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  • Before you start wedding invitation or save the date magnets shopping, take the time to determine your stationery needs. Stationery shops offer countless charming designs, so have an idea of what you're looking for before you get overwhelmed with too many options. Consider the following as you begin your search for the perfect wedding invitations:


     


    Wedding Invitations: Know Your Wedding

     


    Define your personal style and your wedding's theme in advance of wedding invitation purchasing. Take into account your wedding's color scheme, its location, and the formality of the event. You want your invitations to complement the wedding you're planning, not conflict with it in terms of tone or style. A pop-art-inspired invitation sends a confusing message if the nuptials will be formal and traditional.


     


    Wedding Invitations: Save-the-Date, Etc.

     


    Figure out all of your stationery needs, not just what you're looking for in your invitations. Some couples choose to have all the paper elements of their wedding coordinate with the others; other couples simply choose to use the same stationery provider for each order to ensure getting package deals. With the bigger picture in mind, you might glean inspiration from your save-the-dates when designing the invitations or vice versa.


     


    Wedding Invitations: Research and Shop Around

     


    Get inspiration from bridal magazines, online retailers and stationery shops before committing to a wedding invitation concept. Take note of brands and designers you like and if a certain style continues to appeal to you. If you decide on a certain idea or invitation, ask to see a sample of the retailer's work and look for testimonials online. Stationers should be more than happy to offer you references; if not, move on to someone more transparent about their work history. If you're taken with a specific design, see if competitors carrying the same card can offer you a better deal. You'll be making an important and expensive purchase; it's more than acceptable to comparison shop and ask about deals.


     


    Wedding Invitations: The Right Fit

     


    If you're having invitations or save the date magnets custom-made, make sure you're comfortable with the designer. Interview the prospective stationer and ensure he or she has the experience to create your dream design. Bring in examples of wedding invitations you like and see if their expertise lines up with what you want made. Don't commit to someone you don't feel confident with.


     


    Wedding Invitations: Read Carefully

     


    Know the policies for mistake-correction and last-minute order changes. You don't want to encounter additional costs and headaches unnecessarily. Printing mistakes, unfortunately, are often inevitable, especially if the retailer is online and business is being conducted over the phone or over email; find a supplier that ensures all errors will be corrected at no additional cost. This said, always proofread your invitations and subsequent inserts carefully before sending them out; you don't want your response cards getting lost in the mail because of a printing error.


     


    Wedding Invitations: Timing

     


    As you start to shop, know your timeline. Wedding invitations should be ordered three to four months in advance and be sent out six to eight weeks in advance of your big day. Start shopping early to avoid making poor decisions out of panic.

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  • Instead of a trinket that (let's be honest) will most likely get tossed out in a week or two... why not give a unique, unforgettable, and inexpensive favor that will last a lifetime?


    The Arbor Day Foundation has a wonderful favor program that makes this sustainable concept easy and affordable.  Most importantly, the program supports The Arbor Day's mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees!  Your guests will delight in the lasting memory, and appreciate the thoughtful sentiment.



    The Arbor Day Foundation offers three options of evergreen trees: redwoods, pines, or spruce trees.  Each tree comes packed in a recyclable tube that converts into a birdfeeder after the tree is planted!  Make the favor even more unique by opting for a customized label, featuring a special saying, photograph, or a personal message.



    You can tie the theme into your entire wedding, shower, or rehearsal dinner by incorporating the gift trees into your bouquet, centerpieces, and other decor.  Your floral designer can work with the trees to keep their root systems intact.  Even the trees from your bouquet will be ready for planting after the big day!



    The Arbor Day Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit conservation and education organization. Visit their site for more information on how to make these special trees part of your wedding day!

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  • PW'er AnnieGee added natural elegance to her December wedding reception with these simple yet stunning DIY centerpieces.  


    Each tall vase contained several bronze hand-painted curly willow branches.  Fresh white Singapore Orchids, shiny gems, and tea light lanterns completed the look.


    Her tables were outfitted in white linens, with white chair covers and sashes creating a simple, beautiful, and clean ambiance for her guests.



