Jessica from Odd Duck Press put together this seriously helpful post about wedding stationery. She previously shared a great post about etiquette and invitation wording, check it out if you missed it! Thanks Jessica, you are a wealth of knowledge. :)

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Ok, first take a deep breath. This will be painless, I promise! I know that with the myriad of to-do’s involved in getting ready for the BIG DAY, planning the invitation suite can be daunting. (How do you tactfully let people know their kids aren’t invited? What is an escort card?) Let’s take it a step at a time and begin by breaking down the invitation suite.

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Lisa from Petals and Promises put together today’s guest post for us. Thank you so much for your great tips and advice, Lisa!

Couples preparing for their wedding will need to make multiple decisions regarding their wedding day and the choices and options may seem overwhelming. We suggest an initial consultation after your venue has been chosen and advise as early as a 9-12 months in advance for busy months such as May, June, September and October and 6 months in advance for any other time of the year.

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Jessica from Odd Duck Press put together this post that’ll make sure you use proper etiquette. She also has some wording options for your invitations. This is the first of a series of guest posts from Jessica, we’re so excited to share them with you.

Depending on how traditional your wedding will be will determine how closely you’ll need to adhere to formal etiquette. Another major factor is who is hosting (ie: footing the bill).

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Today’s guest post comes to us from inspiration board extraordinaire Sara of Burnett’s Boards. She was so kind to put together this post and share some boards that she’s put together. We look forward to many more posts from Sara, stay tuned!

A great place to start when planning your wedding is with an inspiration board. What is an inspiration board? Well, its basically one image, with several images within it, that wraps your dream wedding up into one neat little package.

Why is having one important? It’s something to show your wedding planner to give him or her a direction to go (he or she will probably ask you to create one anyway!).

What can you do with it? You can pin it onto a Pinterest board and add from there. Add things that enhance it, add things it might be missing, add pictures of your wedding dress and venue, and you’ll end up with a perfect visual of your wedding that all of your vendors can work from.

Yep, I know. There are a lot of inspiration boards out there to choose from… so which one is for you? It’s the one that stops you cold in your tracks, that you stare at for a little too long, that intrigues you and makes you dream a little. That’s the one.

Lets take a look at a couple of popular inspiration boards and the types of brides that love them.

Bride #1

She’s elegant, sophisticated, educated, and loves a little touch of old world glamour.

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Photo credits: cake, reception, Arabic gold lettered invites, ring, No.5, vintage Dior dress, gold stars, love blocks, mosque

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The oh-so-lovely Invitations by Ajalon sent us today’s guest post, thanks so much Katie! You’re going to learn all about letterpress from a true professional. Enjoy. :)

Brides and grooms all over the world are going crazy for letterpress wedding invitations right now and I certainly cannot blame them. There is something about that soft, luscious paper and those deep impressions that send my heart racing. Why do you love letterpress?

The versatility of this centuries-old printing process is another thing I will never get over. Any color in the Pantone rainbow looks amazing letterpress printed, and if ink isn’t your thing, shiny foil or blind impression looks fabulous impressed into paper.

Your options are endless. Let’s take a look at a few:

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Heather over at Calluna Events put together this awesome post and I knew that we had to share it. As a bride who had a destination wedding, your guests will truly appreciate being welcomed.

Weddings are a time to celebrate with friends and family, often times with people who travel to join the festivities. As an out of town guest, attending a wedding can seem somewhat daunting being in a foreign place surrounded with strangers. We have some great tips to help your out of town guests feel right at home for your wedding this season!

As your RSVPs start to trickle in, begin assembling welcome packages that you can send to them months prior to the wedding. As if you don’t have enough on your plate already, this little extra task will ensure that everyone feels welcome and will undoubtedly create an a memorable introduction to how special your wedding day will be. These pre-wedding welcome packages can be almost free and can be a fun task for your Maid of Honor or for one of the bridesmaids! Think of including a local area map with notes on it of some of your favorite hikes, attractions, and must sees for your guests while they are in town for your wedding. Including a mini brochure of restaurants and favorite special attractions that hold a special place in you and your sweetie’s heart is also a great way to help introduce your guests to your destination while reminding them why they are making the trip! Lastly, important contact information and phone number can be a helpful way for guests to feel more at ease as they travel to help celebrate with you.

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 From flowers to leaves, ribbons to lace, sashes to bows, the list goes on! Selecting a bouquet can be confusing and stressful at times. Thank you Madeline Trait of Locally Grown Weddings  for coming to the rescue with some helpful tips and advice!

Choosing a bouquet

The decor for your wedding can become a daunting task. There is a lot to consider and think about. One place to start are the flowers and more specifically your bouquet. Bouquets come in many different combinations, colors and textures. In my opinion there are really only two very important keys to figuring out the right bouquet for you; Style and Color. Like your shoes and your jewelry the bouquet becomes a part of your attire for the day. So the color is important to match your attire and the style as it encompasses the size, texture and the flower types.

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For decades, the trend in bridal sets has leaned toward the traditional diamond solitaire engagement ring and gold wedding band. And while there have always been women who have chosen less conventional bridal jewelry designs, modern brides as a group seem to be far more open to stylistic experimentation as they choose wedding sets like the following, which uniquely reflect precisely who they are:

A delicate leaf-design engagement and wedding ring set in sterling silver is one perfect example of a style that moves away from what many of today’s brides consider the plain-Jane styles of yesteryear, bringing real personality to the modern wedding set. The top surface of each ring is adorned by a single row of curved and patterned leaves, providing a beautifully coordinated look. Atop the engagement ring, the two middlemost leaves curl gracefully around the stone, framing it with beauty as if it were a flower. More adventurous brides may trade the white sapphire for an amethyst, blue topaz, pink tourmaline, green tourmaline, peridot, garnet, rhodolite garnet, or citrine. Women who love designs that bring their fancies back to nature and who look for beauty without extravagance will find a wedding set such as this one the ideal way to express their individuality, while providing the perfect day-to-day design.

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