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Wedding Gift Etiquette

When it comes to choosing the right wedding gift, it can be uncharted territory, especially when it is for somebody close to you. It can be tricky knowing what gift will be appropriate and well-received. However, you don’t need to stress about searching the store aisles for the perfect gift because we will be discussing the correct steps to follow. In this blog, we will guide you through everything related to purchasing gifts for a wedding.

A Wedding Gift or Bridal Shower Gift..?

The answer is yes. Wedding etiquette expects to buy for both the wedding day and bridal shower. If you are on a tight budget, the 70/30 rule will bust you out of an awkward situation. You would set 70% of your budget for the wedding day gift, and the 30% would be for the bridal shower gift. It is beneficial first to identify how much you can contribute before buying anything.

The Bride, Groom, or Both?

Once again, the answer is yes. For the bridal shower, you need to buy a gift for the bride only. However, you should purchase a wedding gift for the newlywed couple when it comes to the wedding ceremony. You can figure out what type of gift to get them by looking at their wedding gift registry and sometimes bridal shower. The newlywed couple usually gives the guests a good idea of what they will need in their new life. Even though you don’t need to buy something off the list, it is an expectation. If all in doubt, the best thing is to ask the bride what they need straightforwardly.

A Gift from the Registry

You might wonder if you need to buy a gift from the registry, and the answer is no—most people who buy a gift purchase something meaningful. Finding a gift from the registry can be expensive, but a gift from the heart is always well received. When you purchase anything last minute, it can be very stressful and difficult to find. Other guests might get to the gift registry early and steal budget-friendly gifts. It is recommended to purchase a wedding gift early.

Gifts, Gifts, Gifts

The gift registry is the best place to find what to get for the bride and groom. However, sometimes there is no registry set up, and you have no clue what to purchase. There are two approaches to find the best gift for the couple. First, ask them what they want or need for their new life together. It removes any surprise aspect from the situation and ensures that your money is well spent. The second option is to search for something the bride might want in her new life. Items like a charcuterie board, glassware, art, or any home-related goods would be perfect.

Conclusion

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.

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How To Give Your Wedding Invitations Character

Your wedding is the best time to flex your creativity and make everything unique! If you are feeling stuck on how to make your invitations stand out, be sure to finish reading this month’s blog to learn more!

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Your wedding invitation is a great way to set the tone for your wedding. Whether you have a specific theme or a certain vibe you are going for, making this clear from the start is important! If you want to express a laid back and easygoing vibe, you can include a funny comic or cartoon on your invites. Guests will be able to pick up on the over all tone. 

Another way to set the tone is by placing an event timeline on your invitation. A timeline of each event and the time they will take place is a great way to show your guests that you are having a very formal and structured wedding! Your guests will be able to plan accordingly and they will enjoy having a heads up on the day’s festivities. 

If you want to set the tone for a romantic theme, try putting the timeline of your relationship on the invitation! It’s a great way to show the story of your love and will get everyone ready for a day of romance and love. It’s a sweet way to set the tone and everyone will be excited to see you finally say “I do”!

Another way to create an inviting vibe is by doing a list of “who is more likely…” on the invitation! It’s a great way to show that opposites attract but also is a great way for your guests to feel like they really know you. If you are inviting lots of close friends and family, this is a great way for them to know how special it is they were chosen to be there! If you choose to do this on invites to people who you don’t really know all that well, it’s a great way to make them feel like they know you and like they are really part of the celebration!

Conclusion

Your wedding invites should be as unique of your wedding celebration. Whether you are attempting to set the tone of simply have a unique way of inviting those you are closest too, adding character to your initiation has never been easier than when you rely on Forever Friends!

Ways to Make Your Wedding Invitation Design POP!

When it comes to your wedding invitations, you always want them to stand out. Your invitations present you with an opportunity to create something that is unique to you by combining beautiful elements and printing techniques. The last thing you want is for your invitations to look similar or the same to other invitations you have seen. In order to make yours unique and really add that ‘wow’ factor, then you are going to need to take some time and prepare a unique invitation. Read on and find a few ways that will really make yours stand out against the rest.

Use a Beautiful Typeface

A beautiful typeface is a must with any wedding invitation. Some of the options that are a perfect fit include scripts, brush, calligraphy, and handwriting fonts. These are highly recommended because of the limited text on an invitation. Try to pair one of these typefaces with a simpler font like sans serif for contrast. You can use the more elegant type for names and sans serif for the rest to really make them stand out.