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  • Love Artist: God's Property and Kirk Franklin Album: God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation Description

    Really Beautiful!

    Lyrics Love a word that comes and goes,
    But few people really know,
    What it means to really love somebody,
    Love, though the tears may fade away,
    I'm so glad your love will stay,
    Cause I love you,
    And you show me, Jesus,
    What it really means to love
    [x1]

    Love, the nights that I cried you loved me,
    When I should have died you love me,
    I'll never know why you love me,
    It's a mystery to me now im glad i see jesus,
    When all hope was gone you love me,
    You gave me a song that you loved me,
    Now I can go on cause you love me,
    It's a mystery to me now im glad i see jesus.

    the nights that I cried you loved me,
    When I should have died you love me,
    I'll never know why you love me,
    It's a mystery to me now im glad i see jesus,
    When all hope was gone you love me,
    You gave me a song that you loved me,
    Now I can go on cause you love me,
    It's a mystery to me now im glad i see jesus.

    What it really means [x3]
    to love

    to love [x2]

    to love
    Patient,patient, kind, thats love [x4]

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO [x2]

    to love
    Patient,patient, kind, thats love [x4]
    Video

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  • Wedding planning seems to be one long series of decision after decision. With wedding invitations and wedding save the date magnets, one of the most basic decisions involves selecting the format and layout of your invitation. With various styles of folded and non-folded stationery, it's strategic to look at your options before settling on one design. Consider the following as you start to plan your wedding's stationery strategy.


     


    Invitation Wedding Designs: Folded

     


    Folded wedding invitations are not as common as they once were. Now, instead of a single fold where the two sides are equal, many stationers use a short-fold technique where the bottom layer is longer than the top. Today, many cards have two folds, creating a three-panel design. If the invitation is folded so that the two side panels meet at the middle, it's considered a tri-fold invitation. Customize this design with a corset-inspired closure. The armoire effect is both modern and romantic. Or consider a French fold, where a sheet of paper is folded twice (horizontally, then vertically) to create a four-paneled invitation. Use parchment paper with this classic layout. The Z-fold invitation is when a sheet of paper is folded twice in an accordion design. Some invitation designers will use a long sheet and extend the accordion to include more folds to create a near-booklet appearance.


     


    Invitation Wedding Designs: Flat Panel

     


    Flat-panel invitations are printed on sturdy cardstock and present all the information on a single card. This format is commonly used for invitation inserts and is adaptable to both a graphic modern design sensibility and a traditional elegant look. The clean lines and minimal adornment makes this layout sophisticated and chic. A modern twist on the flat panel is the square invitation.  For invitations that have coordinating insert cards, consider packaging the flat-panel invite with the inserts in a sophisticated envelopment that includes an inner pocket to keep things organized.


     


    Invitation Wedding Designs: Layered

     


    Dress up a flat-panel invitation with a layer or two of thin papers and materials. Print text on the top vellum layer, or allow the invitation's words to peek through from beneath the translucent layer.


     


    Invitation Wedding Designs: Tea-Length

     


    The tea-length invitation is essentially a longer version of the flat panel, often 4-inches wide by 9-and-a-quarter-inches long. Overlays work well with this layout, as do ribbon adornments and horizontal borders.


     


    Invitation Wedding Designs: Pocket Folder

     


    Pocket folder invitations, often called pocketfolds, are clean and sophisticated invitations that package all of your inserts together. Reply cards, maps, envelopes and menu selection cards are all tucked into the folder. These invitation-wedding designs are perfect for couples that have a lot of information to give their guests but want a streamlined look to their stationery choice.


     


    Invitation Wedding Designs: Booklet

     


    This booklet layout is self-explanatory. Booklet invitations, like pocketfolds, package everything your guests need to know into one neat book. Bind the booklet with ribbon or raffia and decorate the cover to best express the theme of your wedding.

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  • Australian-based emerging bridesmaid label, Ava Madison, is in the business of reinvention.  Co-founders, Michelle and Natalie, had a vision of feminine, yet glamorous bridesmaid dresses and evening wear that simply didn't seem to exist in the marketplace.  And thus, Ava Madison's sophisticated, chic collection was born.



