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Busting Common Myths Regarding Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Nothing is more satisfying than breaking the rules and norms that are outdated. Are you falling for the same myths regarding wedding invitation etiquette? After all, it is your wedding day, you decide what will go on the invitation card. If you are looking to ruffle up some conventional feathers for your wedding, we have a list of common myths that you can crush and set momentum for others to follow.

Myth #1: The wedding invitation content should be extremely formal.

Are we living in the era of kings and queens? It has been a long tradition that wedding invitations are worded highly formal with titles. But you don’t have to do that when inviting your family and friends to be a part of your happiness and joy on your wedding day. Your invite can be modern, easy-going, and in a casual tone. It represents more of a personal touch.

Myth #2: You should always follow the classic ivory theme.

Who said that? Even though classic ivory is considered to be the go-to format and color theme of an invitation, the goal here is to convey the story of love and union between two people by art and design. Get as creative as you want to be. Play with colors, texture, design, and scale to create a wedding invite you will always have great memories with.

Myth #3: You should always allow your wedding guest a ‘plus one’.

We’ll start this one off with the right foot. There is absolutely no obligation on you to let a wedding guest have a ‘plus one’. Although it is seen as a warm gesture, it is totally up to you if you plan on inviting them individually. We’ll emphasize it again: it is your wedding, you decide everything, from the guest list to all the event’s details.

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Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Wedding Invitation Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

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People use all of their creativity to design the perfect wedding invite. Even though design plays a role in saving the best memories of your life on a card, it is important to pay attention to other details. We have some tips on what kind of mistakes you want to avoid while sending out wedding invitations to your family, relatives, and friends.

Mistake 1: Don’t put an incorrect start time on the wedding invite.

We understand that some of the people you know tend to be late and it is tempting to have them early. However, it’s advisable to always put the correct time of the ceremony on the wedding invite. If the ceremony starts at 5 p.m., expect your guests to come by 4:45 p.m. The last thing you want is leaving your guests hanging by waiting for the ceremony to start because of the incorrect time mentioned. 

Mistake 2: Not specifying the essential information on a wedding invite is a big NO.

Mention the correct date, time, and location of the ceremony among all the other important details on your wedding invitation. Get an information card as well to have all the other essential details like any pre-and post-wedding events, hotel information, dress code, and a link to your wedding website to avoid overstuffing the primary wedding invite with information.

Mistake 3: You don’t want to send the wedding invites too late.

The rule of thumb is to send your wedding invitations at least 8 weeks early. This gives time for your loved ones to clear their schedule and be with you on the happiest day of your life. You want to send them earlier than 8 weeks if it is a destination wedding. Your guests will have ample time to shop for their wedding attire and plan for any travel needs.

Mistake 4: Not providing any RSVP instructions.

Don’t forget an “RSVP by” date on your RSVP cards. The RSVP date should be at least two weeks before your wedding so you can have an accurate idea of how many people will be attending the wedding. This way, you can give your caterer a more accurate headcount. And the most important bit: Let guests know how to RSVP. Include a pre-addressed envelope that they can use to send back their reply, or direct them specifically to the email, phone number, or URL they should use to RSVP to your wedding.

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Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Top 4 Ideas to Preserve Your Wedding Invitation

Do you want to preserve your wedding invitations so that you can look back on that special day? If you’re not sure how you can keep your invites preserved, stress not! We have compiled some of the best and most effective ways that will help you preserve the memories of the happiest day of your life. 

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1. Frame Your Wedding Invites

One of the best options is to frame your wedding invite. You can either do it yourself by purchasing an invitation frame or get it framed by a professional. In this case, you can easily preserve and cherish all the wonderful memories by displaying it on the wall or shelf.

2. Engraved Tray 

Another simple way to preserve your wedding invitation is to turn it into an engraved tray. You can display it in your dining room or kitchen. There are a number of professional printing service providers that can help you personalize your tray. 

3. Eco-Friendly Wood Display

Another display method is to have your invite mounted on a piece of eco-friendly wood. All you will have to do is send your invite to a printing company, and they will mount it for you. An alternative is to have your invite engraved through pyrography by commissioning an artist. Wood burning will give it a rustic yet elegant look. In this way, your precious heirloom can be easily passed down to your children.

