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Busting Common Myths Regarding Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Nothing is more satisfying than breaking the rules and norms that are outdated. Are you falling for the same myths regarding wedding invitation etiquette? After all, it is your wedding day, you decide what will go on the invitation card. If you are looking to ruffle up some conventional feathers for your wedding, we have a list of common myths that you can crush and set momentum for others to follow.

Myth #1: The wedding invitation content should be extremely formal.

Are we living in the era of kings and queens? It has been a long tradition that wedding invitations are worded highly formal with titles. But you don’t have to do that when inviting your family and friends to be a part of your happiness and joy on your wedding day. Your invite can be modern, easy-going, and in a casual tone. It represents more of a personal touch.

Myth #2: You should always follow the classic ivory theme.

Who said that? Even though classic ivory is considered to be the go-to format and color theme of an invitation, the goal here is to convey the story of love and union between two people by art and design. Get as creative as you want to be. Play with colors, texture, design, and scale to create a wedding invite you will always have great memories with.

Myth #3: You should always allow your wedding guest a ‘plus one’.

We’ll start this one off with the right foot. There is absolutely no obligation on you to let a wedding guest have a ‘plus one’. Although it is seen as a warm gesture, it is totally up to you if you plan on inviting them individually. We’ll emphasize it again: it is your wedding, you decide everything, from the guest list to all the event’s details.

Learn More

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!

Wedding Invitation Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

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People use all of their creativity to design the perfect wedding invite. Even though design plays a role in saving the best memories of your life on a card, it is important to pay attention to other details. We have some tips on what kind of mistakes you want to avoid while sending out wedding invitations to your family, relatives, and friends.

Mistake 1: Don’t put an incorrect start time on the wedding invite.

We understand that some of the people you know tend to be late and it is tempting to have them early. However, it’s advisable to always put the correct time of the ceremony on the wedding invite. If the ceremony starts at 5 p.m., expect your guests to come by 4:45 p.m. The last thing you want is leaving your guests hanging by waiting for the ceremony to start because of the incorrect time mentioned. 

Mistake 2: Not specifying the essential information on a wedding invite is a big NO.

Mention the correct date, time, and location of the ceremony among all the other important details on your wedding invitation. Get an information card as well to have all the other essential details like any pre-and post-wedding events, hotel information, dress code, and a link to your wedding website to avoid overstuffing the primary wedding invite with information.

Mistake 3: You don’t want to send the wedding invites too late.

The rule of thumb is to send your wedding invitations at least 8 weeks early. This gives time for your loved ones to clear their schedule and be with you on the happiest day of your life. You want to send them earlier than 8 weeks if it is a destination wedding. Your guests will have ample time to shop for their wedding attire and plan for any travel needs.

Mistake 4: Not providing any RSVP instructions.

Don’t forget an “RSVP by” date on your RSVP cards. The RSVP date should be at least two weeks before your wedding so you can have an accurate idea of how many people will be attending the wedding. This way, you can give your caterer a more accurate headcount. And the most important bit: Let guests know how to RSVP. Include a pre-addressed envelope that they can use to send back their reply, or direct them specifically to the email, phone number, or URL they should use to RSVP to your wedding.

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Learn More

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!

Planning a Memorable Bachelorette Party

Traditionally bachelorette parties are planned by the bride with the help of the bridal party, however some brides would rather be surprised and therefore hand the planning duties over to their maid of honor. Regardless of who’s planning the night or weekend out, there are three ways to ensure that the experience with be an unforgettable one for everyone involved!

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  • Invitations

Surprisingly invitations are often an overlooked detail and missed opportunity when planning the ultimate bachelorette party. An official bachelorette invite should explain the theme and include an itinerary, pack list, and a way for attendees to RSVP and contact the host if they have any questions. The more information the host can include on the invite, the less confusion and questions will arise.

  • Personalized Favors

Once the party is over nothing will serve as a better reminder than a couple of personalized party favors that the guests and bride-to-be can take with them to use at home. This often includes sashes, shirts, hats, glassware, pins, coasters, can coolers, and even cocktail napkins! Everything that’s intended for the bride to wear or use should be personalized with ‘Bride’ or ‘Future Mrs.’

  • Games

The laughs experienced at bachelorette parties are not soon be forgotten. Ensure the laughs don’t stop the entire night by filling it with fun, hilarious, and exciting games. Games like answering questions about the bride, bingo, mad libs, and would you rather are popular and easy to create.

Final Thoughts

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!

Planning a Bridal Shower

Bridal showers are a time honored wedding tradition typically shared with close girlfriends and family one to three months before the big day. A bridal shower is the perfect event for bringing family and friends together to celebrate the bride-to-be individually and shower her with love. Whether you’re planning a brunch or a tea party for an upcoming shower, there are several key elements that should not be overlooked!

Invitations

Once you’ve landed on a theme for the shower partner up with an invitation designer to ensure the invitations reflect the party details and desired aesthetic perfectly. Invitations should be sent out four to six weeks before the shower and contain all information guests will need including location, RSVP details, the general theme, what to bring, the beginning and end times, and any other relevant information.

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Décor

Nothing will help make the day feel more special, fun, and beautiful than the décor! From balloons and tassled garlands to lace and flowers, when it comes to celebrating a bride more is always best! At bridal showers, it’s good to have plenty of on-theme signage to help minimize confusion such as yard signs and signs indicating where guests can find the gift table, bathroom, drinks, etc.

To make things more personalized, try decorating with framed baby photos of the bride, creating a picture collage in the shape of her new initials, or getting custom signs and banners made with the wedding hashtag.

Food & Drinks

When planning the food and drinks you want to serve, don’t be afraid to get creative and have a bit of fun. For a brunch themed shower, set up a mimosa bar and serve doughnuts, scones, coffee and even miniature chicken and waffles. A Paris themed shower could offer guests croissants, macaroons and French wines, cheeses and desserts.

Backdrop

Party backdrops are visually appealing focal points that can also serve as photo backdrops. It will be the go-to spot to take pictures for the day while ensuring they turn out beautifully every time. Build your own backdrop with a solid background and decorate it with a bride-to-be banner, flowers, balloons, and other on-theme décor.

Games

The most exciting part of a bridal shower is getting to play all of the games! Games can be totally personalized, generic, or a mixture of both. Common bridal shower games include scratch-off bingo, ‘how well do you know the bride,’ scavenger hunts, mad libs, and a contest to see which team can make the best wedding dress out of toilet paper.

Final Thoughts

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!

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!

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!

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