    The designers focus on lush, quality fabrics and expert craftsmanship to create a flattering fit for all members of a bridal party.  Their signature look is a classic silhouette paired with glamorous accents.



    The dresses emanate a timeless quality, perfect for a woman who luxuriates in contemporary accents and details, but remains grounded in a love for elegant silhouettes and fabrics that will be eternally stylish.



    Available in an array of colors, most styles are also suitable for garden or beach ceremony bridal attire.



    With ten dresses in the current collection- each more angelic than the next- I'd imagine that Ava Madison won't be Australia's newest bridal secret for much longer!


     


     

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  • PWer JackieMarie425 had a soft, romantic, and lush hand-tied bouquet of ivory and pink roses, delicate green hydrangeas, white orchids, and green berries.  Her bridesmaids carried similar smaller bouquets, each personalized with a rhinestone monogram.


     


    Floral credit: Designed by the bride, created by Carol's Maple Valley Floral


    Photo credit: Todd Atchison.






     


     

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  • Still in Love Artist: Brian McKnight Album: From Here to There: 1989-2002 Description Not Provided Lyrics STILL IN LOVE (Brian McKnight)

    (Verse)
    I think I must be dreaming
    That you are here with me
    Must have died and gone to heaven
    And it's all that I hoped it would be

    (Chorus)
    When the eagles forget how to fly
    When it's twenty below in July
    And when violets turn red
    And roses turn blue
    I'll be still in love with you

    (Verse)
    I live to be around you
    You take my breath away
    Can't help but talk about you
    Every night and day

    (Chorus)
    When the eagles forget how to fly
    And it's twenty below in July
    And when violets turn red
    And roses turn blue
    I'll be still in love with you

    (Bridge)
    All I need is you
    Need you just to hold me, console me
    Over and over.......I love you

    (Chorus)
    When the eagles forget how to fly
    And it's twenty below in July
    And when violets turn red
    And roses turn blue
    I'll be still in love with you
    Still in love with you
    Video

    Video:

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  • Elegant weddings dictate elegant wedding invitations. Set the tone for your gorgeous affair with stationery that captures the romance and formality of your wedding. Find inspiration from all things traditional, timeless and delicate, and consider the following when you're looking to purchase elegant wedding invitations.


     


    Elegant Wedding Invitations: Design and Layout

     


    Elegant wedding invitations are often rooted in traditional style.  The heavy card stock is typically white, cream or ivory, enhanced with sophisticated accents and beautiful textures. Understated hues and clean lines make for timeless invitations. Embossing, with designs pushed up from the paper to create a textured image without ink or foil, is a subtle way to add beautiful motifs to your invitations. Likewise, debossing creates an indented image that is equally as effective. An embossed image and a debossed border can work well together on the same invitation. Artistic floral designs and monograms embellish without distracting, while intricate borders evoke Old World elegance.


     


    Elegant wedding invitations can come in a variety of layouts. A refined non-folding card is especially chic, but even a contemporary pocketfold invitation with coordinating inserts can suit the most formal of weddings.


     


    Elegant Wedding Invitations: Fonts and Wording

     


    Many classically elegant wedding invitations use typefaces that mirror calligraphy; scripted and handwritten fonts are romantic and old-fashioned. Modern elegance permits clean, unfussy fonts, often printed in classic black. Mix script and block style lettering to achieve a custom elegant design.


    Elegant wedding invitations typically use formal or traditional wording. Incorporate traditional style while making it your own; update a classic wording template to reflect your personality as a couple. The polished typeface will compensate for nontraditional working.


     


    Elegant Wedding Invitations: Printing

     


    Engraving is the more formal of the wedding invitation printing techniques; an etched plate is pressed into the back of the card stock, creating raised lettering on which the ink is applied. For additional glamour, have gold or silver leaf applied with this technique. Thermography resembles engraving, but costs less. This involved ink powder being heated to create raised text.