4. Turn It into a Pillow

Did you know that you can now also turn your wedding invite into a pillow? So, if you want to preserve your treasure in your home for years to come, then nothing can be better than this work of art. You can easily display this unique wedding invite pillow in your living room or bedroom.

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Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Fall in Love with These 5 Wedding Table Number Ideas

Every bride looks for innovative and unconventional wedding decor ideas to add a degree of luxury and distinction for her big day. Whether you’re going for a traditional or modern vibe, one of the things that will take your wedding to the next level is to add some elegance to the guests’ tables. Simply put, you can amaze them by the way the tables are numbered. There are many innovative and inspiring ideas for numbering tables in a wedding reception, so continue reading to see which ones we recommend!

Table Number Stand

If you are looking for simpler and softer wedding table decoration ideas, you can use this idea to number the tables by writing the number of each table in black on a large sheet of white cardboard. Write your name, your husband’s name, and the date of the wedding under the number, then place the card on an elegant stand-in silver. This way, your numbers will stand tall and help guests easily find their assigned table.

Filigree Table Number Cards

For a more elegant and attractive decoration for your wedding party tables, you can write the table numbers on filigree circle cards and hang them on transparent empty bottles. To elevate the luxury few notches, fill the bottles with green tree branches, and scatter some rose leaves on the table around the bottles.

Burlap Table Number Wine Bags

If you have decided to hold your wedding in an open space, like near the seashore or in a garden, you can use this innovative method of numbering the tables. By writing the numbers on wine burlap bags and filling them with wine bottles, your guests will surely appreciate the idea and find it a fun way to find their tables.

Golden Elegance Place Card

A golden elegance place card is a perfect touch to enhance your wedding decoration. This shiny gold card with your name and your loved one’s name on it creates a sophisticated look to your wedding decoration. You will make your guests feel special and it’s a gorgeous way to ensure your guests know where to sit. If you are serving food with golden silverware, this can also be very complementary.  

Learn More

Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com  today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Spring Wedding Color Schemes

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Spring weddings are a wonder to behold. It is the time when flowers blossom and is the perfect season to plan your wedding. Bring the spirit of spring to your wedding theme and celebrate the new blossoming love between you and your partner. Here are a few spring color theme ideas to inspire your wedding planning.

1. Baby Pink & Peach Tones 

Is there anything prettier than the stunning combination of baby pink and pale and pastel yellows? It is a spectacular display of colors with a nice contrast. This combination practically screams “This is spring!” Dance within the brightness of peach tones and mellow pinks to celebrate your love. 

2. Neutral Green & Mauve  

You can never go wrong with neutrals when it comes to color schemes. Now once you add the touch of neutral green, you are in the evergreen blossom of spring again. A neutral green and mauve color palette is becoming a popular choice among wedding organizers and new couples. You can also experiment with beige as a third color to bring more vibrancy into your wedding scene. 

3. Royal Purple, Gold, & Turquoise

Royal purple is a popular wedding color. Organizers often pair it with turquoise and light shades of blue to give the reception cool and relaxing vibes. Pair it with golden accents to make a perfect royal wedding theme. It is one of the most common themes that are regal, splendid, and simply wonderful.      

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Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

How to Plan an Entertaining Wedding

Tying the knot is an experience of a lifetime and has great importance to both the bride and the groom. You’ll show your love to your partner and begin an exciting marriage together. You want to have fun and want everything to go brilliantly when the day comes. However, you also want your guests to have a great time as well! So how do you make your wedding event one of the best they’ve ever been to? Learn more about how you can make your special day unforgettable and keep your guests entertained with the following guide.

Strategize Your Seating Chart

All of your relatives will most likely be present at your wedding, and this also includes your old friends, colleagues, and neighbors. You should take into account the relationships of your guests with each other when preparing the seating plan. Avoid the awkwardness of having two groups of strangers sitting in the same place and attempting small talk throughout the day. There’s nothing more uncomfortable than leaving someone stranded on their own at a table full of people they don’t know. Your friends will have a greater time when they’re sitting with mutual friends rather than your older relatives.  

