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A Wedding Map and An Accommodation Card: Why is it Necessary?

            When your guests are arriving at your wedding venue, it is best to invest in wedding maps and accommodation cards. It is essential for your guests to know the logistics of getting to your venue, finding a place to stay, and finding their way around. It does not have to be a destination wedding, where many of your guests may be unacquainted with the site. It could be the next city over or even locally. Even so, giving suggestions and valuable information is a pleasant gesture.

Wedding Map

Make it easy for your adored family and friends to help them have a wonderful time at your ceremony. It may seem evident to announce your wedding location, however, providing different addresses for multiple locations is beneficial. It will save them from the hassle of frantically calling each other to find your ceremony and reception. Not only that, but specific directions will assist them in locating your whereabouts, as GPS can only go so far.

An example is having your ceremony away from the main road or behind another building. Also, maps will help your guests imagine the area before arriving, especially if you have an enormous venue where guests need to walk. Plans will let your guests have accurate and concise directions. Therefore, having a wedding map will remove any needless frustration.

Accommodation Cards

Wedding accommodation cards are an excellent addition to offer your guests. If you are inviting many guests to the wedding, it’s best to provide recommendations for accommodations near your venue at least. Also, be sure to make available selections in different price ranges. An accommodation card can list the hotel that you have a wedding block reserved. However, if you have a few companies coming to your special day, you might consider renting a house or large apartment. The accommodation card can have the information for both hotels and rental places. Plus, accommodation cards keep your wedding information private instead of having it public on a website. It can have sensitive wedding travel information like flight numbers or the address of your rental.

Conclusion

Whether you’re having your wedding in your hometown or a destination location, it is essential to have the correct information for your guests. You will need wedding maps and accommodation cards that make it simple for guests. At Forever Friends, an award-winning wedding invitation designer, we can make sure to help you create your unique invitation personally.  We have everything from invitations, reception cards, wedding maps, accommodation cards, and more. Browse through our collection at our website, or please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516)721-2635.

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Sending a Postponement Announcement

In light of the pandemic, couples are announcing the postponement of their wedding date. Although some couples prefer to email or text, a formal way to communicate with guests is with a creative postponement card. There are still so many ways to design a beautiful card, just as you would with a wedding invitation. It serves as a way to announce a new wedding date or simply update your guests. Read about some of the ways you can personalize your “Change the Date” card!

Card Information

The information printed on the inside of your card needs to be precise and to the point. Of course, you can write a little blurb about how your postponement decision came about, but what you really want your guests to know is the new date. Even if you and your partner haven’t decided on a specific date, your guests will still appreciate the update.

View the image on the left for an example of the wording you can use in your card.

Card Design

Design your postponement card the way you want it. From a sweet picture to intricate lettering and printing, you can customize it to match your personal style. There are card designs that cater to many aesthetics, such as modern or rustic. Of course, sending out your cards ASAP is a priority, so give your card some thought and then place an order as soon as you can.

We have provided an example of the front of a “Change the Date” printed card.

Conclusion

At Forever Friends, we carry the latest trends for “Change the Date” cards. Contact us at (516) 721-2635 to design a postponement card today!

Printing Methods Used for Wedding Invitations

The beauty of a wedding invitation is found in the intricate printed detailing on the inside and outside of the card. With gorgeous lettering printed or pressed directly onto the paper, the results can be stunning. So what are some methods used to print wedding invitations? In this blog, we discuss a blend of modern and traditional processes that are applied when printing an invitation.

Thermography

Thermography is a method of printing wedding invitations that is classic and affordable. As the invitation is being printed, a resin is spread on to the wet surface. The reaction from the heat allows the resin and ink to fuse together. When the card has dried, the final product has a visible, raised lettering. It shares the same similarities as having it engraved, but for a fraction of the cost. With a vast range of ink colors to choose from, thermography is a great way to customize any card!

Flat Printing

Flat printing, also known as digital printing, is when ink is transferred to paper by a digital printing press. This press has a higher quality and larger scale than the inkjet printer you use at home. The process uses a liquid ink that soaks directly into cotton paper, which leaves behind a smooth finish. Some examples of flat printing include watercolor illustrations, photographs, and more. Combine it with foil stamping for an elegant touch!

