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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!

Unique Wedding Reception Ideas to Make Your Day Memorable

Dessert Table at Wedding

Planning for the most important day of your life is such an exciting time. From picking a wedding theme to the perfect wedding invitations and the selection of your bridal party, it can all be overwhelming yet thrilling! With that comes the reception planning. What kind of food are you going to offer? How about thank you gifts for your guests? In this blog we will be sharing a few unique wedding reception ideas that can elevate your wedding day making it that much more memorable, read along!

Capture the Moment With a Backdrop

A picture perfect moment is worth a thousand words. Everyone will be taking pictures of your beautiful ceremony and reception, give your guests something fun to partake in by renting a backdrop or photo booth! A cute backdrop and fun props could be the perfect way for your bridal party and guests to capture some awesome moments at your wedding. The bride and groom should start the activity and the rest will easily follow.

Dessert Table

Dessert tables have been a trend for a while now, and will definitely be a staple for big events moving forward. This if for good reason, I mean, who doesn’t love sweets? From a wood-engraved donut wall fit for a rustic themed wedding, to a glass table filled with the bride and groom’s favorite desserts, dessert tables are versatile and can be created to fit any theme. From a chocolate fountain to a candy galore and your favorite French macaroons, the options are endless. Satisfy your guests cravings with this fun addition.

Thank You Gifts

  It is a lovely gesture to send your guests home with a cute gift as a thank you for celebrating this wonderful moment with you. Some great gift ideas are: a personalized alcohol bottle, a warm blanket, or even a scented candle with personalized matches. There are many options to choose from, it all depends on what you and your partner like.

We hope these cute and unique ideas spark your creativity when planning your wedding reception. You can count of Forever Friends to assist with your wedding invitations, stationery and much more! Visit our website to learn more about us.

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.

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!

Save the Date vs. Formal Wedding Invitation

An engagement, followed by wedding planning, is such an exciting time in life. A date is picked, a deposit on your dream venue is put down, and the guest list is organized. Now, it’s time to let all your friends and family know about the upcoming special occasion! This is where it can get tricky. Do you send out a save the date? Do you skip that and go straight for the formal wedding invitation? How do you politely do both? Follow along with our blog to discover the answers to all your burning wedding invitation questions!

Save the Date

Summed up, save the date cards should only include the bare minimum information. You don’t want to overwhelm your guests. Short and sweet is the route you want to take when it comes to your wording and designs. Simply give information on the date, time, and place. This is a necessity if your guest is going to need to make travel arrangements or take time off work. Let them know if they can bring a plus one and if children are welcomed. Don’t cram information that isn’t going to help your guest decide if they can make it or not. You don’t want to prompt for an RSVP at this point either; allow them time to make an accurate decision. We also suggest leaving out your registry information. The best time to send this information is once you have it all sorted out.

Formal Wedding Invitation

A formal wedding invitation is designed to be more personal. Many formal invitations have an RSVP portion that allows the bride and groom to interact with the guest. A separate card may ask guests to include a song they would like to hear, a drink they want to be included, or simply the name of their plus one! Your formal wedding invitation is also a good opportunity to add your registry information, along with any other requests you may have for your guests.

What’s the Difference?

Now, you may be wondering, “What’s the difference?” Well… a few things! You always want the save the date card to come before the invitation. They are encouraged if you have a date far in the future, a destination wedding, or specific guidelines you’d like to be followed. This means that if you’re having an adult-only wedding, no plus ones, or out-of-pocket expenses are expected, a save the date card is a great way to deliver this information. It is a courtesy to your guests that is not necessary, but always appreciated. A formal wedding invitation is something that is going to be more detailed. Allow your creativity to take over so that the invitation is unique, just like you! The color of your wedding can be debuted on your invitation as well as the decided theme. You can also interact with your guests! Now is the time for expected responses. This is your chance to request an RSVP and include your registry!

Conclusion

During this joyful time, the last thing you want to stress about is how to invite your guests. At the end of the day, you should choose whatever is easiest and most fun for you! Are you not feeling too sure about your designs? Head on over to the Forever Friends website to explore custom wedding print options!

4 Wedding Stationery Ideas

Wedding invitations are one of the most essential parts of planning a wedding because they set the tone of what guests are to expect on the wedding day. The invitation can be as creative as the couple wants it to be, which can make the process of making a wedding card fun and enjoyable!

As the wedding day approaches, there comes some questions. Will it be formal or casual? Will it be during the day or at night? Is there a theme for what they should wear? A wedding invitation says it all, especially when it comes to a theme. From mixed metals to beautiful, nature stationery, we have created a list of wedding stationery ideas to inspire you!

Mixed Metals

Metallics have become a popular trend to mix into wedding invitations and stationery designs. The combination of metallic colors like gold, silver, and copper is one of the top wedding invitation trends for 2019. Another new twist on metallics is rose gold! Rose gold can shine against a solid background. As the picture above suggests, the metallic hues are best placed over a white or light colored background for a subtle and chic stationery idea!

Watercolor

A watercolor wedding invitation can include a painting of the wedding venue or imagery that reflects the wedding’s destination, the wedding’s theme, or the couple. The personalized image can be displayed on the insert card or the outside of the envelope where guests can enjoy a beautiful watercolor illustration!

We recommend light pale hues to compliment your watercolor painting, with gold-foil lining on the outside of your card.

Greenery/Nature

For weddings that have a more natural look, consider leaves and greenery rather than your typical colored blooms. Couples can choose from a range of leaf silhouettes from thin and narrow leaves to large and bold palms. There are dozens of designs that incorporate leaves and greenery, including the one’s shown above.

Palms and leaves can best be seen on a white background. To add something a little different, go for a bright green envelope to stand out amongst the rest of the cards!

Interlocking Monograms

Monograms are a classic wedding detail that can be created in a variety of ways. A monogram can interlock a couple’s initials, so as to symbolize the love between each other (aww!).  The font style can be cursive, bold, or both depending on how traditional the couple wants it to be.

If you have a classic wedding style, then interlocking monograms are perfect! The writing on the card can be big or small, and include the information regarding names, places, and date of the wedding. For the monogram portion on this card, we recommend your choice of color on a solid white or ivory for a classic touch!

Conclusion

The perfect way to express your creativity as a couple is through a beautifully-made wedding invitation. We listed just a few of the many creative ideas out there to get you started on your wedding invitation journey. For fine stationery and printing services, call on Forever Friends to design a wedding invitation for your special day!

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