Customize a Template

When it comes to a template, if you start with a premade invitation, it can be a great way to get the ball rolling on your custom design. It can give you an idea on what style best fits the couple and move on from there. A good template is one that you can fully customize to suit your unique needs. Change colors, typefaces, pictures, or themes until you create something you truly love.

Photo Keepsake Option

When you create an invitation, the recipient may throw it away after writing down the date in their calendar. In order to make your invitation more of a keepsake, create one that doubles as a beautiful wedding photo. When you use a great image and match it with some simple calligraphy, you can turn it into a design that recipients will want to hold onto.

Print on Quality Paper

Whenever you create something that is printed, nothing says special occasion like quality paper. You will want to opt in for something with adequate weight and texture. A sturdy invitation on good paper will always look better and more official.

When you need your invitations printed perfectly, without imperfections, you need the right wedding print shop. That’s where we come in, here at Forever Friends you can count on us to provide you with beautifully printed invitations.

How to Design Wedding Invitations

A lot of planning goes into the design of your wedding invitations. From selecting an elegant and legible font, to picking the size of your card, you can showcase your personality and style to your guests while still including all of the necessary information. In this month’s blog, we’re looking at how to design wedding invitations with a few key steps to remember along the way!

Size and Print

First, you want to pick the shape and size of the invitation; these specifications will give you a lot of information and make the design process a little more worry-free. Depending on your preference to larger or smaller cards, this can determine how much information you can fit, as well as other pictures and memorabilia of you and your partner. It can also determine your postage situation (if you’ll need to pay extra costs for shipping).

Visual Theme

Is your wedding casual? Perhaps it’s a black-tie event? Pick a visual theme for your wedding invitations that matches the tone/theme of your wedding. You’ll want to settle on a style that reflects your personality as a couple. You might spend a few days looking at options online, or maybe you already have a concept in mind. Design elements such as color, typography and other style flourishes can also be used for the actual event (including table cards and signage).

Font/Typeface

The font on your wedding invitation can speak volumes. While script writing is a popular style for traditional cards, modern designs can be just as sleek and sophisticated. While you are thinking about typefaces, this is the perfect time to think about the words going on the card. Pick a typeface that works with your actual letters. (Sometimes a great font doesn’t look the way you like with certain letter combinations.) Make sure to test different fonts with important information like the date, time, and location of your wedding.

Collect Images

Gather up your favorite photos as a couple to put on your card; this kind of display can make your wedding invitation more personal. If you have custom photos from a shoot, then be sure that they will fit the area of your card. You don’t want your images to come out blurry or too small where no one can see them. High-quality and high-resolution photos are the way to go!

Conclusion

Of course, there are so many different ways you can express your creativity with a wedding invitation. If you need a little extra help in the planning process, then we recommend Forever Friends. With our invitation expertise, we can help you customize a beautiful wedding card for you and your guests to remember forever!

Say “Thank You” to Your Wedding Guests

Since childhood, you’ve always been told to say “thank you” after the holidays or a good meal to show how grateful you are. The same holds true for your wedding day and wanting to express gratitude for the people that came to celebrate your big day. Keep reading for some traditional and unique ways to thank your wedding guests. 

"Thank you" in various languages.
“Thank you” in various languages.

Thank You Cards

There’s nothing wrong with sticking to the tried and true method of showing your thankfulness through thank you cards. Get personal with them by including anything from handwritten notes to monograms. From aunts and uncles to cousins and friends, thank you cards are a safe and classic way to express your appreciation for having them celebrate with you.

Mingle and Chat

One little way of saying thanks to your guests that also plays into proper wedding etiquette, is making sure to chat and mingle with them. While you’re not saying “thank you” verbatim, you are taking the time out of your evening to show they matter to you more than being a name on a list. So, not only will you be able to share in the contagious joy of the day, but your guests will feel appreciated and cared for. 

Favors With Meaning

If you want to go the extra mile in showing your guests how happy you are, finding small favors to place on their seats during the reception can be a great way to go. Whether you want to add a DIY flair to your reception or find a general, but still unique favor, the options are limitless. These can include anything from candies, homemade preserves, and even liquor. Whatever you choose, your guests are sure to leave feeling glad to have been there with you.

Succulents as wedding favors.
Succulents as wedding favors.

Conclusion No matter how you choose to share your happiness with guests, you’ll never be left wanting for ways to say “thank you.” Whether you’re more traditional with a unique flair or totally like going outside the status quo, your thank you favors and cards will let your guests share in your happiness. Let the team at Forever Friends help you choose the best cards and gifts for your guests to really tell them how much you appreciate them being there on your special day!

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