It’s also highly recommended to use place cards! A place card with the guest’s name and seat number will help with organization – especially for bigger weddings. This way, you’ll have an easier time planning each table and no one will struggle trying to find their own seat.

Think Beyond the Dance Floor

It is known that almost every couple wants their wedding to be over-the-top glamorous. That’s why the majority focuses on hiring expensive entertainment like bands or singer-waiters – thinking only of the music and food. But there are some little things that can make your wedding memorable for everyone.

The wedding reception is where your guests will head after the wedding ceremony to enjoy some drinks and food. So, think about adding a sophisticated touch and creating something exceptional for your wedding that will WOW your guests. This can be anything from customized menu cards and napkins to personalized party favors.

The theme and atmosphere is just as important as the entertainment and will leave a lasting impression. Always think about your color scheme and any customizations catered towards your guests. You can also try to design your very own reception cards with a professional designer. Remember that organization is key when it comes to keeping your guests happy. While planning a wedding can be stressful, everyone will have more fun if you focus on the small details.

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Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Best Affordable Gift Ideas to Send With Wedding Invitations

Gone are those days when people used to send classic invitations to invite people to their weddings. Trends have changed and today, some couples may send exquisite and thoughtful gifts along with their customized wedding invites.

We understand that finding the perfect budget-friendly gift can be quite stressful. Therefore, to help you out, we have listed some unique gift ideas that you can send with your fancy wedding invitations. Continue reading to learn more about these fantastic ideas for your friends and family members. 

Gift Idea #1 – Exotic Coffee or Tea  

Small tins of coffee and tea are both a simple and considerate gesture. There are a wide range of flavors that any wedding invitee would enjoy. Not to mention, they can easily be stored for longer periods of time.

Gift Idea #2 – Customized Face Mask 

While we haven’t completely recovered from COVID-19, that doesn’t mean that we will stop living our lives. So, if you’re planning your wedding amid the pandemic, then a customized face mask with a wedding invitation will be a remarkable gift. 

Gift Idea #3 – Baked Goods 

Nothing is better than a mouthwatering box of fresh baked goods! They are a sweet and tasty gesture that everyone loves. Whether its cupcakes or cookies, sending these with your wedding invitations is both a thoughtful and tempting gift. The best part is that you can also get your baked goods customized with your wedding date, initials, color scheme, and so on.

Gift Idea #4 – A Box of Delicious Chocolates  

There isn’t a single person who doesn’t like chocolates. Sending along a lovely box with various flavors will definitely do the trick. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to sweets. Similar to baked goods, you can also get these customized to your liking at local shops.

Gift Idea #5 – Fresh Seasonal Fruits

If you want to send something edible but prefer a healthier option, fresh seasonal fruits are always great. Try to include more than one variety so all of your invitees can enjoy it regardless of their taste. You can also make your fruit basket extra fancy with glitter tissue paper or complementary ribbons.

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Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Wedding Party Favors For Your Guests

Wedding party favors are a time honored tradition that provides your guests with a small memento of your special day. They are normally displayed at a table for guests to pick up or handed out individually. There are also many fun ways to customize your party favors, so it’s a good idea to explore your options and look for anything unique. If you’re still stuck on what to gift to your guests, here are some tips and ideas.

Match Your Theme

If you have a specific wedding theme, your party favor containers or wrappers should reflect that. For example, if you’re having a beach wedding, choose boxes with a beautiful seaside design or an ocean blue color. At the very least, your party favors should have the same color scheme and match your aesthetics.

Edible Favors and Sweets

Opting for something edible is a popular choice that’s both simple and a nice treat for your guests. Some examples include candies, cookies, mini alcohol bottles, and much more. If you’re having a destination wedding, choosing your items or sweets based on the regional specialties can be a good place to start. It can be a traditional treat from the culture or something that originated from the area.

An alternative to packing the favor gift bags yourself is to include a self-service table or bar with your selected goodies. That way, your guests can easily pick and choose their favorites to take home with them.

