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Going the Extra Mile: Special Details to Include in Your Wedding Invitations

When it comes to planning your wedding, every detail counts. Your wedding invitations are the first glimpse your guests will get into your special day, so why not go the extra mile to make them truly memorable and informative? A standard wedding invitation ensemble typically includes the main invitation card, a response card, and a reception card with directions and other important instructions. Including additional details in your wedding invitations will ensure your guests have all the information they need and allow them to plan accordingly. Here are some practical tips and details to include in your ensemble.

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Map Card

A special and important detail to consider including in your wedding invitations is a map or directions to the venue. This can be especially helpful for out-of-town guests who may not be familiar with the area. Including a map serves a practical purpose and adds a courteous element to your invitations.

Accommodations Card

Including an accommodations card is a highly thoughtful gesture for your guests, especially those coming from out-of-town or out-of-state. Providing information on recommended hotel accommodations makes it easier for your guests to find a place to stay near the wedding venue. It’s a considerate touch that shows you care about their comfort and convenience. We recommend including two to three hotel locations nearby so your guests have a range of options to choose from, catering to different preferences and budgets. Your far-traveling guests will surely appreciate this gesture of thoughtfulness, making their stay for your special day as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

Website Card

It is acceptable to put the web address (URL) or QR code for your wedding website on your invite, but it’s recommended to place it in an inconspicuous area to avoid clutter. To prevent an overcrowded invitation, you can also consider moving this information to a separate enclosure card where you can provide a few details about your site, rather than just the URL. This allows you to share more information about your wedding, such as the schedule of events, travel recommendations, and a glimpse into your love story, making it a convenient resource for your guests.

At Home Card

This is a helpful addition to your wedding invitations, informing guests on how to contact you and address you, especially if there are changes post-wedding, like a hyphenated last name. You can also choose to include your cell phone numbers and email addresses on this card, providing guests with convenient ways to reach out to you.

Other Enclosures

It is common to have various wedding-related events planned, such as a rehearsal dinner, a pre-wedding event or activity, a post-wedding brunch, and more. It is important to note that these events should always be detailed on separate cards and never included on the main wedding invitation.

Related: “The Dos and Don’ts of Addressing Wedding Invitations”

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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!

Bridal Shower Invitations Ideas to Start the Celebration

A bridal shower holds immense significance for the bride-to-be. This pre-wedding gathering offers her the chance to cherish precious moments with loved ones before saying “I do.” So, if you’re the maid of honor or a bridesmaid entrusted with organizing the party, you’re likely thinking about how to create well-crafted bridal shower invitations. In this month’s blog, we’ll explore some bridal shower invitations that will get the party started with flair and charm.

Love is in the Air

A heart is a symbol of love and is often known as the seat of emotions, which makes this bridal shower invitation the perfect way to welcome your celebration. For a charming touch, you can add phrases like “A Shower of Love” or “Bride-to-Be Celebration” if you’re thinking about what to include in a bridal shower card. The invitation is also editable to make it unique to you and your event theme.

Who It’s For: Anyone looking to make the bridal shower all about love.

  • Dimensions: 4 5/8″ x 6 ¼
  • Paper: White Smooth 115 lb.
  • Brass Digital Ink
  • Type of Printing: Digital

Colorful Boho

This bridal shower card manages to combine both bohemian and classic styling in its lovely simple design. The clean white color palette, greenery on the front and back, and illustration of purple flowers encapsulate the details of the celebration. The watercolor illustration isn’t the only thing to love here – the invitation’s front shines with real foil wording.

Who It’s For: Bridal showers that have a floral or colorful theme.  

  • Dimensions: 5″ x 7″
  • Paper: White Smooth 115 lb.
  • Plum Digital Ink and Silver Foil
  • Type of Printing: Foil stamped and Digital printed

The Big Day’s Dress

Bridal shower dress invitations are elegant and perfect for any wedding shower. The modern invitation features an illustration of a chic and elegant bridal gown. This visual cue hints at the attire guests can expect, adding an element of excitement and anticipation.

