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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.

Shop: Mr. and Mrs. Right Pillowcases

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.

Shop: Boho Sophistication Acrylic Welcome Sign – Blank

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.

Shop: Pastel Roses Invitation

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.

Shop: Garland Crest Invitation

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!

Creating a Cohesive Wedding Stationery Suite: Ideas and Inspiration

Planning a wedding involves careful attention to detail, and one of the essential elements is the wedding stationery suite. A cohesive stationery suite sets the tone for your special day and creates a consistent theme that ties all the elements together. From save-the-dates to invitations, menus, and thank-you cards, a harmonious stationery suite adds elegance and sophistication to your wedding. In this blog post, we will explore ideas and inspiration for creating a cohesive wedding stationery suite that reflects your unique style and captures the essence of your special day.

Incorporate Theme Colors

A cohesive wedding stationery suite starts with a well-thought-out design concept. Consider the theme, colors, and overall aesthetic you envision for your wedding. Begin by selecting a color palette that complements your wedding theme and personal style. Incorporate these colors throughout your stationery suite to create a harmonious look. From the invitations to the place cards, each piece should reflect the chosen color scheme, ensuring a cohesive and visually appealing presentation.

Choosing the Right Font

Another important aspect of a cohesive stationery suite is the use of consistent fonts and typography. Choose fonts that match the overall style of your wedding, whether it’s modern and minimalist or romantic and elegant. Consistency in font choices across all the stationery elements creates a professional and polished look. Consider using a combination of fonts for headings, body text, and decorative accents to add visual interest while maintaining a cohesive feel.

Tie It Altogether!

In addition to colors and fonts, incorporating design elements and motifs that tie into your wedding theme can also enhance the cohesiveness of your stationery suite. For example, if you’re having a beach wedding, consider incorporating seashells or waves into the design. If you’re having a garden-themed wedding, incorporating elements such as flowers and butterflies can add a touch of charm. The key is to select design elements that resonate with your wedding theme and incorporate them thoughtfully throughout your stationery suite.

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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 Art of Thank You Notes: Writing Gratitude in Style

In a world dominated by digital communication, there is something truly special about receiving a handwritten thank you note. At Forever Friends, we believe that the art of writing notes is a timeless tradition that adds a personal touch to expressing gratitude. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of thank you notes, provide tips for writing them with style, and explore how our exquisite stationery can elevate your heartfelt messages, particularly when thanking your wedding guests.

The Importance of Thank You Notes

A wedding is a joyous occasion filled with love, and expressing gratitude to your wedding guests is an essential part of the celebration. Sending thank you notes to those who attended your special day is not only polite but also a thoughtful gesture that shows your appreciation for their presence and support. At Forever Friends, we understand the significance of these thank you notes and are dedicated to helping you make them truly memorable.

Tips for Writing Thank You Notes

When writing thank you notes to your wedding guests, it’s important to personalize each message. Begin by addressing the recipient by name and expressing your heartfelt gratitude for their attendance and participation in your wedding. Reflect on specific moments or gestures that made their presence special and mention any thoughtful gifts they may have given. Remember to keep your tone warm and personal, as if you were speaking directly to the recipient.

Make your note extra special with a customized design to add a touch of charm to your heartfelt messages. We feature a wide range of exquisite stationery options, from elegant designs to custom-made creations, allowing you to find the perfect backdrop for your words of appreciation. You can also learn more tips for creating your wedding invitations and thank you notes here.

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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!

Say ‘I Do’ To These 5 Summer Wedding Invitation Themes

Summer is the season of love, and what better way to celebrate than with a beautiful wedding? Whether you’re planning a beachside ceremony or a garden party, your wedding invitations are the perfect way to set the tone for your big day. With so many options, it can take time to figure out where to start. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to five summer wedding invitation themes that are sure to inspire!

Related: “Fall in Love with These Wedding Invitation Trends 2023”

1. Beach Wedding Invitations: Beach weddings are a popular choice for the summer, and your invitations can reflect this theme. Consider using light blue and sand colors, seashells, or starfish motifs to give your invitations a beachy feel. You could also use a tropical color scheme, like bright pink or coral, to give your invitations a fun, summery vibe.

2. Rustic Wedding Invitations: If you’re looking for a more nostalgic and rural atmosphere, rustic weddings are great for the outdoors. Your themes can include natural materials like wood or burlap while incorporating floral designs or lace accents to give your invitations a rustic, summery feel.

3. Garden Wedding Invitations: Garden weddings are a beautiful and scenic choice – perfect for gorgeous photo opportunities. Consider using floral designs, soft pastel colors, or botanical motifs to give your invitations a garden-inspired feel. You could also use watercolor designs.

4. Nautical Wedding Invitations: Similar to beach weddings, a nautical theme is perfect for the seaside. Often used with blue and white color schemes, a nautical wedding is perfect for sailors and boat-lovers. Your invitations can include ocean blue colors, anchor or rope motifs, or boat designs.

5. Modern Wedding Invitations: If you’re looking for a more contemporary feel, consider using modern designs for your summer wedding invitations. You could use bold, bright colors, geometric designs, or metallic accents to give your invitations a modern, sophisticated feel.

Related: “How to Design the Perfect Summer Wedding Invitation”

Conclusion

Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitations 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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