     


    A popular and widely available printing option is letterpress, which gives wedding invitations a handcrafted, vintage appeal. The text is imprinted onto the page. This requires the same weight of card stock as engraving and looks best with softer ink colors like browns; bold hues can look dull when pressed into pulpy paper.


     


    Elegant Wedding Invitations: Embellishment

     


    Adorn your elegant wedding invitations with beautiful details. Small crystals or pearls used to outline a monogram or accent an image can add extra glamour to your invites. Touches of lace or silk bring romance to the paper, as do overlays and ribbon wraparounds.


     


    Elegant Wedding Invitations: Envelopes

     


    Consider having your elegant wedding invitations sent in envelopes lined with lace or silk; a personalized seal adds a unique touch to your crisp envelopes. Consider addressing your invitations with calligraphy. The classic appeal of elegant handwriting will only add to the anticipation of attending your beautiful wedding.

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  • PWer *MrsMiller* had a gorgeous 4-tier white fondant cake.  The bottom tier was square and topped with three smaller round tiers.  


    Each tier had a hand-cut and piped design reminiscent of Alencon lace, much like that on the brides gown.  Sparkling rhinestones accented the cake, which was finished with a large hand made fondant bow and a monogram topper.


    The cake sat on a silver cake stand on a table scattered with large faux diamonds. 


    Photography credits: Bride and www.kathleenamelia.com





     

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  • Before you start wedding invitation or save the date magnets shopping, take the time to determine your stationery needs. Stationery shops offer countless charming designs, so have an idea of what you're looking for before you get overwhelmed with too many options. Consider the following as you begin your search for the perfect wedding invitations:


     


    Wedding Invitations: Know Your Wedding

     


    Define your personal style and your wedding's theme in advance of wedding invitation purchasing. Take into account your wedding's color scheme, its location, and the formality of the event. You want your invitations to complement the wedding you're planning, not conflict with it in terms of tone or style. A pop-art-inspired invitation sends a confusing message if the nuptials will be formal and traditional.


     


    Wedding Invitations: Save-the-Date, Etc.

     


    Figure out all of your stationery needs, not just what you're looking for in your invitations. Some couples choose to have all the paper elements of their wedding coordinate with the others; other couples simply choose to use the same stationery provider for each order to ensure getting package deals. With the bigger picture in mind, you might glean inspiration from your save-the-dates when designing the invitations or vice versa.


     


    Wedding Invitations: Research and Shop Around

     


    Get inspiration from bridal magazines, online retailers and stationery shops before committing to a wedding invitation concept. Take note of brands and designers you like and if a certain style continues to appeal to you. If you decide on a certain idea or invitation, ask to see a sample of the retailer's work and look for testimonials online. Stationers should be more than happy to offer you references; if not, move on to someone more transparent about their work history. If you're taken with a specific design, see if competitors carrying the same card can offer you a better deal. You'll be making an important and expensive purchase; it's more than acceptable to comparison shop and ask about deals.


     


    Wedding Invitations: The Right Fit

     


    If you're having invitations or save the date magnets custom-made, make sure you're comfortable with the designer. Interview the prospective stationer and ensure he or she has the experience to create your dream design. Bring in examples of wedding invitations you like and see if their expertise lines up with what you want made. Don't commit to someone you don't feel confident with.


     


    Wedding Invitations: Read Carefully

     


    Know the policies for mistake-correction and last-minute order changes. You don't want to encounter additional costs and headaches unnecessarily. Printing mistakes, unfortunately, are often inevitable, especially if the retailer is online and business is being conducted over the phone or over email; find a supplier that ensures all errors will be corrected at no additional cost. This said, always proofread your invitations and subsequent inserts carefully before sending them out; you don't want your response cards getting lost in the mail because of a printing error.


     


    Wedding Invitations: Timing

     


    As you start to shop, know your timeline. Wedding invitations should be ordered three to four months in advance and be sent out six to eight weeks in advance of your big day. Start shopping early to avoid making poor decisions out of panic.

    0
  • Instead of a trinket that (let's be honest) will most likely get tossed out in a week or two... why not give a unique, unforgettable, and inexpensive favor that will last a lifetime?