Letterpress Printing

Letterpressing is done on very thick paper in order to get the best debossed look. Cotton paper is the perfect thickness for a letterpress because of its soft touch and textured quality. When inserted into the letterpress machine, ink is pressed down onto the paper by a metal plate. These flexible printing plates can be customized into a design and get the same indistinguishable results as an original letterpress. Perfect for couples that want a timeless wedding invitation!

Conclusion

At Forever Friends, we want to be part of your wedding invitation journey. Our studio works directly with you to get the perfect design for your card. From lettering to photographs, we’re here to get your wedding invitation exactly right. We invite you to visit our website for more information on our products and specialty services for wedding invites, reception cards, and more. Contact us today!

Fall Wedding Announcements

During the fall season, many couples are getting ready to get married; some are even planning parties and celebrations ahead of time. For most couples, putting together invitations for family and friends can be a fun and creative way to announce their upcoming fall wedding. From picking out colors and fonts, to sorting pictures and images, follow along in our blog to learn some tips and tricks to make your fall wedding announcement stand out!

Layout

When forming the layout of your card, consider a few things first:

  • The amount of information (dates, times, location, etc.)
  • The size of your card (large, small, etc.)
  • The number of pictures displayed
  • Font and text size

Laying down pictures on a table, or inserting photos and text online can be beneficial when it comes to arranging your invitation. Organize your card beforehand so you can get a better visual of the final product!

Pictures/Images

If you’re planning to have an autumnal photoshoot done with your significant other, pick out a few places beforehand. For example, a pumpkin patch or a walkway with colorful leaves and trees can be a wonderful fall background. Images may include: nature portraits with your partner, a wedding sign with the date, and other autumn related photographs!

Font and Color

Explore with different fonts and colors to match your personal style. From soft oranges and yellows, to natural reds and greens, a contrast of color (preferably two colors) can make a big statement on your card. If you’re planning to have a harvest themed wedding, then autumnal hues can really compliment your invitation. It can also hint at the colors you’ll be using at your wedding too. Don’t forget to play around with text and fonts to see which works best with your card size!

Conclusion

Your fall wedding announcement deserves the perfect presentation from front to back. If you need to send out wedding invitations to family and friends, do it with us here at Forever Friends. We have customizable cards and invitations to fit every aesthetic. Order your wedding cards from our website today!

Baby Shower Invitation Ideas

Are you searching for the perfect baby shower invitation for your guests? If you’re online and trying to get ideas, you’ve come to the right blog! We’ve written down a few suggestions (with pictures included) for baby shower invitations regardless of whether the mom-to-be is having a boy or a girl, or keeping the gender under wraps. For the cutest and most memorable invitation cards your guests can “ooo” and “aww” over, keep reading!

For a Boy:

Keep it simple with an adorable blue onesie invitation, with minimal detailing like a small button and lace as shown above. There’s still enough space on the card to write down your information and include a reply card for your guests to confirm. We love the combination of the lighter blue and darker blue, as your party will instantly know they’re receiving an invitation for a baby boy!

For a more hipster vibe, choose an invitation with a burly black mustache or overalls and a bowtie on the front cover. With these quirky and fun details on the front, your guests can flip to the back to view information regarding the date, time, and location of your party. To save money on packaging, we recommend finding a large rectangular card so you can send your invitations without an envelope (which is less work for you)!

For a Girl:

Gold and pink are the perfect color combo for a baby girl! We suggest a card with cursive lettering or a large bold print. Your guests can admire the effortless and sophisticated style of this card when it arrives in the mail. If you want to be a little less traditional, go for orange and pink for a pop of color on your invitation!

Let your invitation shine like a star with a star print invitation. We love the pink-and-white stripe detailing, which can be seen on the front of the card or even as a bow in the center. If your mom-to-be likes baking, add a sweet treat inside for your guests to enjoy. No matter what your tastes are, your cards are sure to impress!

Surprise:

It’s no surprise that planning a baby shower can be an exciting time, especially when you and your guests are waiting on a gender reveal! If you’re planning a surprise shower, we recommend customizing a creatively designed card, which can incorporate a playful rainbow or perhaps purple hues (which is a mix of pink and blue).

Conclusion

Baby showers are a time to celebrate with family and friends, where your guests can come together and bring gifts for the new baby. Of course, you want to invite your shower party in style and you can do that with a cute and colorful baby shower invitation. The patterns and colors can reflect the baby’s gender, while also providing information regarding the party. Searching for the perfect invitation? Head on over to Forever Friends to view the largest selection of baby shower invitations and so much more!

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