Who It’s For: It suits every wedding theme, but it’s perfect for glamorous evening parties.

  • Dimensions: 5″ x 7″
  • Paper: White Smooth 115 lb.
  • Black, White and Pink Digital Ink
  • Type of Printing: Digital

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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!

Celebrate Love: Tips for Hosting a Vow Renewal Ceremony

Renewing your vows is a beautiful way to reaffirm your commitment and celebrate the enduring love you share with your partner. Whether you’re marking a milestone anniversary or simply want to express your ongoing devotion, a vow renewal ceremony can be a meaningful and memorable occasion. In this blog post, we’ll explore some valuable tips to help you host a heartfelt and joyous vow renewal ceremony that reflects your unique journey together.

What Are Vow Renewals?

From ‘I Do’ to ‘I Still Do’, vow renewals are ceremonies where a married couple reaffirms their commitment to each other and celebrates their enduring love and partnership. While not a legal marriage, vow renewals hold significant emotional value, allowing couples to reflect on their journey together, express their ongoing love and devotion, and recommit to their relationship in a heartfelt and meaningful way.

These ceremonies often mark milestone anniversaries or special occasions, providing an opportunity for couples to celebrate their bond surrounded by family and friends. Vow renewals can range from intimate gatherings to larger celebrations, each uniquely tailored to the couple’s love story and shared experiences.

Planning Your Ceremony

When planning a vow renewal ceremony, consider the significance of the occasion and what it means to you and your partner. Choose a meaningful location that holds sentimental value or opt for a new setting that resonates with your current relationship. Personalize your ceremony with elements that reflect your shared experiences, such as incorporating special readings, music, or symbolic rituals that hold significance for both of you. Selecting the right wording for your vows can also enhance the emotional impact of the ceremony and convey your enduring love and commitment to each other.

In addition to the ceremony itself, consider how you can make the celebration memorable for your guests. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a larger event, thoughtful details like themed decorations and meaningful party favors can add an extra touch of love and warmth to the occasion. Creating a warm and inviting atmosphere where guests can share in your joy and celebrate your love story can make your vow renewal ceremony truly special and unforgettable.

Creating Personalized Invitations

When inviting guests to a vow renewal ceremony, it’s essential to choose stationery that reflects the significance and sentiment of the occasion. Opt for elegant and personalized invitations that convey the love and commitment you and your partner share. Consider using traditional wedding-style invitations with a touch of renewal symbolism, such as intertwined rings or a recommitment message. Selecting high-quality paper, tasteful designs, and meaningful wording can set the tone for a special and heartfelt celebration. Whether you prefer classic and formal or modern and creative stationery, the invitations should capture the essence of your relationship and the joy of sharing this milestone moment with your loved ones.

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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!

Things to Consider When Choosing Wedding Napkins

It’s the smallest things in a wedding that guests remember the most. One detail that adds a delightful touch to your wedding reception is personalized napkins. While seemingly small, napkins can help you create a beautiful and cohesive look for your big day. In this month’s blog, we will help you choose the right napkin type, design, color, and even an accessory to go with your wedding napkins.  

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Napkin Theme

Before start exploring your napkin options, have a clear vision of your wedding’s theme. If you have a specific wedding theme, you want to design napkins that reflect that.  For instance, beach treasures napkins could be the perfect choice for a summer-themed wedding. The design should complement your overall theme and serve as a beautiful accent to the table setting, rather than competing with it.

Choosing the Right Napkin Type

When it comes to selecting napkins for your wedding, there are many types to consider. The most common options include linen and paper napkins. Each material offers a different aesthetic and comes with its own set of benefits. Linen napkins, for example, exude an elegant and luxurious feel, while paper napkins are more budget-friendly and convenient for disposal.

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Choosing the Right Color Palette

The color of your wedding napkins can significantly impact the overall look of your reception. Consider your wedding color palette and choose napkin colors that complement or contrast with the other elements. You can match the napkin color to the bridesmaids’ dresses, the floral arrangements, or even the invitations.