    The Arbor Day Foundation has a wonderful favor program that makes this sustainable concept easy and affordable.  Most importantly, the program supports The Arbor Day's mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees!  Your guests will delight in the lasting memory, and appreciate the thoughtful sentiment.



    The Arbor Day Foundation offers three options of evergreen trees: redwoods, pines, or spruce trees.  Each tree comes packed in a recyclable tube that converts into a birdfeeder after the tree is planted!  Make the favor even more unique by opting for a customized label, featuring a special saying, photograph, or a personal message.



    You can tie the theme into your entire wedding, shower, or rehearsal dinner by incorporating the gift trees into your bouquet, centerpieces, and other decor.  Your floral designer can work with the trees to keep their root systems intact.  Even the trees from your bouquet will be ready for planting after the big day!



    The Arbor Day Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit conservation and education organization. Visit their site for more information on how to make these special trees part of your wedding day!

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  • PW'er AnnieGee added natural elegance to her December wedding reception with these simple yet stunning DIY centerpieces.  


    Each tall vase contained several bronze hand-painted curly willow branches.  Fresh white Singapore Orchids, shiny gems, and tea light lanterns completed the look.


    Her tables were outfitted in white linens, with white chair covers and sashes creating a simple, beautiful, and clean ambiance for her guests.



    0
  • Love Artist: God's Property and Kirk Franklin Album: God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation Description

    Really Beautiful!

    Lyrics Love a word that comes and goes,
    But few people really know,
    What it means to really love somebody,
    Love, though the tears may fade away,
    I'm so glad your love will stay,
    Cause I love you,
    And you show me, Jesus,
    What it really means to love
    [x1]

    Love, the nights that I cried you loved me,
    When I should have died you love me,
    I'll never know why you love me,
    It's a mystery to me now im glad i see jesus,
    When all hope was gone you love me,
    You gave me a song that you loved me,
    Now I can go on cause you love me,
    It's a mystery to me now im glad i see jesus.

    the nights that I cried you loved me,
    When I should have died you love me,
    I'll never know why you love me,
    It's a mystery to me now im glad i see jesus,
    When all hope was gone you love me,
    You gave me a song that you loved me,
    Now I can go on cause you love me,
    It's a mystery to me now im glad i see jesus.

    What it really means [x3]
    to love

    to love [x2]

    to love
    Patient,patient, kind, thats love [x4]

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO [x2]

    to love
    Patient,patient, kind, thats love [x4]
    Video

    Video:

    0
  • Wedding planning seems to be one long series of decision after decision. With wedding invitations and wedding save the date magnets, one of the most basic decisions involves selecting the format and layout of your invitation. With various styles of folded and non-folded stationery, it's strategic to look at your options before settling on one design. Consider the following as you start to plan your wedding's stationery strategy.


     


    Invitation Wedding Designs: Folded

     


    Folded wedding invitations are not as common as they once were. Now, instead of a single fold where the two sides are equal, many stationers use a short-fold technique where the bottom layer is longer than the top. Today, many cards have two folds, creating a three-panel design. If the invitation is folded so that the two side panels meet at the middle, it's considered a tri-fold invitation. Customize this design with a corset-inspired closure. The armoire effect is both modern and romantic. Or consider a French fold, where a sheet of paper is folded twice (horizontally, then vertically) to create a four-paneled invitation. Use parchment paper with this classic layout. The Z-fold invitation is when a sheet of paper is folded twice in an accordion design. Some invitation designers will use a long sheet and extend the accordion to include more folds to create a near-booklet appearance.


     


    Invitation Wedding Designs: Flat Panel

     


    Flat-panel invitations are printed on sturdy cardstock and present all the information on a single card. This format is commonly used for invitation inserts and is adaptable to both a graphic modern design sensibility and a traditional elegant look. The clean lines and minimal adornment makes this layout sophisticated and chic. A modern twist on the flat panel is the square invitation.  For invitations that have coordinating insert cards, consider packaging the flat-panel invite with the inserts in a sophisticated envelopment that includes an inner pocket to keep things organized.