Useful Gifts

Now who doesn’t love something useful? Choosing to offer useful gifts is a unique approach and your guests will be more likely to use them even after the wedding. Thoughtful options include bottle openers, shot glasses, coasters, candles, and so on. You can also think about more sustainable options like reusable straws, flower seeds, or mini succulents. Try to choose something that everyone in general will love and appreciate.

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Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Winter Wedding Color Schemes

From icy blues and deep greens to warm browns and soft reds, the stunning colors of the winter season are limitless and provide an exquisite palette for your winter wedding invitations. There are many classic and contemporary winter color schemes to choose from, with a lot of inspiration taken from the frosty landscape and foliage of the season. Follow along in our blog as we discuss a few examples of unique, yet sophisticated color palettes for your winter wedding invitations.

Shades of Blue

As the weather cools down, the colors of summer and autumn fade into the background and the icy blues and greys of winter emerge. You can envision the light blue reflections from snow and frozen lakes, as well as deep navy from the night sky. If you are leaning towards a wintry palette for your wedding, then a blue and gray color scheme is the perfect combination. Insert hints of silver for a pop of color to your invitation to make an impression on your guests.

Emerald Hues

The hues from a deep emerald green is a strong reminder of the foliage from the winter season. Paired with gold, the combination of colors present an overall elegant and regal tone for your wedding. As for the wedding invitation, don’t forget to include gold foiling to frame any details on your card. The invitation itself is an indication of what’s to be expected at your wedding destination, so going with colors like emerald and gold will suggest that greenery and foliage will be included.

Copper Tones

Heat up your winter wedding with copper and rose gold tones. These colors are reminiscent of wood and metal materials that you can find in the colder season. Furthermore, these particular shades are ideal for weddings held in a barn or rustic inn, where you can see an abundance of warm, neutral tones. If you decide on copper for your invitation, we suggest a contrast of color for the envelope with a deep gray or black. Your wedding invitation will remain warm and inviting, but still very modern.

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Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Tips for Reducing Wedding Planning Stress

It’s no joke that wedding planning can be complex, extensive, and stressful. While it can be a very exciting process, many couples may feel lost and unsure where to start. Everyone wants their wedding day to go perfectly and remember it for the fun of it – not for the stress. Staying organized and planning things early will prove to reduce some of that burden. Here are some stress-saving tips to make the planning process much easier!  

Set a Realistic Budget

Regardless of how big or small your wedding is, it’s best to keep track of a realistic budget. Often times, couples find themselves spending much more than they expect and underestimating the final costs. Always ask for quotes and ballpark figures when contacting vendors and scouting out wedding locations. Another thing to consider is that local weddings versus destination weddings can have a large difference in cost. Try to finalize your wedding location first before deciding on other aspects.

Your budget, location, wedding date, and guest list should be decided at least 9 to 12 months in advance. We have a convenient wedding planning checklist that you can follow along here

Consider Your Stationery and Favors Early

Deciding on a design for your invitations, reception cards, and so on can take a long time – especially if you’re trying to plan around a theme. Remember to request for samples to aide in your decision making. Once you’ve decided on a design, always look out for easy to miss typos and have more than one person double checking for you before finalizing the printing. This will save you the hassle on extra printing costs and time!

Finalize your stationery and party favors early to allow time for production and shipping. Official wedding invitations can be ordered at least 5 to 6 months before the wedding date.

Send Out Invitations at the Right Time

Timing is important and you have to ensure that your guests have ample time to both receive and respond to your invitation. Save the date cards can be ordered 9 to 12 months in advance and sent out around 6 to 8 months before the date. As your wedding day approaches, the official invitations can then be sent out 2 months ahead of time or earlier. If you’re planning a destination wedding, these can also be sent sooner to allow guests to arrange time off from work and settle their affairs.

Rely on Professional Help

You don’t have to struggle alone with the burden of planning everything. At Forever Friends, we offer convenient and streamlined customization help to assist you with creating the perfect invitations, announcement cards, and more! We offer everything from traditional and elegant designs to more colorful and trendy options.

Not sure how to express yourself? We have prewritten verses and our experts can assist you with etiquette tips including word choice, tone, spelling, etc. When you’re stuck making decisions, we can provide the best recommendations and advice to make your wedding planning as smooth as possible.

Learn More

Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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