Related: Learn more about how to match your wedding invitations to your wedding theme here.

Accessorizing with Coasters

Now that you’ve chosen your napkin design, type, and color, how about getting creative and adding wedding coasters? Just like with napkins, you can personalize coasters to make them uniquely yours. You can incorporate your wedding date, initials, or a special message that holds significance for you and your partner.

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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!

Practical and Meaningful: Top Gift Ideas for the Bride and Groom

When it comes to choosing the perfect gift for a bride and groom, finding something practical yet meaningful can be a challenge. While traditional gifts like kitchen appliances and home decor are always appreciated, why not consider something that is personalized? In this blog post, we will explore top gift ideas that are both practical and meaningful, ensuring that your present will be cherished for years to come.

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Recommended Gifts

1. Travel Bags: A set of high-quality travel bags is a practical and stylish gift for the couple. Whether they’re embarking on their honeymoon or planning future adventures, travel bags will come in handy for storing their belongings and making their trips more convenient.

2. Cosmetic Bags: Help the bride and groom stay organized while traveling with personalized cosmetic bags. These practical gifts will keep their toiletries and beauty essentials neatly stored and easily accessible.

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3. Shot Glasses: Shot glasses engraved with the couple’s names or the wedding date make for a fun and memorable gift. They can use these glasses to toast to special moments and create lasting memories.

4. Custom Luggage Tags: Help the newlyweds make a statement while traveling with custom luggage tags. These personalized tags not only make their luggage easily identifiable but also add a touch of uniqueness to their honeymoon experience.

5. Can Coolers: Perfect for outdoor adventures or backyard gatherings, can coolers keep beverages cold while showcasing the couple’s personal style. Consider getting them customized with their names or a special message to add a personal touch.

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6. Embroidered Pillowcases: Give the couple the gift of cozy and personalized pillowcases. Embroidered with their initials or a sweet message, these pillowcases will make their nights even more special and remind them of their wedding day.

7. Personalized Photo Album or Scrapbook: Collecting and preserving memories is a cherished part of married life, and a beautifully designed photo album allows the couple to relive their special moments. Consider selecting a high-quality album and filling it with photos of the couple’s engagement, wedding, and other meaningful moments. You can even leave some empty pages for them to add their own memories in the future. This gift is not only practical for preserving memories but also thoughtful and sentimental.

8. Custom-made Recipe Book: As the couple embarks on their new life together, cooking and sharing meals will become an important part of their routine. A recipe book filled with their favorite dishes or family recipes is not only practical but also carries a sentimental value. Consider including blank pages for the couple to add their own recipes and create new culinary traditions.

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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 Choose a Welcome Sign that Matches Your Wedding Invitations

Your wedding welcome sign serves as a functional piece of decor at your wedding. It will create a more balanced look for your wedding ideas when matched with your wedding stationery. In this month’s blog, we will guide you through the process of choosing a welcome sign that seamlessly matches your wedding invitations.

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Choosing the Right Design

When selecting a wedding welcome sign, it is important to consider the design elements that are consistent with your wedding invitations. Look for common motifs, patterns, or colors that can be replicated on the signage. For example, if your invitations feature delicate floral illustrations, opt for an acrylic sign with similar floral accents. This will create a visual connection between the invitation, the welcome sign, and the wedding theme.

Related: Learn more about how to match your wedding invitations to your wedding theme here.

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Coordinating Colors

When selecting your wedding welcome sign, keep in mind that the color of the sign should fit your wedding stationery color. Start by examining the color palette used in your wedding invitations. Are they soft and romantic pastels, bold and vibrant hues, or elegant and timeless neutrals? Understanding the color scheme will help you create a subtle consistency that ties the wedding sign and wedding invitations together.

Related: Learn more about how to create a cohesive wedding stationery suite here.