     


    Invitation Wedding Designs: Layered

     


    Dress up a flat-panel invitation with a layer or two of thin papers and materials. Print text on the top vellum layer, or allow the invitation's words to peek through from beneath the translucent layer.


     


    Invitation Wedding Designs: Tea-Length

     


    The tea-length invitation is essentially a longer version of the flat panel, often 4-inches wide by 9-and-a-quarter-inches long. Overlays work well with this layout, as do ribbon adornments and horizontal borders.


     


    Invitation Wedding Designs: Pocket Folder

     


    Pocket folder invitations, often called pocketfolds, are clean and sophisticated invitations that package all of your inserts together. Reply cards, maps, envelopes and menu selection cards are all tucked into the folder. These invitation-wedding designs are perfect for couples that have a lot of information to give their guests but want a streamlined look to their stationery choice.


     


    Invitation Wedding Designs: Booklet

     


    This booklet layout is self-explanatory. Booklet invitations, like pocketfolds, package everything your guests need to know into one neat book. Bind the booklet with ribbon or raffia and decorate the cover to best express the theme of your wedding.

    0

  • Australian-based emerging bridesmaid label, Ava Madison, is in the business of reinvention.  Co-founders, Michelle and Natalie, had a vision of feminine, yet glamorous bridesmaid dresses and evening wear that simply didn't seem to exist in the marketplace.  And thus, Ava Madison's sophisticated, chic collection was born.



    The designers focus on lush, quality fabrics and expert craftsmanship to create a flattering fit for all members of a bridal party.  Their signature look is a classic silhouette paired with glamorous accents.



    The dresses emanate a timeless quality, perfect for a woman who luxuriates in contemporary accents and details, but remains grounded in a love for elegant silhouettes and fabrics that will be eternally stylish.



    Available in an array of colors, most styles are also suitable for garden or beach ceremony bridal attire.



    With ten dresses in the current collection- each more angelic than the next- I'd imagine that Ava Madison won't be Australia's newest bridal secret for much longer!


     


     

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  • PWer JackieMarie425 had a soft, romantic, and lush hand-tied bouquet of ivory and pink roses, delicate green hydrangeas, white orchids, and green berries.  Her bridesmaids carried similar smaller bouquets, each personalized with a rhinestone monogram.


     


    Floral credit: Designed by the bride, created by Carol's Maple Valley Floral


    Photo credit: Todd Atchison.






     


     

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  • Still in Love Artist: Brian McKnight Album: From Here to There: 1989-2002 Description Not Provided Lyrics STILL IN LOVE (Brian McKnight)

    (Verse)
    I think I must be dreaming
    That you are here with me
    Must have died and gone to heaven
    And it's all that I hoped it would be

    (Chorus)
    When the eagles forget how to fly
    When it's twenty below in July
    And when violets turn red
    And roses turn blue
    I'll be still in love with you

    (Verse)
    I live to be around you
    You take my breath away
    Can't help but talk about you
    Every night and day

    (Chorus)
    When the eagles forget how to fly
    And it's twenty below in July
    And when violets turn red
    And roses turn blue
    I'll be still in love with you

    (Bridge)
    All I need is you
    Need you just to hold me, console me
    Over and over.......I love you

    (Chorus)
    When the eagles forget how to fly
    And it's twenty below in July
    And when violets turn red
    And roses turn blue
    I'll be still in love with you
    Still in love with you
    Video

    Video:

    0
  • Elegant weddings dictate elegant wedding invitations. Set the tone for your gorgeous affair with stationery that captures the romance and formality of your wedding. Find inspiration from all things traditional, timeless and delicate, and consider the following when you're looking to purchase elegant wedding invitations.


     


    Elegant Wedding Invitations: Design and Layout

     


    Elegant wedding invitations are often rooted in traditional style.  The heavy card stock is typically white, cream or ivory, enhanced with sophisticated accents and beautiful textures. Understated hues and clean lines make for timeless invitations. Embossing, with designs pushed up from the paper to create a textured image without ink or foil, is a subtle way to add beautiful motifs to your invitations. Likewise, debossing creates an indented image that is equally as effective. An embossed image and a debossed border can work well together on the same invitation. Artistic floral designs and monograms embellish without distracting, while intricate borders evoke Old World elegance.


