colors, nature, fall leaves, and rustic themes for our autumn weddings, and these invitations definitely fit the bill!
Invitations by Dawn has shared with us their collection of beautiful invitations and we are excited to share with you these stunning designs that are sure to fit any couple’s style:
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share this sweet collection of modern, die-cut love notes by The Find Sac. Enjoy!
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Last but not least, our final holiday card roundup! You can see part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6 here.
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Illustration and craft-paper designs are last but not least for this week (after our roundups of quirky designs, simple designs, typography designs, photo designs, and letterpress designs — phew!)
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I’m adore anything that looks handwritten — messy, imperfect, simply lovely. Not to mention handwritten type’s cousin, calligraphy — gorgeous, perfect, and smooth. Love them both, and love all of these invitations with hand lettering, calligraphy, and gorgeous typography!
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