Considering the Material and Finishing

Beyond design and color, consider the material and finishing options for your acrylic welcome sign. If you’re our client, we recommend sign material based on the wedding style and the wedding invitations’ feel. For instance, if your invitations have a sleek and modern design, opt for a mirrored acrylic sign. On the other hand, if your invitations include a couple’s photo, a clean and modern photo welcome sign might be the perfect choice.

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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!

From Suit to Vows: A Wedding Checklist for Grooms

Preparing for your wedding day can feel overwhelming, with countless details to consider and tasks to complete. As a groom, it’s crucial to stay organized and ensure everything runs smoothly. That’s why we have created the ultimate wedding checklist for grooms, covering everything from selecting the perfect suit to exchanging heartfelt vows. With this comprehensive guide, you can navigate the planning process with ease and confidence, ensuring that your big day is nothing short of extraordinary.

Organize Your Wedding Planning

Before you think about anything else, the first step is to create and organize a wedding planning checklist with your soon-to-be spouse. This includes the budget, wedding date, guest list, venue, catering, and so on. It’s important to get this started at least 12 months before your wedding to ensure ample time for planning and reservations.

Another important matter to plan is researching and designing your wedding ensembles to ensure that every detail is perfect on your special day. By starting early, you have ample time to explore various design options, choose the perfect color scheme, and select the right paper quality. This allows you to incorporate your personal style and create invitations that truly reflect the theme and ambiance of your wedding. Additionally, planning ahead gives you the opportunity to thoroughly review and proofread the samples, ensuring that all the necessary information is included and there are no errors. This not only enhances the overall aesthetic of your wedding but also shows your attention to detail and care for your guests’ experience.

Related: “Creating a Cohesive Wedding Stationery Suite: Ideas and Inspiration”

Find the Perfect Suit

As a groom on your special day, you deserve the perfect suit to reflect your personal style while also complementing your bride. Whether you opt for a classic black tuxedo or a more contemporary three-piece ensemble, it’s essential to choose a style that is tasteful and matches the overall wedding theme. Schedule your measurements and fittings well in advance to allow for any necessary alterations, ensuring a perfect fit on your special day.

Next on the groom’s checklist is selecting and coordinating the groomsmen’s attire. After consulting with your partner about the desired color scheme and style, coordinate with the groomsmen to ensure they have accurate measurements and are aware of the dress code. Consider renting or purchasing matching accessories such as ties, pocket squares, and cufflinks to create a cohesive look. Remember to communicate all the necessary details to your groomsmen well in advance to avoid any last-minute mishaps.

Write Your Vows

As the wedding day approaches, it’s crucial to focus on the emotional aspects as well. Spend time writing your vows – heartfelt words that will resonate with your partner and make the ceremony truly memorable. Practice reciting them to ensure a smooth and heartfelt delivery. Consider personalizing the vows to reflect your unique relationship and shared journey. This is your opportunity to express your love and commitment, so take the time to craft vows that truly embody your feelings.

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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!

Designing a Wedding Crest – Your Ultimate Guide

When it comes to designing your big day, every detail matters. From invitations to save-the-date cards, couples love to create a unique and memorable experience for their guests. One element that adds a touch of elegance and personalization to a wedding is a wedding crest. A wedding crest is a symbol that represents the couple’s union and can be incorporated into your wedding invitations. In this month’s blog, we will explore what a wedding crest is, the elements typically included in it, and the significance behind this beautiful symbol.

What Is a Wedding Crest?

A wedding crest, also known as a wedding monogram, is a customized symbol that reflects the couple’s identity and serves as a visual representation of their union. It is often designed by combining the couple’s initials or names, along with other meaningful elements and symbols. The crest can be as simple or elaborate as desired, depending on the couple’s style and preferences. It is typically used on wedding stationery such as invitations, save-the-dates, and thank-you cards, but can also be incorporated into other wedding elements like table numbers, signage, and even the wedding cake.

What Elements and Symbols Are Typically Included in a Wedding Crest?

When designing a wedding crest, couples can infuse their personalities and love story into the symbol. The most common elements included in a wedding crest are the couple’s initials or photos. These can be intertwined or placed side by side, depending on the design. The color palette chosen for the crest should align with the wedding’s theme and reflect the couple’s style.