     


    Elegant wedding invitations can come in a variety of layouts. A refined non-folding card is especially chic, but even a contemporary pocketfold invitation with coordinating inserts can suit the most formal of weddings.


     


    Elegant Wedding Invitations: Fonts and Wording

     


    Many classically elegant wedding invitations use typefaces that mirror calligraphy; scripted and handwritten fonts are romantic and old-fashioned. Modern elegance permits clean, unfussy fonts, often printed in classic black. Mix script and block style lettering to achieve a custom elegant design.


    Elegant wedding invitations typically use formal or traditional wording. Incorporate traditional style while making it your own; update a classic wording template to reflect your personality as a couple. The polished typeface will compensate for nontraditional working.


     


    Elegant Wedding Invitations: Printing

     


    Engraving is the more formal of the wedding invitation printing techniques; an etched plate is pressed into the back of the card stock, creating raised lettering on which the ink is applied. For additional glamour, have gold or silver leaf applied with this technique. Thermography resembles engraving, but costs less. This involved ink powder being heated to create raised text.


     


    A popular and widely available printing option is letterpress, which gives wedding invitations a handcrafted, vintage appeal. The text is imprinted onto the page. This requires the same weight of card stock as engraving and looks best with softer ink colors like browns; bold hues can look dull when pressed into pulpy paper.


     


    Elegant Wedding Invitations: Embellishment

     


    Adorn your elegant wedding invitations with beautiful details. Small crystals or pearls used to outline a monogram or accent an image can add extra glamour to your invites. Touches of lace or silk bring romance to the paper, as do overlays and ribbon wraparounds.


     


    Elegant Wedding Invitations: Envelopes

     


    Consider having your elegant wedding invitations sent in envelopes lined with lace or silk; a personalized seal adds a unique touch to your crisp envelopes. Consider addressing your invitations with calligraphy. The classic appeal of elegant handwriting will only add to the anticipation of attending your beautiful wedding.

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  • PWer *MrsMiller* had a gorgeous 4-tier white fondant cake.  The bottom tier was square and topped with three smaller round tiers.  


    Each tier had a hand-cut and piped design reminiscent of Alencon lace, much like that on the brides gown.  Sparkling rhinestones accented the cake, which was finished with a large hand made fondant bow and a monogram topper.


    The cake sat on a silver cake stand on a table scattered with large faux diamonds. 


    Photography credits: Bride and www.kathleenamelia.com





     

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Planning Basics: Find the best place to register, find the best centerpiece for your color scheme, and find the perfect thank you gifts for your bridal party – all while staying under budget – with our wedding planning tips and ideas.

DIY Wedding: With so many colorful images of unique wedding ideas we’ve found, plus all our real wedding images, you’ll find the most DIY wedding ideas here. From simple wedding favors to more complex origami wedding decorations – if we think you can make it, you’ll find it here (if it’s not here it doesn’t mean we don’t think you can make it, it just means we want you to send us a picture when your DIY project is done)!

Fashion & Beauty: Don’t forget to find wedding ideas for yourself! We have thousands of pictures of bridal hair and makeup, as well as one of the largest selections of wedding dresses for you to browse.

Wedding Venues: Not only do we have ideas for one-of-a-kind wedding venues as well as established wedding venues in your area, we have some of the very best wedding decoration ideas and wedding theme ideas for once you have nailed down the venue.

Wedding Cake: While we must admit that wedding cake is delicious (mmmm, wedding cake, nom nom nom), your cake will also serve as a focal point of the wedding reception. Check out all of our wedding ideas for cake decorations as well as cake alternatives.

Engagement Rings: Project Wedding doesn’t just start once you’ve gotten engaged. Register with us before the big question has been popped and share photos of your favorite engagement rings with your future better half.

Honeymoon: Project Wedding doesn’t stop with the wedding either. We’ve included hundreds of post-wedding ideas to inspire your perfect honeymoon!