Announcing our new featured vendor for the first week of May, Marit Hanson Weddings! I had the pleasure of meeting Marit a week or so ago and she’s truly an awesome person creating some really great looking (and unique) invitations. I’m a sucker for anything typographically driven and non-traditional, so her invitations are really right up my alley!

Also, another general announcement — featured invitation studios on WeddingInviteLove will now rotate on a weekly rather than monthly basis. There are so many vendors on WIL now (over 180!) that I’m shortening the time so I can highlight all my favorites in a reasonable amount of time, starting with May (sorry Marit :) ).

Congrats to Marit again, thanks for being a part of WeddingInviteLove!

I didn’t think I cared about the royal wedding until this morning, when I spent an hour searching for pictures, write-ups, and live blogs. I love her dress and how clean and classic their wedding was! It doesn’t help that I did have a crush on Prince William while growing up (well, what girl didn’t?).

Notable news from the week:

New WeddingInviteLove vendors:

I’m off to visit my sister in San Diego — I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Happy Thursday everyone!

The National Stationery Show is just around the corner, and WeddingInviteLove is on track to have over 200 wedding invitation vendors by the time I fly out! I’m so excited about meeting the awesome stationers I’ve seen online in person, plus surround myself in wonderful paper goodness.

I’m working on a great giveaway in honor of reaching 200 vendors, and I’m looking for some help putting it together! If any stationer has any paper items to donate — greeting cards, post cards, tiny pieces of art, etc — email me at [email protected]! I want to feature the great vendors on WeddingInviteLove, promote both their WIL profiles as well as their websites, and in exchange for the awesome paper goods, I’ll be happy to give 30 days of an WeddingInviteLove upgrade account in exchange.

I’ll in NYC from May 12th – 18th, and in addition to NSS, I’m going to be running around Brooklyn doing studio tours and meeting other paper artists who won’t be at NSS. I’ll also be giving away giftbags of Whimsy & Spice cookies, so definitely find me during the tradeshow!

Almost the end of the week, almost NSS, and almost 200 vendors on WeddingInviteLove. I’m a happy girl!

Beautiful calligraphy on a wedding invitation is eye-catching and beautiful. Both computer calligraphy and hand calligraphy are available (the latter being more expensive but more personalized and unique), and either give a beautiful, formal feel to any wedding invitation or save-the-date. Here are some of our favorites, and don’t check out the calligraphy directory on WeddingInviteLove as well!


White Lion Calligraphy
 
 

Lisa Samartino Atelier
 
 

Natoof
 
 

NJW Calligraphy
 
 

Paperfinger
 
 

Papermade Design
 
 

Shine Wedding Invitations
 
 

The White Aisle
 
 
Have a great Wednesday, everyone!

Wedding invitations don’t have to have crazy typography, wild colors, and custom illustrations to stand out — clean and beautiful invitations can lend a very classic and professional feel to your affair. Here are some of our favorite clean and classic designs on WeddingInviteLove:


A Printable Press
 

Anastasia Marie
 

Anders Printing
 

Be U Brides
 

Imbue You Wedding
 

Oh So Sweet Prints
 

The Silver Starfish
 

Whimsical Prints
 

The White Aisle
 

Wild Ink Press
 
Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Woke up this morning to the best surprise — WeddingInviteLove was featured on TheNextWeb!

This is particularly exciting for me because it’s the first tech blog to cover WeddingInviteLove. Most of them are dominated by guys who aren’t exactly dreaming of wedding invitations (like me), so I’m super happy to get the app in front of some new eyes. It’s always been my dream to get an app onto some of the big names like TechCrunch or Mashable and this is the first step.

Have a great day, everyone!

While clean, white, and minimal invitations have their place, I’m a huge fan of colorful invitations. Color lends a sense of vibrancy and warmth to invitations, and can help tie your invitations into an existing color theme for your wedding. Here are 10 great colorful invitations for your Wednesday:


à deux: bespoke bridal paper


Anticipate Invitations


Armato Design & Press


greet


Ice Cream Social


Lisa Samartino Atelier


Marit Hanson Weddings


Truly Noted


Type A Studio


Vanilla Inspirations

So happy to announce that the redesign for WeddingInviteLove has launched! We’ve redesigned a lot of the site — profiles, homepage, website header and footer all got major design updates.

We’ve also launched a lot of new features, including:

Pro accounts

A basic profile on WeddingInviteLove is free, but now we’ve launched an upgraded version for those that want more features!

Pro accounts include:

  • Bigger results in the search results (shown above).
  • Additional URLs for their profile (Twitter, Facebook, and another miscellaneous URL for a blog or Etsy).
  • Upgrade from one to ten portfolio image slots.
  • Optional banner option to further customize the profile.
  • Image slot for a logo or a picture of the account owners.
  • Featured status on any WeddingInviteLove advertising.

Profile tags


Profiles can now tag themselves under specialties like, “eco-friendly”, “letterpress”, “illustration”, or “calligraphy”. In addition, profiles that are chosen to be featured on the homepage will be tagged with “featured” to further highlight how awesome they are!

More ways to browse

In addition to the drop-down search, we’ve added more ways to simply browse the site, such as the browse-by-budget page shown above.

There are still tons of new features in the pipeline, and I’m really excited! WeddingInviteLove is growing every day (we’re up to 154 vendors as of this moment) and things will only get better.

Have a great day!
-Tracy

A little spendy, but extremely beautiful and high impact. Everyone loves letterpress, which adds wonderful texture to a wedding invitation. There are some wonderful letterpress vendors on WeddingInviteLove, and here are some of my favorites!


And Kathleen Design Co.


Chauhie


Dolce Letterpress


Girl Metro Inc.


Invited Ink


Maida Vale


Print in Cursive


Robynn Press


Thomas Printers Invitations


Wiley Valentine

Have an awesome weekend everyone — it’s especially exciting for me, since WeddingInviteLove is launching the new redesign on Monday! Check back then for awesomeness. :) Cheers!