Related: Learn more about how to match your wedding invitations to your wedding theme here.

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What Is the Significance of a Wedding Crest?

A wedding crest holds symbolic significance for the couple, representing their unity and love. It serves as a visual representation of their commitment to each other and their journey as a couple. The crest is not only a beautiful design element but also a way to create a cohesive and personalized wedding experience. By incorporating the wedding crest into various aspects of the wedding, couples can create a sense of continuity and elegance.

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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 Match Your Wedding Invitations to Your Wedding Theme

Your wedding day is one of the most important and memorable days of your life. However, between choosing the right venue and finding your perfect dress, preparing the right wedding invitations to match your big-day theme may not seem like a priority. But trust us, it’s crucial to create a cohesive wedding day and stationery suite. It’s important to ensure that every paper detail aligns with your theme, as it brings your wedding style together. In this month’s blog post, we will help you create cohesive and beautiful wedding invitations from start to finish.

Matching Colors and Fonts

The two primary factors to consider are color schemes and fonts when planning your wedding invitations. Choosing the right color palette is a good starting point as it helps you visualize the aesthetic you want for your special day. For instance, you can think about the types of flowers you want and whether you prefer a lot of greenery, vibrant pops of color, or autumn leaves to create a moody autumn wedding color theme. Then, choose fonts that complement the style of your wedding to create a visually appealing look that will tie your entire event together.

Design Elements and Embellishments

In addition to colors and fonts, consider incorporating design elements and embellishments that reflect your wedding theme. For example, if you are having a summer wedding, consider including seashell motifs or watercolor images of waves on your invitations. If you are having a vintage-inspired wedding, opt for lace accents or antique patterns. These small details can make a big impact and help to convey the overall aesthetic of your wedding.

Personalize Your Invitations

Adding a personal touch to your invitations will make them even more special. Consider including elements that reflect your personalities as a couple. You could feature your monogram, a custom illustration, or even a photo of the two of you. Personalization adds a unique and sentimental touch to your invitations.

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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!

The Dos and Don’ts of Addressing Wedding Invitations

Planning a wedding involves numerous details, and one of the most important aspects is addressing the invitations. Properly addressing wedding invitations not only adds a touch of elegance to your special day but also ensures that your guests receive their invitations in a timely manner. In this blog post, we will guide you through the dos and don’ts of addressing wedding invitations, helping you create a polished and organized invitation list.

Key Tips and Etiquette

When addressing wedding invitations, it is essential to follow certain etiquettes and guidelines to ensure that your invitations are received with warmth and appreciation.

  1. DO use formal titles when addressing the invitations, such as Mr., Mrs., Ms., or Doctor. This shows respect and acknowledges the individual’s status.
  2. DO include the full names of each guest and avoid using abbreviations. This ensures clarity and avoids any confusion.
  3. DO use the correct phrase when referring to the wedding location. When the wedding is being held in a place of worship, “the honour of your presence” phrase is used. When held at other locations, “the pleasure of your company” is traditionally used.
  4. DO use a legible and elegant font or handwriting style for the addresses, ensuring that they are easy to read. Remember to spell out the full address, including street names and states, rather than using abbreviations. If all guests are local, the state may be omitted.
  5. DO write out the date and year. For example: “two thousand twenty-three”.

What to Avoid and Remember

On the other hand, there are a few don’ts to keep in mind when addressing wedding invitations.

  1. DON’T use nicknames or informal names unless specifically requested by the guest. Always use the formal names that the individuals prefer.
  2. DON’T use labels on the envelopes. Handwriting the addresses adds a personal touch and shows that you’ve taken the time and effort to address the invitation individually. Alternatively, using imprint techniques such as letterpress, embossing, or foil colors, can elevate the quality of your invitation.
  3. DON’T forget to double-check the addresses for accuracy. Mistakes in addresses can lead to invitations being undelivered or returned, causing unnecessary delays and confusion.

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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!

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